Taking a vacation is an interesting thing. Naturally, you want to get away from the rigors of home and go some place where you can really unwind and relax. But, vacations are also good for another purpose. They give you the opportunity to experience things, see things, and do things that you simply wouldn’t be able to at home.
In some instances, just having the chance to go to an amusement park with your family is all that some travelers will need. Yet, there are still more travelers who are hungry for more. They want the chance to sample exotic foods. They want to see incredible temples. They want to bear witness to the arresting beauty of nature.
If you fall into that latter camp of traveler, then have we got a treat for you. Below, we’re going to share 20 of the most epic travel destinations that you should visit. Encompassing all corners of the globe, you’re sure to find a destination hat will satisfy your wanderlust if you choose to visit any of these 20 gems!
This Mediterranean islands offers much and more of what you want when visiting this region of the world.
Those looking to really get a feel for the local culture and nightlife would be well-advised to check out the country’s second-largest city.
For something a bit more old-world, you’ll definitely want to go see the ancient ruins sitting about the beach in Kourion.
This small nation that sits out in the waters of the Indian Ocean is something that doesn’t make it onto many travel itineraries, but it should.
5. The Seven Colored Earths
While there, be sure to check out this landmark, which features multi-colored and totally natural sands that swirl into vibrant patterns of color.
If there’s one thing that’s more vibrant than the natural environment of Ecuador, it is undoubtedly the country’s culture.
For example, check out the center of Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site that still follows the town-planning guidelines set forth for it in 1557.
The locals and Latvia likely don’t want to know the world to understand that they’ve got beautiful beaches in spades.
But, there’s so much more than that to Latvia! For example, the country’s capital is an incredible hub of culture, food and nightlife.
There’s plenty to see here, not the least of which are the volcanoes, which would wow almost any traveler.
11. Papapapaitai Falls
There’s also this incredible waterfall that you can see in Samoa, which falls off the edge of a cliff into a deep chasm.
12. South Korea
An increasingly bellicose North Korea notwithstanding, there’s plenty to see and do here from the gorgeous countryside to the high-tech and mesmerizing Seoul.
13. Jeju Island
If you do pay a visit to South Korea, be sure to check out Jeju Island and in the incredible lava tube tours you can take there!
Been thinking of taking that African vacation? If so, then most people will recommend starting with the absolutely splendid Namibia.
15. Etosha National Park
When there, you can visit this incredible national park, getting to see incredible wildlife on absolutely epic safari tours.
For a bit of a culture clash, you’ll want to check out this Namibian costal town that bears the traces of its German colonial history.
Forget about all the jokes from the Borat movie, and make this the year that you finally pay Kazakhstan a visit.
For example, check out the country’s capital, which more or less appeared out of nowhere 20 years ago and is totally futuristic.
The things that make Canada so beautiful are always on full display in Newfoundland.
20. Iceberg Alley
If you go, then go in the spring. It’s during this time when icebergs flow down from Antarctica into Newfoundland’s waterways.