Every traveler has a sort of travel bucket list they wish to complete. Often they feature well-known tourist destinations, as well as places you’ve never heard about. Then there’s the influence of magazines such as Condé Nast Traveler, which share their bucket list, which is largely based on travel data. While we encourage individuals to create their own unique travel bucket lists, taking a look at travel data, as well as what others are saying, is a good thing. You often get first-hand knowledge that could influence which destinations you want to visit. An example here can be based on food. Say a particular city has been boasting about its cuisine, and multiple travelers have shared that it is in fact the best they have ever had, now you can decide for yourself if you want to visit the city or not. Here are the places we think you should put on your own bucket list, unless they’re already on it, of course!
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A fascinating destination filled with culture, vibrant people, and delicious yet spicy food. This South Asian nation is also a prime destination for luxury holidays. These high-end vacations do not come cheap; however, there are many tips and tricks available online that enable you to use loyalty points to pay for trips, as well as payment plan options. Situated in the Golden Triangle and with a population of over 1.4 billion, India is a great travel destination due to its vast and diverse country.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Delhi: There’s a lot to see and do here, from seeing Old Delhi and even New Delhi too. The parliament building is also in this city, as well as the president’s residence.
- Agra: This is one of the more popular Indian cities because the Taj Mahal can be found here.
- Jaipur: This ancient city is home to the Amer Fort, which is a classic site anyone traveling to India should see.
Depending on the type of holiday you are after, England is great for many things, especially soccer. The Premier League is arguably the best soccer league on the planet at the moment! The atmosphere alone is enough to get anyone excited. If you are a die-hard fan of teams such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, or Arsenal, then head to England to take in a game. You can go on a stadium tour and visit the fabulous trophy rooms and shopping facilities, even if you don’t manage to get tickets to a game. Remember to look at the soccer timetables for 2023 to check when it’s best to visit.
England has countless sites that are worth the trip. Head to London to see Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Piccadilly Circus, visit Berkshire to explore Windsor Castle, or take the train or coach to beautiful Brighton if you’re looking for something a little more seaside-y. The English are also extremely friendly people and welcome tourists with open arms. And whatever else you do, do not miss out on trying some traditional fish and chips on Brighton Pier!
Exploring this ancient country should be on everyone’s bucket list. But did you know you can explore Italy via rail, which makes it quite exciting? This breathtaking country features some of the best historic sites in the world, such as the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Amalfi Coast, and so much more. Here are some of the highlights you can expect to see if you travel around the country via rail:
- Milan: The fashion capital of the world will not disappoint. With lots of historical sites, you will be spoilt for choice. But not only that, there is also the opportunity to shop at the many high-end fashion stores in the city. If you are looking for a different type of experience, flight-free travel is fast becoming a thing. So much so Milan is featured on the European train routes launching in 2023 and 2024.
- La Spezia: This port city comes with all the Mediterranean feels you need in your life. Attractions include Porto Venere, Castello di San Giorgio, and the Technical Naval Museum of Spezia.
- Rome: Rome needs no introduction; it’s a well-known fact that this beautiful place is somewhere you have to visit at least once in your life, so make the trip!
This Middle Eastern kingdom is one of the oldest countries in the world. The ancient city of Petra is packed with historical sites that have been preserved and protected for a long time. Travel experts say you need at least two days in the ancient city to ensure you soak up everything you need to. Here are some of the culturally rich experiences awaiting you:
- Bab As-siq: The entryway to Siq. Here you will find tombs and monuments.
- Siq: An iconic naturally made site if ever there was one. Passageways lined with mountains are just next level. This is also where you will get the best view of the Treasury.
- The Treasury: This is the one attraction tourists keep flocking to, and we get it. The Treasury was carved out of the sandstone mountains as a tomb for the Nabataean King Aretas III. This iconic site will transport you back in time, making for a suitable place for countless Instagram shots. According to Lonely Planet, The Treasury gets its name from an Egyptian pharaoh who hid his treasure at that location.
- Street of Facades: Imagine seeing real-life homes carved from the sandstone mountains, which is exactly what you’ll find in the Street of Facades.
Hiking through Petra: You can opt for a hike to take in the sites, sounds, and smells of nature. This is a wonderful way to take your time and soak it all in.