Top Travel Destination
Trying to boil down the top 10 travel destinations in the world is a daunting task – but there is definitely a handful of them that every intrepid adventurer should attempt to visit.
This northern African country has widespread appeal due to more than just its generous exchange rate. Morocco runs the gamut of tourist attractions: from the endless souks and winding streets of Marrakesh to the blue walls of Chefchaouen to the snowy peaks of the Rif Mountains to the outskirts of the Sahara, spread wide and intimidating from the casbah of Ouazarate – this country’s wild landscape and stately people make Morocco one of the best travel destinations in the world.
Just across the Atlantic is one of Europe’s unsung gems. While many tourists flock to Europe every year, Portugal is often the odd man out in most tours of the continent; a shame, like Portugal, is easily one of the best travel destinations throughout Europe. There’s the colourful, lunging streets of Lisbon, one of the continent’s most culturally significant capitals; the wineries of Porto, with their hundred-year-old brand sitting stately in enormous casks, just waiting to hit the palate of discerning visitors; and the sleepy surf towns of the Algarve coast, where English is just as prevalent as Portuguese, and just about everyone wants to buy you a drink.
Another of Europe’s best travel destinations, tourists often overrun the stoic walls of Charles Castle in Prague, but the rest of the country is what makes the Czech Republic so wonderful. Nearby Plzen is the birthplace of Pilsner beer (and has the bars to prove it), Cesky Krumlov has long been a backpacker’s paradise, the city of Telc is a shimmering trip through time and, of course, there’s Prague – quickly becoming one of the most visited cities in Europe, its beauty and extensive nightlife alone makes the Czech Republic one of the top travel destinations – not only in Europe but all of the world.
But no trip to Europe is complete without a stop here. Paris is widely regarded in both legend and song, and for good reason: the entire city is like a swirling circus of famed sights – the Louvre and Eiffel Tower are the most obvious attractions here, but the rest of the city is just as grand.
Camels walk the streets beneath enormous skyscrapers. You can venture into the desert, into boisterous nightclubs, into just about anything you want. Like the Vegas of the Middle East, Dubai is the playground for the world’s rich and famous.
Resting quietly in the South Pacific, Fiji is well known for its laid back atmosphere, dedication to luxury, and relatively cheap prices for the region. Whether you want to stay in an all-inclusive resort or explore the nooks and crannies of the island, Fiji is guaranteed to be one of the world’s top 10 travel destinations.
Regarded as one of the top tourist destinations in South America, it does not disappoint. Hike the fabled Incan ruins cast onto the mountaintops of the Peruvian frontier and you will see why millions descend on Machu Picchu each year.
The most visited country in Africa, just talk to anyone lucky enough to see the fascinating wilderness here. Whether on safari or just backpacking through the hinterland, South Africa does more than just amaze with its natural beauty – it engulfs and rearranges you.
While anywhere in Southeast Asia could make its way onto the top 10 travel destinations, Cambodia does so by staying off the beaten path. Most tourists will head directly to Thailand, but smart travellers will discover Cambodia, whose highlights include Angkor Wat, one of the great man-made triumphs in the world and the dissolving French architecture of Phnom Penh, one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.
Monkeys hang in trees while you sip fruity drinks on the turquoise shores of the Caribbean. You are enveloped by wild rain forests, green beyond belief and full of exotic animals peering curiously at your presence. You dance until 3 am in a sweaty club blasting tropical beats that seem to mesmerize the crowds. Costa Rica is one of the best travel destinations in the world, and it’s just south of the border – ready, waiting.