There is nothing like devoting all your spare time to traveling the world. Exploring the globe with a map at hand and maybe even your best friend right by your side. Experiencing the cultures of the world and imbuing yourself with a lifelong passion and a thirst for life is the ultimate pleasure. Now is the perfect time to forget about the strife of everyday life and reinvent yourself as a free spirit. Additionally, Self-actualization, inner peace, and lifelong positivity require a drastic change of scenery, so here are my top five places in the world you need to add to the travel bucket list that you will never forget.
Barcelona: Enjoy Sangria and Flamenco
Whimsical, passionate, breathtaking. These words represent the fire that rages in the heart of Catalonia, Spain. Barcelona is the place to spark love in your heart, drink the best wines in the world, and follow the trails of the most ingenious artistic minds of Europe.
Timeless cultural heritage teeming with life permeates every cobblestone, building, and café stool enticingly waiting for you on the sidewalk. The historic streets and colorful midnight lantern tell a tale of the grueling antiquity. This rich cultural epicenter valiantly fought to preserve over the centuries. At the end of a long day in Barcelona, be sure to pull up a chair anywhere in La Rambla, close your eyes, and let your soul dance to the melody of the Spanish guitar.
New York City: Take a Bite of the Big Apple
Often deemed as the greatest city in the world, New York has something to offer to everyone. It’s no wonder NYC is one of the hottest travel destinations all year-round, welcoming spiritual nomads, entrepreneurs, artists and just about every other type of person imaginable, from baby boomers to millennials, New York has got it all.
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Truly the city that never sleeps, NYC is packed with energy and culture at every turn. With each season the landscapes and vibes of the city changes. However, to make the most out of your trip, avoid the summer peaks and the dead of winter. I think you you will have some of the best weather if you plan your trip in the fall. Honestly, from the chic boutiques, delicious restaurants, iconic 5th Avenue & Central Park, to the revitalized Financial District, NYC is full of life and possibilities!
Australia: Immerse Yourself with Culture Down Under
Ever wondered what life is like in the Land of Oz? Australia is a fairytale land, filled with unusual animals, breathtaking cities and the kind of people that would help you with a flat tire by buying you a cold one and asking you about your day. So naturally, your next destination is the crown jewel of Oceania, Sydney.
Now, if there has ever been a community of people so hell-bent on enjoying life and spending every waking moment in search of passion and excitement, they’re all right here. Be wary, you will fall in love with it’s timeless, vibrant culture and architecture, and you will want to spend your golden years there. Luckily, there’s something for everyone, including some amazing retirement homes for sale in the suburbs. There is nothing quite like living in the great Down Under.
Havana: Experience the Passion
You haven’t tasted life in its rawest form until you’ve felt the intoxicating ecstasy of heat, sweat, rum, and salsa beating their way into the night. Havana is un-commercialized, untouched, wild, and beautiful. The harsh reality of everyday existence has allowed the people to rise from adversity and enjoy life to the fullest.
So if you’re looking for a life-changing experience, grab a bottle of Cuban rum and let the rhythm of salsa guide you through the night. Packing properly for Cuba is quite important as many of your usual items cannot be found there, check out this guide to make sure you pack all the essentials.
Kyoto: Declare Your Love under a Cherry Blossom Tree
Japan is one of the most prestigious and adventurous travel destinations in the world, and Kyoto is the country’s crowning jewel. The city has embraced modernization only in the sense of organization and quality of life. The setting portrays traditional, breathtaking scenery imbued with history, a sense of pride and honor, and unique Japanese architecture.
As a result, there is no better place to fall in love again than under a cherry blossom tree in Kyoto, overlooking the vibrant landscape from Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Kyoto truly is a monument in its own right.
Now is the time to cross some of your dream destinations off your travel bucket list. What are you waiting for? The adventure of a lifetime awaits you, – your mind, body and soul will thank you.
What are some of the places you have on your travel bucket list? Share them in the comments below!