At this time of year, with the approaching summer season and holidays all around the world, it seems that everyone has already started planning out a wonderful trip. Many people are getting out of their daily routines, daydreaming about summer. Soon enough, the time will be here to embark on new adventures and discover some of the world’s most amazing places.
Travel is said to be the only thing you buy and spend money that actually makes you richer. This is because it allows you to visit wonderful new places and have lots of fun, while returning home with a great treasure — having learnt so many new things about different cultures all over the world!
In order to ensure that you get the best summer vacation, we have made up a list with the best tourist destinations to travel to in 2018.
If you are looking for the most exotic places full of unforgettable experiences and a once-in-a-lifetime adventures, Vietnam is where you should look. Discover the picturesque views of Ha Long Bay, with hundreds of boats filling the sea near the capital, Hanoi.
You’ll find lots of motorcyclists here, wearing all kinds of costumes (even pajamas), and you will get the taste of the perfectly made exotic coffee. Yes, you will feel a world away from the natural life you are used to, in this wonderful country.
But along the stunning natural beauty and unique cultural experiences, Vietnam also has a complex and diverse history. You can definitely still feel the impact of the 19-year long Vietnam War, from the War Remnants Museum all the way to the Dien Bien Phu War Cemetery. Vietnam is a wonderful destination that will make you feel amazed, satisfied and enchanted.
Another epicenter of culture and history is the German capital, which must be on your list when it comes to the best tourist destinations in 2018. Whether it’s part of a long holiday or even a short break passing through this city, the combination of Berlin’s historic charisma and cultural personality makes it a very popular destination for millions of tourists around the world.
Giant and historic buildings such as the Reichstag and the Fernsehturm television tower are among the most important destinations for tourists while in the city. The Treptower Park also hosts an impressive Soviet war memorial, located between a massive cemetery for 5000 Soviet soldiers. You can also visit Checkpoint Charlie, the former crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin, as well as Mauerpark, a former part of the Berlin Wall known for its story worldwide.
Of course, you can visit the East Side Gallery, a 1316m long section of the Berlin Wall built in 1316, or visit the impressive Brandenburg Gate.
Are you a fan of “The Godfather” or a fan of the organized Italian crime gangs stories? Do you want to see where this culture came from? If the answer is “yes”, definitely visit Sicily.
This small Italian island is the ancestral home of the notorious Corleones. You can head to the slopes of the Peloritani mountains where you will find some famous surroundings in the town of Savoca. You can also get a magnificent view of the world from the terrace at Bar Vitelli. Many scenes were filmed here, and the bar hans’t been changed since the movie came out in 1972!
However, mob stories aren’t all there is to this beautiful island. Sicily offers stunning views of the east coast and an ideal view of Mount Etna. All these traits have made this island the preferred summer destination many rich and famous people around the world.
When you think of Portugal, you will probably immediately think of the sun and sands. But we are thinking of a little more exotic places. The Azores are an autonomous region of Portugal, located in the depths of the North Atlantic. These islands offer a truly unique and wonderful experience. They feature charming volcanic caves and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
The city of Furnas hosts botanical gardens, hot and cold springs, green fields and mountains. The beautiful lake, Santiago, is surely of the most beautiful attractions in the area, with its green waters at an altitude of 334 meters above sea level, surrounded by a small volcanic crater. It is something that everyone must see, at least once in their lifetime.
You can head to the island of Pico, the largest of the Azores. It overlooks Mount Pico and became a nature reserve in 1982, and has been producing tasty wines since the 15th century.
Visiting this island may be a great choice for your summer trip this year.
The magnificent island of Santorini is a famous tourist destination in its own right, stealing hearts from the very first looks, and being a great source of fun and adventure for travelers of all ages.
The world-famous landscape is located on the iconic caldera, and most of the famous pictures have been taken from here, especially at sunset. It’s the scene you see in postcards that have been captured all over Greece, and that’s how you know you’re in an incredible location.
With the beautiful blue domes scattered around the island towns that seem to be clinging to the edge of the slope, and the black volcanic beaches at the foot of the mountains, you will surely get the most of your trip to Greece. And don’t forget to enjoy the delicious Greek cuisine, a famous cuisine recognized all over Europe!