Top Travel Destination
Trying to boil down the top 10 travel
destinations in the world is a daunting task -
but there are 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 tourist flock to Europe every year, Portugal
is often the odd man out in most tours of the continent;
a shame, as Portugal is easily one of the best travel
destinations throughout Europe. There's the colorful,
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
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 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 travelers 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.