The world is full of interesting destinations and travelers today are more aware than ever of all that the world has to offer. It’s exciting to be presented with so many thrilling opportunities. Whether you want to relax on the beach, go after heart-stopping adventure, take a close look at history, order a perfect meal or relax in a room or suite with the best view – your reason to travel may be many, but have you decided where to go on vacation? We know that it’s a daunting task to decide, especially when you have so many choices. Therefore, we caught up with a few travel experts — popular travel bloggers from around the globe and asked the very same question we asked you – Where to go on vacation? From idyllic islands and bustling metropolises to remote mountainous regions, these travel bloggers have covered it all. Have a look at their recommendations:
1. Inma Gregorio
After studying, volunteering and working abroad, Inma and Jose launched A World to Travel to share their journeys around the world and their passion for the great outdoors, photography, music festivals, unique experiences and sustainable travel.
Inma recommends Galicia
“As the tourist crowds flock to the Mediterranean and Southern parts of Spain, the Northwest corner of the country awaits those in the know. Celtic origins, important Middle Ages remains, unique traditions and festivals, one of the best cuisines in Southern Europe, warm people and jaw-dropping scenery are just some of Galicia awesomeness. If you make it there, let me know and I will give you a few tips depending on what you like. I am based in Galicia as I haven’t found any other place in the world as great as this!”
Melvin is a travel enthusiast who assists fellow travelers on their adventures around the world and enhances their travel experience.
Melvin recommends Slovenia
“There is that one destination I really fell in love with and which I would recommend people to travel to for 2018 and the place is called Slovenia. It is right between Austria and Croatia. This destination really surprised me positively and my trips there were every time above my expectations. It’s capital, Ljubljana, is full of energy, good food, nightlife, cool activities and nice people. The surrounding regions offer lots of wonderful nature and stunning landscapes. I’ve been there thrice and I’m sure I’ll head back more often.”
3. Adam Groffman
Adam claims to be a hipster travel blogger & one-time graphic designer. He quit his job in 2010 and set off on a trip around the world. In 15 months, he managed to visit more than a handful of countries from Morocco to Israel, India to Vietnam.
Adam recommends India
“India is one of the world’s most fascinating countries with a long history, incredible sights to see, world-class cities and a one-of-a-kind culture. The country is enormous and stretches from the Himalayan mountains in the north to the tropics of the south. And with coastal beaches and inland mountains & hill stations, the country covers just about every type of terrain and climate making it the perfect destination for any kind of traveler. While it can sometimes be challenging because of the cultural habits, it’s the kind of place where you can really explore and enjoy a proper holiday.”
4. Allison Laypath
Allison loves travel and she tells us how we can travel on a budget. She loves road trips, national parks, theme parks and cruises.
Allison Recommends Zion National Park, Utah
“There are so many great choices! My favorite place on earth is Zion National Park in Southern Utah. It is located a few hours’ drive from Salt Lake City or Las Vegas, and only about 30 minutes from St. George Utah.
Zion Canyon is the most popular, and most crowded section of the park. It’s also the most beautiful and accessible part. I recommend arriving early and avoiding weekends and holidays when possible. Plan for crowds on the shuttle buses and popular trails. If your family enjoys bicycling, that’s a great way to visit Zion Canyon. You can camp or book a room at Zion Lodge, but there are many good lodging and dining options in surrounding communities.
There are other parts of Zion National Park that are much less crowded, and those who are willing to hike a little farther or take the road less traveled with be rewarded with tremendous beauty. The area surrounding Zion National Park is filled with national monuments, state parks, ghost towns, cultural experiences and other delightful gems that tourists who just hit the highlights will miss.”
5. JB and Renée
JB & Renée love to eat when they are traveling. It has now become a quest for them to try every country’s national dish.
JB and Renée recommends Taiwan
“A great country to visit is Taiwan, which is where we are right now! To be honest, we had heard little about it so we didn’t have high expectations the first time we went in 2014. That all changed the moment we stepped into the country. We enjoyed it so much this is now our third trip here in 4 years!
The transportation system throughout Taiwan is efficient and extensive so it’s easy to get around. The country as a whole is safe, the locals are friendly and helpful in spite of the language barrier, and the street food is awesome!
On this trip, we’re traveling throughout the country and visiting 6 cities in 2 weeks. That includes 11 night markets and 8 art museums and creative parks. Taiwan is so much fun!”
6. Sai Karthik Reddy
Sai is a travel blogger from India. Traveling and meeting new people is the definition of happiness for him. After completing his MBA in 2012, instead of getting a desk job, he decided to pursue his passion for traveling the world. His blogs are abillionhectares.com and urbantimeline.com.
Sai recommends Portugal, New Zealand, Mauritius, South Africa, Thailand, Australia, Greece and Spain
“Selecting the places to visit for the best holiday experience is a tedious task in itself. That is why we have done the homework and collated the best destinations which will turn your holiday trip into an epic experience.
Portugal – Portugal has emerged as a dynamic center for culture, art and cuisine. Artfully designed museums and the sparkling beaches of the Algarve are another add-on factor to visit this country.
New Zealand – Heightening New Zealand’s appeal are its extreme adventure sports, natural wonders and incredible affordability. Great Barrier Island, Maruia Springs and the Tongariro National Park are must visits.
Mauritius – Dazzling sapphire seas and luxurious beach resorts is what Mauritius is in a nutshell. Visit this place for kitesurfing, coral reef dives and lagoon cruises and sea kayaking.
South Africa – Table Mountains and beaches, wildlife and Franschhoek wine, vivacious culture and pluralistic Cape Town makes South Africa one of the world’s most alluring countries.
Thailand – Whether you choose to go island hopping around Phuket, eat your way through Bangkok or board the glitzy Eastern and Oriental Express, Thailand will leave you enthralled with its pulsating culture, outlandish cuisine and Utopian resorts.
Australia – The most liveable city in the world, take a visit to experience Australia’s natural wonders such as the Twelve Apostles, Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and the Shark Bay.
Greece – The cobalt blue waters and salt air of Mykonos and Santorini, hip hotels and shops and the cultural renaissance of this city makes it worth the visit.
Spain – Fly down from the plane and tick mark skydiving off your adventure list, visit Barcelona & food-filled April Fair and hog on delicious food at the undisputed epicenter of cutting edge cuisine in Spain.”
7. Umang Trivedi
Umang focuses on 3 segments of travel – Adventure, Offbeat travel and Amazing experiences. He loves exploring mountains and staying in homestays. He finds joy in talking to locals and savoring local cuisine.
Umang recommends Bhutan
“Bhutan! When compared with other countries, Bhutan has been able to remain as close to the authentic roots. The people are very friendly and there was literally no-one trying to take a tourist for a ride. The connectivity is not as evolved as other countries, but that’s a part of Bhutan’s beauty. I remember visiting Bhutan and returning with memories of so many smiles!”
8. Rajiv Verma
Rajiv is techie turned travel blogger from Assam who now also runs North East Explorers, a travel eco start-up through which he tries to show the unique beauty and culture of North East India to the world outside.
Rajiv recommends Ziro Valley
“I guess the Ziro valley is a great and yet no so known destination. This time I was in Ziro for three-four days but as I did not have a lot of work there, I had enough time to aimlessly wander in and around the villages of Ziro valley. Hari village has always been my favourite place to stay when in Ziro, mainly because of its perfect location. It’s a good 6-7 kilometers from Hapoli, the only town of Ziro valley and hence is very calm. Staying in the village with a local tribal family also meant that you get to experience the actual tribal way of life. Something I make sure I do wherever I go. And places in the North East are perfect for such experiences.”
9. Victoria Brewood
Victoria, a British girl decided there is more to life than a 9 to 5 job. In 2008, after graduating from university, she packed her bag to travel the world and work remotely. Through her work, she wants to inspire people to be their own boss, live life and travel the world.
Victoria recommends Lanzarote, Papagayo and Cape Town
“I have lots of recommendations but for a warm winter vacation I would suggest Lanzarote, it’s like being on the moon, or maybe Mars. Hiring a car is quite inexpensive and the roads are like something out of a car advert, snaking and winding through the volcanic landscape. Even though the island is quite barren, there are still plenty of things you can see, such as Timanfaya National Park, where tour guides demonstrate the heat of the volcanic activity by cooking food and pouring water into a bore hole, which erupts into a mini-geyser. If you’re looking for a good beach then you should definitely check out Papagayo, which is inside a national park and can be accessed by a dirt track. I also recently went to Cape Town and thought it was the best destination I’ve ever been to. The scenery is just breathtaking with mountains and beautiful beaches. The food is incredibly fresh and tasty and there are so many wineries with tasting rooms and gourmet restaurants. It’s just a brilliant place to visit.”
Nilabh helps people discover most incredible experiences. Through his blogs, he guides people and helps them to explore India in a different way.
Nibah recommends Sikkim, Bhutan and Andaman
“If I have to recommend, I have two unique destinations in my mind that offer relaxing and adventure holidays
a) Sikkim & Bhutan- probably by now everyone is aware of these two beautiful destinations located in lower Himalayas. Sikkim is in our country and whoever is looking out to get the best of nature, clean air, clean city, and warm people and hospitality should and must plan a trip to Sikkim this summer.
Bhutan- It’s the friendliest country to visit in our age. You must be knowing Bhutan is continually been ranked as the happiest country in all of Asia, and the eighth Happiest Country in the world according to Business Week and it really is. Bhutan is tiny country but offers the best for her visitors.
b) Andaman- If you are a beach person then I would strongly recommend warm and pristine Andaman beaches and water for you. I have been to Andaman in January 2018 and believe me it’s the best tropical island and destination in our country. Apart from beaches, you would definitely love the experience of Snorkelling or Scuba in Havelock”
11. Nora Dunn
Nora Dunn sold her financial planning practice in 2006 and decided to take on the adventure of a lifetime. She got rid of all her belongings and set on her journey to pursue her dream to travel. She has traveled through over 50 countries and five continents and still counting.
Nora recommends Peru
“Where to go on vacation” is such a subjective question, it’s very difficult to answer. What time of year are you traveling? Where are you from? What do you like to do on vacation? What’s your budget? But if there’s one place I can think of that could meet whatever criteria you could throw at it, it would be Peru. You’ve got your choice of landscapes (and associated activities): from beaches, to jungle, to deserts, to canyons, to mountains. You’ve got history: dating back to ancient ruins left by the Incas, thousands of years old, to the last few hundred years of Spanish colonialism. You’ve got food: some of the best food in the world! And you can make just about any budget work here, from budget backpackers to luxury lopers. I lived in Peru for two years and barely scratched the surface of this country. So for a vacation, I suggest picking one area of the country and doing it well. Peru is about so much more than Machu Picchu.”
12. Hannah and Adam
Hannah & Adam gave up living a American dream to achieve what their heart desires. At age 30, they realized that there is more to life than a nice house and a good job. They found their life’s meaning in travel.
Hannah and Adam recommend Germany and Negril Jamaica
“Well, it depends if you are wanting a tropical beach vacation or not. We love renting a car and exploring countries at our own pace, and even getting lost sometimes. On our last road trip, we visited some of the best castles in Germany, had some amazing local cuisine, great beer, and enjoyed driving through the small villages in the countryside. If you’re looking for some fun in the sun, we always love a week in Negril Jamaica (we actually got married on the beach here). Gorgeous white sand beaches, turquoise waters, friendly locals, dangerously good rum punch, and finger licking good jerk chicken!”
13. Stefan and Sebastien
Stefan and Sebastien are a gay couple travelling the world with one mission: seek out and showcase unique romantic, culinary and outdoor adventures to inspire you to travel to places beyond the pink comfort zone.
Stefan and Sebastien recommend Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal and Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Thailand
“Every country is so diverse with something incredible to offer, whether it’s the scenery, people, food etc.
The Komodo National Park in Indonesia particularly blew us away. This is where you come to visit the largest reptiles in the world – the famous Komodo Dragons. In addition, the underwater world is stunning! This was some of the best scuba diving we’ve ever done, with a plethora of tropical fish, sharks and turtles in every dive.
The scenery around Mongolia’s Gobi Desert felt like you’re on another planet. It’s like nothing we’ve ever experienced before, ranging from sand dunes to dramatic limestone cliff formations. The same with the landscape across the Himalayas during the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal and coping with the altitude at 5,416 metres (17,769 feet) up high.
The Filipino hospitality is well known throughout the world and this made the Philippines particularly special to us – not to mention the thousands of deserted islands waiting to be discovered.
Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka blew our minds in terms of food. The Sri Lankans make a curry out of anything, whether it’s a pineapple, jack fruit or aubergine and unlike Indian curries, use less ghee so it’s not as heavy. Vietnamese noodle dishes set us into a culinary frenzy and of course Thai street food is renowned for its fiery curries, salads and pad Thais.”
14. David Johnston
David is a travel addict. For him travel is an addiction because he spends all his time and money single-mindedly on travel. He quit his Australian Public Service job in 2014 to devote himself to his passion for travel.
David recommends Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
“I think if people are looking to vacation in Europe then they should consider adding the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to their itinerary. Not only are these countries extremely safe and easy to get around, but they have a wide range of things to see and do. There’s the beautiful beaches of Jurmala and the Curonian Spit, serene forests to hike through in the Gauja Valley and plenty of moody castles like at Cesis and Kuressaare. Let’s not forget each of the capital cities Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius, that manage to have proved how varied these countries can be.”
15. Josh McNair
Josh has been running this website with the help of his wife for over five years. He has immense love for the outdoors and photography.
Recommends Yosemite National Park, CA
“In California I would recommend going to Yosemite National Park or taking a drive down Highway 1. Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful places in all of the United States and it is great for vacation and Highway 1 is an awesome spot for a seven day drive from San Diego to San Francisco. Along the way there are so many small towns you can visit, great beaches to relax at and beautiful coastal views to see.”
16. Linda Martin
Linda Martin is a New Zealander and full-time traveller who has been travelling around the world with her husband Craig since February 2006. In late 2006, they started the Indie Travel Podcast to share tips and stories about independent travel; they also run a website development and hosting business, Performance Foundry.
Linda recommends New Zealand, Spain, UK and Colombia
“Choosing a holiday destination can be a challenge, especially if you’re travelling with someone else — your perfect spot might not be the destination of your companion’s dreams!
Personally, we love active holidays, and we particularly like to go on multi-day hikes when travelling. If this sounds like you, consider one of the following for your next vacation:
- Hike one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, such as the Milford Track.
- Join Spain’s famous network of pilgrimage paths, the Camino de Santiago. This is not just for the religiously inclinded!
- Choose one of the UK’s many walking trails, such as the West Highland Way.
- Trek into the past on Colombia’s Lost City hike.
There are hundreds, if not thousands more multi-day hiking options available around the world, many of which include good infrastructure or the possibility of a guided tour to make things a little easier. But whichever you choose, a hiking holiday will be an experience you remember forever.”
17. Megan Jerrard
An Australian journalist and an American photographer, Megan & Mike over the past 10 years, have developed quite an obsession with travel. They sold their home and belongings to travel full time.
Megan recommends Iceland
“Iceland by far is one of our favorite places in the world, and I would go as far as living there if I could!!! But for now, we will settle for vacationing. It is one of the last untouched destinations left on earth. It’s exotic, so naturally beautiful, and largely untouched by tourism which we absolutely love. The scenery takes your breath away. Waterfalls, glaciers, dramatic fjords, there is inspiring scenery at every turn. Majestic glaciers grind their way through cracked lava fields, gushing geysers explode with a powerful force, glittering ice caps pierce the sky, and vibrant green fjords rise from the mist of geothermal lagoons.
Also, if you’re a fan of outdoor adventure you’re in luck. Iceland is a country defined by its outdoors, and there is so much opportunity here for adventure. Whether you’re interested in hiking, horse-riding, white-water rafting, scaling a glacier, quad biking, or something more chill like relaxing in hot springs / thermal lagoons – Iceland has it all!”
18. Matt Gibson
Matt works online and travel the world in search of new and unique ways to get into trouble. He totally fell in love with learning about new places and adapted this crazy lifestyle to follow his dreams.
Matt recommends Kyrgyzstan
“Right now is a fantastic time to visit Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan is very affordable, has a wonderfully unique and colorful culture, and has some of the most stunning natural beauty I’ve ever seen. Despite this, Kyrgyzstan has often been overlooked by tourists and until recently had very little infrastructure for visitors. That, however, has changed in recent years. Over the past few years USAID has been investing in helping develop Kyrgyzstan develop its tourism industry products, facilities, and human resources. Although it’s still far from a polished destination for the leisure travel crowd, it’s now an excellent destination for those who like to get off-the-beaten path in search of truly unique experiences in countries that remain relatively uninfluenced by Western culture. It’s the perfect example of an undiscovered destination on the cusp of being discovered. I absolutely loved my visit and encourage all adventurous travelers visit before the word gets out and the crowds start showing up.”
19. Jennifer Morilla
Jen is a solo female traveler, a Cuban-American from New York City traded her 9-5 job for a budget, backpack, and traveling for good.
Jen recommends Aruba, Bali, Europe, Thailand and Cambodia
“It really depends what you’re looking for and who you’re traveling with! If you’re looking for relaxation with a partner I would recommend Aruba. They have some amazing beaches and restaurants. I loved my time in Aruba. I actually took a family vacation there and it was nothing short of adventurous. If you’re looking for Europe I recently spent my New Years in Edinburgh and it was AMAZING. So much to do and see! Scotland is a hidden gem. I am also a big fan of solo traveling and the more adventure and soul search destinations like Bali, Thailand, or Cambodia!”
20. Joanna Kalafatis
Joanna has lived in Athens, Greece, New York, and currently reside in Los Angeles; she is a writer and actress and have traveled to over 35 countries and love to discover local hotspots and learn local lifestyle, as well as explore off the beaten path things. Pretty much every country in the world is on her bucket list.
Joanna recommends Norway
“For those who want a cool vacation but get restless sipping cocktails by the beach, I would definitely recommend visiting Norway. If you love stunning landscapes and adventure, you won’t be able to get enough of this country, from Bergen to Tromsø. Whether you go in winter or summer, there will be incredible things to do and activities to take part in – dog sledding and aurora chasing in winter, trekking and fjord exploring in summer. I went north of the Arctic Circle in the middle of winter and had an incredible time feeding reindeer, tasting Arctic cuisine, and exploring Norway’s beautiful cities and towns with my camera in hand.”
21. Bino Chua
Bino is a Singapore travel blogger and writer. He started his portal in order to have a channel to share about some of the unique and amazing places he had the opportunity to visit. With an ever growing number of options for the modern consumer, he thought he would help shed misconceptions and provide fresh ideas on things to do, exceptional places to stay, awesome food to try and spectacular attractions to witness at various locales including Singapore.
Bino recommends Iran
“I would suggest going to Iran for vacation. The country has opened up recently with travelers starting to visit in droves as entry requirements have been relaxed. The country boasts of dozens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, plenty of cultural and natural attractions as well as some of the friendliest people anywhere. I would suggest going now while the country has not yet succumbed to mass tourism in the way that other one frontier destinations like Myanmar and Cuba have gone.”
Through his web blogs, Turner chronicles his tales of binge eating, binge drinking and unapologetic embrace of the weirdness of the American heartland and beyond. He also provides tips and advice on how to get you traveling the road and outside your comfort zone.
Turner recommends Cape Town
“Cape town South Africa would be my favorite spot. Amazing food, weather, wine set in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Cannot go wrong.”
23. Veronica and David
The gypsy nesters break the empty nest rules to tell people the tales of the road and to celebrate life with kids with travel, food and laughter.
Veronica and David recommend Galapagos
“People often ask us what is our favorite place that we have visited in our travels. That is a difficult, if not impossible, question for us to answer. There are simply too many fantastic destinations and adventures to choose from. However, one always gets mentioned when we try, The Galapagos Islands. Truly an item to checked off of anyone’s bucket list, the amazing variety of animals and topography makes for a once in a lifetime experience.”
24. Michele Frolla
Michele is a travel and language blogger and author. With her blog, Michele shares her passion for bringing language and travel together through with her destinations guides, language learning tools, travel phrase cheat sheets, and more! Follow her on social media as she shares fascinating and little-known linguistic and cultural fact.
Michele recommends Norway
“For some of the most picturesque landscapes, towering fjords and dotted with pretty wooden houses and incredible wildlife, you can’t miss Norway. Norway has so much to offer that you have to experienced it both during its winter and summer months.
From December to February, head to Tromsø, a city made famous for being located above the Arctic Circle and a playground for the colorful Northern Lights. It’s from there that you’ll get some of the best visibility of this natural phenomenon than anywhere else in the world, making Tromsø a top destination.
Another major drawcard of visiting Norway in winter is for the amazing whale watching. Watch as large pods of Humpback whales and Orca’s populate the fjords as they follow Herring to feed on. Nothing can prepare you for seeing Humpback Whale’s and their 40 tons of flesh lunge out of the water as they perform their impressive bubble netting technique.
After the snow has melted, come back in summer to a completely different landscape. The hills are green and the water in the fjords are electric blue. This is the perfect season to hike the numerous trials all over Norway.
Perhaps the most iconic hike is Trolltunga. Meaning, Troll’s tongue, this tongue-like rock formation juts out over a fjord hover 700 meters up in the air. For the more daring, head to Kjeragbolten and stand on a small boulder wedged between in the mountain’s crevasse with nothing but the fjord below you.”
Jay focuses on the different sights, sounds and smells of the places he has visited and the different attractions available to travelers, places that are well known and lesser known parts of the country.
Jay recommends Lisbon, Portugal
“I would suggest Lisbon, Portugal as a vacation destination. It has lovely hot weather, and it’s easy to get to Cascais and Sintra from the city. It’s very reasonably priced as it’s one of the cheaper European cities. It has awesome food, such as the famous Pasteis de Belem.”
26. Ashley & Carolyn
Ashley and Carolyn are best friends who have mastered the art of exploring a new city. They are professional bar hoppers, pub crawlers, and food testers. Whether they are traveling together or apart, they love to share every detail along the way.
Ashley & Carolyn recommends Paris
“We love meeting up for city breaks all over the world, and even though most people think of Paris as a city for romance, we think it’s the perfect spot for a besties weekend. We’ve both lived in France and know the city well, so we never feel pressure to do anything but stroll the streets and enjoy the general ambiance, stopping at cafes, brasseries, and wine bars as we see fit. Whenever people ask us where they should go in Europe, France is usually our first suggestion. You can easily combine a bustling city trip with a low-key countryside or beach escape, just by hopping on a train. Champagne, Provence, Normandy, the Loire Valley… the options are pretty endless, and all super accessible!”
27. Krupa Nagda
Krupa is an Indian travel blogger, who loves to share her travel stories and inspires you to live a life that you love and give you some amazing travel goals.
Krupa Recommends Sri Lanka and Andaman and Nicobar
“I suggest below 2 places:
Sri Lanka: Whether you are planning a family trip or a honeymoon, Sri Lanka is one of the best choice to spend your vacation. This is a country of contrasts and surprises with Golden sandy beaches, Tea plantations, misty mountains and wildlife Safari’s, all of this bottled up in to a small island. Our personal favorite places in Sri Lanka are Kandy, Ella, Nuwara ELiya, Yala and Bentota.
Sri Lanka has lured us with it’s with its rich heritage, enticing beaches, diverse wildlife, and exquisite landscapes. This country is miraculous owing to the fact that it presents an abundance of physical diversity in a compact bundle.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a great destination to spend your vacation in a serene location far away from the city’s rushes and pollution. Andaman’s stole our hearts with its prodigious beauty, clear crystal beaches, fascinating nature trails, spectacular sunsets, and extravagant history. It is an ideal place for honeymooners, families and people who are looking for water sports, adventure and solace. We loved our 1st scuba diving experience in clear turquoise waters of in Havelock Island to explore vibrant underwater world.
From the multi-ethnic town of Port Blair to the unspoiled linda beaches of Neil Island and Havelock Island and the limestone caves of Diglipur, the Andaman’s offers exclusive travel experience for every tourist.”
It all started with a road-trip in 2015 to Nainital and since then Isha has been travelling and collecting travel stories. Engineer by profession and a traveler by heart, she writes about everything related to travel. She wants to inspire people to live a life you love and settle for nothing less than extraordinary.
Isha recommends India
“Have you noticed? An automated body clock starts buzzing a “Time for vacation!” reminder whenever the routine gets too monotonous. And the planning mania begins!
Everyone has his own travel destination preferences but if you select a place keeping in mind the best season and time duration, the vacation will surely turn out more rejuvenating and refreshing.
Winter (Months: December, January, February)
Long vacation: Auli, Munsiyari, Rann of Kutch, Kashmir
Short vacation: Dalhousie, Manali, Binsar
Spring (Months: March, April, May)
Long vacation: Shillong, Meghalaya, Gangtok, Darjeeling
Short vacation: Kodaikanal, Coorg, Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala, Khandala
Summer (Months: June, July, August)
Long vacation: Ladakh, Spiti valley, Munnar, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Short vacation: Rishikesh, Mcleodganj, Nainital
Autumn (Months: September, October, November)
Long vacation: Goa, Cherrapunji, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur
Short vacation: Ranikhet, Almora, Mukteshwar, Palampur”
Arti frequently travels with her father, who is her best friend and an inspiration to her. She loves travelling to spiritual places and considers her yatras as continuous learning journeys within.
Arti recommends Dharamsala and Dwarka (India)
“Since the summers are upon us, I would suggest packing your bags and heading to the cooler locales in the hills like Dharamsala and McCleod Ganj. The snow capped Himalayan peaks coupled with the laidback ambiance of the Tibetan culture and the meditative serenity of the Buddhist chants echoing in the environs is a perfect way to step out of the urban grime and step in into a restful tranquil world. You can go trekking to Triund, visit the Dalai Lama temple, attend a traditional prayer ceremony in a monastery, visit the numerous temples and monasteries, museums, war memorial, the sloping tea estates, the Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, or just sip a cup of tea while soaking a beautiful sunset – Dharamsala and McCleod Ganj is a slice of haven for the discerning traveler especially in the summers.
If however, you’d prefer beaches over the hills, you can head to Shri Krishna’s town of Dwarka in the coastal state of Gujarat. Not only is it a great pilgrim town to experience the fervor of faith and devotion but also a wonderful way to relax and unwind in the lap of nature. After visiting the various temples, make some time for a leisurely stroll along the shores of the Triveni Sangam area winding down right upto the lighthouse. The experience is even more incredible during the sunrise and the sunset times.”
30. Jazmin Harb
Jazmin loves to travel the world and exploring all the wonderful places to visit. Through her blogs she provides helpful information to help you navigate through endless lists of things to visit in your dream destination.
Jazmin recommends Ecuador
“We will strongly recommend people to visit Ecuador as it is the most unique and diverse place I have ever been to. In less than 50 hours you can drive the whole country from top to bottom and each main place along the way. In less than 8 hours you can be having breakfast at the beach, hiking a volcano and have dinner at the rainforest.”
31. Deepak Patel
Deepak is a travel blogger and fond of technology. He loves to explore ancient and historical places.
Deepak recommends India
“India is the land of spirituality and holy customs so visiting religious places here is the best idea to discover the beauty of this pious land. Varanasi, Rishikesh and Haridwar in north, Amritsar in Punjab, Kanyakumari and Tirupati Balaji in South and Puri in Orissa are some places one should not miss watching in India.
The variety of rituals, customs and food, interesting mythological tales and unique artistic items in the shopping streets of religious cities in India makes everyone curious to feel the soulful beauty of the country.”