The world is a fantastic place. There are things to do, things to see and plenty of options for travel. There are mountains and beaches, rivers and forests to discover. Wanderlust is a terrible thing, sometimes. It seems to hit when you’re in the office and unable to book a flight to anywhere, but it’s a great way to research where you want to be in the world and start daydreaming about the new places you could go.
When you think of the next place you want to visit, it’s going to depend on your personality as to whether you go to a city or the beach, a remote island or an inland rainforest. Just like Father Christmas, you need to make a list, check it twice, and drool a little before you work out your finances and how you plan to get to your next destination. Whether you want to head to exotic islands that host some of the best locations on bucket lists around the world, or you have plans to trek through the Galapagos, you need a plan in place. With the right planning, those far-flung places you’re so in love with are not so far-flung: they’re right on your doorstep and within your reach.
With this in mind, let’s check out five amazing, exotic places that you must visit at least once in life.
Surely, this one needs no explanation? Buried in the archipelago of Indonesia, Bali is a must-see destination. You will find everything here, from a fascinating culture to a vast range of attractions to enjoy. Swim, sunbathe and surf your way around here, but add in some diving and snorkelling, too. If you’re interested in history, then the Uluwatu Temple is somewhere to add to your list. You should also make sure that you set your alarm for sunrise at Mount Batur, a sacred spot on the island that all should visit. With the vast range of yoga retreats and the chance to see the Kecak Fire Dance, there is plenty to do and see that everyone can appreciate.
- Bora Bora
Sticking with that luxury island theme, we have Bora Bora with its fantastic food, beautiful lagoons and exciting scuba diving scene. You will find a lot to do in the inland region of Bora Bora, with amazing bungalows, places to snorkel and dive and hiking trails for those who like to be a little more active. Pack up some of the local cuisines for a visit to some of the best picnic spots on the island, and make sure that you snap a picture while you do it.
Whether the Everest base camp walks are your goal, or you want to book onto the Best Nepal tours in 2020, you have a lot to see this year. Get up close and personal with the rhinos and tigers, and explore the beauty of Kathmandu. The mountains, the people, the food and the reverence of this beautiful place means that it’s got a spot on your exotic list for this year. Bring the camera with you – there is so much to capture you just wouldn’t believe it!
- Saint Lucia
People hear of Saint Lucia and think about the beaches first, and they would be right to think of them. The tropical weather, the luxury landscapes and the twin volcanoes towering over the background all make for one stunning place to visit. There are waterfalls and hot springs to die for, and this is a place you have to head to at least once to know what it means to be somewhere truly exotic. Saint Lucia is so close to the rest of the Caribbean, so why not include it on your next break?
A popular place to visit if you’re a native to New Zealand or Australia, Fiji is very well known for being an excellent option for families. There are coral reefs to scuba dive to and see, and there’s a whole world beneath the ocean that is waiting for your discovery. Don’t miss out on the Thurston Gardens or the many national parks, including Sigatoka Sand Dunes. Get involved with the locals and get to know the community, and you will find Fiji to be one of the most immersive places you could ever hope to experience.
Stop with the wanderlust and book yourself a flight to any of these five fantastic places. Don’t forget to do your research first, though. You want to make this the trip of a lifetime.