18 places to satisfy your Wanderlust

Attention all you folks out there with an everlasting wanderlust, here is your bucket list for 2016 beautifully sorted.

  1. Normandy, France

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Normandy has always been a favourite for its stunning scenic landscape pattern. This beautiful place shall be all festive with the Triannual Impressionist Festival and 2016 Tour de France which launches from the magnificent Mont-St-Michel. These celebrations add charm to the already amazing heritage of the country.

  1. Faroe Islands, Denmark

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You could never find an area such remote yet beautiful as this cluster of islands. Wonderland is the word for it! The Faroe area consists of 18 tiny islands, each one of it being absolutely stunning. Being remote, these islands can provide you with the best of amenities including all in trend fashion, high end-dining and the Scandi music Festival.

 

  1. Zion Park, Utah, USA

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Accredited with the top pick for travel this year by Fodor travels, the views at Zion national park are quite captivating. The unique landscape of Utah has a wide variety to offer, like snowy mountain ranges, hot sand dunes and beaches and not to forget, the Colorado River in the cradle of Grand Canyon. This just forms a reason enough for you to have no doubts regarding a visit to this place, no matter what time of the year it is.

  1. Puerta Princesa, Philippines

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The beaches of Puerta Princesa are absolute examples of virgin beauty. You will find all around the coasts of Philippines tranquil beaches and amazing swimming holes and legends say the food is a sweetheart!

  1. Havana, Cuba

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With the decline of its US embargo, the tourism industries of Cuba have seen a pretty amazing success. With a delicious cuisine and very scintillating nightlife, the capital offers ample opportunities for luxury as well as adventure. The beaches are gorgeous and it will be more interesting to visit this place during its currently exciting period of growth. It’s no secret than Cuban food is to die for, but the country also offers stellar night life and gorgeous beaches.

  1. Vilnius, Lithuania

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It is in fact a matter of utter pity that this beautiful country is so incredibly underrated. The capitol of Lithuania, Vilnius, is a UNESCO world heritage site for your information folks! The diverse architecture, the unique food, dense forests and beautiful beaches are among some few of a wide variety of amazing things the country has to offer.

  1. Stratford-upon-Avon, England

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Only some of you would be aware that this place is where the literary genius, William Shakespeare was born. It is a perfect historical British heritage site and it shall commemorate this year the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The city is an absolute charm with most of the land being on a riverside distant from London’s busier hubs. It blends in a perfect Elizabethan history with contemporary food culture and stunning theatres from the Royal Shakespearian Company.

  1. Sicily, Italy

Sicily has always been a favourite for the white marble work on maximum of the buildings. The unique Mediterranean charm and countryside laid back culture make it a destination worth the crave. The wine is superb, say rumours in the recent years, so overall, a pleasure trip it is meant to be.

  1. Bavaria, Germany

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The “OKTOBERFEST” during autumns steals all crowds for Bavaria. And this year it is going to more crowded for the eve marking the 500th anniversary of Germany’s beer purity law. The gorgeous castles and beautiful mountains make it a location bound to be in the bucket list all year around.

  1. Kathmandu, Nepal

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Reflection of mountains in a lake, Fewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal

This is indeed the location with most traditional lineages and cultural heritage on this list. Travel with your consciousness dwelling in sanctity and peace to this country which definitely has the soul. The economy heavily depends upon tourism; blame the stunning landscape and the amazing cultural heritage. You would find the renovation in progress after the devastation done to it by last year’s earthquakes.

  1. Fez, Morocco

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Fez forms Morocco’s oldest ever imperial city and to this date blends modern luxury and its own old cultural charm for an exquisite holiday experience. Fez el-Bali is the city’s oldest quarter and is indeed an amazing peek into the country’s medieval history. The dwindling curves and roadways make a selfie worth an insta-upload.

  1. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA

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Polished rocks at Otter Cliffs in Acadia National Park, Maine, USA

Polished rocks at Otter Cliffs in Acadia National Park, Maine, USA

With this year marking the centennial of the USA’s National Parks Services there’s no other time better than this to see one of the country’s best and most beautiful reserves. Acadia makes a wonderful escape from the city life with its location at the top of New England coast. It is a perfect place for campfire and outdoor adventure types, but the other coastal towns like Camden and Portland are amazing places to stay for people with a more domestic taste.

  1. Taipei, Taiwan

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This has been voted as 2016’s World Design Capitol is definitely the perfect alternative to the more expensive Tokyo and Hong Kong. The futuristic design of the city is a treat for the eyes, and shall represent the city’s best architecture throughout 2016. The unique cafe culture of Taipei possesses many tearooms and eateries that offer the guests adorable cats and dogs to be friends with.

  1. St Helena

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St Helena is indeed one of the most remote island getaways around the world. The island used to be the site of exile for the legend, Napoleon Bonaparte, and has been only recently accessible by plane. So, to stay away from the hustle, travel along to attain peace.

  1. Abu Dhabi, UAE

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For people who crave adventure well blended in luxury, the capital of United Arab Emirates is the perfect destination. This city has got that essential touch of history in its high-end holiday offers. The stunning mosques are a special attraction and the museums as well, including Europe’s best ones, namely, Louvre and Guggenheim.

  1. Guam

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If you are sort of done with the usual tropical paradise, you should carve your way ahead to Western Pacific sands of Guam beaches. This year, the island is going to host a stunning festival of Pacific Arts, so it is expected to be more to your eyes than just sea, sand, and sun.

  1. Quito, Ecuador

La Basilica del Voto Nacional in Quito, Ecuador. Neo-Gothic architecture. In Centro Historico, the Old Town. Quito is a UNESCO World Cultural Site.

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You are bound to escape into cultural paradise on entering the dramatic streets of Ecuador. Again placing itself proudly on UNESCO’s world heritage sites list, Ecuador’s captivating capitol, Quito is the highest discussed capitol city in the world.

  1. San Sebastian, Spain

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It is one of this year’s two European Capitols of Culture. San Sebastian has in basket a beachy landscape in contrast to its sister city, Wroclaw. Popular for its incredible landscape and amazing beaches and of course its tasty tapas culture, San Sebastian is a must for people craving for an absolutely relaxing holiday.

 

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