It’s the start of a new year and a new decade, which only means one thing for the traveler at hear – new destinations to discover and explore! Sounds perfect, right? Of course, it does. But how can you decide on where to go when there are so many places to travel?
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mostar is history-rich with the Bosnian War leaving a terrible mark on the country and this old city. While it has been rebuilt and restored, you can still see the ruins and buildings covered in bullet holes – this makes Mostar a unique and beautiful place to witness.
There are many traditions, such as jumping off the Stari Most (Old Bridge) in Mostar, and into the water below. Be sure to take your camera when visiting Mostar.
Japan? In 2020? You must think visiting this city during the Olympics is a mad idea, but Tohoku means you can avoid the crowds. Easy to get to (less than 3 hours by train from Tokyo), Tohoku is home to beautiful forests, picturesque lakes, and old-world shrines and temples.
You can ski, walk the Michinoku Coastal Trail, and visit resorts if there is heavy snowfall. With mountains, hot springs, countryside and lakes, what’s not to love?
Are you seeking the sun and wanting to spend your time on beaches? If so, Miami is the answer. When in Miami, you’re in the tropics – temperatures rarely drop below 75F, meaning you could visit in the winter months and still find the weather mild. This means less humidity and a, therefore, more comfortable vacation.
Why stay in one place, though? Catch one of the many luxurious Miami yachts and visit the Bahamas, for example.
Sitting on the coast, Copenhagen is a photogenic city known for its famous fishing boats and colorful buildings. There is a mixture of history and modern architecture, as well as a thriving restaurant and café scene. The Danes practice the art of sustainability, meaning you can lower your carbon footprint.
Explore the city by renting one of the thousands of bikes on offer. All you do is link your phone to the bike and use an app so that you unlock the bike and simply ride off to your next destination.
Be sure to see the Tivoli Gardens (at nighttime), Stroget (a large shopping area), The Round Tower, and Glyptoteket. There is a lot to see and do in Copenhagen!
Often overlooked, Perth is a vibrant and cultural hub that’s waiting to be explored. Surrounded by beautiful bodies of water and beaches, Perth is known for having the best beaches in Australia – and some of the best weather, too. There are many experiences for you to participate in, too. Visit Rottnest Island (home of the quokka), Penguin Island, or Heirisson Island for wildlife encounters like no other.
That’s not all, though. Home to many national parks, you can witness the weird and alien-like Pinnacles in the Nambung National Park, or take a day trip to see the Wave Rock.