Heading on vacation can be a wonderful experience for many reasons. Not only does it open you up to the potential and creative power of the world, but it can help you learn things you wouldn’t otherwise have known. However, sometimes culture takes a backstep to the absolute awestruck feeling you might experience when presented with a vista that takes the words right out of your mouth.
If you’re looking for this feeling (and who could blame you?) these three strongest cases for paradise on Earth could be the best place to begin:
Australia is still almost a land that is completely untouched. The wildness of the outback is still relatively unimpeded, and there are still small areas that are yet to be explored. Most of the interesting cultural cities are located around the perimeter of the country, with the heart of beauty still laying directly in the middle of the land mass. This is an absolutely fairy tale location for many tourists, despite how relatively new the modern definition of the country is. If you’re looking to connect with wildlife but also stay in the lap of luxury, Australia is the definition of what a beautiful country with beautiful people can look like. You’ll certainly be stuck with that awestruck feeling taking a tour up the Sydney Harbor Bridge, or heading on an aussie safari with a few friends in tow.
Barbados is one of the most picturesque places on the planet. Often you will have to make some form of compromise on a vacation. Do you want sandy beaches, warm weather (but not too warm, and the clear water of the ocean? Do you want a certain quality of tourist and local populace to surround you? Do you simply want to travel somewhere laid back, where the over corporatized nature of local tourism offerings haven’t ruined a place in the least? This all sounds too good to be true, but Barbados holds all those cards and then some. Basing yourself at Courtyard Bridgetown and exploring this wonderful location could be the best thing you do this summer. You’ll certainly relax like no man has ever relaxed before.
If you enjoy the ocean, heading to the Philippines could be your best way of sampling asian culture. This area is home to over 7,000 islands and has natural beauty in absolute spades. What’s more is that each of the island has a form of variety and beauty in its own right, meaning this space is the most dazzling place to behold. Not only that, but the creativity of the locals has culminated in gorgeous architecture, some incredible food with complex spices (and healthy to boot!) as well as some incredible natural sights, such as the Chocolate Hills and the Tubbataha Reef. You’re sure to wish to stay here forever after only a few days exploring.
Visiting these locations can give you a true sense of the beauty of the world, and make for wonderful adventure starting points. What are you waiting for?