The islands of Thailand are Mother Nature’s triumph, little drops of heaven right here on earth. Each one has its own personality and its own character, meaning that you’ll definitely fall in love with at least one of them, and it will probably differ from your travel mate’s.
But that’s the beauty of it. Well, actually it’s not. The beauty of it is quite literally the sparkling waters that surround long golden sandy beaches, thick jungles bursting with wildlife and colour, fresh coconut cocktails and friendly locals. The islands of Thailand are like no other place on earth, so we’re giving them a massive High Five and are attempting to choose just five for this list. It’s going to be tough…
The Islands of Thailand are some of the most beautiful places in the world.
Central America is the kind of place that will chew you up, spit you out, and leave you a worn out mess. In the very best way possible.
This is a region with serious adventure potential, but more than that, it’s also rich in heavenly beaches and the kind of cultural triumphs that will leave you awestruck. We’re all looking for those moments that will, quite literally, leave us speechless and Central America is over flowing with them.
Belize, Coast Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama, the countries that make up Central America, are spoilt with Mayan temples, imposing volcanoes, thick jungles, vibrant cities and traditional villages – where residents still farm coffee and sugar as they did hundreds of years ago. There’s a huge amount to see, so we’re handily helping you out with our very own High Five of Central America’s best bits.
The Scandinavian countries of Europe (which I’ve defined as Norway, Sweden and Denmark, although often Iceland and Finland are included too) are often over looked when contemplating European travel, in favour of the warmer, and more tourist heavy, countries of Spain, Italy and Greece.
However, Scandinavia has something extreamly interesting to offer, a range of diverse experiences to suit every type of traveller from rare and intriguing wildlife, to thriving, too cool for school, urban centres and deserted and dramatic landscapes.
Each Scandi country is unique in its own right, but for the purposes of this post I’m joining them together, and choosing my five top experiences in super Scandinavia.
The may look cute but you might want to keep your distance...
With as many different languages as there are types of beers (probably), this side of Europe is where the party’s at. Soak up the architecture and historic landmarks, explore pretty cobbled streets and squares, and dance until dawn on stunning beaches. What’s not to love?
This buzzing cluster of countries is all too often overlooked when travellers compile their European wishlists. But the region has plenty to offer, and is way more affordable than its neighbours to the west. Check out our tips for a top adventure…
Absorb the beauty of Lake Bohinj, Slovenia.
As a country, Mexico doesn’t do things by halves. The cities aren’t just big, they’re super sized, the history isn’t just old, it’s ancient, the jungles are practically pulsating with life and the beaches are pristine, tropical havens. This is exactly the place you should come if you like your travel experiences to pack a metaphorical punch.
Mexico isn’t exactly new to the tourism thing, there’s no shortage of big, built-up beach resorts to check yourself into if that’s your thing. However, if you’re looking for a trip to Mexico that is a little more authentic, here are our choices of five experiences that will give you the perfect induction to this unforgettable country.