Where to go in 2019: 11 unexpected travel destinations to add to your bucketlist

Looking for your next big adventure? As travel becomes more accessible, it’s harder to find truly authentic yet exciting places to travel or places to go after you’ve checked the major items off your bucketlist. We’re here to give you some off the beaten path destinations to add to your list, or to add on to the trips you’re already dreaming up.

1. Te Anau, New Zealand

Milford Sound in the Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, New Zealand
Credit: Timothy Chan

Within the Fiordland National Park is Milford Sound, a magical combination of mountain peaks, dark calm waters, majestic waterfalls, and wooded cliffs. This pristine natural wonder, once regarded by Rudyard Kipling as the eighth wonder of the world, can be explored by kayak, on foot, or even by plane. The fiord is home to a wide variety of sea life such as fur seal colonies, rare black coral, penguins, and dolphins many of which can be seen at the Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory.

2. Cappadocia, Turkey

hot air balloons over rock formations,
Credit: Kenny Luo

Behold this geological wonderland from a hot air balloon, or catch the balloons taking flight from afar among the landscape. Cappadodia, a UNESCO world heritage site, is packed with rock formations. Some of these formations were created by millions of years of ecological phenomena to create spires up to 130 feet tall, while the caves and tunnels were carved up to eight stories deep into the volcanic rock by early civilizations.

3. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Night sky with stars in Mongolia by a nomadic home in the grasslands
Credit: Patrick Schneider

Experience Naadam, the traditional Mongolian festival held each July in the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. This event highlights the country’s nomadic culture and celebrates traditions in arts and sports via wrestling, horse racing, archery, singing, and dancing. After the festival, you can arrange to live with nomadic families and experience the vast Mongolian steppe, or grasslands. Stay in a ger, a nomadic-style round tent, and learn their eloquently simplified way of life.

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4. The Azores, Portugal

Waterfall in the Azores, Portugal
Credit: Cesar Couto

Some say the Azores are the new Iceland – a relatively untouched, lowly populated island full of natural wonders. An archipelago of nine volcanic islands off the coast of Portugal, the Azores are an up and coming travel destination to look out for. With sights and activities like spa-like volcanic caldeiras, whale watching, waterfalls, canyoning, and kayaking, the Azores have everything to offer for both adventure and relaxation. Take advantage of the growing, but still young, tourist industry and get ahead of the crowds by going as soon as possible.

5. Merzouga Desert, Morocco

Camels traveling through the Merzouga Desert in Morocoo
Credit: Dan Calderwood

After exploring the busy markets of Marrakech and buying some argan oil and saffron, make your way through the Atlas mountains to the Merzouga Desert. Ride a camel out into the seemingly endless dunes to a luxurious berber tent, which is the local form of “glamping” with beds and bathrooms. Before you go to sleep, be sure to look up to see the night sky lit up with stars, and wake up early for the sunrise over the dunes to complete the experience.

6. Lajas, Puerto Rico

Take a boat from San Juan to Lajas at night to view the ecological phenomenon of bioluminescence. 3 of the 5 bioluminescent bays in the world are in Puerto Rico, where the bioflagallates, microorganisms that cause the beautiful glowing effect, thrive. Though this effect is notoriously hard to capture on camera, the experience is one you’ll have a hard time forgetting.  Be sure to jump in and swim with them, as they only glow when they are moved.

7. Cairns, Australia

View of Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, Australia
Credit: Carles Rabada

Experience the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system. Though it’s visible from space, view it up close by snorkeling or even get your scuba diving certification to get the full view of the variety of coral and the 9,000 species of marine life that lives within it. Even outside the ocean you can find biodiversity in Cairns rainforest, where tours focus on how to preserve our ecosystems by introducing the vast array of animals and plants that coexist there.

8. Trolltunga, Norway

View of rock ledge over water at Trolltunga, Norway with view of fjords
Credit: Dong Zhang

Though the 12 hour hike is challenging, the view is more than worth it. Trolltunga, or the Troll’s Tongue, juts out past the mountains, 700 meters above the lake. Other than the big hike, you can visit the surrounding lake and fjords, inlets created by the movements of glaciers. In nearby Hardangervidda National Park there are other amazing hikes such as Husedalen which has 4 waterfalls along its route.

9. Sicily, Italy

View of beach from limestone cliffs in Siciliy, Italy
Credit: Andrea Rapuzzi

You’ve been to Rome and Florence, probably also Cinque Terre, Milan, Venice, and the Amalfi Coast. If you think you’re done with Italy, but you’re not, at least until you’ve been to Sicily, the toe of “the boot.” It’s the Mediterranean’s largest island, home to Europe’s largest active volcano, and is lined with gorgeous beaches with limestone cliffs. Though it still has a classic Italian charm, it has its own unique culture, architecture, and cuisine from being ruled by empires such as the Greek, Arab, and German. Plus, it’s not full of tourists yet, so you can enjoy that famous Italian hospitality in peace.

10. Kathmandu, Nepal

Movement around a shrine in Kathmandu, Nepal
Credit: Shaouraav Shreshtha

Even if you’re not ready to summit Everest, you should still head to Nepal. Kathmandu is not only a gateway to the picturesque hiking areas that surround it, but also a bustling city itself full of markets, street food, and renowned unique Buddhist and Hindu temples. Switch off between days of mountain biking or hiking in the mountains and exploring the city and eating momos, the local version of dumplings.

11. Dubrovnik, Croatia

View of Dubrovnik, Croatia, and surrounding Adriatic Sea
Credit: Sebastian Scheuer

Fan of Game of Thrones? Visit Dubrovnik, a port city in Croatia to view some of the sets of the famous TV show. In the city you can laze on the picture perfect Banje beach that’s 20 minute walk away, try a platter of the freshest seafood, or walk the Muralles de Dubrovnik, the city walls that offer scenic views. If you’re looking for something to do in the evening, drink a beer and then jump into the ocean from a cliff at Buža, a cliffside bar, or you can catch some electronic music at Club Culture Revelin, a 16th century fortress-turned-club. Once you’ve explored the city, take a day trip to bordering Montenegro to explore the bay of Kotor, another Game of Thrones set, or rent a boat or take a kayak tour to experience the beauty of the deep blue Adriatic Sea.


6 trending worldwide destinations for 2019

A new year means a new opportunity to travel to new destinations. We asked our favourite expert travel companies for insights into which destinations are trending in 2019. Below are six suggestions: The Balkans, Mongolia, Vietnam, Egypt, Sao Tome & Principe and the Arctic.

So what are you waiting for; grab your passport, stock up on sun cream, and get going. Bon voyage!

KE Adventures: The Balkans

Trebinje, Bosnia Herzegovina
Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina (c) Natashadjuric

This superb walking holiday takes you through an undiscovered corner of the Balkans. Highlights include Montenegro’s stunning UNESCO National Park of Durmitor and and an exciting two day mini trek takes you through the magnificent Bjelasica Mountains whilst staying in nomadic shepherd huts perched on alpine pastures. From Montenegro you’ll cross into neighbouring Serbia where you’ll walk in the beautiful canyon of Uvac, home to one of the largest breeding colonies of Griffin Vultures in Europe. A night in a monastery offers a wonderful insight into Serbian Orthodox life. The final night is spent in the walled town of Trebinje in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina. An off-the-beaten track holiday suitable for those with a reasonable level of fitness.

From £925 land only, June to September, includes all airport transfers, experienced local guide and all accommodation.

Find out more about KE Adventures trip to the Balkans

On The Go Tours: Egypt

Abu Simbel
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Our top travel destination for 2019 has to be Egypt, the land of the pharaohs. Where else can you marvel at ancient pyramids, explore temples covered in hieroglyphics and come face-to-face with the dazzling funerary mask of King Tutankhamun?

A trip to Egypt is a trip back in time with history to discover wherever you go. And as if that wasn’t enough, it’s also a destination that offers the perfect mix of culture and relaxation. Spend a few days cruising along the scenic River Nile by traditional felucca or upgrade to a 5 star ship, or enjoy the watersports on offer at the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. And with the new Grand Egyptian Museum due to open in 2019, displaying artefacts for the very first time, there’s never been a better time to visit.

Find out more about On the Go Tours to Egypt

Chimu Adventures: Cruise the Arctic

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A three hour flight from Oslo will take you to the world’s northernmost city, Longyearbyen. From here, you can embark on an Arctic exploration in Spitsbergen in search of the elusive polar bear. This is only possible during the months of June to September when the ice has receded enough for a small ship to make access. Your expedition will take you through crunching pack ice, past glittering icebergs, to pebbly grey shores and up mossy green hills under a midnight sun. At this time of the year, the sun never sets so you can sit on deck looking out for wildlife such as whales, bird species and of course polar bears until the small hours.

Chimu’s first charter cruise to the Arctic, Arctic Unveiled, departs on the 23rd June 2019 and we are currently offering a 25% discount.

Find out more about Chimu’s cruise to the Arctic

Yellowwood Adventures: Mongolia Naadam Festival Adventure

Horse rider
Horse rider

‘Naadam’ in Mongolian means “the three games of men”; consisting of Mongolian wrestling, horse racing, and archery – incorporating lavish costumes, celebrations, dancing and partying! We will join this incredible spectacle both in the capital Ulaanbaatar and also in the countryside staying with local families in their warm gers (large felt tents or ‘yurts’) to learn about their ancient nomadic way of life. We will also hike or ride horses up to a mountain monastery and ride Bactrian camels across the windswept sands of the Gobi Desert.

We will explore the wild beauty of Mongolia’s vast grassy steppe, deep wooded forests and sandy deserts with chances to ride the small but incredible hardy and swift Mongolian horses. Staying with local families we will experience their delicious meat dishes and vast array homemade dairy products; including Mongolian vodka! Mongolia is one of the last great frontiers on the earth where you can witness the timeless nomadic pastoral way of life on the Central Asian steppe.

Join YellowWood Adventures Limited for this amazing adventure on Saturday 5th–Sunday 13th July 2019 for only £1,499. 8 nights based on twin sharing, full board, including all accommodation, transport, guides, horses and events entry.

Find out more about YellowWood Adventures trip to Mongolia

Far & Wild: Sao Tome & Principe

Bom Bom Landscape
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Sao Tome & Principe are two little know tropical islands off the coast of West Africa. This dream tropical destination is full of unique landscapes, wildlife, and deserted beaches. Explore wild terrain, search for endangered birds, see turtles hatch in the early hours or just relax on the beach. It is the perfect place to holiday if you want to get away from the crowds and explore a Jurassic world landscape. Find out about Sao Tome & Principe before everyone else!

Far & Wild are offering an 11 day tour of Sao Tome & Principe from £2850 per person (based on two sharing a double room). Price includes return economy class TAP flights from London Heathrow (or selected other UK airports) to Sao Tome, air taxes, internal flights from Sao Tome to Principe return, transfers, accommodation and selected meals.

Find out more about Far & Wild’s trip to Sao Tome & Principe

Nadova Tours: Vietnam

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Vietnam is a country that will take you to a different world with its scenic landscapes, fascinating culture, tasty food, wonderful people and a diverse range of traveling activities.

Absolute Vietnam Holidays is the most typical Vietnam travel package, highly recommended for everyone as it suits all travel styles to discover the diversified beauty of Vietnam. Within 15 days, you can experience the best things Vietnam has to offer, from the bustling cities to remote rural areas, from the mountains to the prosperous deltas, from traditional values to modern faces of the country. The tour is private and flexible, you can start in Hanoi and end in HCMC or vice versa. It can always be customised to fully match your travel needs and budget.

5 fabulous Spring destinations

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba
Havana, Cuba (c) flickr/mikelo

Havana is famous for its smoky cobbled streets, ancient Chevrolets, and crumbling Spanish colonial buildings. In the 1950s the city was a fashionable haunt of the author and journalist, Ernest Hemingway and today very little has changed. One almost feels obligated to pay a visit to La Floridita, Hemingway’s favourite watering hole, just to sip on a daiquiri and contemplate one’s own genius.

There’s no American fast food joints and gaudy advertising but there are vibrant streets and family-run paladares. These privately-owned restaurants provide authentic Cuban food and genuine local culture. Head over to the brightly painted alley, Callejón de Hammel, where rumba groups can often be found showing off their moves.

2Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas welcome sign
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Practice the art of over-indulgence in Sin City. By April, temperatures in Las Vegas start to rise to an agreeable 26°C, but let’s face it, night and day have a tendency to blur together for eager party-goers. Try your luck in one of the monstrously lavish casinos, watching a spot of Cabaret, or perhaps witnessing feats of gymnastic brilliance at the Cirque du Soleil. If you are looking for an adrenaline kick, head to the New-York New-York roller coaster, best enjoyed at night (although perhaps before you start going heavy on the boozing). Daytime fun in Vegas includes a lavish spa treatment at the Bellagio, or alternatively, a visit to one of the city’s infamous pool parties.

3Vancouver, Canada

Downtown Vancouver
Downtown Vancouver (c) flickr/MagnusL3D

Following the Winter Olympics in 2010, Vancouver has become something of an inspiration for travellers, with its jaw-dropping backdrop and sense of joie de vivre. The city is snuggled between jagged snow-tipped mountains and the Pacific Ocean and in April travellers should be able to catch the end of the ski season. Just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver there are three slopes: Grouse Mountain, Cypress and Mount Seymour.

Vancouver has its own cafe culture,  funky, independent shopping boutiques and even its own Chinatown. Visitors should also take a stroll through the old streets of Gastown, so called after ‘Gassy’ Jack Deighton (the British seaman who opened the first saloon there).

4Antigua & Barbuda

Mamora Bay, Antigua
Mamora Bay, Antigua (c) flickr/Andy Kyte

Spring is a great time to visit Caribbean Island of Antigua as weatherwise it is both warm and dry, and the long ribbon of beaches won’t be too crowded. Pigeon Point Beach offers shallow, calm waters, it is an ideal spot for families. For snorkelling and sailing head to Antigua.

Antigua’s sister-island, Barbuda is around 30 miles to the North of Antigua. It is less developed and therefore the perfect nesting ground for the charming frigate birds. Here you can watch the male frigate birds blowing up their enormous red gullets in the hope of attracting a mate.

5Tokyo, Japan

Sakura, Chidorigafuchi Moat, Tokyo Imperial Palace
Chidorigafuchi Moat, Tokyo Imperial Palace (c) wikimedia/Arashiyama

Tokyo is a city like no other: a unique combination of modern skyscrapers, ancient relics, and wacky fashion statements. And it is packed with people. The onslaught of pedestrians at the famous Shibuya Crossing (a perfect example of organised chaos) is, shall we say, a challenge.

Get a flavour of Tokyo’s more traditional culture at the Meiji Shrine; the city’s most famous Shinto shrine.

Tokyo is beautiful in the spring as the cherry blossoms will be in a full bloom. One of the best spots to take in this dazzling site is Chidorigafuchi, where hundreds of cherry trees line the moats of former Edo Castle. Rowing boats are available for rent, allowing tourists the opportunity to get closer to this magical sight.

Top 5 Western Australia Destinations

Western Australia Destinations

While most tourists arriving in Australia flock to the usual Sydney or the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s sixth largest country has just so much to offer that the list is almost inexhaustible. And if the wanderlust in you is extremely desperate for a bit of pristine discovery in less crowded esoteric locales, you will rub your palms in delight at the prospects of Western Australia – the largest state of the island nation with a stunning 20,000 km of gorgeous blue coastline on the Indian Ocean. There is just so much to see here, but here are the top 5:

1. Broome

Located in the north of the state, the town of Broome is located in the Kimberley region and is famous for its pearl industry. While the industry has dwindled heavily, you can still visit pearl farms and check the creation and collection of this rare marine jewel. The next is the famous Cable beach in Broome, with impeccably blue waters and sunsets on the Indian Ocean that you won’t forget in your lifetime. Take a camel ride at sunset and make your memories even more indelible

2. The Horizontal Waterfalls

Yes, you read that right! Considered one of the greatest natural world wonders by David Attenborough, the horizontal falls of Kimberley are not far away from Broome. The spectacle is created by a narrow gap in the McLarty Ranges. Leading sea water to accumulate on one side faster than the other and thus creating a strong current waterfall. Take a motorboat gushing through this chasm and you will get an adrenaline rush unlike any place on earth!

3. Snorkel with Whale Sharks at the Ningaloo Reef


In your vivid imagination, if the Western Australian coastline resembles the face, then the Ningaloo reef is located just at the ‘nose’ of the ‘face’! Considered as Western Australia’s own version of the Great Barrier, Ningaloo Reef gives you something different, wilder and incredible – snorkeling with whale sharks – the largest fish on earth. No, don’t get scared, for though called sharks, these are graceful creatures that do not harm swimmers, no matter how inquisitive. Then there are the zebra sharks and the manta rays to behold! Snorkelling at Ningaloo is something you won’t forget in a very long time.

4. Bungle Bungle Range

If you think you have had enough of Uluru or the Ayers rock, head off to the Bungle Bungle! It is located near the border of Western Australia and Northern territory and is a bit isolated (traveling here may seem a tad difficult or expensive, but look out for special deals and promo codes from travel companies like Jet2holidays and others). Check here for complete list of promo codes. The Bungle’s range, over 300 million years old is yet another quintessential Western Australian offering. Its beehive shaped structures made of layers of orange and red sandstone is a stark but beautiful outcome of ages of wind erosion here. Explore further in the Purnululu National Park that houses this range and learn the stories of the primeval Aboriginal populace who have been calling this land their home since 40,000 years ago.

5. Lucky Bay

This one is for those Bucket list tickers out there, for Lucky Bay in the Esperance region, in the south coast of Western Australia is scientifically proved to be the whitest beach of Australia (move aside Whitsundays, move aside Jervis Bay). And by white it is absolutely, gorgeously and remarkably white. It is incredible to stand in the sun amidst this dazzling whiteness and stare at the multiple shades of blue of the Indian Ocean. Incredible indeed, for this is Australia, this is Western Australia!

4 Cold-Weather Destinations that’ll Redefine How You Travel

Ask almost anyone to describe what a relaxing vacation destination might look like, and they’ll likely depict a tropical paradise replete with colorful cocktails, exotic food, and warm sun-kissed waves gently rolling onto a soft sandy beach. And while there’s nothing wrong with that sort of trip, it’s been done to death. Cruises and resorts in the Caribbean, Pacific, and Mediterranean are a dime-a-dozen these days.

Cold-Weather Destinations

So if you want to try something new, and buck the trend of vacationing near the equator, here are four cold-weather destinations that’ll make you reconsider everything you thought you knew about travel.




Often overshadowed by its American counterparts, Toronto is one of the largest cities on the planet, and the fourth largest in North America. A bustling nightlife, Niagara Falls, and the finest combination of Tim Horton’s, ice hockey, and maple syrup make this city on the shores of Lake Ontario a delightful northern getaway.



The whole of Colorado could be on this list, but since Denver’s the biggest city, it gets the nod. Denver is a destination with something for everyone. Obviously, there are few places on Earth that can match its majestic ski slopes or breath-taking hiking trails. But even if the great outdoors don’t appeal to you, this boom town boasts a thriving art scene and a bevy of hipster-inspired hangouts.




Though the UK is rarely associated with vibrant weather, it’s no doubt one of the most extraordinary locales for travelers of all ages to experience. If you’ve never been before, there’s really only one city to begin with: London. A great man once said that anyone who grows tired of London has grown tired of life. Ditch the Mai Tai and grab a chilled pint instead. London’s a blast even if it’s cold and gray ninety percent of the time.

St. Petersburg


The cultural center of Russia for centuries, if you think of yourself as a history buff, or a lover of art, this Russian berg is an essential destination. What’s more, St. Petersburg will see its fair share of new visitors this summer when Russia hosts the FIFA World Cup. Kill two birds with one stone with a holiday in this dynamic historical city.

The Bottom Line

No matter where you travel, you should always keep an open mind and be willing to explore new places and cultures. And of course, you should do so safely and with an understanding and respect for international laws. If you’re unsure about traveling with a visa, or if you’d like to do more than just visit an American city, you can consult an h1b attorney for more information. Taking time out to understand crucial legal elements to immigration and travel could help you realize a lifelong dream one day.

Cheapest Travel Destinations in 2018

It’s hard to resist the charms of the travel bug, especially when there are so many amazing places waiting to be discovered. But don’t be deterred at the prospect of shelling out thousands of dollars only to visit some of the most exposed and commercialized tourist traps.

Cheapest Travel Destinations

If you’re making plans to travel in 2018, then here are some of the more affordable destinations you must consider. These places offer adventure, culture, entertainment and nature, all without having to spend a lot of money. The 8 places included on this list are relatively unexplored, and if they are, they’re probably not known for the real reasons why you should visit there.

1.  Yelapa


Starting off with someplace closer to home, Yelapa in Mexico offers a refreshing alternative to the typically touristy spots like Acapulco and Mexico City. Yelapa is more authentic and also less expensive. What’s more, the boat trip from Puerta Vallarta gets you into the right mood to discover this gem of a place. More like a natural sanctuary Yelapa offers the opportunity to spend a few days amidst nature, but in very affordable comfort. You can easily afford to rent an entire bungalow to yourself for a fraction of what it costs in an upscale resort town.

2.  Gaziantep


Now, Turkey is probably the last destination you may think of when coming up with affordable travel spots. But you don’t really need to burn a hole in your pocket to enjoy the pleasures of Turkey. The city of Gaziantep, for example, is an often neglected treasure in this historical wonderland. It is easily accessible from Istanbul and is the best place to treat yourself to authentic Turkish cuisine in the country. It is also less touristy and commercialized than the bigger tourist centers of the country. All in all, an ideal place to visit at any time of the year.

3.  Barcelona


Barcelona is one travel destination that deserves to be known for more than its passion for football. It is one of the culturally richest places to travel in Europe as well as one of the most affordable. When you travel to Catalan, you get to choose from many different kinds of experiences. For example, you can relax on the pristine beaches or satisfy your intellectual curiosity by visiting some excellent museums. Of course, the food is not to be questioned. This year, flights to the region have reduced considerably, down by almost 20%, making 2018 the perfect year to visit this fascinating corner of Europe.

4.  Zagreb


The capital of Croatia, Zagreb offers some of the most unique and breathtaking combination of history and nature. You get to experience the unique blend of Austrian and Hungarian traditions as well as beautiful mountains that embrace the city. Food is not only delicious, but surprisingly cheap, even at some of the fancy hotels and restaurants. You could spend another day or two walking through the mountain regions which are not far off from the main city center. Overall, this is a trip that you won’t regret.

5.  Zanzibar


This is one of the few places that everyone has heard about but few care to probe deeper. Those who make the effort, cherish the memories for a lifetime. Zanzibar is not just an affordable travel destination, but an unforgettable lesson in history, culture and adventure. Part of the oldest travel routes of the world, Zanzibar evokes a sense of wonder and adventure. Known best for its exotic bazaars, crystal clear beaches and unique architecture, Zanzibar otherwise offers a gastronomic experience like few other places. Thanks to the favorable exchange rate, you can do a lot with a limited budget during your travel to Zanzibar.

6.  Namibia



If you think you’ve seen all of Africa without having visited Namibia, think again. Despite being right next door to the very popular South Africa, Namibia tends to fall off the radar for most tourists. But for the budget traveler, Namibia is paradise. There are loads of activities that you can undertake on a budget. You could go on a jeep safari in the Namib Desert or settle yourself for a quiet day on the beach. Accommodation, food and transportation are extremely cheap. It is a perfect place for those who want to see virgin landscapes free from commercial exploitation.

7.  Fiji



People think they’ve explored Fiji if they’ve explored it once, but that is far from the truth. Although it is perceived as being very expensive, Fiji offers a very friendly environment for backpackers and budget travelers. Of course, it costs nothing to take in the stunning seascapes and mountains that the country has to offer. You can relax on the white beaches while imagining yourself as an explorer from earlier times. The cuisine is at par with some of the fanciest European destinations. Fiji offers everything to make your vacation memorable.

8.  Gilgit-Baltistan


This is a rapidly developing tourist destination in Pakistan, which is what makes it perfect for the adventurous budget traveler. Offering some of the most amazing scenery in the Hindukush and Himalayan mountain ranges, Gilgit-Baltistan has excellent weather, great local cuisine, and hospitable people. The landscape is dotted by awe-inspiring mountain peaks, valleys and lakes. You can make a trip to the Deosai National Park which is the highest plateau in the world, and have organic honey and apricots from the Hunza Valley. The Khunjerab Pass which marks the border with China is also a popular destination with travelers. Accommodation is simple but very affordable.

So there you have it. Eight amazing places that are ready to welcome you. When it comes to traveling, the biggest concern is cost. These places will allow you to partake in all the exciting experiences while spending very little money. As they say, some of the best things in life don’t have to be expensive. Don’t wait any more. Get out that holiday planner and make sure that you visit at least three places on this list. Waiting to meet you there!

6 Destinations To Visit In Europe

Best Destinations in Europe

When visiting Europe, there are a number of elements to consider such as ordering your European health insurance card and organizing flights but what about your final destination. With a number of amazing locations, narrowing it down can be time-consuming. But we have a solution. In this article, we will be giving you a list of 6 destinations in Europe that you need to visit in your lifetime.

Paris, France

The city of love is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for rest and relaxation amongst some of the worlds most beautiful architecture. With amazing restaurants, a number of museums and the world-famous Eiffel tower, you can see the sites and experience some of the world’s best architecture and soak up the culture.

Venice, Italy


Another historic location that is perfect for a romantic getaway is Venice in Italy. With architecture dating back centuries and the world’s most extensive networks of rivers, this water city is a popular location for tourists all year round. With a number of luxury hotels as well as restaurants serving some of the very best Italian food, you can have a holiday of a lifetime when visiting here.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Another popular location for you to visit with the family is the city of Amsterdam. With the Van Gogh Museum, Damn Square and Anne Frank’s house, you can learn about the history and begin to explore some of the world’s most historic landmarks. There are also a number of picturesque locations for you and the family to explore when spending time here.

Additionally, the flights and hotels are also highly affordable allowing you to have the perfect holiday regardless of who you are travelling with.

Athens, Greece


Greece is yet another amazing location that is worth you visiting particularly if you love taking images in some of the world’s most picturesque locations. With ancient history around every corner and beautiful sunshine throughout the summer months, you can see the sites and make memories here all without breaking the bank. With the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the Plaka temples for you to visit, this is the perfect affordable holiday in the heart of Greece.

The Arctic Coast Way, Iceland

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This amazing location is where the warmth of the volcano meets the chill of the sea creating black sandy beaches and some of the world’s most spectacular cliffs. With a glacial river and high mountains, this is a location that has to be seen to be believed. With 5 beautiful islands for you or explore, bird watching locations as well as boat tours, this is the perfect location for those that love animals, sightseeing and spending time in some of the most unusual locations.

Shetland, Scotland

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The final place to visit on this list is Shetland in Scotland. With a number of must-visit locations such as the town of Lerwick, Mainland Shetland as well as the Fair Isle, there are plenty of places that you can visit to explore the wildlife and enjoy some of the most amazing coastlines. This is the perfect place for those that are looking to escape as you can go on long country walks and explore the mountains and other grass regions.

Whether you are looking to travel to one of the warmest locations in Europe, or you are looking to explore the farms in Scotland, you can be sure you will have the best possible holiday for you and your family. Which will you be visiting first?

15 Of The Best European Destinations To Visit This November

Travelling to Europe in November is the best of both worlds, not only will you get to see famous destinations without hordes of tourists, you won’t have to endure hot, humid weather. Many destinations in Europe are not yet in the heart of winter come November, so you can still enjoy a spot of sunshine also knowing that costs are cheaper as you’re travelling during low season. Check out MyBaggage.com’s guide to the 15 European destinations that need to be on your to-do list.


Forget the crowds and warm Greek summers, the best time to see Athens is in November. Mild temperatures with highs of up to 18 degrees will make sightseeing pleasant and bearable. There will be no ques to worry about and you’ll be able to spend your time taking in the Acropolis, exploring museums and taking in the sights of the city. Make sure to try some baklava, take in a street art sightseeing tour and explore the many open flea markets in Athens to bag yourself a bargain.


The warm summers in Madrid can make visiting unbearable, so November offers the perfect excuse to enjoy the Spanish Capital. The perfect city for any art buff, spend your time exploring an area dubbed the golden triangle, where some of the most impressive museums are located. When you’re not soaking in a Picasso, tuck into churros and warm hot chocolate for brunch, enjoy tapas and paella for dinner and be sure to hit the thriving nightlife scene.


Naples is often overlooked as an Italian destination; however, it has plenty to offer, even in the month of November. This is low season so you can expect lower prices, fewer crowds and comfortable mild weather, perfect for exploring.

There is so much to see and do in Naples from exploring the archaeological treasure of Pompei or Herculaneum to tucking into a slice of pizza in the city where it was born. There are also plenty of castles, churches, piazzas and ancient catacombs.


Give the summer crowds a miss and explore Lisbon in November. Enjoy roasted chestnuts, visit one of the best food markets in the neighborhood of Mouraria and treat yourself to a well-deserved coffee and pastry break, enjoying the best Portuguese tarts the country has to offer.

Expect mild weather with highs of 18 degrees, but always prepare for rain or colder days and make sure to wear layers and bring an umbrella.

The Canary Islands

Maybe you’re after some much-needed winter sun? Look no further than the Canary Islands. A favourite amongst holidaymakers for decades, these seven islands each other a unique experience for any tourist. With guaranteed sunshine and highs of 23 degrees, good food, culture and plenty of sights to explore this is a firm favourite for anyone looking for a European break in November. Each island has its own individual draw, we’ve outlined what makes each so special below.


A popular island with tourists, Lanzarote has resorts and self-catering options. A volcanic island that offers great opportunities for anyone wishing to explore volcanoes, relax on its pristine beaches or go on a camel trek in its national park. Expect whitewashed houses, cobbled streets and culture.

Gran Canaria

Choose Gran Canaria if you want to relax by the beach. This island boasts 60km of beaches, so you’ll have plenty to choose from. Check out the sand dunes, reward yourself with some rest and relaxation at one of the many spas or explore the national park in the west of the island.


Beating Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura has over 150km of beaches. It is a windsurfers paradise and the island also offer many other watersport activities. Beaches are the main draw, so if you want to spend your trip catching some rays and soaking up the winter sun then this is the place for you.


If golf is your thing, then Tenerife is the island for you! Boasting eight golf courses and guaranteed sunshine it makes for the perfect golf destination in November. For nature enthusiasts, you can enjoy whale watching or challenge yourself to a walk in the Tiede national park with Spain’s highest mountain. Accommodation is a mix of resorts and self-catering options.

La Palma

A smaller island that is less developed tourist wise, La Palma is known for being a national starlight reserve. The island is a stargazer’s paradise, no trip to La Palma would be complete with a tour to the Muchachos Observatories, located 2,420m above sea level, it offers unrivalled views of the night sky. This island also offers black sandy beaches, a quaint capital city and offshore diving. Unlike the main four islands, you are more likely to rent a holiday home or stay in a bed and breakfast, as there are few resorts.

La Gomera

This magical island is a world biosphere reserve. Boasting ancient laurel forests and the pre-Hispanic whistling language of Silbo. La Gomera is an island that just keeps on giving. Like La Palma, there are few resorts, expect to look for a holiday home or smaller run hotels.

El Hierro

The little island of El Hierro is 100% sustainable making it an eco-travellers dream destination. The island offers everyone free wifi so you’ll never be cut off. This is the smallest of the Canary Islands but offers plenty of sun, sea and sand. Explore the rich biosphere at its national parks, have a go at diving and marvel at the underwater marine life and just sit back and relax and let island life take over.


November is the best month to visit Istanbul just before the winter weather arrives. This is the low season and you will enjoy fewer crowds, cheaper prices and pleasant temperatures with highs of 21 degrees and an average temperature of 15. Spend your days wandering through the Grand Bazar, exploring the city’s museums and visiting the famous Hagia Sophia.  After all, that walking treats yourself to a traditional Turkish bath and then hit the town and take in the many restaurants and bars that this city has to offer.

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Move over Amsterdam, Ljubljana is the quirky capital city in Europe that you need to visit this year. Named Europe’s greenest city, Ljubljana offers canals, coffee shops, castles, winter markets and plenty of culture and history.

If you are into good cuisine, you will be spoilt for choice. Indulge at Restaurant Strelec or Gostilna Na Grudo, located in the castle. Both offer authentic Slovenian cuisine with breathtaking views of the city. If you want to enjoy a glass of red, there is a growing wine culture, with local craft breweries and a brewer’s union. It’s rumoured that the Italians come to Ljubljana for foodie tours, which is a seal of approval.

Visiting in November means the weather will be chilly with an average temperature of 9 degrees. But there truly is nothing more magical than taking in the sight of snowy mountain backdrops whilst exploring the city’s Christmas markets with a hot chocolate in hand. If you fancy a day trip out of the city Lake Bled is the best bet, this exquisite alpine lake is overlooked by an island church complete with castle fit for a fairytale.

Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Visiting the Bay of Kotor during the summer months means hordes of tourists, warm humid weather and high prices. If you really want to discover this fantastic location, check it out during low season in November, not only will you have the luxury of exploring most of the sights yourself you will benefit from cheap costs and perfect weather for exploring with highs of 17 degrees.

Spend your holiday exploring the old town, hiking to the viewpoint above the city or exploring the coast and views of the Adriatic Sea. If you want to take in some history Kotor offers old city barracks and plenty of cobbled passageways to while away time getting lost in. If you fancy getting out of the city there are plenty of attractions close by, such as a stunning Roman Villa from 2AD in Risan, featuring complete mosaics and Our Lady of the Rocks, which is a 15th-century island church located in Perast.