It’s always a hard decision to decide where to get on a plane to next, there’s so many places to go and so little time. Why not check out our blogs for more in-depth posts about our experiences around the world? We’ll be sharing anecdotes, pictures and travel info over there.
In the meantime, take a look at our top places to visit. These are our topmost favourites and are sure to never disappoint.
Perhaps not the first place you would think of when wanting to visit the continent of Africa, Ghana is a far cry from the flat deserts of the Sahara and the luscious beaches and bush down south, but it is a beautifully diverse country with a thriving capital city. Accra has grown massively over the past decade and is now a solid powerhouse in West Africa, the country as been at the forefront of the New Africa movement and is full of proud, vibrant Ghanaians. Just further north in the Volta region is some of the most beautiful jungle areas with lots of wildlife, waterfalls and mountains. Definitely a must visit if you want to truly experience modern Africa.
It may seem like a tourist trap, but don’t let its fame put you off. There is a reason it’s called the Grand Canyon, the natural formation covers an area of land bigger than Switzerland and will truly take your breath away. Try not to catch a glimpse of it until you get right up to the edge and can see it in all its glory (Alexa cried when she saw it, true story). You can even do one of the Grand Canyon helicopter tours if you want an even more amazing view. We can’t stress enough how perfectly beautiful the Grand Canyon is and is 100% the top place to see in your lifetime.
Everyone knows of its reputation and the ‘real’ reason people visit Amsterdam, but it is a magnificent city with bright lights and lots of history. Beware though, when you hear people say Amsterdam is full of bicycles, they are not lying, treat them like cars because they will not hesitate to plough you down. Definitely sample the local, erm, ‘delicacies’, but don’t make it the whole point of your trip. There are museums and parks and historical buildings that are equally worth your time
After being under strict military and completely closed off to the outside world for decades, Myanmar (previously Burma), has blossomed into a friendly, welcoming country that is more than happy to extend a hand of friendship to people from all walks of life. There is still a slight restriction on where tourists can visit in the country, but if you fall in with the right people, it opens up a world of opportunity to see a truly spectacular country.
The spiritual home of backpackers and gap year adventurers, it’s a common place to visit, but, like the Grand Canyon, don’t let that put you off. A truly vibrant and fun city, the capital of Thailand is busy, loud and hot and will offer you an adventure like no other. It’s a great place to start your travels, as the locals are used to foreigners and will be as helpful as possible.
There are many places in Africa to go on safari and see the Big 5, South Africa provides one of the best landscapes for doing just that. We stayed at Kwa Madwala, a relatively small game reserve on the edge of Kruger, to the North of the country. In Autumn and Spring, the terrain is luscious and green and all the animals are really active, in the winter the leaves fall away and reveal a dry landscape, making it easier to spot the incredible wildlife. Get involved and muck in on the reserves for a truly unique safari experience.
The gem of Turkey, both modern and traditional, Istanbul is fantastic for getting the feel for a typically Middle Eastern country, but with all the familiarities of a Western state. With an abundance of rooftop terraces that offer amazing views across the city, the skyline is best taken in at sunset (with a cocktail in one hand) to see the awe-inspiring outline of the beautiful mosques that dot the city.
Famous for its post-war partition of east and west Germany, Berlin is a truly modern European city. With a thriving nightlife and cosmopolitan vibe to the city, you’ll feel right at home wandering the streets and getting into the German lifestyle. With beers aplenty, the famous German hospitality will make you never want to leave. The TV Tower gives incredible views of the city and has a lovely cocktail bar and rotating restaurant at the top.