5 International Vacation Spots to Add to Your Bucket List
If you're a frequent flyer and dream of traveling beyond the states, it may be time to grab your passport and head out overseas.
Of course, you don't just go to another country without giving it plenty of thought and consideration first. You want to go somewhere with amazing scenery, unique history, famous art, spectacular food and so much more. Need some guidance? Here's a list of five incredible vacation spots all over the world to add to your bucket list. Keep reading to find out where you should head next.
1. London, England
London is a historical city with a culture dating back more than 2,000 years, and it's just as vibrant and bustling today as it ever was. The city has stunning architecture, delectable food and beautiful art and fashion. If you're hungry, you can check out everything from their street markets to fine dining and chippies (where fish and chips and other fried foods are sold). They also have so much for sight-seers, from the London Eye and Big Ben to countless castles and everything in between. The city also hosts all kinds of sports, and is home to many of world's greatest tennis, football and ruby players. And we haven't even mentioned London Fashion Week! From street style to the finest couture, it's a city that's as accessible as it is diverse.
2. Mykonos, Greece
The beaches of Mykonos, Greece feature crystal-clear waters and light white sands. Whichever of the Mykonos beaches you choose, it will look like a picture-perfect paradise. The whitewashed buildings of their downtown area create a maze full of beautiful fashion, art and architecture. It's also incredibly affordable to travel to the neighboring islands, so you can simply jump on a boat to go on an adventure on a nearby island with its own sights and culture.
3. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, is an enchanting and beautiful locale full of incredible history. One very special aspect of traveling to an exotic locale like Phnom Penh is the chance to learn a few key phrases and learn to converse with the locals in another language, stretching your mind as well as your experiences. If you're looking for a particularly unforgettable excursion, head to the resort town of Siem Reap and explore Angkor Wat. This unmissable temple complex is a sacred site to Cambodia's Buddhists, with beautiful detailing that tells an exquisite story of the local culture.
4. Kruger National Park, South Africa
If there's one spot to put on your international bucket list, it's Kruger National Park in South Africa. The game reserve is brimming with wildlife, with wardens working night and day to keep the animals safe on the more than 7,500 square mile reserve. The subtropical climate gives it beautiful weather for the vacation season, with the park featuring everything from wildebeest and zebra to elephants, giraffes, hippos, cheetahs, lions and so much more. This is an epic safari adventure through nature, and unlike anything you've ever seen.
5. Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy offers all sorts of adventures, from architecture and food, to romance and art. Together, they make for a great reason Florence should be on anyone's bucket list. The ancient city features packed cobblestone streets and some of the world's most incredible museums and restaurants—and the place's history will amaze you just as much as its one-of-a-kind sunsets.
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