If you are searching for unforgettable vacation destination ideas, there are more than a few to choose from. You can choose far-off international destinations, such as Italy, Chile, or Croatia, or stay closer to home and pay a visit to South Carolina, Colorado, or Washington.
The world is your playground, and there are so many places to go and things to see. You can even book a southern Caribbean cruise to visit multiple destinations in a single trip. If you want to fill in your bucket list with some of the most amazing places in the world, consider the options described below.
Maroon Bells, Colorado
Located just miles outside of Aspen, Colorado, you will find two mountain peaks that reach 14,000 feet. Part of the Elk Mountains, these peaks are reflected in the Maroon Lake below, nestled in a glacial valley.
Considered one of the most beautiful parts of the Rocky Mountains, this is also one of the most photographed areas in the U.S.
During the summer months, you can hike the nearby trails and enjoy the wildflower fields nearby. During the fall, you can take the same trek and be in awe of the beautiful aspen trees with rainbow leaves. Even the winter months offer picturesque views in the area, so there is no wrong time to visit.
Oia, Santorini, Greece
Oia is perched at the top of a cliff offering visitors amazing views of Nea Kameni, Thirassia, and the Palea volcano. It’s one of the most beautiful villages on the island of Santorini and is located just 11 km from Fria, which is found on the northern end of the island.
While visiting Oia, you can explore the narrow streets that are lined by traditional stone houses and the picturesque blue-domed churches that are a standout feature in most Greek communities.
In the village, you will find several souvenir shops and taverns; however, Oia is considered more laid back and quiet than Fira, with most people enjoying the slower pace of this area. You can visit Ammoudi, which is a small port in the city, but keep in mind you will have to climb down 300 steps to reach the base.
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Found halfway between Zagreb (Croatia’s capital and Zadar on the coast), Plitvice Lakes are considered a magical land of moving, living water, and ancient forests. The location features 16 lakes connected by natural and man-made bridges and waterfalls, along with 300 square kilometers of wilderness that is full of birds, boars, wolves, and bears.
The altitude difference between the highest point (at 1,280 meters) and the lowest (at 280 meters) is significant and contributes to the large and small falls in the area. If you are up for exploring the area, you can venture down the countless natural hiking trails and walkways that span across the lake. You can also take a ferry on Lake Kozjak, which moves people from the lower and upper lakes.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Another beautiful location, this area is another beautiful location in Campania, Italy, on the edge of the Sorrentine Peninsula. This area provides views of cliffs that plunge into the beautiful blue sea, along with small golden beaches that are hidden in countless secluded coves. The nearby villages are found along the slopes of Mount Ravello and are lined with beautiful, fragrant orange groves and vineyards.
It’s like taking a step back in time when you visit this area, and chances are, it’s a trip that you won’t soon forget.
Exploring the Most Exciting Destinations from Around the World
When it comes to exploring some of the most exciting destinations worldwide, there are more than a few places to go and a few things to see and do. Be sure to consider some of the destinations above, as they aren’t going to disappoint you. Being informed and knowing what locations are out there will help you fill your bucket list with amazing places to go and see. It would also help to get a timeshare on these destinations so you have a sure place to stay. Just do not forget that timeshare maintenance fees don’t pay, so be informed of the other fees as well.