All of us travel for a purpose like rejuvenation, adventure, experience, Leisure, Business etc. No matter what your purpose is it an eye-opener and makes you a well-rounded human being. It helps you to discover not only new things about a place but to explore who you are with all the challenges and opportunities you face while traveling.
To us, it’s like a rebirth. You look at your life through the whole new perspective. Meeting people from other cultures teaches you that the way you have been looking at the world isn’t the way everybody else does. It gives you a reality check and makes you a better person.
Let’s discuss the top 15 offbeat places before you die.
Positano is one of the most picturesque and romantic towns on the Amalfi coast, Italy. This place is also known as Jewel of the Amalfi Coast.
It has colorful pastel houses and the best cuisines Italy offers. Walking is the best way to get around and you should be prepared to take a lot of stairs.
Its steep streets are surrounded by boutique shops and fancy restaurants and lead down to a protected bay lined with cove beaches and clear waters. If you are in Positano you must try their specialty drink, limoncello.
Budapest is also described as the “Little Paris of Middle Europe”. It consists of two parts, Buda and Pest, which are located on opposite sides of the river and connected by a series of bridges. We recommend walking across the bridge for an ultimate experience.
This city has a lot to offer like museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, caves palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools etc. Take a full day at a thermal spa is a must.
Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington is recently named as the coolest little capital in the world by Lonely Planet.
It is surrounded by nature and fuelled by creative energy, Wellington is a compact city with a powerful mix of culture, history, nature, and cuisine.
Wellington people are masters of casual dining, with plenty of great restaurants, night markets, and food trucks. Make sure that you try their strong coffee and world-class craft beer. We recommend a ride on their iconic cable car and visit some Lord of the Rings sets.
Barcelona is a mix of both the Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city with Roman remains, It’s medieval quarters and the most beautiful examples of 20th century Modernism.
Barcelona origins are Roman, and its long history and economic dynamism which make it a cultural city, which can be seen in the historic-artistic heritage and the promotion of the most innovative artistic trends.
It offers museums, exhibitions, open-air sculpture, and many concerts, plays and dances to its visitors. Visit the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and taking pictures with the mosaic benches at Park Guell is a must.
Nice is famous for its museums, fashionable boutiques, restaurants, and beaches. There is no place in France compares with Nice.
We recommend you to walk up to castle hill for a beautiful view of the city, the bay of angels and the bright blue water. Don’t forget to go to the old Nice and its market selling flowers and vegetables for a wonderful experience. Take a stroll down Promenade des Anglais is a must.
Lucerne is a gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama.
The place has beautiful attractions, also famous for its souvenirs and watches shops, the beautiful lakeside setting, and the nearby excursion mountains. One of the city’s biggest attractions is the Lion of Lucerne, So don’t give it a miss. Take a walk across the Chapel Bridge, which was built in the 14th century.
Tulum offers relaxation and romance with an ancient angle. It offers you to enjoy modern takes on traditional Mayan massage and spa treatments, or sunbathe on gorgeous beaches within sight of well-preserved ancient ruins. It’s a rare mix of beach, archeology, and village, Tulum is a romantic getaway like no other.
Tulum has a spectacular coastline with all its sugar sands, clear water, and breezes makes it one of the top beaches in Mexico. See the majestic ruins of historic Mayan temples. Also, heat to Gran Cenote for an underwater cave adventure.
Greece is beautified with its whitewashed walls and deep blue domes which complement the color of the ocean right beside it. Wake up to gorgeous views of Mykonos then catch the sunset overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Santorini is best known for its dramatic views, inspiring sunsets, and colorful pebble beaches, shops, hotels, cafes. High along the cliffs, there are several villages on this Island with traditional architecture, ancient ruins, and authentic wineries.
Havana is known to be the most vibrant and colorful destination for travelers. It captures the imagination like no other.
Walk through the walkway around the ocean, visit old Havana, listen to salsa music, roam in open-air bazaars, and attend parties that last all night.
Prague, Czech Republic
It is one of the continent’s finest cities lying at the heart of Europe. Prague is known to be the city of a hundred spires as described by UNESCO monument and one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Prague has a rich architectural heritage that reflects both in the history and an urban life extending back more than a thousand years.
Dubrovnik cast a magic spell with its ochre-hued roofs, Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is straight out of fantasies. The city will leave you stunned by its architecture and moving legends.
It’s beauty never fails to amaze you whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth. The city’s limestone streets, buildings, and a walk along the ancient city walls are amazing. It’s a must visit place for Game of Thrones fans as most of the breathtaking scenes are shot here. This place definitely gives you a wanderlust.
Cappadocia is much like a paradise for honeymooners. with the colors of hot air balloons in the air, Its landscape looks like a dream. Also, you get mesmerizing sunset views when you’re on a hot air balloon up in the air.
The churches, open-Air Museum and the subterranean refuges of Derinkuyu and Kaymaklı are the most famous sights.
Phi Phi Island, Thailand
Tourism in Thailand’s Phi Phil Islands has exploded in recent years, making the beautiful beaches, clear water, and natural beauty more accessible to visitors.
Scuba diving is very popular coz the underwater life is spectacular. You can find everything from leopard sharks, dolphins, and black-tipped reef sharks on their underwater adventures.
Iceland is also known as a land of ice and fire, a land of clean nature where volcanoes and geothermal heat have made their mark on the landscape, along with the many glaciers and glacier lagoons.
There’s no place like it! You get to see many volcanoes, waterfalls and glaciers and lava. We recommend changing the northern lights and puffin tour is something you shouldn’t miss while visiting Iceland. This place is straight out of a fairytale.
Honolulu is situated between mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is surrounded by fields of sugarcane and pineapple, ranch lands, and farms. It is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States.
Honolulu offers plenty of activities, attractions, and events. We recommend snorkeling with sea turtles. The place has many museums, churches, national memorials and monuments, and the Iolani Palace which is the only royal palace in the United States. All of these must be the reasons why 70,000 travelers from around the world visit the island each day.
So, Which one is your favorite place? and How many of these have you visited to already? Which one are you planning to visit next? Let us know in the comments section below.