Like many other travel bloggers, we are frequently questioned about our favorite places around the world. And, as much as we love every place we visit, there are a few places we hold close to our hearts. We asked our blogger friends the same question and we were quite surprised by some of their answers. We hope you enjoy Part 1 of Our Favorite Places…
Suitcase Stories – Nicole Connolly
New York City is a place like no other. She has an electric vibe that pulses through my views whenever I am in her presence. I more alive in this city than anywhere else in the world. I don’t know which part I love best; the brownstones, the parks, Broadway, the pizza, the lights in Times Square at night or the amazing array of activities and entertainment. Whatever it is, she will keep drawing me back time and time again.
Wanderlusters – Charli Moore
New Zealand’s South Island is home to our favourite place in the world. Deep in the heart of the Southern Alps is the Tasman Glacier, a gargantuan sheet of ice which dominates the surrounding landscape. Our visit to the terminal face offered an insight into the sheer magnitude of the natural forces which have sculpted our earth. It was simply awe inspiring.
Besudesu Abroad – Beth Williams
Seemingly isolated in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a paradise-like archipelago with almost 2,000 islands, many which are uninhabited. From diverse marine life to the crystalline blue waters crashing against the perfect white sand, once you arrive, it would be hard not to fall in love with the Maldives.
Kami and the Rest of the World – Kamila Napora
Lviv, Ukraine must be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe yet it is so underrated. I fall in love with it from the very first moment I saw it. Cobbled streets, beautiful architecture, bohemian vibe, lots of amazing cafes and a huge historical value make me return there as often as I can!
True Nomads – Justin Carmack
Tofo, Mozambique – This is one of my favorite places in the world because of it’s awesome diving, great beaches, and very remote feeling! I would have a great day diving with mantas, followed by eating lobster on a nice sandy beach. It’s far off the beaten track too!
Curiosity Travels – Jessica Wray
Annapurna Region, Napal – It only took five blissful days in the Annapurna Region of Nepal for it to top my list. Each day was refreshingly simple: wake up, hike among stunning snow-capped mountains, then arrive at a new remote village. It was untouristy, uncrowded, beautiful and humbling. This was as perfect as travel gets!
My Travel Affairs – Marysia Maciocha
Iran is the most spectacular place to travel thanks to the extreme hospitality of Iranian people, rich cultural heritage, diversity of landscapes and nations creating Iranian society and of course feeling of constant adventure of exploring quiet unknown for tourists destinations. I had an amazing time during my 5 weeks there earlier this year and the only regret I had was that I had to leave so soon!
Divergent Travelers – Lina & David Stock
Teotihuacan is one of those places that you visit and it stays with you for the rest of your life. The pyramids alone are enough to draw you to this site and whether you love architecture, history or culture, Teotihuacan is a must visit for any traveler. The site is easily accessible from Mexico City, so combining a trip to the pyramids with a visit to the capital city easily makes it one of our favorite places to visit.
Discovering Ice – Stephanie Walsh
Cartagena is one of those magical cities that appears frozen in time. Colourful colonial buildings line narrow cobblestone streets, as the sound of horse-drawn carriages add a touch a romance. While the Afro-Caribbean rhythms help to remind you that you’re in a tropical Caribbean coastal city, the smiling and welcoming faces of the locals remind you that you’re in Colombia.
Points and Travel – Cacinda Maloney
Portofino, Italy is one of my favorite places in the world. The views and colorfully painted houses are amazing. I love also it because it is easy to get to, yet away from the crowds that you don’t feel like overrun by them. It is sophisticated, stunning and the views are breathtaking.
My “Experiments” with Truth – Neeraj Narayanan
This September, I went to Lake Gurdongmar, India‘s second highest lake. Present in Sikkim (that was named in Lonely Planet’s ‘Top Places to visit in 2014’ List), near the Tibet border, the lake is amongst the most beautiful in the world with snow covered Himalayan mountains flanking it on three sides. I guess I liked it most for the supreme peace it gave me, as I sat their alone taking it all in. After all, there are not many people or places at 17,000 feet above sea level.
Life Outside of Texas – Meagan LeAnne
We have traveled all over Asia, but my favorite place is Korea. I have lived there for almost 3 years and I absolutely love traveling around the country. Korea has so much rich history and culture, beautiful landscapes and the food is delicious! I highly recommend it to anyone.
Keep Calm and Travel – Clelia Mattana
The best sunset I’ve ever seen in my life, at Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. Why is my favorite? Because it wasn’t really a sunset. It was more like entering a painting. Gili’s and Indonesia in general are my favorite place for its vibrant colors and wild nature!
Where is your favorite place in the world?