13 September 2016
For many people, travelling opens up a new passion to life and self-development. Sometimes a single glance at a beautiful photo is enough to spark the motivation to get you going. Below are some of the most renowned travel destinations proven to be worth a visit, no matter how far away.
You’ve almost certainly seen photos of charming Tuscan landscapes that characterize this region of Italy. It is one of the most famous regions in central Italy with its capital Florence. Tuscany is known for its traditions, stunning landscapes, history and influence on high culture. Not forgetting fine wines including Morellino di Scansano, Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. This its plentiful world heritage sites and some truly unique towns such as Florence, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa, these are only some of great reasons to visit Tuscany.
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It truly feels like entering another world of tranquility, peace, health and beauty with its endless tall green bamboo stalks. The light in these forests is very different and you can feel the energy and that this incredible greenery exudes. Photos rarely capture the majestic beauty of this place so just absorb as much as you can while you are here. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is the most famous and attractive location to feel ‘bamboo magic’.
The name itself conjures images of lavender. Provence is one of nature’s works of art and boast some of greatest artists including Gauguin, Van Gogh, Matisse, Cezanne and Picasso, who all found their inspiration from this region. Deep shades of purple lavender cover the hills and the fragrance is carried on the breeze. This purple beauty can be enjoyed until mid-October but is at its best in June and July.
Iceland, famous for its cold and beauty. The unique Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights can be seen at its best here. The good news is that this spectacular natural phenomenon is visible for around 8 months per year, from September to April. However, whether you’ll see it or not depends purely on your luck, the weather and patience as you can only see the Northern Lights in dark, clear sky. Look out for a forecast of clear skies marked with white spots. Aurora activity is ranked at the top right hand side menu of most website. If you are very lucky, you can actually spot the lights from a plane, or from Reykjavik downtown.
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Pamukkale is one of the greatest Turkish natural treasures so if you’re fond of eco-tourism, include this place to your must-visit list. It is aptly named the Cotton Castle being made up of vast mineral forests and terraced warm basins with seventeen hot springs. The whole amazing structure resembles a snowy mountain from afar but when you get closer you’ll see the travertine terraces forming pools of hot water cascading over the white cliffs. Aside from being beautiful, Pamukkale is beneficial to your health. The hot springs water is mineral-rich containing magnesium sulfate, calcium and bicarbonate. The temperature is between 36 and 38 degrees Celsius and is believed to heal kidney stones, rheumatism, physical and nervous exhaustion, skin problems, stroke, nutritional disorders, high blood pressure and various chronic disorders.
Matterhorn is often called the Europe’s most famous summit. It forms part of the Alps with a huge pyramidal peak of almost 4, 5 kilometers making it one of the highest summits in this region. The Matterhorn is attractive for both active climbers and those preferring to observe its majestic beauty from a distance. Often referred to as the Mountain of Mountains, it has a unique look due to its nearly symmetrical summit looking absolutely stunning from any angle. However, it looks best when you see its reflection in the Stellisee and Riffelsee lakes with its peak lit by the sunset.
Built in the early 15th century, the bridge was the most important connection between the city castle and the Old Town, also making it a trade route between Western and Eastern Europe. Charles Bridge is 621 metres long and almost 10 metres wide being decorated by an alley of 30 baroque-style statues. Summer sunset is the perfect time to see this attraction, however if you’d like to avoid tourists crowds go visit it before the sunrise to enjoy the same scenic view.
These are only some of the unforgettable places in the world to visit and come back with wonderful memories. Choose you next travel destination, research it well before you go, get appropriate annual multi-trip travel insurance and enjoy your trip.