If you’re looking for somewhere exciting to visit this summer, then you’re in the right place. Here are five of the most incredible places in the world. Ranging from ancient cities that rest in the Peruvian Andes to one of the finest literature cities in the world. Make your next vacation the trip of a lifetime by visiting on of these exotic locations.
If you’re a lover of literature, then count Edinburgh as your next favorite city. Edinburgh was the first city to be ever be named a UNESCO World Heritage site for literature. Here you’ll be able to sit in the Elephant House Cafe where J.K. Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book while looking out at Edinburgh Castle. Other famous characters got their start here too, such as Conan O’Doyle’s deduction master Sherlock Holmes.
The city is also well-known for being home to many incredible festivals. The largest festival is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The festival lasts the entire month of August and is the world’s largest annual arts festival. It boasts 50,000+ shows in more than 500 venues across this eclectic city. Shows include comedy, drama, opera, dance, and more.
Prague, Czech Republic
Ah, Prague. How lovely you are. Some say Paris is the romance capital of the world, but I whole-heartedly disagree. Prague claims this title for its romantic rivers and stunning church spires. Here you’ll be able to float down the Vltava River against the backdrop of gentle city lights with a calming summer breeze. After, you can enjoy a romantic walk down the Old Town’s cobble stone streets.
The Old Town was built more than 1,000 years ago and is home to the medieval church spires that grace its ancient streets. Here you’ll find the Prague Castle against the Vltava River, which dates all the way back to the 9th century.
Bora Bora has been all the rage of late for the surreal feeling of paradise that it provides visitors. It’s quintessential bliss. Bora Bora is a small island which is only 6-miles long and a couple miles wide. The island is famous for the now dormant volcanoes that are situated in its center, providing a breathtaking backdrop.
You can find this tropical island in French Polynesia, off the northwest coast of Tahiti. Here you’ll be able to enjoy the glistening waves on Matira Beach; visit Mount Otemanua, which is one of two extinct volcanoes; explore the Coral Gardens on a tiny islet off the main island; and for the bold at heart - feed sharks.
If you’re not in the mood for a romantic getaway or harboring a desire to cocoon yourself in a great book, then party it up in Ibiza. Situated off the coast of Spain, Ibiza is famed for its energetic raves and world-class DJ’s. Here you can party in one of the most exotic places in the world alongside other rave-lovers. It’s common for some of the biggest DJ’s in the industry to casually drop by and play a set, so you never know who you might see.
To take a break from the partying, the island is also home to some of the quieter pleasures in life. On the other side of the island you’ll find relaxing beaches, beautiful hiking locations, and a lush blend of tropical plant life.
If you’re an adventure-lover, one of the most visited spots in the world is Cusco, Peru. Cusco is situated in the Peruvian Andes and is known as the archeological capital of the Americas. This is due to the Inca Empire, which called Cusco home before the Spanish conquistadors felled the empire in the 16th century.
Today, you can dig into the rich history of the city by visiting archeological ruins and checking out museums. If you’re up for a multi-day hiking extravaganza, then you can visit the 12-acres of temples that make up Machu Picchu. There are plenty of local tour companies who will help you organize your trip. Cusco is also one of the most affordable vacation spots in the world.
The world is home to some truly magnificent locations, so what are you waiting for? Get out there and travel!