The weather has finally changed and the smell of the spring is in the air! That can only mean one thing – it is time to start planning your holiday since summer is just around the corner. Here are some exotic and original holiday destinations to consider before choosing the perfect location and start your adventure!
This wonderful southern city in Sweden is a perfect destination for all the art-lovers out there! Its stunning architecture adds up to the medieval beauty of the city of Lund, with its lovely cobblestone streets, snuggled artsy cafes, colorful houses and cottages and the mesmerizing Cathedral with its twice-daily clock show.
Explore the ruins of an 11th century Drotten Church and take many wonderful photographs and find inspiration in Lund’s many museums and galleries. Spend a whole day in magical Botanical Gardens or visit the Ingvar Kamprad Design Centrum founded by IKEA’s inventor and originator. If you like going out, well, you are going to adore the vibrant nightlife of Lund, and all of its unique pubs and cafes!
Lofoten Islands, Norway
Enjoy your vacation and stimulate all of your sensors in these wonderful northern islands. What makes them spectacular is the gorgeous scenery, unique landscape and quaint red cabins that reminiscence of old-time fishing community. You can spend your holiday being active – choose hiking, kayaking, cycling or dune strolling to keep yourself busy and fit while exploring the wonderful scenery.
Sumba Island, Indonesia
If exploring the unexplored was your dream ever since you can remember then Sumba Island is a perfect location for you. Feel the rawness of nature, explore verdant rainforests with hidden waterfalls, huge Neolithic megaliths, visit tiny local villages and experience the life without modern technology (even paved roads are a rarity on the Island), without Internet and focus on connecting with nature around you.
Enjoy the quietness of the tiny local villages, learn about pasalas and watch how ikat is produced. Enjoy wonderful beaches and go snorkeling to see the various species of the sea world. Your journey into the wild will surely give you strength to face the hustle and bustle of busy city lifestyles all over again.
When is the best time to visit Bali? Well, the answer is simple – always. The most popular island in the Indonesian archipelago, Bali, will leave you completely speechless. It is one of those destinations that sparks the senses and you have the feeling that you have dreamed the time spent there. Explore the islands rich natural beauty, trek up jungly volcanic peaks, and discover hidden waterfalls and mesmerizing beaches. Watch the sunset from the beach and feel the spirituality of the island. Visit Bali’s magnificent temples to recharge your batteries and boost energy levels. Rent one of the charming Bali villas to have the time of your life.
Located in the Ionian sea, the charming town Parga is a perfect destination for all of you, adventure-seekers ready for a memorable (active) holiday. The pine-stippled cliffs are beautifully decorated with small colorful Greek houses that give the mountain scenery a magnificent appearance.
There is nothing not to love about Parga, from its tiny craft stores overflowing with antiques through markets with all kinds of delicacies to cobblestone wavy streets and stunning nature, it will certainly make you never forget about the time spent exploring this charming coastal city. Enjoy the long walks through the city streets, exploring Valtos beach, hiking to the Ali Pasha Venetian castle ruins on the top of the hill, or take one of many ferry excursions to explore near places and hidden spots. A memorable experience is guaranteed if you opt for Parga.
Victoria, BC, Canada
This magical island will mesmerize you with its mild-mannered charm and you will simply fall in love with it. The London-esque style, lovely flower gardens and small tea rooms in combination with the natural beauty of Canada create an original location that will for sure leave a mark in your memory, as well as in your heart. Make sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum in the Inner Harbour and while you’re out there, grab a kayak and go on a tour on Fisherman’s Wharf. Explore the variety of wildlife and visit the Victoria Bug Zoo or simply impulsively wander around. Either way, you will have a blast!
Take inspiration from these examples of unique and amazing destinations to find what suits you the most. The best option is, of course, exploring all of them since they offer completely different things. Or you can choose a destination based on what you expect from your vacation, do you want to relax on Bali beaches and clear your thoughts in its historical temples or you want to explore the northern parts and go dune strolling in the magical Lofoten Islands.
Where are some of your favorite summer travel destinations? Let me know in the comments, I love hearing from you!