Paris, London, Rome, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo … they head up every travel bucket list going. But what if you have been to those places? Or, what if you don’t actually even want to go to these places? As fantastic as these places are, there are so many other destinations around the world that are worthy of a slot on your bucket list. Here are those places:
The Armenian capital is overlooked by Mount Ararat and the city is filled with amazing architecture. Its people welcome you with a huge, friendly hug.
Get your jazz on. A multi-cultural and most happening city. Must see Vieux Carré (French Quarter) and Bourbon Street.
One of the world's most artistic cities. Spend an evening in a pub where locals entertain with stories and songs.
See authentic Ireland. Nature, history and culture combine to give Killarney a special energy.
One of the most stunning islands of the UK. Must eat fish and chips in Portree.
Beaches, fabulous food and friendly folks - what's not to love? A distinctly colonial feel and a must see is the Portuguese fort.
One of the most stunningly beautiful places on Earth. Hike, swim, just stand and stare.
Find the secret of long life in the history and culture on a gorgeous island.
Cosmopolitan and urbane with a distinctly European flavor.
Tucked away in an isolated corner of the Caucasus Mountains, this is the place to mingle with the locals. Must drink Georgian wine and hike to a glacier.
Often called the Paris of the Middle East, this is a great place to come and party.
An amazing site of history (one of the bloodiest battles of World War I), and a gorgeous location on the Aegean Sea.
A world away from the huge metropolises of California. It's the place to soak in views and hear the crash of waves on cliffs.
Indulge your inner hippy in the artsy, free-governing city within a city (Christiania is part of Copenhagen).
As well as beautiful beaches, this is seafood heaven, Foodies take note,
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on Earth. Visit here and experience the real soul of India.
Yep, you really can ride a camel on a stunning beach in Australia.
An easy trip from Amsterdam, this is the land of Dutch windmills and dykes.
A magnificent mix of history and beaches. Mayan ruins right next to superb stretches of sand.
This UNESCO site is one of the most magnificent natural wonders of Europe. Discover lakes, waterfalls and caves, and a host of wildlife.
This colonial gem will charm you with its architecture, history and beaches.
Walk a tree canopy through the jungle and see if you can spot some of the world's most endangered species of tigers, rhinos, leopards and Asian elephants.
A pretty much undiscovered gem among Europe's capital cities.
Discover a simple way of life among the humble people of the beautiful country around Lake Inle.
Known for its artistic and creative side, Gothenburg is one of the friendliest cities in Europe.
Sometimes, all you need is crystalline waters and pristine sandy beaches.
A real opportunity to escape the modern world and live off the grid without electricity or cell phone signals.
A capital city with plenty to explore. Great nightlife too.
Superb resorts and a fabulous place to learn to scuba dive.
This village with a fab hippy vibe may be small but it sits among some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in the world.
Discover canals, lace, beer and chocolate in a magnificent medieval setting.
Use as a base to discover South Africa's very special Garden Route.
Love history? Love hiking? You'll love this scenic waterfall park that includes the site of a Moorish monastery.
One of the remotest destinations of the planet but the journey and the effort is so worth it. It oozes history and culture with masses to see.
One of the world's most unique landscapes. The gypsum (white sand) dunes cover an area of 275 square miles.
Scenic and relaxing, the mud pools and geysers are a world away from the adrenaline and adventure capital of Queenstown.
Kazan presents a wonderful combination of Christianity and Islam and a palette of Europe and Asia.
An incredibly beautiful Mediterranean island with a fabulous coastline and scenic and atmospheric interior.
The UNESCO Heritage Listed park is home to some of the most photogenic waterfalls in the world.
Slow down a pace and explore the Inca site which is centuries older than Machu Picchu.
Italy's lake country is the perfect antidote to the cares of the world.
Some of the most magnificent examples of Islamic architecture you'll find anywhere.
Mysterious and magical, a place to rejuvenate the soul.
One of the smallest countries in Europe has a big capacity to party. Budva is a charming old town perfect for the beach by day, bars by night.
Hike by day and be in awe of the amazing scenery and then at night turn your eyes skyward for some stargazing.
The picture says it all - a tropical paradise.
Find peace with yourself and the world in the tranquility of the mountains.
There's something to be said for a country that measures its economy on a happiness quota rather than dollars.
Wineglass Bay will seduce into wanting to stay in Tasmania forever
One of the lesser-known Caribbean destinations but there's nothing underwhelming about this gorgeous place.
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