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Where are you traveling next? I often end up answering this same question. I travel all the time, and people are curious where I’m off to next. Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter where I go next. What matter is where you’d like to go. What’s that next destination on your bucket list you’ve never visited?
Just in case you need some inspiration (we thought you’d never ask) – check out my list of popular travel destinations below.
Try your luck at the tables, take in a dazzling show or experience the energy and allure of The Strip at night. One may perceive this glowing city as a mirage in the middle of the Mojave Desert, where the nightlife has a world renown vibrance. With a plethora of shows, events, entertainment, and casinos, you will never be bored in the city that never sleeps.
Swim with pigs or relax on a secluded beach in this tropical paradise. his archipelago consists of over 700 islands and cays are a top destination spot located in the Atlantic. Nassau is the capital city teaming British colonial buildings, famous resorts, and some of the best scuba diving around.
My original home town. Don’t miss some surrounding cities, such as The Hague and Rotterdam. As the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is famous for its amazing canal system, narrow houses, and bicycle mode of transportation. It is also home to the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House.
Amsterdam is a city that positively rings. There’s the ringing of historic church bells, the ringing of angry cyclists and the ringing of trams trundling their way across the city. Amsterdam’s three most famous canals even ring around the city center, and it’s here that you can see everything from Dam Square and the Anne Frank House to the shops of the Kalverstraat and the Red Light District. But however tempting it might seem to remain within the beautiful, canal-lined center of Amsterdam, the city really comes to life on the other side of the many bridges that take you out of the center and into one of its many lively neighborhoods. The likes of the Jordaan, De Pijp, and the Museum District feature markets, bars and cafes, loads of restaurants, quirky cinemas, world famous museums including the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, and everything else in-between.
The Paris of South America. The locals, better known as portenos, really have a way of making sure this city gets under your skin. Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina. It also happens to be the capital. There are plenty of sites to explore from the Plaza San Martin Park, the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral dating back to the 17th century, or even take a tour at the stunning palace Casa Rosada.
This really is the city that never sleeps. Buenos Aires has an electric energy which radiates from the city’s residents, known as porteños. They’re the first to tell you dinner is eaten no earlier than 9pm and it’s normal to arrive at a bar at 2am. But Buenos Aires isn’t just for night owls. Street life is part and parcel of the city’s personality. Rows of sidewalk cafes and bars line every barrio or district, San Telmo lures shoppers to its buzzing Sunday flea market, and street artists and tango dancers pop up anywhere and everywhere.
There’s variety too. In the elegant Recoleta district, the beautiful cemetery guards the grave of Eva Perón, Palermo Viejo’s markets and boutiques are one-of-a-kind, and a carnivalesque atmosphere prevails when Boca Juniors play at La Bombonera football stadium. So grab an ice-cold Quilmes beer and make the most of the bold, brilliant, beating heart of Argentina.
Take a few days to explore the city of Calgary itself, and then head off to explore Banff National Park and beyond. If you have the time, why not drive all the way to Vancouver and enjoy the magnificent scenery along the way that inspired my photography book A View To Take Home. Attractions include the Calgary zoo, displaying an array of animals and a dinosaur exhibit, Calgary Tower which houses a revolving restaurant, and Heritage Park Historical Village History Museum.
Many cities claim to be the centre of the universe in North American life – but in my opinion only New York can truly live up to that claim. The grandeur of the city speaks for itself. If you are looking to take in some sites and sounds, take in a view of the magnificent Empire State Building, take a walk through Central Park, or take in a show at the Broadway Theater.
There isn’t another city in the world quite like New York City. The Big Apple is unashamedly big, bold and boisterous and a feast for the senses. There’s the sight of the Statue of Liberty and the roaring sound of the crowd at the Yankee Stadium. You can smell pretzels and filter coffee on every street corner and enjoy the taste of pizza and pasta in Little Italy. Then, finally, there’s the feeling of knowing that you’re standing in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities. Making the most of every single minute in New York is what visiting the city is all about, from seeing the bright lights of Times Square and experiencing the energy of Chinatown to relaxing with a stroll around Central Park and admiring an Andy Warhol or a Jackson Pollock at the MOMA. New York, New York – it’s a helluva town!
Wilko van de Kamp
Wilko van de Kamp
Travel Hacker Wilko
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