Looking for travel inspiration for 2015? These are the top travel destinations on our bucket lists.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre (“Five Lands”) is comprised of Monterosso, Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Corniglia and Manarola – a collection of charming medieval fishing villages, set on a dramatic coastline. The oldest village, Monterosso, was founded in AD 643. A Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997, you won’t find a museum or chain store in sight here. Instead you’ll be encourage to sample the local wine and cuisine, hike the dramatic coast or explore the series of coastal tunnels created by a 19th-century railway line.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
The Isle of Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides, an archipelago off the west coast of Scotland, known for it’s scenic landscape, fascinating geology, abundant wildlife and lochs. Hike the Cuillin mountain range, exploring one of its twenty Munro’s (mountains), swim the Faerie Pools of Glenbrittle or visit Loch Coruisk, considered to be one of Scotland’s most beautiful sights.
If you wish to see Iceland in all it’s raw, natural beauty, head to the uninhabited Highlands, where you’ll see rivers, lakes, pools and glaciers. From the Langjokull glacier to the permafrost mounds in the Thjorsarver Wetlands, the Highlands offer an adundance of interesting and beautiful scenery. Swim in Viti, the naturally warm lake near Mt. Askja, or visit the ever-changing ice caves in the Kverkfjoll high-temperature geothermal field.
This mountain village, characterised by its overlooked blue-washed buildings, is one of the most magical towns Morroco. Visit the bustling Plaza Uta el-Hammam to sample Morrocan and Andalucian cuisine, enjoy views of the medina from the Rif mountains, or experience the falls of Ras el-Maa.
Havana is the largest city in the Caribbean, and also considered the most eclectic and vibrant. Its storied past and rich history has created a spirited and culturally diverse society. Enjoy guided tours to the colonial edifices of Habana Vieja, or experience salsa dancing in its birthplace, people-watch at the Malecón (Av de Maceo) or admire the vintage cars driving by. This authentic cultural melting pot will not disappoint.
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