Your first international trip.
Excited, nervous, overwhelmed?
There are 195 countries in the world – how do you possibly choose where to start?
It’s your vacation – you want to choose the trip that’s right for you and your budget.
Whether it be an exotic destination or an economy location, we have the top 5 international destinations in 2019 to help make your decision a little easier.
Treat your taste buds. You will discover fruits you’ve never tasted and the fresh herbs and vegetables that make up the delicious Costa Rican cuisine.
For the adventurer – Costa Rica has some fantastic terrain and exotic locations. Go on a hike to discover the unique wildlife and plant life, go ziplining, canyoneering, snorkeling, and stand-up paddling. The weather is warm year-round so that you can work on the tan on one of the many postcard-perfect beaches.
Sip espresso at one of the many Parisian sidewalk cafes, go on a wine tasting tour through medieval regions or take a stroll through fragrant lavender fields. The world’s most visited country is blessed with stunning landscape, charming cities, picturesque villages, majestic mountains, and striking coastlines.
Home to many Michelin star restaurants, you need to do yourself a favor and try the food – especially the cheeses, bread, and pastries. Oh my.
If outdoor sports are your thing, come to scuba dive, hike, swim or surf. Spain has 3107 miles of coastline boasting picture-perfect beaches. Can we talk about food? You need to experience Tapas and Paella at least once in your life. Don’t forget to pair it with the delicious local wine, sangria, or beer. With incredible weather most of the year, it’s time to dust up on a bit of Spanish. Olé!
The United Kingdom is made up of 4 countries – England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Steeped in history, tradition, and culture, the UK is a place history buffs will love. Travel out of the cities to view rolling hills, cobble-stoned villages, and breathtaking cliffs overlooking the ocean. Forty million people visited the UK in 2018 – making it the 6th most prominent tourist destination. Just make sure you visit during summertime. Winter can be a little, can we say, dreary?
Thailand is a cultural wonderland. Rich in history, stunning architecture, and friendly people. Whether you visit the nation’s capital, Bangkok, or head to an island down south, or the mountainous city in the north, Chiang Mai, Thailand has something to offer all travelers and all budgets. Savor the cheap, spicy food, relax with a traditional massage or chill on one of the many white sand beaches. Thailand is a stunning destination where your Baht will go further.
How exciting it is to be planning your first trip abroad!
You’re about to embark on a beautiful adventure, which will fill your vacation with awe, inspiration, happiness, and fun.
So, which will it be? Hike through the cloud forests of Costa Rica? Sample chocolate eclairs in France? Laze on a beach in Spain? Dine at a pub in the UK? Or get lost in the markets of Thailand?
Whatever the location, whatever your budget, make sure you check out at least one of the top 5 international destinations listed here before everyone else catches on.
Don’t forget your passport!