These spots are definitely going onto our travel bucket list!
What’s the best cure for a serious case of wanderlust? Travel. (Budget travel, if necessary). See the world, experience new things, and explore different cultures. While there are plenty of beautiful places in this world, these 5 spots are a definite must-visit.
1. Santorini, Greece
I first knew about Santorini thanks to the movie The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, where Alexis Bledel’s character visited the Greek island for a vacation. Since then, I couldn’t get the picturesque place out of my mind. Those stunning sunsets, the quirky architecture, the meandering cobbled streets – they all look so romantic and lovely!
Surrounded by the gorgeous Aegean Sea, the Greek island of Santorini looks postcard-worthy from any angle. It was formed by a volcanic eruption and was officially named Thera, but is more commonly known by its popular name. With the locals’ preservation efforts to retain the island’s natural beauty, as well as a flourishing wine industry, it’s no wonder that Santorini was ranked world’s top island by many magazines and travel sites, including the Travel+Leisure Magazine, the BBC, an the US News.
2. Positano, Italy
Located on the Almalfi Coast, Positano used to be a flourishing port of the Amalfi Republic during the 16th and 17th centuries. But it fell on hard times by the mid-19th century, and more than half the population emigrated. These days, Positano is a charming little enclave that’s perfect for a writing retreat and just general R&R. Thanks to the movie Under the Tuscan Sun, this seaside spot is making it to many travellers’ bucket lists too.
3. Jeju Island, South Korea
Well, who could miss out on Jeju-do? The beautiful South Korean island is featured in pretty much every romantic Korean drama, and was particularly stunning in Secret Garden, which starred Hyun Bin and Ha Ji-Won.
Located at the tip of the Korean peninsula, Jeju Island is a volcanic island dominated by Halla-san (Halla Mountain), and features caves, parks, forests, a beautiful beach, and a mountain. The island now relies mainly on tourism for revenue. You get to do leisure sports like horse riding, hunting, fishing, mountain climbing, kayaking, and just soak in the VIEW! Let’s just say Jeju is not one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for no reason. It’s a geological jewel of an island. While there, be sure to try their mandarin oranges – they are just sweeter than those from any other country!
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13 Jan 2017