Veteran business television anchor, Karen Gibbs, once said, “Take every chance you get in life because some things only happen once”. Travel is such a chance you should never miss out on. Here are the 10 best places to use your chance to travel in 2020.
The Canyons at Arizona and Utah
The state of Arizona boasts of scenic beauty unavailable anywhere else in the United States of America. The sandstone Antelope canyon is an ideal place to explore the heavenly light descending from the slots in the canyon. The Grand Canyon allows for awe-inspiring photographs. Standing at the edge of the horseshoe bend, the incredible Grand Canyon and the emerald-green Colorado River. As your excursion continues, you will come across Lake Powell at the border of Arizona and Utah. Visitors can rent houseboats and enjoy fishing. You can also indulge in various watercraft sports. At the Amangiri, a 5-star resort in Utah, visitors experience the serenity of the Canyon Point. Alternatively, you can pack your camping stuff atop your car roof racks and pitch tents in the Bryce Canyon National Park.
The Spiritual City of Chiang Mai
Thailand is the land of Smiles. Visitors find not only the natural beauty fascinating but also the culture and people. The elephants are a big part of the city. You can feed, bathe, and play with the elephants all day long in the various sanctuaries and nature parks spread across the city. Chiang Mai is a spiritual city with over 200 ancient temples. Wat Chiang Man, Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phan Tao should be on the top of your list. After a hectic day, you can relax at the Night Bazaar lined up in the Ratchadamnoen street. Apart from the sumptuous food, there are masseurs available to massage your fatigue away.
The Islands and the Capital City of Sicily
The almond groves and olive trees line the islands of Sicily. Walking across the island will remind you of the ancient Greeks who colonized the island around 750 BC. Visitors immerse in the artistic heritage of the Valley of the Temple. There are remains of the seven temples dedicated to gods, Dioscuri, Zeus, Concordia, Hercules, Aesculapius, Theron, Vulcano. In the capital city of Sicily, Palermo, visitors often indulge in delectable food and wine. Much like the islands, palm trees line the land of Palermo. You can relax in the laid-back city.
The Coastline of Los Cabos
At the Gulf of Pacific and Sea of Cortez lies the Baja California Sur. At its southern tip is the upcoming tourist destination, Los Cabos. Visitors can book boat trips at the El Arco de Cabo San Lucas to see the granite rock formations like the Window to the Pacific and Neptune’s Finger. Besides these natural monuments, the coastline is the habitat of sea lions. The Cabo Pulmo National Park is the ideal place for snorkeling to explore the treasures of the sea. While on the snorkeling trip, you may get the chance to swim with the sea turtles or find yourself amid shoals of fish.
The Cosmopolitan City of Cape Town
Cape Town is the most popular tourist destination in Africa owing to scenic botanical gardens and the vast ocean. The mild climate all year round makes it possible to roam around the city without hesitation. At the Boulders Beach, visitors can see the penguin colony walking around the white sand. The adventurers can go hiking on Table Mountain while others can take the cable car. At the top of the mountain, the entire stretch of the city is visible. You can spot the Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles hotel. The sunset from the top is epic.
The Mystical Mountains of Tennessee
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park houses a wide variety of flora and fauna. The Clingmans Dome allows for a great hike and at the summit is the observation tower, which allows for a panoramic view of the region. Fans of the rock ‘n’ roll legend, Elvis Presley, will particularly visit the Graceland and Memphis complex. You can catch a glimpse at the star’s life there. The replica of Parthenon stands tall in the Centennial Park. Inside the impressive structure, there is an art gallery housing paintings from the 19th century and a spectacular statue of the Greek goddess Athena.
The Legendary Land of Patagonia
Patagonia is a panoramic region in Argentina. The Los Glaciares National Park houses the mammoth Perito Moreno glacier. Visitors can hike the intense white freshwater ice sheet under the clear blue sky. Bariloche is another dreamy place you must visit in Argentina. The lake district has breathtaking glacial lakes. You can also attempt to escape the city life and relax in the quaint villages of El Chalten and El Bolson. Visitors can relish locally sourced foods and take part in crafting goods.
The Prominent Capital of Tokyo
Tokyo is the best place to visit in 2020 since it will host the Summer Olympics. After watching the events, you can explore the ancient temples. Sensoji temple is the oldest temple in the city where you can watch the Buddhist wood-burning ritual, Gomagi. The capital is also famous for its restaurants where the amalgamation of entertainment and food exists. Unique restaurants like the Robot restaurant and Animal Cafes line The Shinjuku area.
Indulge in Adventure at Rwanda
Rwanda allows for adventure-filled activities. The Musanze region is home to several dominant volcanic peaks where visitors can hike. The most popular is Mount Bisoke offering amazing views and a crater lake. Unique to the country, gorilla tracking is an adventure most visitors engage in at the Virunga mountain range. After an adrenaline-filled day, you can relax at the lakeside town of Giyensi and enjoy freshly brewed coffee at the Kinunu coffee washing station.
San Pedro de Atacama in Chile
The Atacama in Chile has a plethora of exciting things to offer. The vast salt flats and saline lakes provide a picturesque view. Amidst these is the Chaxa Lagoon, a natural habitat of flamingos. The high altitude geysers and lunar rock formations in this remote region provide an otherworldly experience. You can explore the mountains and canyon on bikes. Alternately, you can take a hot-air balloon tour amidst the blue sky overlooking the serene land. The softly smoking Volcano Licancabur has a majestic silhouette against the bright sun. Now you have the perfect list to plan your upcoming holiday in 2020. Take this chance to break away from the monotony and indulge in the abundance the world has to offer.