If you enjoy traveling and seeing new places, it is sometimes difficult to choose where to visit next. There are so many beautiful and interesting places across the globe that choosing just one may seem almost impossible. However, there are some destinations that you should definitely visit if you get the opportunity to do so and each of them has something interesting and unique to offer to visitors.
You should add the following top 10 places to travel in 2016 to your list of potential destinations.
1) Mie Prefecture, Japan
Located in both the Kansai Region and the Tokai Region of Honshu Island, Japan, Mie Prefecture is a stunning and geographically diverse area to visit. The coastline of Mie stretches almost 1,095 kilometers and the prefecture includes both the Suzuka Mountains and the Nunobiki Mountainous Range. Approximately 35 percent of Mia Prefecture is designated Natural Parks, meaning this is an ideal location for those who love spending time outdoors and anyone interested in nature.
The two sites most visited by tourists are the Ise-Shima and the Iga Ueno. The former is the most sacred Shinto shrine in Japan and the later a famous former castle town that is best-known for ninja.
2) Liège, Belgium
An ideal choice for people who are interested in history and culture is the city of Liège, situated on the River Meuse in Belgium, just an hour from Brussels. Liège is rich is both architectural and artistic heritage and is also well-known as the birthplace of the writer George Simenon and Emperor Charlemagne.
Some interesting places to visit in Liege include the Collegiate Churches, The Grand Curtis Museum, The Museum of Walloon Art and the Coteaux de la Citadelle. A boat trip on the river is a fantastic way to view the city from a different perspective.
3) Iberá Wetlands, Argentina
Comprising lagoons, marshes, and swamps; the Iberá Wetlands is a protected area of Argentina that stretches from Ituzaingo to Chavarria. These are the world’s second largest wetlands and a paradise for nature lovers.
The indigenous population was dwindling, but an intensive repopulation program has seen an increase in the population of animals and birds including the giant otter, the giant anteater, the red macaw and the pampas deer. Travelers have the option to stay in either eco-lodges or luxury lodges.
4) Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada, is probably one of the best choices for people who enjoy outdoor activities, swimming and water sports. Although this is the warmest region of British Columbia, the spectacular hills are a very popular ski resort.
Other features of this area are the wineries and the golf courses; both of which are great ways to spend your time when visiting Okanagan Valley.
5) Adelaide, Australia
Adelaide is the coastal cosmopolitan capital of Southern Australia. While the coast is the ideal place to soak up the rays and get back to nature by swimming with the dolphins; the surrounding parklands offer a fantastic space to enjoy panoramic views and spectacular scenery.
In the city itself, you can enjoy a rich cultural experience. Port Adelaide, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Botanic Gardens and the South Australian Museum are all worthy of a visit. Adelaide is also well-known for food and drink, so be sure to visit plenty of bars and restaurants during your stay.
This diverse country might not be the first place you think of when planning your travels, but Georgia is an amazing and beautiful country with some hidden gems. Depending on your preferences, you can make a trip here whatever you want it to be as there is something for everyone.
The vast stretches of coastline are perfect for people who want a relaxing break in the sun, while the hills and mountains of Georgia are ideal for those who like hiking and trekking.Wine lovers will enjoy taking a trip along the wine routes of Mtskheta and Imereti, while night owls will take great delight in discovering the vibrant nightlife of this country.
7) Casablanca, Morocco
Although it is not the capital, Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city. One of the most appealing features of this destination is the unique architecture that you can enjoy as you stroll through the streets of Casablanca. Shopping, eating, and drinking are all important elements of getting the most out of your time in this unique port city. Casablanca has become increasingly cosmopolitan and visits to the museums and art galleries will allow you to truly appreciate the history and culture of this location.
If you are looking for a more relaxing vacation, then spending time on the beaches at the north-western edge of the city is how you will probably want to spend much of your time. The largest beach in Casablanca is Ain Diab and this has breath-taking views over the Atlantic Ocean.
Located on the east bank of the Jordan River, this country is best-known for its nature reserves, seaside resorts and ancient monuments. Just some of the wonderful sights and landmarks that you should include in your vacation itinerary are the Petra World Heritage Site, The Treasury, Monastery Al Dayr, Wadi Rum, Siq, the Jerash Ruins and the High Place of Sacrifice.
If you want to try something a little different, then take a hot air balloon ride. This is an unusual way to see the unique landscape of Jordan.
The most popular destinations for tourists in Albania are along the coasts of the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea, an area often referred to as the Albanian Riviera. Albania’s greatest features are the beautiful surroundings and the cultural experience. If you want to spend your time outdoors, then you should definitely visit Butrint National Park, Blue Eye, Ksamil Village, Mount Dajti and Shkodra Lake.
Some people are more interested in visiting landmarks that teach them about the history and culture of a location. If this applies to you, then try to visit Butrint, Berat Fortress, Rozafa Castle, Skanderberg Square and the National History Museum.
10) El Salvador
This Central American country is an astonishing place to visit that offers a variety of experiences like you will never have had the opportunity to experience before. This is mostly due to its vast geographical diversity. Mountains, Pacific Ocean beaches, rainforests, waterfalls, coffee farms, and cities are all part of the landscape here.
A visit to this country is not complete until you have visited the capital, San Salvador. The dramatic backdrop of volcanoes adds to the magic of this place. Take the time to visit the National Theater and some of the many museums. Other things to do and see in El Salvador include Lake Ilopango, Tazumal, National Palace, Cathedral of Santa Ana, and El Boqueron National Park.
Visiting any one of these amazing destinations will give you a fulfilling and memorable traveling experience. Each location has something special to offer and if you get the chance to visit more than one of the top 10 places to travel in 2016 then you should grab the opportunity.