Outside the Box Travel Ideas

December 10, 2022

Looking to travel internationally this year? We did the hard work for you and found some of the best destinations to travel to around the world. Check out the places listed below:

1. San Jose; La Fortuna; Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Whether you’re looking to explore the rainforest, beach, or a volcano— you’ll find plenty of time to embrace Costa Rica’s natural landscape. Depending on where you stay, the “Rich Coast” has an abundance of outdoor activities and wildlife areas to explore.

2. Lisbon, Portugal

As Europe’s sunniest city, Lisbon bodes vibrant architecture, food, and unique shopping. Ride around the city in century-old wooden tram cars or stroll through cobblestone streets to the nearest wine cafe. Lisbon is the perfect destination for beach-goers or self-proclaimed foodies alike.

Street car tracks going up a hill in the old part of the city.

3. Queenstown, New Zealand

Dubbed as, a “place for adrenalin junkies” by Lonely Planet, Queenstown is where you go to experience extreme sports. With a multitude of outdoor activities available such as kayaking, bungee jumping, white-water rafting, hiking, skiing, etc.—there is something for everyone.

4. Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo—Japan’s capital and the largest city in the world—is one of the top travel destinations of the year. Tokyo’s food, culture, and fashions take Western influence to a whole new level. TripAdvisor puts it best, “tradition collides with pop culture in Tokyo, where you can reverently wander ancient temples before rocking out at a karaoke bar.”

5. Rome, Italy

Ranked #1 in most affordable vacations in Europe by U.S. News, Italy’s capital is a great place to take the whole family and explore the city’s ancient history. The popular Trevi Fountain, the gladiatorial colosseums, and Vatican museums are a few of the top sites to see in the city that dates back to 753 BC. Fuel up with plenty of traditional gelato, pasta, and pizza during your trip as you stroll through this prehistoric city.

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