I think you should consider Switzerland I'm not sure that it even has to be said but the Jungfrau region of Switzerland is truly unforgettable a real juxtaposition to the many cities that I've included on this list the Jungfrau region is the land of quiet and quaint here you will find villages that are straight out of a storybook truly nestled into the sides of mountains dotted with chalets and filled with the stones of cowbells and rustling trees come prepared to spend your days repeating the following steps hop aboard a train ride to a village grab a picnic find a trail head and explore complete said activity with a picnic at the summit go home rest and repeat .
Italy Lake Como has a particularly special place in our hearts as it was the first overseas trip that we took as a family but there's a reason beyond that that it is on this list Lake Como is nestled up at the foothills of the Swiss Alps it's a massive lake lined with the most darling colorful villas the entire scene just screams respite with tiny cafes charming town squares and endless nature to explore .
There is no place like it the energy in New York City is unmatched with its skyscrapers and theaters and like go go go get shipped on energy paralleled then with it's stunning waterfront views and gorgeous parks it also happens to be one of the greatest food cities in the world a true multicultural destination with nearly every cuisine to prove it that combined with the fact that everything is open late for late-night adventures and snacking it is and forever will be at the top of my list .
visit it is a must-see city it's difficult to put the vibrant that is Hong Kong into words but picture this a city with some of the tallest and most decorative skyscrapers surrounded by lush exceptionally beautiful nature set on the water with ferries Criss crossing day and night while the views are certainly a part of what sets Hong Kong apart there is so much more to this destination the food stands out as some of the best I've had in all of my travels with exceptional dedication to the craft the food that you eat in Hong Kong will be difficult to find elsewhere at that caliber once you've taken in all that the city has to offer make sure to explore its surroundings with beaches no more than ten minutes outside of the city and charming fishing harbors just a ferry ride away Hong Kong is truly the perfect coming together of the hustle and bustle of the new and the timeless character and culture of the old .
Yes I know you've probably heard enough about Iceland to last a lifetime and honestly before going myself I felt the same way but Iceland is more than deserving of all of the buzz the only word that does this place justice is otherworldly its vast craters unmatched horizons and black sand beaches Iceland presents nature that honestly if I hadn't seen with my own eyes I could have been convinced it was supernatural at every stop we found ourselves with jaws drop and cameras at the ready taking in the blue lagoons miles of volcanic land and thermal energy radiating off the hillsides we went in winter but Iceland is beautiful year-round for us it was the perfect time to commune with nature each other and all of the thermal pools
if you like me are a lover of Harry Potter and for ever find yourself dreaming of finding a place like Hogwarts look no further than Edinburgh the land of cobblestone streets and castles sitting at the top of a hill looking down at the city we went full into Scotland vibes with stops in each and every tweet shop afternoon tea and the historic library and English breakfast every single day Edinburgh is entirely walk able with streets lined with the cutest little shops and perfect cafes for a cup of tea once you've guzzled down that cup with cream and sugar because you're not dumb go hike Arthur's seat and become convinced that you have officially discovered where the term rolling hills comes from .
Tokyo as you've likely heard is the epitome of metropolitan it's crowded city streets and lit from the ground up skyscrapers have certainly played a large part in defining the city and putting it on the map and while those are a sight to see just behind them there is so much more to explore with one of the most efficient public transport systems in the world you can visit each and every corner of this city for drastically different experiences each of them both a literal feast and a figurative one tiny quiet streets lined with second-hand shops full of the most wonderful treasures food that is not only treated as a foundation part of the culture but as a true art form and shrine surrounded by dense stunning forests a trip to Tokyo feels like a trip simultaneously into the future and the past .
It is one of my favorite destinations year-round if you are even remotely an outdoorsy person you absolutely have to have southern Utah on your bucket list with its could have been designed by dr. Seuss structures and endless narrow tunnels it is the perfect destination for all hikers beginner or advanced every time we find ourselves there it's hard to believe and take in how out of the world this nature is in many ways it feels like you're on another planet.
Portugal with its vast beaches and quaint metropolis ah's is a destination I cannot stop recommending its long coast along the Atlantic Ocean is dotted with charming towns that are perfect for a day or two long stopover making it an ideal location for a European road trip Portugal brings it on every front with its romantic cities rich history and picturesque beaches you honestly cannot go wrong there also I'd be doing you a disservice if I didn't personally advise you to eat your weight and past I stay not to just do it trust me do it well Taiwan
Taiwan is my favorite place that I traveled to in 2019 so much so
that it's already on my bucket list for a round two there's just so much to see we spent the bulk of our time in Taipei and its surrounding areas and honestly I found myself confused at why I hadn't heard more about this place the city itself is lined with residential shrouded with tropical plants that lead to these busy streets that are jammed with scooters and these writers are like in this wildly chaotic but seemingly choreographed dance just going about their days there are so many things that make Taiwan special namely the extremely welcoming and kind people the food so much good food and the nature that is just a short trip outside of the city we spent time in some of the most picturesque villages experiencing street food making our own tea and hiking into the fog lined mountains Taiwan was filled with spots that felt almost dreamlike with their vibrant colors and intense nature and wild landscape
There are so many places in the world to explore and I am certainly determined to see more of them if you have any suggestions make sure to include those below I'd love to hear yours.