Dream Destinations For An Exceptional Trip

Dream Destinations For An Exceptional Trip

The travel blog The Next Journey presents you through this article 10 dream destinations . To go on a honeymoon, to make an unforgettable trip in love, to spend a great time with friends in an exceptional place, these destinations will certainly not leave you indifferent!

Here are my favorites for 10 more than magical holiday destinations:

Bora Bora in Polynesia : The Pearl of the Pacific is considered one of the most beautiful places on this planet, surpassing even the notoriety of Tahiti. It is its turquoise lagoon surrounded by coral reefs that allows it to attract travelers seeking an absolute change of scenery. To your masks and snorkels!

The Grand Canyon in Arizona : The United States is home to an exceptional place … Arizona is where visitors literally fall in love with the splendor and grandeur of what nature can offer. The Colorado Grand Canyon is one of the world’s best-known natural sites. Remember to read my full article on the Grand Canyon in the USA . Arizona is also home to other more private corners of paradise.

Grand Canyon

Rajasthan : in northwestern India, this territory is more than mythical and idyllic. Rajasthan is the perfect destination for a romantic trip, like a Tale of Thousand and One Nights. The majestic Taj Mahal, the palaces of maharajahs, the beautiful gradient of colors (between the yellow of the Thar desert, the blue of the sky and the pink buildings of Jaipur) … Rajasthan reserves a total change of scenery to travelers.

Pamukkale and Cappadocia in Turkey : this country can boast of two beautiful wonders of the world. First of all, the Pamukkale site (also known as the “Cotton Castle”) is an incredible site where you can bathe in the warm water of naturally formed white basins. And lovers of sensational landscapes and hiking will be conquered by Cappadocia, which has caves and fairy chimneys.

Bali in Indonesia : This island is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. In addition to the dream beaches of Bali, this island will make you dream thanks to its culture and especially its dance shows and traditions. The landscapes are also very attractive, it is possible to make beautiful hikes at Mount Batur and Mount Agung to discover the famous rice fields of Bali.

Tanah Lot Temple in Bali

The Maya Road of Mexico : With its history and ancient civilizations, Mexico is a destination with a strong cultural appeal. The archaeological sites of Chichen Itza and Tulum are very interesting to discover, as is the colonial city of Merida. Eastern Mexico is also composed of very beautiful beaches (Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres), which makes it a very complete and ideal destination to realize a dream trip.

Photo credit: AlphaTangoBravo (Adam Baker)
Tulum in Mexico © AlphaTangoBravo (Adam Baker)

Iceland : Although less exotic than previous destinations, this island deserves its place in the hearts of those who would like to have a dream holiday. His landscapes are just grandiose, and will be perfect to live a total change of scenery. The hot spring called the Strokkur, the Blue Lagoon, the geysers, the glaciers, the fjords such as the Breidhafjordhur … nature takes over and amazes us in Iceland. Change of scenery guaranteed also in Norway, Sweden and Finland

 

Road Trip In Europe For 3 Weeks, Route Proposal

Road Trip In Europe For 3 Weeks, Route Proposal

How to establish a route for a road trip?

I honestly think there are no good or bad rules. But I deeply believe that this way of traveling involves leaving a little room for unexpectedness and improvisation. For our part, we established a road map with the countries we wanted to cross. Some cities or regions that we absolutely wanted to discover and an imperative since we were expected by the tourist office of the Lech Valley on 6.7 and 8 June 2017.

Our itinerary for this road trip in Europe:

Taking into account these elements, as well as our budget and weather (often mild this season in the south) we have therefore thought the following road map:

– Departure from La Rochelle on 21 May 2017
– 2 days to reach Italy
– 4 days in Italy
– 2 days in Slovenia
– 3 days in Croatia
– 2 days in Hungary
– fast passage to Slovakia to reach the Czech Republic
– 2 days in the Czech Republic
– 2 days in Germany
– 3 days in Austria
– 2 days to go home via Germany and Lyon.
– Back to La Rochelle on June 10, 2017

In total we will spend 21 days on the road during our road trip in Europe.

In this itinerary that we imagined, we had inscribed in the marble a few must-see places like Pisa, Venice, Budapest, Prague or the Lech Valley. But we have also given way to improvisation and sensations on the road. Some places have literally subjugated us and others totally disappointed.

A little review of the conditions of life during this road trip in Europe:

The car: our 307 break!

On this point I want to get the message that to initiate a road trip (whatever it is) there is not necessarily need to own a motorhome, a van or a truck fitted out. Each vehicle has its advantages and disadvantages.

The car goes everywhere and is easier to park in the big cities, it allows somehow to be in the heart of the action. On the other hand, it requires to count a night budget a little more important and to be a little more organized (because less space and space to store).

The motorhome: it’s the must-have comfort level, but often a little more complicated to go where you want. It will avoid some roads and often park on the outskirts of major cities.

The converted truck has roughly the same advantages as the camper with a little more flexibility, especially for access to large cities.

The van remains the must and probably the best compromise comfort, maneuverability and freedom.

Life in our car during this road trip in Europe:

We were a little anxious to leave 3 weeks for this road trip in Europe with our car. And finally life on board is pretty good. No mechanical problems (phew), good road comfort, the ability to go wherever you want. We were very lucky weather level with only two days when it rained. In short, no big worries.

Obviously, we had to stay during this trip, alternating camping, apartments, rooms and hotels. We even spent a rude night in the car between Florence and Bologna in Italy.

Equipment level, we had two tents, a cooler, two suitcases of clothes, a box of kitchen utensils and provisions, our equipment photo, video and computer, our inflatable mattresses, duvets and pillows, a camping gas and a small barbecue portable. The trunk of our break was full! FYI, we used the Big Agnes tent (ultra light, perfect for trekking) and Quechua’s fresh & black tent (really good against the heat).