We’re almost one third of the way through 2017 already, which feels crazy to say. If you’re trying to come up with some interesting holiday destinations for your summer holidays this year, get inspired by this list of top 4 destinations to visit in 2017. There’s so many great places around the world to visit, so we have narrowed things down to make it easier than ever to choose.
While I have not yet visited Antarctica, it’s very high on my list of great places I’d like to see, for so many reasons. Firstly, I think it would just be unlike anywhere else on earth. From wildlife like penguins and whales, through to a world made of ice and snow that looks like something out of a dream. It’s the only continent I’m yet to visit and for that reason I’d love to go there. For more Antartica Facts check out this link to learn more about this incredible icy wonderland.
In contrast to Antarctica, Guatemala is known affectionately as the ‘eternal spring’ due to the lovely warm climate year-round. The country is sprinkled with volcanoes, ensuring the landscape is striking and has a lot of great climbs. There’s also the gorgeous UNESCO site of Antigua, which is a small Spanish colonial town. If you’re more interested in natural beauty, Semuc Champey is a series of aqua-colored pools which are wonderful to swim in. Guatemala is also home to Lake Atitlan, often described as the world’s most beautiful lake.
Made up of two main islands, New Zealand is full of diverse landscapes over quite a small area, ensuring you can see a great variety of things in a short space of time. If you like mountains, there’s ample ski fields to choose from and during the American and European summer, it is actually winter in New Zealand. If you’re more of a beach person, you’re spoiled for choice as the entire country is lined with beaches. There’s also a lot of Lord of the Rings based activities and sites to see if you’re interested.
Most people head to South East Asia and visit Thailand, or Bali, or perhaps Vietnam, but often forget to visit Cambodia. Personally, it was my favourite place in South East Asia, mostly because of the people. It’s also one of the least expensive, which is great if you’re traveling on a budget. However, there’s a lot to do and see here, including Angkor Wat, which is perhaps the most impressive collection of ancient temples in the world. In the south, there’s a handful of beautiful beaches and some great cheap, diving opportunities. If you’re looking for a cultural experience in a country with some of the friendliest people in the world, consider visiting Cambodia.
You’ve got plenty of time left to plan your summer holidays, so don’t forget to give these places a search and get inspired for your next trip!