Everyone dreams of travelling the world.
Exploring the nooks and crannies of this great, big planet; through vast oceans, glorious mountains, eclectic cities and small towns. But with all the locations on this big blue Earth of ours, it can be difficult to figure out where to go and when. Worry not, Notable fam. We partnered up with our friends at Contiki, who curate the absolute best trips to explore every inch of the world’s most desirable destinations.
Check out our top 7 Wonder-full places you HAVE to visit before you turn 35.
1. Trailblazing in Europe
There’s no way you can be a true traveller without exploring the highlights of Europe. It’s truly a rite of passage and is the perfect intro trip to get you to fall in love with seeing the world and all it has to offer. From food, to landscapes, to experiences, Europe truly has it all. Vacation stops like eating croissants in chic France, care-free strolls along the river in Amsterdam, skiing in Switzerland or exploring Venetian canals by gondola are all musts for a first-time traveller. After a trip here, you’ll definitely be trying to change your ticket from round-trip to one-way.
2. Island Hopping in Greece
Let’s be honest, once you’ve fallen in love with Western Europe, you won’t be able to resist island hopping in beautiful Greece. Whether you’re a Mamma Mia fan or not, this beautiful country will have you singing its praises in no time. Enjoy all the spanakopita and feta you can stomach on the lush islands of Mykonos, Ios, and Santorini, then explore Athens to get the full Grecian experience filled with rich culture, history and stunning beaches.
3. Explore the Cape, Safari and Falls in Africa
Live out your wildest dreams with a trip to the savannahs of Africa. A curated Contiki trip takes care of all of the logistics like transportation and accommodation, leaving you more time to just enjoy this amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience. See wild animals like lions, elephants, hyenas and giraffes firsthand on stunning safaris across the plains of Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls. Explore elegant Cape Town like a local with fantastic wines and local eats.
4. Take on Japan
Japan is without a doubt one of the most desirable travel destinations in the world. From their unparalleled sushi to the extraordinary cherry blossoms in the springtime, Japan is not to be missed. Don’t forget to take in the local culture and spend the day exploring their historic temples and shrines. Not to mention, the Instagram-worthy hot springs in both Kyoto and Tokyo bring some serious heat to this country.
5. Hike mountains in Peru
Calling all for nature lovers! A trip to Peru is the perfect escape for anyone craving a little more greenery in their lives. You’ll find no shortage of amazing hikes, action and adventure in Peru, especially when you top it off by trekking the Inca trail by foot or visiting Machu Picchu by train.
6. Explore lush New Zealand
Any chance you’re a Lord of The Rings fan? If so, this is definitely a must-visit destination for you. These rolling hills and scenic cliffs will have you reaching for your camera more than anything else! The North of New Zealand is an especially desirable vacation spot with geothermal springs and Maori villages. Add in endless adventure activities and really get your adrenaline rushing Down Under.
7. Wander through pyramids in Egypt and cruise the Nile
There are few places in the world as historically breathtaking as Egypt, and our inner Indiana Jones makes this an absolute must-do. What could be better than seeing the pyramids of Egypt for yourself? You truly haven’t travelled until you’ve experienced Cairo, the famous Nile and the relaxing beaches of Hurghada.
How many of these wonder-full destinations have you crossed off your bucket list? What’s your excuse for not checking them all off? There’s no better time than the present to explore this great, big world of ours. To help get you started, Contiki is offering $250 off 28 of their best-selling worldwide trips. Make sure you don’t miss a single must-do experience and discover over 300 hassle-free adventures to 75+ countries worldwide.