The world is a beautiful place. There are billions of exciting destinations to visit.
How can you possibly choose?
Well, here are 5 places that are either always attracting millions of excited tourists year after year, or are trending as the next hot spots for 2015 travel.
Italy is home to numerous cities we have all dreamed of visiting at one point in our lives. With 47.7 million tourists visiting this Mediterranean destination in 2013, we really aren’t exaggerating when we say that it’s a very popular dream.
So let’s be honest, we don’t really have to sell Italy–we’re mostly here to remind you that it’s on your bucket list.
Whether it’s the beautiful canals of Venice, the historical monuments of Rome, or the mouth-watering food of well, everywhere in Italy, people flock to Italia like it’s nobody’s business…and we don’t expect it to stop any time soon.
In fact, the 2015 World Expo is in Milan so, we know it won’t.
Here are a couple of Trover lists that will inspire you to make sure you’re one of the those 40 million or so tourists next year.
Vietnam has been steadily attracting tourists over the last decade or so and is set to continue growing its number of international visitors in the coming year. But why are people setting sail to this particular South East Asian country?
Surrounded by the coast and a wealth of natural beauty, Vietnam is home to many picturesque locations. Also, with both an ancient history and a French colonial history, it is a place where you can find thousand-year-old monuments and evidence of Western influence in commonplace things such as food.
It is a place of intersection between cultures of the West and East.
Exploring the rural countryside is also an experience that many tourists recommend. Renting a bike and riding away from the larger cities to view artistic rice paddies and connect with locals is all part of the enriching experience that is Vietnam.
For more Vietnam inspiration, check out these lists:
In 2013, Spain brought in a whopping 60.7 million tourists into the country making it the third most visited country in the world last year. Impressive? Well, this statistic isn’t that surprising–all in a year’s work for this Iberian nation.
The main problem with Spain is deciding where it is you want to explore in the time you have. You could spend months in this country and not see everything.
However, whether you choose the Basque country in the north, or the southern region of Andalucía in the south, or the vivacious area of Cataluña, or the Balearic Islands off the peninsula, you’ll be sure to encounter great food, interesting, distinct histories, and amiable locals who love to boast about their exquisite nation.
Start planning your 2015 trip to España with these lists:
4. New Zealand
Arguably one of the most beautiful countries in the world, New Zealand is worth whatever plane ride you have to catch to arrive there. Situated deep in the southern hemisphere, this Commonwealth country attracts all sorts of adventurers with its stunning landscapes and exhilarating outdoor activities.
Oh, and we can’t forget that it is also the home of Middle Earth.
And a lot of sheep.
The wonderful reality of NZ is that it’s very hard to take a bad photo.
Check out these lists for more beauty and wonder:
In 2013, nearly 40 million people decided to visit Turkey. With spectacular beaches, fascinating archaeological attractions, gorgeous scenes, relaxing seaside resorts and spas, and a host of other appealing activities, it’s no wonder people are deciding to drop by–there’s something for everyone.
If you want cosmopolitan travel, the bustling, glamorous city of Istanbul may be for you. A fun, easy way of getting around the city is on one of the historical red trams. Istanbul is also a shopper’s paradise. You can visit and bargain your way through the many shopping centers and bazaars all around the city.
If you prefer at coastal getaway you can soak up some rays in Antalya. Known for its charming seaside resorts, you can take a breather, relax, and enjoy a slower pace of travel here.
If you are a history buff or cultural junkie, you can travel to Selçuk (what used to be Ephesus) where you can find the Roman ruins of the Celcus Library, the Temple of Artemis, and other infrastructure and artefacts the Ancient Empire left behind.
Is Turkey calling your name?
2015 is on its way–get planning!