With an entire planet to explore, picking your next destination can be tricky! Where should you travel next? We’ve put together some of the best spots for romance, adventure, cultural enrichment, observing native wildlife and of course, keeping the kids entertained!
Fun for the whole family in Hawaii:
The only challenge you’ll phase when visiting gorgeous Hawaii is which island to start off with first! Apart from offering some of the world’s best snorkelling and plenty of fun in the sun and surf, these magical islands offer stimulating activities for children of all ages, who can learn about volcanoes and explore the Thurston Lava Tube at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island where the ocean steams! Submarine adventures are to be found on Maui Island with the chance to spot dolphins and sea turtles, and this is of course a great place for the older kids to begin to learn how to surf, or for the young ones just to enjoy a boat ride and a splash around in crystal tropical waters.
Culture in Cambodia:
A ‘cultural experience’ doesn’t have to include museums and art galleries any longer. Take a different route and experience the rich history of Cambodian temples such as Angkor Wat and immerse yourself in the richness and history of the Royal Palace of Phnom Penh. With a surprising number of Traveller’s Choice Award winning hotels and plenty of smaller establishments, this is a unique trip with a difference which you will certainly talk about for years to come.
Romance in the African Bush:
What list of must-see travel destinations could be complete without the magic and allure of an African safari? The enigmatic Samara Private Game Reserve is notable for their work in reintroducing wild Cheetah to the Great Karoo basin for the first time in over 125 years, offering a once in a lifetime opportunity chance to see these magical creatures reclaim their natural territory; and also boasts a species listing including the rare and elusive Aardvark and endangered Cape Mountain Zebra which can be spotted on guided walks or game drives through the bush. The children are catered for with experiences like spoor tracking and rock painting, allowing the adults to enjoy the romance of riverside picnics and starlit dinners. With a long list of awards including a spot on Hello! Magazine’s Twelve Most Romantic Places in the World, this is the ideal place to experience Africa in all her glory.
Adventure and adrenalin in New Zealand!
If your bucket-list includes things like skydiving, bungee-jumping and white water rafting, there’s no better place to travel next than breathtakingly beautiful New Zealand South Island, known as the ‘adventure playground of the world!’ The Adrenalin Forest in Spencer Park boasts giant swings and treetop ziplines, Wanaka offers breath-taking rock climbing and abseiling, Peel Forest offers level 5 white water rafting; and the really brave can take on the Nevis – the world’s largest swing, or an incredible 12,000 foot tandem skydive with a backdrop of the Southern Alps. If this island doesn’t satisfy your craving for excitement then nothing will!
Whether you seek spine-tingling adventure, the solitude and silence of the vastness of Africa, fun in the sun with the kids or an enriching cultural experience, we trust this list will serve as inspiration as you ponder – where to travel next?