If you’re planning your next great escape or have a burning to desire to explore every inch of the planet, then we’ve collated a list of the next dream destinations to add to your ever-growing list. This list was actually tricky to compile, as there are so many potential destinations we wanted to include. Whether you’re looking for culture, art, adventure, city-life, scenery, hikes, nightlife or flavorsome food, the world is really your oyster. So we’ve tried to strike a balance and choose destinations bursting with vibrant culture, scenic views, mountains, beaches, character, relaxation and excitement. So let’s dive in, take a whistle-stop tour and help you plan your next Pinterest adventure. We’re sure that once you’ll see these places for real, you’ll never ever want to leave…
Aloha! If you’re looking for the ultimate idyllic island hideaway, then Hawaii offers sheer scenic perfection. The island is home to enchanting beaches, all-inclusive resorts, culture, captivating coastline, heavenly views, leisurely golf courses, spas, breathtaking mountains and even an active volcano. This means Hawaii has become a haven for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike. If you’re craving some action, then you can always jump in a car and ride down the winding Hana Highway in search of cascading waterfalls, heavenly pools, mountains, ranch views or hiking trails. You can even head to Kaanapali, for its daily sunset cliff-diving ceremony or snorkeling, Ho’okipa to windsurf, surf or Waianapanapa to see its jet-black volcanic sand and emerald green jungle. If you need us though, you can find us on a sun-lounger, sipping a Mai-Tai cocktail and soaking up the ocean view, while wearing a Hawaiian grass skirt (for a little taste of culture).
Rio de Janeiro
In case you needed a formal introduction, Rio de Janeiro in one of Brazil’s most vibrant and popular cities, teeming with culture, breathtaking scenery and bustling action. The metropolis is one of Brazil’s most frequented attractions, hosting visitors from around the world, pulsating with parades, music, carnivals and lively parties. If you’re looking for a city destination with magnificent mountain views and breathtaking beaches, culture and action, you’ll be in for a treat. The city is also steeped in history and culture, so you have to take a trip to see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue which towers over the city or explore the 340-acre Jardim Botânico. If you’re craving an unforgettable South American adventure, you can conquer the surfing waves off Prainha, explore Tijuca’s lush rainforests or take a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain. The city has also become an international sports hub, especially as Rio hosted the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016. While Rio, the place and the people, is a very special and beautiful place to explore, we also can’t wait to relax, soak up the views and laze on the shores of the world-famous Copa Cabana or Ipanema beaches.
Costa Rica is an idyllic coastal paradise, nestled along the Pacific Ocean in Central America. In fact, the exotic hideaway is has been hailed as the happiest place on earth! This may have something to do with the fact the country is the only place on earth with no standing army. Instead, you’ll be greeted by 800 miles of captivating coastline, sprawling beaches, verdant rainforests, exotic wildlife, magnificent mountains and even an active volcano. The breathtaking scenery alone is enough reason to live here. You can take a hike and explore the exquisite red or black beaches, lush rain forests, ancient ruins, wineries or active craters. Costa Rica is also home to some of the most exotic wildlife and hosts 5% of the world’s species, so you can take a hike to find exotic frogs, monkeys, iguanas, sloths, birds and more. If you’re feeling adventurous, then you can try rafting, zip lining, surfing, diving or snorkeling. You can also sit back and relax on one of the world’s most breathtaking beaches. In any case, once you wake up in paradise here, we’re sure you’ll never want to leave.