Resolution — 8 Places I Want To Visit in 2014

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For those of us who love to travel and constantly feel the urge to explore the world, our wanderlust often outweighs our financial means or vacations days. I’ve created a checklist of sorts, of all the dream destinations places we would love to visit this year. Relaxing in Tahiti? Site-seeing in Prague? There are so many places to visit, but I’ve managed to narrow the list down to my top eight destinations.

1. Thailand

Stunning Thai temple. Photo: Chefs365blog.eu

Stunning Thai temple. Photo: Chefs365blog.eu

Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand is a breathtaking country whose rich history and proud cultural heritage make it truly a sight to behold. From Bangkok’s floating markets to their architecturally stunning Buddhist temples, Thailand is one of those magical places that can elicit an emotional response from everything you look at. My plan? We already covered on Krrb and it involves a motorcycle.

2. Colombia

The salt mine of Nemocón in Colombia. Photo: Flickr.com/photos/thecolombianway?auto=format

The salt mine of Nemocón in Colombia. Photo: Flickr.com/photos/thecolombianway?auto=format

Colombian by nationality, but born and raised in South Florida, I would love to see the country that my parents grew up in and where a large part of my extended family still lives today. The stories I would often hear as a child about Colombian art, music, and food as well as all the rest of the Colombian cultural artifacts that marked my youth, would finally have that missing third dimension. My first stop would be the Salt Mine Cathedral of Zipaquirá.

3. Netherlands

A single tulip field near the famous Keukenhof Gardens. Photo: Marthasvienna.blogspot.com

A single tulip field near the famous Keukenhof Gardens. Photo: Marthasvienna.blogspot.com

Home to the picturesque towns of Amsterdam and Hague, the Netherlands feature windmills, canals and castles. Book your trip for spring so you can be in town during flowering at the world’s largest garden, the Keukenhof.

4. Greece

The views from Cycladic island of Milos are unbelievable. Photo: Bbc.com

The views from Cycladic island of Milos are unbelievable. Photo: Bbc.com

Greece, the cradle of Western civilization, is chockfull of historical lessons in art, architecture, politics, science, mathematics, and literature. Sure, you’ll stop by Athens, the home to iconic buildings like the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Byzantine Museum. Off the mainland are the Greek isles, the most famous of are the Cyclades known for their dazzling white and blue visage. We’re packed and ready to go.

5. Mexico

One of Diego Rivera's most famous monumental murals, depicting the cultural history of Mexico. Photo: Tiogaadventures.com

One of Diego Rivera’s most famous monumental murals, depicting the cultural history of Mexico. Photo: Tiogaadventures.com

With a country as culturally robust and grand as Mexico, it’s a smart idea to stray from the conventional touristy hot spots like Cancun and Tijuana, and admire the art and architecture of the Aztecs, Mayans, Zapotecs, and Miztecs. Mexico City offers up the culture of urban Mexicans today with glimpses in to their past via their art, music, and food. You can’t leave without checking out Diegeo Rivera’s colorful murals located throughout the city.

6. Canada

Ski, hike or just enjoy the view of the Canadian Rockies. Photo: Awesomeplacestovisit.com

Ski, hike or just enjoy the view of the Canadian Rockies. Photo: Awesomeplacestovisit.com

O Canada! The second largest country in the world has a seemingly endless amount of sights to see. First up would be the province of Quebec where locals feel at home in the very old, Quebec City—site of the famous Château Frontenac. Next stop would be a visit to nature’s high tide sculpted Hopewell Rocks in Bay of Fundy in the province of New Brunswick. This natural rock formation is either accessible on foot or by kayak depending on the tide. And a visit to Canada wouldn’t be complete without stopping at the Canadian Rockies.

7. Morocco

The Medina market is full of spices, mint tea and rug vendors trying to make a sale. Photo: Vagabondesign.com

The Medina market is full of spices, mint tea and rug vendors trying to make a sale. Photo: Vagabondesign.com

Morocco, situated at the northwest cast of Africa and often referred to as an extension of the Mediterrean, still maintains a strong connection to their Berber, Arab, French, and Spanish heritage. A walk through the spice markets of Marrakech or the medieval city of Fes contrasts beautifully against a trek in the Sahara Desert or snow-capped Atlas Mountains. For me, a stop at the seaside town of Essaouira is a must.

8. Australia

Crescent-shaped beach of Wineglass Bay in Tasmania, Australia. Photo: Traveldeztination.com

Crescent-shaped beach of Wineglass Bay in Tasmania, Australia. Photo: Traveldeztination.com

Sandwiched between Papua New Guinea and New Zealand, lies the country of Australia. Boasting such beautiful sites as the Great Barrier Reef, the Australian Alps, Kangaroo Island, and the Red Centre Outback, Australia is a diversified travel destination sure to please. Wineglass Bay at the Freycinet national park was named in the top ten best beaches in the world for its white sand and turquoise water.

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So many places, so little time! What are your dream destinations?

 
  • 4 out of 9 aint bad! And it sounds like I might need to add a few more places to my list..

  • 4 out of 9 aint bad! And it sounds like I might need to add a few more places to my list…

  • RoAndra

    I have been to Netherlands, Mexico, Greece, and Canada. I would also love to go to Morocco, Thailand, Patagonia, Budapest, Moscow. At 63 I better get going!