I feel like every time I travel my list of travel destinations just keeps on getting longer and longer. I guess that’s pretty common right? So far this year, I haven’t really visited many new destinations, so that really doesn’t help me making that list any shorter.
Right now I am on Lanzarote, not a place on my list, but it just came up. I have booked for both Los Angeles and later this year Cape Town again. Also a few days in Paris are planned, but again, places that I have all been to before.
So the lets look at that list already. Places I want to visit soon, I wont make it this summer, at least one on the list I will visit this year though. I am sure it can inspire you guys on your summer plans.
It’s the number one place I want to go. Nowhere else on earth exemplifies that dog-eared ‘modern yet ancient’ cliche like the land of the rising sun. Tokyo’s successful bid to host the Olympics in 2020 has definitely raised the temperature of this feverish city. I have a few friends who just keep saying – YOU NEED TO GO. You will love it!
Kruger National Park, South Africa
I have been to South Africa 4 times now, and just planned my 5th. However, I have never had the real safari experience and from what I am told, I need to. And it needs to be in Kruger. Just in terms of wildlife alone, Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks. The diversity, density and sheer numbers of animals is almost unparalleled, and all of Africa’s iconic safari species – elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra – live out their dramatic days here.
Not a wine district many people know of, but Friuli – to the northeast of Venice – has garnered a cult following. The region should have some very picturesque wine routes, which crisscross a checkerboard of vineyards between Udine, Gorizia and Trieste, embracing everything from simple farmhouse tables where the latest vintage comes only by the jug to elegant fine-dining rooms and vertical tastings among the vines.
Morocco has been on my list for a very long time, Weird, as it actually only a 5 hours flight from Copenhagen. Morocco’s largest city has emerged as the gateway between Europe and Africa. The Four Seasons has opened its doors at Anfa Place, which looks pretty damn perfect for a few days get-away. I want to go see the architectural wonders like the seaside Hassan II Mosque, with its magnificent marble interiors and the world’s tallest minaret—the mosque is among a small number in the country that are open to travellers of all religious background.
I am sure many people would think of Iran as a place to visit, but with 19 Unesco World Heritage sites and a history of empire going back to 1000 B.C., Iran was a major destination before the revolution of 1979. Now intrepid travellers are rediscovering the vibrant, surprisingly cosmopolitan capital of Tehran; the gorgeous architecture and Great Bazaar of Esfahan; the mosques of Kashan, the retreat of Safavid kings; and the extraordinary gardens of Shiraz.