Spring 2017 – Part 1
Last week we published the 50th itinerary on our site. Just 6 months ago we published our first.
And even though 50 may not seem much, to us, it’s a lot. We’ve covered 6 continents, 31 countries and 50 amazing travel destinations.
We were also pretty lucky for two reasons.
First – we had a huuuge help of our amazing contributors. Dozens of amazing travel bloggers wanted to be a part of this project. They all wrote amazing travel itineraries that are both useful and inspiring.
Second – we gained a truly amazing readership. Just last month we hit 20 000 monthly pageviews. How amazing is that?
However, some itineraries were more viral then the others. And even though we don’t know what’s the secret to it, our analytics for the past 6 months clearly show which travel destinations you’ve liked reading the most.
And then, we came up with the idea. From now on – we’re going to track it every 3 months.
This very first list should definitely be inspiring for those who plan their spring or summer vacations.
Therefore, here are the 10 Most Popular Travel Destinations Around the World among you, our readers.
It may be the last on this list, but it’s northernmost. While Oslo owns the title of the capital and the largest city in Norway, it still maintains the relaxed atmosphere of a much smaller town. Oslo will definitely win you over with its world-class museums, a thriving cafe and bar culture, top-notch restaurants, and nightlife options ranging from opera to indie rock.
Top thing to do in Oslo: Visit Vigeland park and its artwork
9. Amalfi Coast
Forget about Venice and Rome. Amalfi Coast is the new ultimate Italian destination to visit. Why? Well, this beautiful coastal stretch on the Sorrentine Peninsula is one of the most beautiful in the whole Mediterranean. Craggy cliffs, crystal clear waters, beautiful villas and gardens make it a UNESCO cultural landscape.
Top thing to do on the Amalfi Coast: Drink limoncello on the terrace overlooking the sea
Everyone wants to go to Colombo these days. The city, once unattractive and unsafe is rapidly transforming into a popular travel destination. However, this Srilankan capital still owns a relaxed vibe and authentic street life.
Top thing to do in Colombo: Visit the island temple of Seema Malaka
Another Italian destination on this list. It’s both chaotic and artistic, but full of charm. Explore the archeological sites, visit the world-class monuments and museums and of course – don’t skip Italy’s best pizza.
Top thing to do in Naples: Stop at Sorbillo’s to eat the original Napoli pizza
This Colombian seaside city combines the best of Caribbean and Latin flavors. This travel gem is brimming with old world charm and hospitality like only Colombia knows how to do.
Top thing to do in Cartagena: Explore the Old City neighborhoods: San Diego and El Centro
Oh Paris. Either you’ve been there or you want to go there. It is an incredibly beautiful city that remains authentic and traditional in a modern world. With its stunning architecture, breathtaking monuments and delicious food, no wonder that at the end, we all fell in love with it!
Top thing to do in Paris: Climb the Eiffel Tower!
4. Los Angeles
Home to some of the world’s most well known film, fashion and music, Los Angeles is a destination that everyone should visit at least once. Whether you want to spend the day on one of the Golden State’s beautiful beaches or roam around the city’s trendy and gentrified downtown, LA has it all. Los Angeles is your favorite curated Instagram feed come to life.
Top thing to do in Los Angeles: Rent a bike in Santa Monica and ride down the beach walk to Venice Beach
Austin is a place where everyone is welcome, and the stranger you are, the better. Where the city motto is literally “Keep Austin Weird.” At the same time, it’s rated the #1 place to live in the United States in 2017. Need more?
Top thing to do in Austin: Visit the Castle Hill Graffiti Park and do your own spray mural
You wonder why so many cities in the States on this list? Well, actually, half of you guys live there.
So let’s continue with another one…
2. San Diego
Nicknamed America’s Finest City for a reason, San Diego really has something for everyone. Each neighborhood exudes its own vibe and lifestyle, creating many unique little villages within the city. The mild climate has resulted in a strong outdoor culture that provides a variety of activities for every type of visitor.
Top thing to do in San Diego: Stroll through the famous Balboa Park
Maybe you’re surprised with his one, maybe you don’t even know where Tirana is – but it’s our absolute winner. This post went so viral that even a Mayor of Tirana retweeted it. How cool is that?
So why you should visit the Albanian capital? Well, there are many reasons. The weather is nice, the people are nice, the food is amazing and the atmosphere is just special. It’s also the ultimate budget destination in Europe.
If you’re planning to visit the amazing Albanian coast this summer, don’t skip Tirana for a world. Even if it’s just for a day.
Top thing to do in Tirana: Visit the Cloud Pavilion
Dear readers, hope you’ve liked this list. At the end, you are the one that made it.
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Logistical Tips and Tricks
Organize your trip in five easy steps!
BOOK A FLIGHT!
Obviously, if you’re going on a trip somewhere far a way, you’ll need to book a flight. There is absolutely no need to worry about this, though, because with Skyscanner, you will be able to find a cheap flight anywhere in the world. And their website is extremely easy to use, so you will have your seat on a plane in no time at all!
BOOK A ROOM!
To easily find the best possible room in the city you’re visiting, just head to Booking.com. They have quite literally thousands of options, a reliable rating system and will always get you a great deal. On top of that, you can learn a lot from the comments people leave there, too. No matter if you’re looking for an apartment or an elite hotel, you’ll find what you need here.
GET A CAR!
If you want the ultimate sense of freedom while on your trip, a car is a must. Fortunately, there is a simple way to get one – just visit Booking’s Rentalcars and they’ll have your vehicle ready in a jiffy. Now you’ll be able to explore the new city thoroughly and, who knows, maybe even make a trip outside it.
INSURE YOURSELF FOR PEACE OF MIND!
Accidents, mishaps and other troubles happen to everyone. The key is to be prepared. That’s why getting a travel insurance is such a great idea: it can help you deal with any health issues, theft and even cancelled flights. World Nomads know full well about the problems that can arise on a trip because they are passionate travelers themselves. That’s why they can offer you the very best deals.
FIND SOMEONE TO HELP YOU GET AROUND!
Want to have some company as soon as you land? Through Welcomepickups.com, you can find a local to meet you at the airport and help you find your way around the new city. They can also set things up for you, give you some useful tips and be helpful in general. The whole project is a great idea and very well executed, so do go and see how these people can make your trip a more pleasant one.