It is the start of a new year, time to make those New Year’s resolutions to get out and see the world a little bit more! Where are you planning to visit this year? Europe, Dubai, The Great Wall of China? Lets take a peek at the most popular posts of 2016 to get you a little bit of inspiration for the amazing year of travel that 2017 will bring.
Do you have a burning desire to see several world records broken all in the same place? Do you also want to visit one of the fastest growing and most expensive cities in the world? Check out the Burj Khalifa, located nowhere else but Dubai. It is the tallest building in the world, with the fastest elevator, and the highest ever observation deck. If you have the cash to spare, you can even stay in the luxury hotel located within the building!
If your travel dreams include places with a little bit more culture and history, take a look at Rhodes city in Greece. You can visit the Grand Master’s Palace and stroll through the beautiful gardens and the museum within its walls. Take a boat ride over to Lindos or Symi Islands to see some beautiful and unique buildings or take a dip in some of the clearest ocean waters you will ever see.
Thailand is widely considered one of the most beautiful places on Earth and also one of the least expensive places to visit. Ko Phi Phi is an archipelago that contains six small islands, with enough beautiful beaches, bays, and mountains to keep you busy for a week. You can relax on a beautiful white sand beach with views of sheer cliff faces and sparkling blue waters, or take a boat ride to explore all that the islands have to offer. If you love adventure, go rock climbing on some of the many cliffs that overlook the water.
Also known as the Millennium Wheel, the London Eye rests along the Thames River in London. The large wheel takes thirty minutes to make a complete rotation, but offers some incredible views of the city. There are 32 air-conditioned capsules on the wheel, and each one can hold up to 25 people. There is a bench inside each capsule, though riders are also free to walk around and enjoy a 360 degree view of the city.
A world-renowned tourist attraction, the Taj Mahal stands apart in its unique splendor. Built as a memorial to the emperor’s wife in the 17th century, the monument took 22 years and 20,000 workers to complete. It is a testament to the absolute love the emperor had for his wife, and is an attraction for visitors from all over the world not only for its exterior splendor, but also for its rich history of undying love.