Top Travel Blog Owners Share Their Most Favorite Destination
I always enjoy reading about the adventures and travel experiences of other travel blog owners from around the world. Most of these people have traveled extensively to many different and sometimes unheard of destinations and because of this, I asked a select few to reveal their favorite place they have visited so far.
As you are about to see, the world is big and the answers certainly are unique for each individual. First, I to have been lucky enough to travel extensively over the years with my family and it really is hard to pick a most favorite destination, because to me, they have all been a wonderful experience with memories to last a lifetime. If I was asked and had to pick one, then I would have to say …
Leading Travel Blogs Favorite Places and My Favorite Travel Destination
Champagne Beach South Pacific
In February of 2014, my wife and I traveled ‘Down Under’ to Australia for the first time from Canada. It was an amazing experience! Both of us can’t wait to return once again. We also enjoyed an 11 night South Pacific Cruise leaving from the beautiful Sydney Australia harbor. During the cruise we made port in Luganville, Vanuatu. Once ashore, we made our way to Champagne Beach, about a 40 minute drive out of town.
We were one of the first to arrive and had the beach in the middle of nowhere to ourselves. It was picture perfect for a beach lover! Crystal clear water with colors changing as you looked out and a powder white sand beach like cooking flour under your feet, in a small protected bay in the middle of nowhere in the South Pacific. It was perfect! Sure there have been many wonderful places we have visited over the years, but this was beautiful!
Top Bloggers Favorites
While it is hard to pick a favorite, we fell in love with Newfoundland. Natural beauty abounds, from Gros Morne National Park to the birds at Cape St. Marys, and the people are as warm and friendly as anywhere we’ve ever been. There are unique experiences to be found all across the island, vikings at the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, whitewater rafting on the Exploits River, and at Twillingate we kayaked with whales, dolphins, and icebergs!
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|David & Veronica are experiencing the collision of Baby Boomer and Empty Nester. Upon sending their youngest out into the big, wide world, they set out to break the empty nest rules by selling everything and hitting the road. To become more than empty nesters, to be gypsies, GypsyNesters!Along the way they rediscovered the couple who fell in love years ago and chronicled their journey in a new book, Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All.
Read more about their escapades at http://www.GypsyNester.com
Broome Western Australia
Our favourite destination is Broome, Western Australia. It’s the exotic flavour of Asia, mixed with the rugged Australian outback, and the chilled out Aussie beach living. It’s also a great base to explore one of Australia’s most incredible regions: The Kimberley.
It’s remote, isolated, filled with adventure and many stunning sites to be enthralled by such as rugged gorges, epic waterways, incandescent ocean and a few wild crocs!
|Caz Makepeace wants to live in a world where people fearlessly follow what’s in their heart and embrace travel as more than just a two week annual thing. She’s the co-founder of one of the world’s biggest travel blogs, alongside her husband Craig.They are currently road tripping around Australia with her two kids. When they’re not traveling and writing about it, you can find them swinging in a beach hammock at sunset to the tunes of Jack Johnson, or screaming in the stands of their favourite sporting match. Connect with them on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.|
For a person in love with travel, it is difficult to pick a favorite destination. But lately, I have been dreaming, more than usual, with Sedona (Arizona). I visited last year during the month of November when the crowds were small and the beautiful weather conditions allowed for miles and miles of views.
Sedona is notorious for two things: the red rocks and the vortexes (centers of energy). Since I enjoy proximity with nature, the huge buttes and promontories rising from the valley floor in different shapes and forms left me impressed. The panorama is always changing before your eyes. The light, hitting the rocks from different angles during the day, accentuates or masks the orange, cream and yellow tones. The surreal scene is completed by terracotta soils, scruffy vegetations and a plethora of clouds.
In addition, the area is full of hiking trails (taking you to rivers, creeks, arches, formations, etc.), attractions, activities, small towns, good places to eat and cozy places to sleep. I can’t wait for my return to the area.
I feel like I saw only a minuscule portion of the amazing natural beauty on this corner of the state.
|Ruth Rieckehoff writes for people interested in exploring life’s off-the-beaten-path options. Lately, she has been obsessed with wild beaches, piers and ethnic neighborhoods. Find her life, love and travel stories at her blog Tanama Tales.|
Hole in the Donut
Nepal Puma Cultural Home Stay
“Of the 50+ countries I’ve visited in my lifetime, my hands-down favorite is Nepal. Aside from the majestic scenery, which ranges from the world’s tallest mountain (Mt. Everest) to tiger and elephant-filled national parks in the southern jungles, I am constantly intrigued by the ethnic diversity.
The census of the government of Nepal shows a whopping 102 different ethnic groups in the country, each of which has its unique customs, tradition, dress, food, and religion. Perhaps most impressive is the warmth which which I have been welcomed into local homes throughout the country, and the lifelong friendships that have resulted.
There is an indefinable “something special” about Nepali people that draws me back time after time. Add to this the fact that the cost of living is among the lowest in the world and as an American citizen I can stay up to five months per year, and Nepal becomes one of the best travel destinations in the world.
|When Barbara Weibel realized she felt like the proverbial “hole in the donut” – solid on the outside but empty on the inside, she walked away from corporate life and set out to see the world.Read first-hand accounts of the places she visits and the people she meets at Hole in the Donut Cultural Travels.|
Goats on the Road
Choosing a favourite destination is like choosing your favourite child, it’s impossible. Each destination in the world is special for a certain reason, and each has something different to offer the traveller. But, for the purpose of this article, I’ll try to narrow down our favourite country to just one.
As of just this past week, we’ve decided that Mexico is our top country for traveling! Many people (mainly North Americans) associate this southern country with all-inclusive holiday packages and gated resorts. However, if you travel independently here, you’ll be surprised at what you find. Incredible golden beaches span the western coast, while powdery white sands and turquoise blue waters are located in the Yucatan Peninsula.
The people are welcoming, warm and willing to help travellers. The food is incredible and if you thought it was only tacos, think again. Regional dishes are found in each state and the cuisine here is actually quite diverse. The colonial sights, museums, and architecture are very impressive and the natural landscapes are beautiful as well.
On top of all of this, Mexico is a very affordable country to travel through, and the transportation options are great! Check it out for yourself, we’re sure you’ll be impressed by what you see.
|Nick and Dariece are the couple behind Goats On The Road and the bi-weekly column on Credit Walk. Their website is designed to show others how to turn their travels into a lifestyle.Masters at making money abroad, they’ve been on the road since 2008 and have explored some of the least visited places on earth.|
There are so many places that have truly blown my mind, such as Bhutan, Madagascar and Papua New Guinea, but my absolute favorite place has got to be Antarctica. Traveling to Antarctica feels like you’re heading to the edge of the world, where animals roam freely and nature reigns. We human beings are just voyeurs, taking a peek into a world that’s left just the way it should be – pristine, raw, untainted and absolutely stunning.
I will always remember gliding by icebergs bigger than the vessel, zipping just inches away from whales and leopard seals and sitting on the snow only to have penguins come up to me and say hi.
|Nellie HuangAuthor of The Adventure Traveler’s Handbook and contributor to BBC Travel, CNN, Travel+Leisure Asia, Wend and Explorer Magazine.You can visit her travel blog at WildJunket.|
Iceland is by far my favorite travel destination, and easily the best place we have visited to date. It is one of the last untouched destinations left on earth. It’s exotic, naturally beautiful, and largely untouched by tourism which we absolutely love.
We’re advocates for traveling off the beaten path, and huge fans of heading out into the wild without being followed by hordes of travelers and tourist buses. Iceland is the perfect destination for this, and the landscape is so spectacularly beautiful – waterfalls, glaciers, volcanic activity, dramatic fjords, snow capped mountains and geothermal lagoons – it’s truly out of this world! Photo: Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. South Iceland. Don’t miss it!
|Megan is an Australian Journalist, and the founder and Senior Editor of Mapping Megan – an award-winning adventure travel blog bringing you the latest in adventure travel from all over the globe.With the main aim of inspiring others to embark on their own worldwide adventure, Megan and husband Mike believe travel has the potential to inspire change in people, and in turn inspire change in the world. They embraced travel as a lifestyle in 2007, and are dedicated to documenting their journey and observations through entertaining, candid articles and brilliant photography.|
When you’ve been travelling for 2 years the hardest question is ‘what is your favourite destination!’ Whilst I love Australia and find India really incredible, my favourite place in the world has to be Cambodia.
I fell in love with Cambodia almost as soon as I’d crossed the border. First, she charmed me and captured my imagination with her idyllic and undeveloped countryside, emerald rice paddies scattered with quaint, delightfully dilapidated towns and undeveloped white sand islands with impossibly clear turquoise seas.
After a shocking past, there is now so much to love about this small, poor South East Asian country – home to the most incredible sight I’ve seen so far – the impressive, ancient temples at Angkor Wat, delicious food and traveling here is super cheap – you can find accommodation from only $5 a night and a beer for 50 cents.
Perhaps the thing about Cambodia that captured my heart so much was the inspiring and infectious optimism of the genuinely friendly people who have been through hell.
I can’t wait to return!
|Anna is a writer and dreamer who has an incurable case of travel addiction. She left the UK in Dec 2012 to follow her dreams of a life filled with travel and adventure. After falling in love with the temples, food, culture and chaos of Asia and working in the Australian Outback; Anna set up www.global-gallivanting.com to bring cultures and iconic sights to life and to share her stories and tips to show you that a life of travel can be affordable, meaningful and totally achievable.|
Heather on her travels
Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen
Destinations are like children – we love them each for their individual character and find it hard to choose a favorite.
However, one place that I have been drawn back to a number of times in spring, summer and winter is Copenhagen.
It’s a city with a relaxed vibe and friendly locals who invariably speak excellent English. There’s sparkling water everywhere you look whether the canals or the harbour where you can swim in summer. Historic buildings rub shoulder with cool modern design and the food is world class even though you may wince at the price of dinner or a beer. I’d recommend visiting in spring and summer when everyone hangs out in the parks or around the harbour and hire a bike to get effortlessly around town.
|Heather Cowper blogs at Heatheronhertravels.com|
The remote island seems almost fictional, like something out of a childhood bedtime story. At times, it feels as if the island was never meant to be re-discovered by modern man, as if it has a dark history that it doesn’t want to reveal to the world. We knew very little about Rapa Nui, aside from the iconic images of giant stone heads that oddly pop out of the earth like a man buried in sand on the beach with nothing but his head visible.
It’s a surreal feeling to be in the presence of the ancient Moai statues, alone and deserted on a volcanic island surrounded by wild horses and whispering trade winds. At times we had to pinch ourselves to remind us that it wasn’t a dream that we were actually walking on the mysterious island.
|Cam & Nicole Wears, a Canadian couple and newbie parents that choose to make travel a priority. It is possible to build a career and family and travel the globe and follow your passions. Visit their website at … travelingcanucks.|
There you have it, I have listed just ten of the more prominent travel bloggers revealing their most favorite travel destinations to date. There is so much out there to discover and explore and hopefully these locations listed above might give you a suggestion or two as to where you would like to travel to next!
What’s your most favorite place visited around the Globe? Where would you like to travel to next?
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