• Kimberley Sims

Top 10 Destinations For 2020

Updated: Jan 22

Ready for your next adventure and need some inspiration? Below are my top 10 places to visit in 2020.

1) Croatia

Known as one of Europe's sunniest countries, the summer sun stays out for as long as 12 hours a day. Croatia is pretty easy to get around, you can self-drive, train or use the local buses. It has some seriously beautiful scenery and has been used for sets in Game of Thrones. Amazing for trekking, relaxing, sightseeing, culture and architecture. Don't miss the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

2) New Zealand

An outdoor lovers paradise. One of the most scenic countries in the world. New Zealand is so diverse. The North Island is full of culture, very green, geothermal and has plenty of beaches. Take the scenic ferry to the South Island and find long roads bordered by snow capped mountains, wineries, wildlife and adrenaline activities. Don't'miss driving around in a motor home, the perfect way to see untouched New Zealand.

3) Italy

Exploring the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast with it's sparkly blue waters. Biting into a slice of soft chewy pizza in Naples, strolling around the shops of Milan, or visiting one of the 54 UNESCO- listed World Heritage Sites- the most sites found in one country. Italy has something for everyone. Don't miss wandering the ancient site of the Colosseum.

4) Canada

Towering mountains, fields of glaciers, pristine lakes and rocky coastlines. Filled with diverse wildlife and landscapes there are so many outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and skiing. Canada also has vibrant cities that are packed with culture, fun and foodie experiences. Don't miss an Ice Hockey Game, Canada's National sport. There are 2800 ice rinks across the nation!

5) South Africa

There is something so special about South Africa. An easy country to travel around. Cape Town is a great place to start and is a modern city full of culture, history and yummy food and wine, a trip around the Garden Route is so scenic. A safari is a must for your chance to see the Big 5. There a now many camps that have great conservation projects to get involved in. Don't miss the worlds largest swing in the Moses Mabhida Stadium Durban, not for the faint hearted.

6) Greece Greece is home to white sandy beaches, beautiful islands and the best tomatoes you have ever tasted. Olympia and Athens are full of history and culture, Mykonos and Santorini the home to the iconic whitewashed houses and Zakynthos and Kefalonia the best beaches. Island hopping anyone? Don't miss Oia Castle in Santorini for a stunning sunset.

7) Bali

Leading the way in Wellness retreats, vegan cafes and Eco resorts Bali is the perfect place to unwind and take some time out. The amazing thing about Bali is that you can be in a jungle looking for monkeys, on a beach learning to surf or hopping around Bali's complex array of temples all within a short distance from each other. Don't miss island hopping from Bali. Gili Air is a personal favourite with no cars on the island, you can cycle the whole way round in about 1 hour 30 minutes.

8) South Korea

Where modern and old meet. South Korea has a diverse range of culture, bright lights, cute cafes and amazing street food. There is an amazing transport infrastructure that connects the city with the countryside. Imagine green forest national parks, rice fields and vast mountains. Don't miss a karaoke night in Seoul a hugely popular part of the culture for for many Koreans.

9) Australia

Australia is a vast land of discovery and adventure. It has everything from beautiful coastlines, incredible rock deserts, outback wildlife and thriving urban cities. With its stunning natural attractions such as the rainforest and great barrier reef the reasons to visit are never ending. Don't miss Humpack Whale season. There are many eco tours that will take you out in the right season and you will have the chance to see hundreds of whales migrating.

10) Sri Lanka

Beautiful ruins, colourful temples, the chance to see elephants in the wild, the home to tea, unbelievable train journeys and endless beaches. There is no way Sri Lanka could not make the list. Now home to many luxury style eco lodges and small home stays. Still not over developed with chain hotels, now is the perfect time to visit Sri Lanka. Don't miss the train journey from Ella to Kandy, a great way to mingle with the locals.


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