Many countries in the world have a lot to offer in terms of tourist destinations and key attractions and sights. But there are some countries which provide a lot more when it comes to unforgettable experiences, and even if you can’t visit all of these countries, it pays to visit a few when you can. So, here’s a list which can help you get the experience of a lifetime; the best things you should do and experience in other countries for your holiday.
Go island-hopping in the Caribbean
Everyone knows how beautiful those Caribbean islands are – so why not get a feel for not just one, but several Caribbean destinations? Do you want to make your trip to the Caribbean even more special? Hire a sailboat and captain and sail around the various islands. Begin with the Caribbean ‘big 3’ (the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines), and you can’t go wrong. The British Virgin Islands, for instance, is famous for its sailing, and Cuba is rustic and quaint, filled with antique and vintage treasures along its winding streets. For world-class snorkelling, St. Vincent and the Grenadines offer more than you could ever have imagined.
Eat authentic street food in the best street food destinations
There are many places famous for street food, and there’s nothing better than sampling the cuisine of a country on your travels. There are droewors (dried spicy sausages) in Cape Town, South Africa, doner kebabs in the Turkish capital of Istanbul, jerk chicken in Jamaica, Belgian frites in Brussels, Mexican churros, and a lot more. Wherever you decide to go, find out where you can get street food, and you certainly won’t regret it – if it’s too much for your palate, at least you can say that you tried it!
Sample genuine Scotch in the Highlands
Nowadays, you can have your fill of real Scotch whisky most anywhere, but it is only in the country of its origin, Scotland, where you can drink your whisky right from the barrel. As far as authentic experiences go, this is indeed worth the trip. For an even more brilliant whisky sampling experience, go to Speyside or the Highlands from where most of everyone’s beloved whisky comes. Here’s a list of distilleries you should visit: Oban, which offers a ‘spicy’ whisky, Glenmorangie, known for its sweet undertones, Edradour, with its notably fruity flavours, and of course, the Macallan, for true whisky at its finest. Other cool stuff to do when travelling in Scotland would be to visit a castle, dress up in a kilt, and try some haggis.
Visit one of the world’s most famous ancient cities
There are many ancient cities spread around the globe, from Petra in Jordan to Machu Picchu in Peru. You can even create your own ancient city bucket list and make it a point to visit these cities on your next holidays. When you visit an ancient city, it takes you back to a faraway, magical time and place, and you can imagine how those ancient peoples lived back then. When it comes to cultural trips, these ‘take the cake’. Some notable cities include Machu Picchu as well as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Pompei in Italy, Petra in Jordan, and Easter Island. Spending time in these ancient cities can leave you with an intense feeling of humility – but you will feel exhilarated at being faced with the breadth of human history as well.