People look for different things when they travel. Some are looking for a relaxing holiday with beaches, sunshine, and good food. Some are looking for a sightseeing experience that introduces them to incredible new places in the world. Of course, it’s possible to want both of those things on a trip, but the point is that there are many different ways to travel. Whatever your interests, however, your goal is to feel uplifted. You want to go somewhere special that has a big impact on your life. You want to make some memories that last. In this article, we’re going to look at 6 of the world’s most uplifting travel destinations. Maybe it’ll give you some inspiration for your next trip.
One of the most uplifting travel destinations in the world is Greece. Comprising of stunning landscapes bathed in constant sunlight, it’s the perfect place to go to soothe your soul. Of course, whilst Greece might not be the biggest country in the world, it’s made up of so many smaller islands that it’s difficult to know where to begin with a trip to this country. You should start off by seeing Santorini. As you can see in the picture above, it’s a beautiful region. Made up of two islands and several smaller islets, there’s a lot to explore here. Its whitewashed architecture looks absolutely breathtaking in the sunlight, but there’s more to experience than stunning sights.
Thira is the largest and most popular island in the archipelago. You should head to the major towns of Fira and Oia. There are a lot of beautiful places to eat some authentic Greek cuisine. There are also plenty of stunning beaches on the islands. There’s something mesmerising about the sand coloured in shades of black and red. It’s entirely unlike your typical beach at a holiday resort. There are also plenty of captivating ruins from the Roman empire to explore. These islands might be small, but there’s a lot of history, culture, and natural beauty packed into that small space.
Malaysia is another incredible travel destination that you should explore on your travels at some point. It’s a unique country with a lot to absorb. You should definitely head to the state of Melaka if you want to see some incredible sights. You’ll find stunning historical sites, such as the ‘A Famosa Fort’ (a Portuguese fortress that’s the oldest piece of European architecture still standing in Southeast Asia). You’ll also find endless fascinating museums that explore the rich history of this beautiful region. The Aborigines Museum is well worth visiting if you want to see some intriguing relics from native people in this country; it’ll give you an insight into the culture and heritage of Malaysia as a region. There’s so much to explore in Malaysia that you might want to extend your trip to really appreciate everything. You could look into renting a Melaka apartment for a couple of months whilst you explore the country. It’s understandable that you’d fall in love with such an uplifting place and want to spend longer experiencing it.
Japan is one of the most intriguing countries on this list. Its identity is utterly unique. Countries in many continents across the globe borrow aspects of their culture heavily from neighbouring countries, but Japan is relatively independent in terms of its heritage. It’s become increasingly popular with tourists over recent years, and it’s easy to see why. There’s a lot to experience here. Tokyo is a stunning city that you definitely have to explore whilst you’re there. Of course, there’s more to Japan that big glitzy cities. Across its many islands, you’ll find plenty of breathtaking natural beauty that’ll uplift your spirits. Obviously, if you’re in Tokyo then you’ll probably want to hike up Mount Fuji. It’s a beautiful natural monument that provides incredible views from its peak. You should also visit Himeji Castle, as it’s a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A trip to Australia is incomplete without seeing beautiful cities such as Sydney and Melbourne. However, much like other destinations mentioned in this list, Australia’s cities only make up part of the picture. It’s easy to become enchanted by the soaring skyscrapers and crisp beaches that make up these highly popular areas, but there’s a stunning natural side to Australia that you have to explore too. If you’re the sort of traveller who enjoys adventures then this country has plenty of opportunities for you to satisfy that explorer’s itch. The Great Barrier is a particularly special place to experience. It’s the largest coral reef in the world, and that makes it a one-of-a-kind spectacle. With thousands of reef systems, you’ll see hundreds upon hundreds of different fish species and many different species of whales, dolphins, and turtles. The marine life in this region is absolutely beautiful. You need to see these creatures whilst you’re in Australia.
There’s no denying that Spain is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. If you’re looking for an uplifting travel experience then this is definitely the place to visit. Start off by visiting the Segovia region and seeing the ancient aqueduct structure that’s still intact. Thanks to the ingenuity of Roman engineering, this aqueduct has existed for 2,000 years and stretches for 800m. Seeing it is the kind of experience that makes you truly appreciate what humans can accomplish. It’s an awe-inspiring sight. You should also head to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Malaga. Whether you want to experience the adrenaline rush of skiing down those gorgeous slopes or simply admire the beauty of Mother Nature, there’s something for every kind of traveller.
And a trip to Spain would be incomplete without seeing Barcelona. Undoubtedly, it’s the most incredible city in the entire region. The architecture is breathtaking, first of all. The vast majority of the city’s unique design can be credited to Gaudi. He’s known across the world for his creative methods as an architect. He drew from natural influences, and this is evident throughout the city of Barcelona. Walk the streets, and you’ll see for yourself. You definitely need to see the Sagrada Família whilst you’re there. This building has been “in the works” for well over a century. It’s nearing completion, but it’s incredible that something is still being built from Gaudi’s designs nearly 100 years after he died. Of course, when you see this complex masterpiece for yourself, you’ll understand why.
If you’ve been to Spain before but you love the language and the culture then you might want to travel to other parts of the world that have Spanish heritage. In particular, Costa Rica is a beautiful place that you should certainly visit at some point in your life. You’ll find gloriously green jungles filled with fascinating wildlife and spectacular views. It’s really the place to go if you find something uplifting in the simple beauty of nature. You should consider going on a white water rafting tour if you’re the adventurous type. Seeing nature on a fast-paced adrenaline-fuelled ride is the right way to experience the Costa Rican jungles.
There are also plenty of relaxing thermal resorts and hot springs in this beautiful country. You’ll definitely enjoy your experience more if you stay in a luxurious resort whilst you go off on adventures in this stunning region. Make sure you also try out mountain biking whilst you’re there. There are many great tours in the region that’ll take you through jungles, up mountains, and alongside quaint rural villages. It’s a soothing and exhilarating experience combined into one.