2010 is here and I did my research to find the top destinations to travel in 2010. I’m sure you have heard of these amazing places but never got the chance to see why they are so amazing for a holiday. These hot spots to travel are listed in random order. So you be the judge and maybe even plan a place to travel this year. So without further ado, allow me to share these top 10 destinations to travel with all the travel enthusiastic out there.
Best Destinations To Travel In 2010
1. El Salvador – Smallest country in Central America
El Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America, but a great place to travel to. This country will offer you a spectacular views and culture you will remember for a life time. In San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador you will find volcanoes, night clubs and surfing during the day. Sounds like a exciting place to travel to eh?
2. New Zealand – The adventure capital of the world
New Zealand will sure be a total adventure to travel to. This is the same country where the infamous Lord of the Rings was filmed. The list of things to do in New Zealand start from paragliding over Queenstown, beautiful views of Mount Cook, bungy jumping, exploring Tongariro National Park and ending with a flight over Fiorland. These are some life changing experiences when you travel to New Zealand, so don’t forget to include the adventure capital of the world on your 2010 travel itinerary.
3. Greece – Ancient culture and Greek Gods
Just hearing the word Greece makes me want to pack my suitcase and travel to Greece. Greece will offer you a variety of things to do. Rugged hillsides of Crete to see, the smell of home made tzatziki while wondering the streets, and the chit chats at the local coffee shops in the evening are to name a few. Make sure to visit Mykonos, Parthenon, Delos and Athens.
4. Morocco – Ethnically diverse
It’s bordered by Spain to the north, Algeria to the east, and Mauritania to the south. Morocco is known and popular for sensory overload, hospitality, the beaches and most would say it is a fix of intoxication :). Also check out the cherry festival from June 16th to 20th and much more! So pack your bags to travel to Morocco this year.
5. Germany – Oktoberfest started here
No matter what the year is Germany is a hot spot to travel to! It’s a country to witness history in the making. 20 years after the Berlin wall came down, the 20th anniversary is being celebrated this year. If you go to Bavaria at the end of September, you can enjoy Oktoberfest. Also check out the cities of Hamburg, Dresden, Frankfurt and Berlin – these are ‘to travel’ cities in Germany.
6. Sri Lanka – The Pearl of the Indian Ocean
New York Times has listed Sri Lanka as one of the top 10 destinations to travel to. There are so many things to do in this beautiful Island. If you love the sun and the beach, take a trip to coastal area down south of Sri Lanka. Hikkaduwa offers sandy beaches, scuba diving, surfing, different star class hotels and lodges and most of all, friendly locals with friendly service. When you go further down passing Hikkaduwa, you come to Galle where the beautiful Lighthouse Hotel is. Is is a member of Small Luxury Hotels. The commercial capital of Colombo and city of Negombo are two must visit cities to travel in Sri Lanka.
7. Costa Rica – Country for Eco Tourism
Costa Rica has been known by eco travelers for years and a wonderful place to travel to. The Costa Rican Bird Route has been very popular since its opening in 2009. The place is home to more then 500 spices of birds. And one being one of the last remaining habitats of the endangered and prized great green macaw.
8. Las Vegas – The Sin City
CityCenter, MGM’s $8.5 billion, 67-acre resort complex, is the Strip’s biggest headliner in 2010. This summer there is a lot of action. The Encore, a Steve Wynn property, is unveiling an entertainment complex and “beach club” (complete with three pools and V.I.P. cabanas), and a new nightclub called Surrender are available to explore. A five-pool addition to Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace will feature swim-up gaming and an 18-foot waterfall. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, will unveiled its Paradise Tower in July, added the all-suite HRH Tower in late December, as well as Vanity, a 14,000-square-foot nightclub. Who wants to travel to Las Vegas?
9. Canada – Where I live :)
Vancouver, Canada is the host for 2010 winter Olympics! Not to mention the city where Smallville is filming. You don’t have to wait until winter to see this beautiful country. Hop on a BC Ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island’s east coast, and drive three hours through mountain passes to the wild, dramatic west coast. While there you will experience breathtaking views. If you are a hiker who loves to see nature, take one of the hiking trails to see the annual gray whale migration from February to late May. Don’t forget to travel to the most diverse cities in the world – Toronto, Niagara Falls and the Land of Living Skies – Saskatchewan while in Canada.
10. Nepal – The Land of Yetis
If you have been to regular holiday destinations and want something more exciting to travel to, then Nepal is the place to travel to. Nepal, mostly-Hindu country appears to be moving ahead full throttle within the past two years since the nation’s supreme court ordered that gay, lesbians and transgendered people be afforded equal rights. It is also a great country to travel for all trekking lovers out there.
There you go, the top 10 destinations to travel in 2010. What are your picks on the places to travel?