Have you recently graduated or just looking for a new adventure this summer? You’re in luck because whether you want to relax on the beaches of Bali or shop your way through Hong Kong,  we’ve put together a guide of some of the best places to travel this holiday season.

Hong Kong

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If you enjoy the fast-paced and urban streets that accompany large cities, then you’ll love scrambling through the lively streets of Hong Kong.  Experience the magic of Disney and get your theme park fix by visiting the infamous Disneyland Hong Kong. Learn some fun history about this wonderful place at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum or Museum of History.

You can get your bargaining on by visiting the Ladies Market shopping center and grab souvenirs for everyone! You can take a break from the hustle and bustle and grab a seat on the Peak tram riding your way through some of the greatest views of the city and mountainside or even take a quick day trip to Lantau Island to see the Giant Buddha. With a city as lively and interesting as Hong Kong, you’ll never run out of things to do!!!

New York City, New York

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Want to experience the madness of never-ending energy in a city that never sleeps? Head over to the bright and shining New York City. These busy streets are the home of an endless amount of Broadway shows like Hamilton,  diverse cuisine that will take your taste buds on an endless journey all over the city, and some of the best museums in the world such as the massive Metropolitan Museum of Art. The art and culture in this lively city is magical, not to mention the fantastic sculptures you can see riding around central park, I suggest renting a bike and following along the parks lovely inner bike path for a fun afternoon activity.

 Live out your dream of being on tv by going to a live taping of the Today show, or listen to some live music at one of New York’s abundant music venues. You can even take a boat tour around the Hudson River and get a close-up view of the statue of liberty! It’s a guarantee you’ll never get bored here.

Bali, Indonesia

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If you want a relaxing summer trip then why not check out the Indonesian island of Bali.  Its sprawling beaches and crystal waters are perfect for anyone in the mood for some sunshine.  You can hop on a moped and head to the nearest beach to lay out on the sand, swim in the ocean, or even learn how to surf with the locals.  

If you want to take a break from the water, you can head over to the Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Ubud to wander around the steep rice fields for some stunning views and aesthetic photos.  Hiking, not your thing? See some wildlife at the Ubud Monkey Forest and sanctuary where you can interact with and even feed monkeys, just be cautious and calm when meeting these charming little guys.

Stop by one of the beautiful temples in Bali such as Goa Gajah, and don’t forget to enjoy the Bali swing to get amazing views. One of the best parts about Bali, is its extremely budget-friendly hotels and food, with tons of healthy and vegan options to keep you feeling good! You can really live like royalty whilst you’re travelling here.

Bangkok, Thailand

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Want to see some of the world’s most beautiful temples? Then head to Thailand’s capital- Bangkok. This unique city gives visitors an inside look at historic and beautiful architecture with the excitement of a modern city.  Considered one of the world’s best cities to travel to, Bangkok contains numerous theatres with live shows that you can see at places such as the Siam Niramit.  Home to numerous temples you can stop by one of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok, Wat Arun. Bring out the daredevil in you at one of Bangkok’s extreme hikes like Khao No, its known to be an easy yet terrifying hiking experience.

 Even explore amazing shopping at the Chatuchak Market serving as the world’s largest weekend market, and if your feet are a bit tired you can eat your way through the infamous Amphawa floating food market.  There is something for everyone in this booming city, and it’s extremely budget friendly.

Stockholm, Sweden

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Want to enjoy walking down vibrant streets with an old charming feel? Then why not head to Stockholm.  This interesting city balances the classic charm of Europe with a bit of an edge. You can check out underground art by touring the various underground train stations, each complete with a different art exhibit like the Stadion Stations 1912 tribute to the Olympic Games (shown in the photo above) or the Kungsträdgården Station giving visitors a feeling that there in an underground garden.  See one of the oldest ships recovered from it’s sinking in 1628 at the Vasa Museum and learn about its excavation and history. If that’s not your thing, You can even catch a beautiful sunset at the top of Monteliusvägen Hill. Sweden is an art lover paradise, complete with good eats and great live entertainment.

 

 

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