Welcome to the World of Travelers
Congratulations! You are probably wondering why we are congratulating you right now but if you landed on this blog post it means that you are probably new to the whole traveling thing or maybe even never traveled abroad before, so consider this a sign from the universe telling you to GET OUT THERE, get out of your comfort zone and EXPLORE all the amazing places the world has to offer. As they say, life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
There is always a first time for everything in life including TRAVELING and because we know how overwhelming it can get with 195 countries in the world and so many beautiful places waiting to be explored, we have prepared a list of the best destinations to travel to as a traveling beginner.
Factors to keep in mind when choosing a destination
There are many different factors that make some countries easier to travel to than others. This differs of course from person to person depending on their nationality, place of departure, their budget etc. But it is important to keep the following factors in mind when choosing a destination to travel to as a beginner as it would make your first international travels easier:
1. Safety: Always make sure the country is safe to visit especially if you are a first-time traveler
2. Language: Choose a country that speaks either your native language or where english is commonly used so you wouldn't face communication issues.
3. Tourism scene: Pick a country that is tourist friendly with for example easy to use public transport and maps on the streets.
Europe is considered one of the easiest continents to travel to for all travelers, let alone if you are still new to the wholte traveling thing. Over 50% of the world's tourism is concentrated in Europe, the home to some of the best destinations and historical sites and attractions of the world. This is due to several factors such as the Schengen Visa, which can give you access to over 28 countries in Europe (which is important for travelers who need visas), the connectivity in and between european countries, the currency and many other factors.
It is no surprise that the French Capital is on top of the list for the best destinations for Travel Beginners. The city has been always known for its exquisite and fancy French cuisine as well as its rich historic monuments. You can easily get around Paris using the public transport which can take you to most places. Now about the language, yes the official language in France is french and it would be great if you speak French but if you don't, then don't worry about it because most Parisians can speak at least a little bit of English.
London, United Kingdom
Next on the list is London, one of the most visited cities in the world and the UK's largest metropolis. London is without a doubt on every traveler's bucket list whether it is because of its history, museums, shops, or restaurants. And above all of this, EVERYONE in London speaks English as it is the most widely spoken language of the UK, so you would not face any communication problems if you speak English. One last thing to keep in mind is that the UK is not included in the Schengen Visa, as it is not part of the European Union anymore, so you would need a different visa.
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A country like Italy with tons of breathtaking natural places and a very heavy historical weight should definitely be on top of your list. Although Italy has many beautiful cities to visit we would personally recommend starting with Rome, which was once home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. This of course explains the hundreds of sights that Rome has to offer. Not to forget the FOOD, which is enough reason to make you THRILLED to visit Italy. But of course, as humans have different interests, the Amalfi Coast is also a great option for those more into nature and chilling by the beach.
Note: If you don't like crowded places, try avoiding Italy during summer as it can get VERY crowded with tourists.
Another easy destination for travel beginners or first-time travelers is the United States. Not only is the language that makes it easy to travel to but also the fact that it's a very tourist-friendly country. It is also a cheaper option for an English-speaking country than the UK. It doesn't matter which type of traveler you are because in the US you will definitely find something that suits you starting from big cities such as New York, the city that never sleeps, and Los Angeles, the home of the largest film industry in the world to beautiful natural wonders like the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park.
|New York, NYC||Los Angeles, California||Grand Canyon, Arizona||Yosemite, California|
Just like the above-mentioned destinations, Asia is undoubtedly the desired destination for any traveler. Asia offers so many unique attractions that are hard to find anywhere in the world. Don't worry about cultural differences and long travel and jet lag because there is one thing we can promise you: IT IS DEFINITELY WORTH IT!
Bangkok & Phuket, Thailand
Thailand is a must-see country that is visited by over 20 million tourists every year. It is considered as one of the best destinations for Travel Beginners and for all travelers not just because the beauty of the country would take your breath but also because it's very cheap and a great destination for backpackers. You can start your trip by staying in Bangkok for a while exploring the Thai culture and the city life and then head to Phuket to experience a different side of Thailand: The Island Life
|Bangkok, Thailand||Phuket, Thailand|
The Middle East
Dubai is known as a popular destination for tourists with a slightly bigger budget :p But that doesn't mean that you can't visit Dubai without spending a fortune. It is true that it's a very luxurious city with huge skyscrapers, to die for cars, and endless shopping malls BUT it also has a lot more to offer especially in winter. We recommend avoiding Dubai in summer due to the very hot and humid weather, which would restrict you to mostly indoor activities. In case you're wondering, Arabic is the city's native language but English is actually the most commonly spoken language there.
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