If you’re anything like us, you’ve been in long love affair with travel for years. To celebrate our mutual one true love of travel this Valentine’s Day, what better way than to share the destinations we love?! We’ve fallen hard for these stunning places and suspect you might too! Here’s 6 places that have made our lust list:
1. Kotor, Montenegro
With views that look like they’ve come right out of a postcard, Kotor definitely has one of the most impressive landscapes in the Balkans. This coastal town nestled among steep mountains offers endless views of limestone cliffs, turquoise waters and mazes of medieval streets to get lost through. Come sun down, hike to the top of the medieval fortress for one of the most stunning and romantic sunsets with endless views across the fjord.
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2. Kyoto, Japan
No visit to Japan is complete without a visit to Kyoto, the heart and centre of Japan’s culture and tradition. Explore one of the 2000 temples and shrines, walk among the cherry blossoms, relax in a traditional onsen bath and try some mouth-watering local ramen. This beautiful city of zen has no shortage of things to see and do!
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3. Chiang Mai, Thailand
Although Chiang Mai itself is a fascinating city to explore, one of the key reasons to visit is for the elephant sanctuaries! For obvious reasons, the Elephant EcoValley park has won over the hearts of travellers, providing sanctuary, rescue and rehabilitation for elephants. Not only will you be able to admire these fascinating creatures, but you will get to feed them yourself and play with them as they splash around in the mud bath. It’s easy to see why this is a highlight for many, as you’re guaranteed to be in awe!
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4. Monteverde, Costa Rica
From ziplining through the rainforest, walking among the tree tops to chasing waterfalls, you’ll be living your best ‘Pura Vida’ life in Monteverde! If you’re a nature and adventure lover, you’ll find yourself struck by cupid’s arrow when it comes to this breath-taking town full of fresh air, misty rainforests and all round good vibes.
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5. Transylvania, Romania
Transylvania is one of those low-key travel destinations that’s slowly rising to popularity, and for good reason! Medieval castles, Germanic architecture, colourful houses, charming cobbled villages, lush forests and rolling mountains – what’s not to love?! Not to mention the birthplace of Dracula himself. Whether you’re a history lover, adventure seeker or just simply looking for a charming and remote place to relax, Transylvania will most definitely be a bit of you!
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6. Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia is a place so mystical it almost doesn’t seem real! You’ll feel like you’re living in a real life fairy-tale. Take a hot air balloon over the fairy chimneys and be in awe from the view above. Or from the ground watch hundreds of colourful balloons take off and dot the sky! Even when the balloons aren’t flying, Cappadocia has endless things to see and do. From exploring the ancient cave houses, hiking through the fairy chimney landscapes, enjoying the local cuisine to wandering the storied streets, it’s impossible to not fall in love with this unique and breath-taking place!
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