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People go on holiday for many reasons and some people go on holiday with family, friends, partners or even alone. There are a variety of reasons that motivate people to work hard for a few months until they can save up enough money to comfortably travel to their dream destination. Most people go on holidays to rest and relax from months of unending stress.

Young adults would usually travel with partners, friends or by themselves because they are looking for exploration and adventure and cultural enrichment while families would usually travel to spend time with their loved ones. Those residing in colder climates, they would opt for a summer holiday in a warmer country.  

Here are a few travel destinations that may intrigue you:

  1. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora is located in French Polynesia renowned for its natural beauty. Known for its beautiful turquoise waters, overwater bungalows and stunning landscapes. The beaches and lagoons are perfect for relaxation and water activities. Bora Bora is often considered a romantic getaway and a popular choice for honeymoons and couples’ vacations.

2. Santorini, Greece

Santorini is famous for being Europe’s destination for honeymooners. The whitewashed blue-domed houses and deep-blue Aegean Sea emanates romance. The sunsets in Santorini are incredible as the sun sinks, magnificent hues of blue and crimson become a nightly activity for those visiting Santorini. The beautiful cliff-top villages of Santorini have to always be on your itinerary.

3. Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is home to more than 400 beautiful shrines dedicated to the ancient religion of Japan. The lush gardens of Kyoto were designed for the recreation of feudal lords. The ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) or machiya (traditional Kyoto townhouses) offer authentic Japanese accommodations for those who want to immerse themselves in Japanese culture.

4. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is famous for its sun, sea and scenery. Tourists would certainly enjoy Cape Point located at the incredible Cape Point Nature Reserve. You can visit the old lighthouse, board the Flying Dutchman Funicular and walk through the shipwreck trail. The wines and food here are undoubtedly the best in South Africa. Tourists can do paragliding, abseiling, kloofing and shark-cage diving for those seeking a rush of adrenaline. 

5. Paris, France

The ‘City of Love’ is renowned for iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, quaint little streets, exquisite cuisine and romance in the air. Indulge yourself in authentic French cuisine such as Soupe à l’oignon, a heartwarming beef stock and onion soup usually known as French onion soup. Make sure to find time to spend around at the local cafes and be one with the Parisians. 

6. Sydney, Australia

Sydney is a vibrant city with an iconic harbour, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, coastal walks and a thriving multicultural food scene. You can basically find cuisines from around the world in Sydney. Climbing the famous Harbour Bridge and kayaking to Shark Island would be the perfect experience for daredevil tourists. 

7. Machu Picchu, Peru

This ancient Incan city nestled in the Andes Mountains is the perfect place for history enthusiasts. Machu Picchu is referred to as the Lost City of the Incas and has been abandoned for 100 years. You can climb up to the Sun Gate and Huayna Picchu to take scenic pictures of one of the very few wonders of the world. You can walk along the terraces at Machu Picchu to appreciate the techniques they employed to make the land suitable for cultivation.

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8. New York City, USA

The Big Apple offers a bustling metropolis with iconic landmarks such as Times Square, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Broadway shows, and diverse cultural experiences. You can spend your day shopping on some of the most famous streets. In between the skyscrapers of glass and metal are Art Deco and Gothic revivalist structures that seem like works of art. 

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