Choosing Your Travel Destinations
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One of my favorite travel destinations is the Canals of Venice.

Here are my tips for choosing a country to visit from my list of favorite travel destinations. I specialize in Europe, because I've been there the most. (For Travel Links just scroll down.)

How do you choose your own destination?

Find the place that excites you, and go.

It's that simple and easy.

You always make things harder by traveling to too many countries, especially on your first trip. You end up seeing only the insides of trains and train stations. You feel, just because you have a Eurail Pass, you need to keep moving on. Big mistake.
  • Instead of maximizing the miles you travel, maximize the people you meet and the things you want to do. Places are great, but people and events are better.

  • I try to keep it to about two to three countries a trip. Then I have more time to explore, meet people and have fun. Traveling slower is not only less expensive, it give you more time to enjoy the place.

  • The easy way to pick places is just go to the country you really want to go to. Simple! Don't make travel more complicated than it needs to be.

  • If you still don't know what to visit, read up on countries until one sets your mind a fire. Then go.

  • The time of year when you travel is more important than where. Crowded, hot and expensive is not good. Click on my When to go? page for more details.

Then a few years ago I started going to other wonderful places in the world. People in my American Youth Hostel (AYH) Budget Travel Workshops were asking questions about traveling outside Europe and the US. I picked up on this great idea. I began visiting many countries down under, south of the equator.

These included several travel destinations in South America:

Chili, Argentina and Brazil Travel Destinations.
The famous statue Christ the Redeemer or Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro.

These countries are huge, with lots of interesting places and people to visit.

On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, I was lucky to add Southeast Asia and the western Pacific to my growing list of favorite travel destinations.

China's loveable Panda bear.

Southwest China & Thailand Destinations

Australia's cuddly Koala bear.

New Zealand & Australia Destinations

These places are great, for the food, the sights, the people and astoundingly good times.

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Experience Sardinia Italy: Sardinia is renowned for its stunning beaches, but when I stumbled on this website I came to realize that this ancient Island has so much more to offer tourist than just beaches. The in lands are riddle with walking paths and splendid landscapes, perfect for those looking for more than just a laze on the beach.

Camper Vans and Camping - Home build camper vans, camper van rentals, types of camper vans, roof-tents, camper accessories, camping cooking and everything else you might want know if you want your camper van travel to be worthwhile.

Florence hop on hop off - Book your 48 hour hop-on hop-off tour in Florence before you leave with

Travel Colombia - Cartagena of the West Indies, or simply Cartagena as it is widely known, is a thriving city on the northern coast of Colombia. A great Travel Destination.

Hoteles en Cusco - Opciones de Hoteles y Alojamientos en Cusco, Machupicchu, Ollantaytambo, Urubamba.

Amsterdam Travel Guide - Tourist information, travel destination advice and things to see and do in the famous destination of Netherlands.

London Museums - A guide to London museums both big and small by a native Londoner. Including historic houses, specialist museums in London, military museum, unusual museums, London tours and cheap London hotels to stay in while you visit.

Bicycling the Six Continents of the World - I'm cycling around the world and across six continents over five years. The site is both the story of my journey and preparation but also a good resource for anyone else planning a cycle tour.

Cheap Tickets and Rooms - Shopping for cheap airline tickets, hotels, discount cruises, as well as other low-cost travel services, can be a very time consuming task. Now, with our select list of travel providers and travel destinations, with exceptional prices and service, you can quickly find the great buys you are looking for.

Mallorca Tourist and Information Guide - A complete Guide to Majorca (Mallorca), with all the latest Tourist and Travel Information, Hotels, Apartments, car hire, weather, markets and other attractions and a comprehensive guide to Living in Mallorca.

Gringa No Mas! An Americana Learns Spanish, Travels the World, and Reports Back - Quirky, entertaining La Gringa documents her adventures learning to speak Spanish, visiting Spanish-speaking countries, and more. Lots of fun photos and advice on la lingua.

Beijing Tours - Beijing tour operator offers China Beijing city packages with tour itineraries to Great Wall, Forbiddern city, Tiananmen and to other chinese cities. Hiking tour suggestions are offered.

Travel to Tuscany? Make it Special! - Practical tips for your Travel to Tuscany - anything from the best way of getting to Tuscany and choosing Tuscany holiday accommodation to the things to do in Tuscany for people of all ages and Tuscany wine buying and tasting tips.

Visit Lancaster PA - Come have a great time and visit Lancaster PA along with a couple of transplanted Texans. Find information on what to do, where to eat and where to stay in Lancaster County.

Mysterious Bhutan Tours - Mysterious Bhutan Tours and Adventures values every customer, so we do our best to ensure you a great travel experiences in Bhutan and secure the joy of travel.

France Vacations Made Easy - Dreaming of an easy France vacation? How about one with all the wrinkles ironed out in advance? The kind of vacation that great memories are made of. Come along with us and see how we've smoothed the way.

Visit - Official NYC information about New York, New York City and New York Attractions.

Cheap Vacations in South Africa - This ever growing site guides the international traveler and localholiday maker to discover affordable and truly memorable vacations insunny South Africa. It also gives business people in the hospitalityindustry the opportunity to become much more visible to the onlinemarket.

Holidays in Ukraine - Ukraine in its most attractive region – the Carpathian mountains. We provide guests with all necessities such as transportation, accommodation, meals, entertainment and, most importantly, language support for our guests. A great travel destination.

Holidays in Alicante Spain - Tourist guide for planning holidays in Alicante with numerous tips about places to visit, where to eat and how to get around.

New Jersey Beaches - read about NJ beach resorts, oceanfront hotels, golf, camping, boardwalks, fishing, cruises and other tourist attractions. One of the great travel destinations.

Distinguished Vacation Packages - for the discerning traveler. Expertise in leisure vacations comes from strong academic backgrounds with 29 years of travelling the world. If you believe good value is more important than price then you will feel at home here.

World Travel Options - Feed your travel bug here and find inspiration for your next vacation. You can book accommodation, flights, tours and more. Also meet Marly, my travelling teddy bear.

African Safaris, Tours and Travel - Here is help when you are preparing to come to a safari in Africa, or you just need general information on Africa. Lots of info and fun!

Kenya travel, holidays, vacation and adventure - Travel to Kenya has never been such fun, hustle free and full of adventure in this exotic land in Africa.

Kansas vacation spots - Find KS hotels, golf, fishing, outdoor adventure, historic sites and other tourist attractions.

Altamonte Springs Hotels - Best Rates for hotels in Altamonte Springs Florida Make your Altamonte Springs vacation worth remembering! Find a complete range of everything from fabulous luxury accommodations to excellent economical lodging, right here at Altamonte Springs Hotels!

Visit Minnesota - As lifelong Minnesota residents, when we have vacation time our family still loves to visit Minnesota vacation spots. We've traveled to many other places, yet never get enough of exploring Minnesota's beautiful and unique regions.

Alabama Lodging - Find information on lodging,parks,golf courses, beaches, campgrounds, fishing spots, cities, regions and other tourist attractions.

Massachusetts tourism - Read about Massachusetts tourism. Find MA hotels, beaches, art galleries, historic inns, whitewater rafting, outdoor adventure, historic sites and other tourist attractions.

Pooler Georgia - FIND Everything! Beginning in Pooler, Georgia...

Rhode Island Lodging - Read about Rhode Island tourism, lodging, beaches, parks, historic sites, cities and other tourist attractions.

San Antonio Family Fun - This is the site that gives you all of the cool things to do while you vacation in San Antonio, where to stay and what to eat, annual parties and festivals, free things to do, plus info on daytrips to the surrounding area.

Virginia Beach Hotels - If you are planning a trip to Virginia Beach this site can help you to find the best hotel deals it is one stop source for all the hotels in Virginia where you can search, go through the maps and review pictures.

The Garden Route in South Africa

The Garden Route in South Africa is a true paradise. A perfect travel destination. Highlighted are towns in the region, attractions, things to do, accommodation, dining, weddings, and more.

Discover Route 62 - The Road Less Traveled - Route 62 in South Africa is a very scenic and historical route with the longest stretch of wine region in the Western Cape and probably the world.

This route links Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, passing through farming towns such as Calitzdorp, Ladismith, historic Amalienstein, Zoar; the fruit growing and wine producing towns of Barrydale, Montagu, Ashton, Bonnievale, Robertson, McGregor, Worcester, Ceres, Wolseley and Tulbagh. This website gives information on towns, attractions, things to do, accommodation, dining and more.

Tourist Attractions in Italy with holiday, travel and vacation information about towns, monuments, parks, flights, accommodation, sport & activities, hotels and restaurants, beaches and more.

Everything Moroccan - Amazing Food, Hospitality and Unforgettable Scenery!

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Global Travel Online - This travel search engine lists travel related web sites from around the globe and is packed with travel information, tips and news. Best Travel Destinations.

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