It does not matter if you have never made it out of the country before or if you are an avid traveler, 2014 is the year you need to make a trip to the next incredible destination. There are so many amazing places around the world it can often prove difficult to know where to go, but that is why this list of best places is designed to help you narrow down that list. It is just up to you to decide which of these nine places are perfect for you.
Cape Town, South Africa
Are you looking to walk on the wild side, yet still desire a location that speaks English? If so, Cape Town might just be the perfect place for you. While a former British colony, this city has an amazing mixture of African culture and British influence. This makes it a truly amazing spot to visit.
Do you have the impression that travel to Europe is simply out of your budget? If so, think again, as Warsaw is an incredible location, full of history, not to mention it has both luxury and affordable travel options available, perfect for a visitor on any budget.
Pangulasian Island, Philippines
Thailand has been done before and Bali is overcrowded. Instead, you need to make the venture over to the Philippines. While there are dozens of amazing islands for you to choose from, make sure one of them is Pangulasian Island. It is an hour flight from Manila and the perfect spot for you to take in this UNESCO biosphere reserve.
If you would rather stay inside of the United States or are just looking for a short flight, this is the perfect spot. The mixture of cultures makes it feel like a world away, plus you always have amazing beaches.
Burma has some truly incredible sights, especially if you love Buddhist religious facilities and sculptures. Best of all, it doesn’t have the same tourist traffic that the neighboring Thailand and Vietnam have.
Have you ever dreamed of taking an African safari and want to experience the Victoria Falls? If so, Zimbabwe is one of the best places for you to travel to in 2014.
Santa Barbara, California
Do you love wine, want to visit world class vineyards, but don’t have the pocketbook to travel to Italy, France or Australia? If so, Santa Barbara is perfect for you.
Santa Marta, Colombia
Forget all of the stories and images you have of Colombia. It is a bustling and vibrant region that is perfect for travelers. It also has some truly incredible locations that are inspired both by the Spaniards who conquered the region hundreds of years ago and the former natives.
If you are still set on visiting Bali, by all means go. You are sure to enjoy it, but you are also going to notice the crowds that do not show up in any of the travel photographs. Just make sure to leave time to visit Lombok, which is a small island to the east. A short boat ride can take you to to Lombok, which is reminiscent of Bali 50 years ago.