Now that summer is here once again, and with it, the thrill of adventure, there’s even more reason to write about traveling albeit with a different twist. Here is a list of destinations you might want to visit this summer.
1. Memphis, USA
It is said that the culture you will find in Memphis is not like any other culture in the United States. If you have to visit Memphis for any reason, it’s because of the other-worldly experience you will get in a place away from home. If you are within the USA it will not cost an arm and a leg to get there; plus, there’s the option of either driving and sightseeing along the way—experiencing places like Asheville, Knoxville, and Nashville, depending on which direction you’re coming from—or just going by air.
2. Dubai, UAE
A visit to the Middle East would not be complete without venturing out to the brash, flashy and successful Dubai, a city is best known for being oil-rich. A perfunctory search online would show you that you should expect temperatures of up to 96°F on a normal day in August, the highest in the US (e.g. Charlotte, North Carolina) being about 88°F. Rest assured that the eight-degree difference and the pristine, sandy beaches would amount to tan to die for. Are you a stickler for rules? If so, then you’ll feel quite at home in this city where conservatism has been the norm.
3. Rome, Italy
Probably, on your way to the Middle East, you may want to make a stopover for about three or four days in Rome, Italy. What with the iconic Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum to take you through the rich history of art and architecture that have influenced cultures around the globe? Talking about art, there’s no better place than the Sistine Chapel where Michelangelo’s masterpieces have been preserved to-date. Of course, you wouldn’t leave without a trip to Vatican City, and definitely take a photo with Pope Francis, hoping that he will not be on one of his global tours.
4. Miami, USA
A visit to Miami, Florida on the west coast of the US would make you have second thoughts about the saying east or west, home is best. Some of the places you may want to tour include the world-renowned oceanarium (the Miami Seaquarium), Vizcaya Museum, Jungle Island, and the Venetian Pool. Your holiday will be perfect with some takeaways, which you will find at the Bayside Marketplace resplendent with eateries and family stores. For lovers of the arts and history, a visit to The Bass, Stiltsville, and the Jewish Museum of Florida would be the ideal treat.
5. Barcelona, Spain
Found in Europe’s southwest, Barcelona boasts a number of picturesque sites you wouldn’t want to miss during your stay there. Barcelona has her fair share of towers such as the Venetian Towers, Torre Agbar, Torre Mapfre and the Torre de Collserola. Aquarium Barcelona would be a handy treat for those who love seafaring creatures such as sharks and rays, or if you wouldn’t an underwater journey to see the animals up close behind the safety of a glass dome. You might also like to take an aerial tour of the city using a cable car or an aerial tramway, but don’t just leave before visiting some of the monumental palaces the city has to offer.
6. Copenhagen, Denmark
This is a city originally inhabited by the fierce Vikings. Here, you’ll see the oldest university in Denmark (the University of Copenhagen) as well as other institutions such as the IT University of Copenhagen, and the Technical University of Denmark. However, if you are not the studious kind and prefer more outdoorsy places then the Øresund Bridge, AmagerStrandpark and Freetown Christiana are some of the places you wouldn’t like to miss.