Winter is over and so your days of hard work. Now it’s time to live your life a little. Welcome this summer with new plans, new trips, and loads of fun. The first thing that crosses one’s mind on hearing the word “summer” is the summer vacation. Some want to enjoy the pleasures of sunbathing and the soothing touch of grainy sand of a beach and some want to gaze upon the infinitely wide world from a mountain top.
I’m sure every you have tried to plan such summer vacations every year, your fridge must have a list of places you want to visit and somehow you stuck at your 9 to 5 job and scrolling Instagram pictures of others living the life you wanted. But, I’m here to tell you that don’t lose your heart and definitely don’t let this summer pass without any thrilling travel experience.
Spend some time on your laptop–not for your company, but for yourself–finalize your destination, buy necessary gears to travel, get your gang out of their houses or even better, travel solo. Just storm out of your room, your city, your country and let your inner nomad explore the true beauty of summer and live the season the way it was meant to live. For starter, here’s a list of the best summer destinations to explore and uplift your spirits.
If you live by the mantra “mountains are calling, and I must go’, Bhutan is the perfect destination to spend your summer vacation. It is the paradise for every nomad. You can start your journey by visiting the famous Buddha Statue situated in Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu and take the most scenic hike to Tiger’s Nest in Paro. Little tip while heading toward Tiger’s Nest, make sure to capture the picturesque scenes of the valley as blue skies are clear in summer and you cannot ask for more perfect opportunity to unleash your photographer. Bhutan is filled with several exquisite monasteries including Punakha Dzong. It is the perfect place if you want a closer look at the Himalayan range. Moreover, you can hire a car and explore to Dochula Pass.
If you are done with the beach and can’t deal with having the beach sand everywhere, Nepal is the destination for you. Having the architecture as old as time, Nepal has topped every list of avid travelers. You can start your journey with visiting Mustang that is on the border of Nepal and Tibet and experience the wildlife in the dense forests of alpine and rhododendron. You can get the exquisite view of snow-covered mountains. You must visit Phoksundo National Park situated in Dolpo and take a trip through Kathmandu to explore the ancient temples that are spread across the country.
The heaven for backpackers and paradise for honeymooners, Bali is the best cocktail of mountains, volcanoes, centuries-old temples, reefs, and crystal-clear beaches that you must taste in this summer. Bali is most famous for its picturesque nightlife, shopping, and yoga retreats. Best time to visit Bali is between May to July when you can witness too perfect to be true sunsets from Tanah Lot Temple. You can enjoy the perfect waves while surfing and experience a wildlife safari in Marine Park.
Being the most scenic place in the world, Iceland is the place where every traveler needs to be if adventure is what they crave for. The best time is during July or August. This place offers not only an attractive view but also refreshing experiences that you can enjoy and forget about humidity and heat. You must visit the geothermal spa at Blue Lagoon and watch the whale tour and most importantly you should never miss the spectacular view of northern lights.