This post was most recently updated on December 17th, 2015
Ronda is the most gorgeous, historic, mountain town in Southern Spain, also known as Andalucía. In Ronda, we watched the sun set over the iconic Puente Nuevo, which has a river trickling under its arches, crashing down into a turquoise pool at the bottom of the gorge. We hiked the valley and El Tajo, the nearly 400-foot-deep gorge that splits the ancient town in two. We drank wine, tried bull tail, ate manchego cheese, and sampled gazpacho. Nothing beats Ronda’s panoramic views of historic buildings, rolling hills, and lush greenery. I would return here in a second.
I’m constantly searching for opportunities to return to return to Budapest. Tourists don’t overrun this amazing city, and that’s because it’s an incredibly underrated city (and thank goodness for that!); it’s one of the best-kept secrets in Europe for sure. Budapest is just magical; you really need to experience it for yourself to understand what I mean. Its magical qualities extend through its delicious food, its grand architecture, its friendly people, and its gorgeous sweeping views across the city, the green trees and hills, and the Danube River.
NEW YORK CITY, USA
This is my favorite city in the world, and consequently, I will forever call NYC the “Greatest City in the World.” I could go back here again and again and never get bored of the hustle and bustle, the food, the creativity, the culture, the diversity, the architecture, and the list goes on and on and on… Hopefully I will, one day, call it my home, but until then, I cannot wait to see that beautiful, sparkling skyline full of opportunities sometime soon.
Paris really does not require an explanation as to why I would love to go back again… Paris is a brilliantly beautiful city, evoking a classic, yet modern feel, with amazing, world-famous cuisine, fashion like no other place in the world, world-class museums, and new discoveries to be made around every corner. There’s no place like Paris. And as they say, Paris is always a good idea!
This is the most jaw-dropping, naturally beautiful place I have ever laid eyes on. The Cataratas de Iguazú (Waterfalls of Iguazú) are the largest chain of waterfalls in the whole world and it’s something you absolutely must see if given the opportunity. For me, this was an opportunity of a lifetime. I remember standing hundreds of feet above the base of the waterfall, looking down into the depths of the Garganta del Diablo (the Devil’s Throat), terrified by the idea of falling in and by the waterfall’s immeasurable force. I quickly became soaked by mist, as the water rushed down, smacking the water at the base quicker than I could even fathom. It was just unbelievable.
Hopkins is nicknamed “the friendliest village in Belize,” and for good reason. This village is one of the last strongholds of the real Belize; it hasn’t yet been overrun by tourists; it’s rustic, authentic, and the heart of Garifuna culture. In Hopkins, we enjoyed the slow, Belizean lifestyle along gorgeous white sand beaches, surrounded by wildlife such as caiman, exotic birds, monkeys, and jaguars. This was a cultural experience unlike any other I’ve had, and I would love to return to this Caribbean beach village.
Have you visited any of these places? Which is your favorite?! If not, where are the destinations that you could visit again and again? Let us know in the comments, guys! :)