Travel definitely broadens the mind, and ANYWHERE is better than little old Ireland right now! So this year, rather than spending January sticking to a diet you know you won't keep, get planning your summer holiday….
For the ultimate life experience and taste of adventure, you need to hit these destinations:
To really get out of your comfort zone, head to the glorious country that is Vietnam. Head to the FITO Museum in Ho Chi Minh City and while you’re there go to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Rent a bike in Hoi An, a stunning old seaside town, and head to the Sand Dunes of Mui Ne and try sand sledding – yes, it is a real thing!
For a real wildlife adventure you need to go on safari in this beautiful country. The Hluhluwe and Imfolozi National Park is the largest in Africa and you might even spot a white rhino. If you are feeling brave, hop into a kayak and have a leisurely row down Catalina Bay – just watch out for the crocs and hippos!
Japan is an absolutely stunning destination that needs to be seen to be believed. There are so many Shrines and Temples to be explored, festivals to enjoy, shopping to do , Japanese culture to experience and so much traditional cuisine to try that you’ll never want to leave.
This incredible South American country has so much on you won’t know where to begin. To give you a helping hand start off at the Atacama Desert, hop over to Easter Island, explore the Torres del Paine National Park, take in the incredible beauty of the Patagonia or enjoy the nightlife in Santiago and have a wander around the La Vega market.
Not on many people’s travel wish list, this European country is truly a sight to behold. Here you can explore the capital Belgrade, visit the Djerdap, hike in the Fruska Gora or soak in the culture at Novi Sad.
Now all you need to do is get saving….