To travel is to live

Let your mind drift to the most beautiful places in the world. Explore stunning architectural feats, a tropical paradise, and a small Scandinavian town.

The 21 places below will likely fill your bucket list for many years to come and you can count yourself lucky if you are able to visit even a third of these amazing places..

The beautiful places below are organized into tropical/warm, arctic/cold, and architectural. No matter where you live in the world, there are incredible places to visit and architectural sights to see. To be honest, there are thousands of places that could have made this list but hopefully, this list provides some justice to those that were left off.

There’s nothing like travel to help you see that what you think is “the way people do things” is really just the way YOU do things. From our families to our work to our food to our homes, humankind is alive with differences you cannot imagine—until you see them for yourself.

We believe that traveling around the world shouldn’t be hard: it’s actually something everyone should be able to do at least once in their lives. Whether you choose to spend a few years or just a couple months traveling this beautiful planet, it’s important to see what’s out there. It’s up to you to make the dream come true and take the first step. Launch TripPlanner to piece together and price your ideal route. Not sure where to start? You can always call one of our travel consultants and get some complimentary advice!

We need sometimes to escape into open solitudes, into aimlessness, into the moral holiday of running some pure hazard, in order to sharpen the edge of life, to taste hardship, and to be compelled to work desperately for a moment at no matter what,” wrote philosopher George Santayana in “The Philosophy of Travel

All the challenges and opportunities travel lays at your feet help you discover who you are in a way that’s only possible on the road.

There’s no place like home—but that’s so easy to forget. Leaving the comforts behind gives you a renewed appreciation for them when you return.

People you meet while on the road become some of the most valued names on your contact list. They become places on the map to visit later on. These folks give you a glimpse outside your hometown circle of friends, and force you to take in new and refreshing perspectives, and ultimately realize that everyone is the same.


Relying solely on feet


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Years on a journey

Travel on foot

Among all the ways in which one can move around and discover the world, walking as a way of travel still raises suspicion in most people. Two or three generations of automated vehicles were enough to make our understanding of movement without a car, train or plane – unthinkable. The modernization of society, bustling lifestyle and technology development determined the speed of our lives to such an extent that living without means of transport seems impossible.

You can't have a narrow mind and a thick passport

I wanted to travel — that much I knew. I figured walking would be the cheapest mode of travel, so I searched something along the lines of "walk the world"

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser

Their stories planted the seed in my mind. Walking around the world would be a personal test, and allow me to experience it slowly and fully immersed. It would be a simple life, but one of discovery.


Remember happiness is a way of travel not a destination

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money