There are tons and tons of gateways to explore in 2017 and below are top 10 such places across the world to get started.
Canada is second-largest, huge country by area with cosmopolitan cities and many unexplored natural wonders. The 2017 is 150th anniversary of its confederation after regional colonies unitedly became one country, which now has over 200 national parks and historic sites like red sandstone cliffs of Prince Edward Island, the glacial-rounded Mealy Mountains in Labrador, and the turquoise lakes. Added advantage to American travelers is weak Canadian dollar.
Atacama Desert, Chile
The vast and otherworldly landscape of wind-carved dunes is sure to draw adventure seekers more. The sunrise balloon rides will be memorable forever.
Agra is famous for Taj Mahal, symbol of love built by Mughal ruler Shah Jahan some 500 years ago, but there are new reasons to venture beyond in the city. The Mughal Museum and glass-walled dining Agra Pavilion are some other orientation of Agra. The longest expressway and India’s fastest train now has tremendously cut travel time from Lucknow to Delhi.
Switzerland’s Zermatt has been luring active travelers for long, for more than a century when the country’s first electric cog rail, Gornergrat train, started operating. The five-star Riffelalp Resort is another reason to take a trip to Zermatt. It is on the edge of a 7,290-foot-high plateau facing Matterhorn.
The Dalmatian Coast has 80-foot-high walls surrounding Old Town and limestone-paved streets. King’s Landing on “Game of Thrones” can be recognized here. The city is starting this summer an electric-scooter sharing program to help visitors zip the coast to more private beaches.