Molokai is a Hawaiian island in the central Pacific. On the island’s northern Kalaupapa Peninsula is a steep path leading to Kalaupapa National Historical Park, an isolated former leper colony below towering cliffs. The site can also be viewed from the clifftop Kalaupapa Lookout in Palaau State Park. Nearby, the park’s Phallic Rock is said to have fertility powers.
When to visit: Molokai is a year-round destination with consistently warm temperatures. Popular regional events include the Ka Hula Piko Festival (May/Jun), celebrating the art of hula dancing in the region.
Alberta is a province in Western Canada. Its landscape encompasses mountains, prairies, desert badlands and vast coniferous forests. It has more than 600 lakes and rich mineral deposits. In the west, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks have glaciers in the Columbia Icefields. The Waterton Glacier International Peace Park is a biosphere reserve that straddles the southern border with the USA. Some of the Alberta destinations are Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Calgary, Jasper etc.
When to visit: There are two peak seasons in Alberta, one is winter and the other is summer. November to March is cold and June to August is usually summer. Lots of national parks in Alberta attracts lots of visitors for camping, fishing, hiking and mountain biking.
Iceland, unlike its name, is defined by dramatic landscapes everywhere, volcanoes, hot springs, geysers and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and most of the population lives in the capital itself which runs on geothermal power and the city is also well known for the late-night clubs and bars in its compact center. Some of the popular sights of Iceland are Blue Lagoon, pingvellir, and Gullfoss.
When to visit: Iceland enjoys its peak travel period during the summers in the months of June to August with mild weather and nearly 24 hours of daylight.
Peru is a country in South America that is home to some part of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu (ancient Incan city). The area about Machu Picchu, such as the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, and the city of Cusco, are full of archaeological sites. Some best places to visit in Peru are Sacsayhuamán, Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon and Coricancha.
The Faroe Islands are a group of 18 islands in the middle of North Atlantic Ocean having a population of nearly 50,000 and a language and culture of their own. Faroe islands have incredible nature and sceneries and you will never be more than 5km (3 miles) away from the ocean. These islands are best if you want to escape from the big city madness.
When to visit: The tourist season is very short for Faroe islands. It generally begins in May and ends by September and the peak time is between July and August.
Goa is a western state in India with beautiful coastlines that attracts an estimated 2.5 million visitors each year (including about 400,000 foreign tourists). This state has a unique mix of Indian and Portuguese cultures and Goa’s interior features small villages, quiet retreats, waterfalls and jungle trails. Some places to visit in Goa are Panaji, Calangute, Fort Aguada, Dudhsagar Falls etc.
When to visit: The best time to travel Goa is from mid-November to id-February with peaking Dec-Jan.
The Engadine Valley is a long high Alpine Valley region in the Swiss Alps.
Mauritius is a small island in the Indian Ocean and it is known for its beautiful beaches, lagoons, and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. Some places to visit in Mauritius are Le Morne Brabant, Ganga Talao, Black River Gorges National Park, Grand-Baie etc.
When to visit: December to February is the main tourist time in Mauritius with hot. humid weather.
The Plitvice Lakes National park known for lakes, alpine forests, waterfalls, caves and hiking trails. Korana, Mala Kapela, Adrenalin Park Plitvice are some of the best places to visit here.
When to visit: May to September is the peak travel period here.
New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River and is one of the world’s most fascinating cities. It is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.
When to visit: February to May is the peak travel season and the summers can be hot, humid and rainy here while hurricane season is Jun–Nov.
22LOS CABOS, MEXICO
34SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE
35GERMANY’S WESTERN STATES
42DOWNTOWN DENVER, COLORADO
46ROGUE RIVER, OREGON
48BUFFALO, NEW YORK
50LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
51PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
57ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND
60RIBERA DEL DUERO, SPAIN
63LUANG PRABANG, LAOS
64MARIETAS ISLANDS, MEXICO
66LA DIGUE, SEYCHELLES
68AITUTAKI, COOK ISLANDS
70CANNON BEACH, OREGON
73ATACAMA DESERT, CHILE
93PAPUA NEW GUINEA
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