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If I Could Travel Anywhere, I Would Go To…

If you go anywhere in the world, right now, where would you go?

It’s a question that travelers have asked each other for generations – so, where next? Once you have the bug for travel, there’s truly no going back.

In this article, we’re going to give you some of the best answers to this age-old question and our top bucket list destinations for your next trip. If I could travel anywhere, I would go to…

if you could travel anywhere

If I Could Travel Anywhere, I Would Go To…

From the temples of Japan to the beaches of Mexico, here are the top places I’d love to visit this year!

1. Japan

japan bucket list

If I had the chance to travel anywhere in the world, my top choice right now would undoubtedly be Japan.

From ancient shrines and elegant temples to the futuristic glitz of modern Tokyo, Japan is a country that offers something for everyone.

Japan is home to some of the most unique and beautiful landscapes in the world. From the tranquil beauty of Lake Kawaguchi to the majestic snow-capped peaks of Mount Fuji, Japan is a land of breathtaking scenery.

You can also explore the country’s many shrines and temples, which offer a glimpse into Japan’s fascinating history and spiritual culture.

The Japanese people are also a major bonus. Friendly, welcoming and incredibly polite – they’ll help you get the most out of your trip.

With the understated ancient culture and the exquisite culinary delights Japan has to offer, I have never seen a country that captivates me quite like this one.

Honestly, it is no wonder why so many people are drawn to its shores.

Why Travel to Japan?

I was lucky enough to visit Japan in 2019 and filmed the below video series for my YouTube channel.

It’s become one of my favourite countries to explore and will be somewhere I’ll visit countless times over my lifetime.

The absolute highlights of the trip had to be:

  • Riding the bullet train from Tokyo to Osaka
  • The Robot Restaurant in Tokyo (sadly now closed)
  • Hiking to the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto
My first impressions of Japan

2. India

india bucket list

If I could travel anywhere, I would go to India.

There is something so unique and captivating about this country. India boasts a vast range of culture, wildlife, and landforms that offer an incredible way to experience the world.

With its warm and inviting climate, India’s beauty is definitely worth exploring. The country boasts immense monuments spread all over the country, with vibrant cultures embedded in each region – it’s no wonder that India captivates travelers from all around.

india taj mahal

Not only that, but there are also some of the most exotic adventures available in India – from touring through Taj Mahal and Indian temples to exploring its magnificent nature reserves, spiritual culture and local antiquity.

From treks into hidden villages in Rajasthan for an incredible experience of history and art to attending traditional festivals with locals – there would be so much more opportunities than just sightseeing and taking picturesque landscapes!

Why travel to India?

During my travels, I have been fortunate enough to visit India on a number of occasions.

This huge country is too diverse to choose an absolute favourite thing about it, it’s just somewhere you need to experience yourself to truly understand.

If I was pressed to pick out a few of my favourite things to do in India, they would be:

  • House boat on the Backwaters of Kerala
  • Visiting the Taj Mahal
  • Exploring the tea estates while hiking around Darjeeling
My trip to Kerala

3. Sri Lanka

sri lanka bucket list

If I could travel anywhere, it would have to be the land of happiness, Sri Lanka.

There are so many reasons this place stands out for me – its beautiful landscapes, incredible cuisine, and soft friendly people are all major draw cards.

The natural beauty of Sri Lanka is something out of a fairytale; dotted with secluded beaches, lush national parks and wildflower-filled mountainsides it is a traveler’s paradise.

sri lanka bucket list

Stroll through tranquil tea plantations that offer far-reaching views of misty hills or take a dip in wild, scenic waterfalls that lead you to some of the most picturesque spots imaginable.

Most importantly though, Sri Lanka offers such an authentic and diverse cultural experience – immerse yourself in the colonial past by exploring colonial-era cathedrals in Colombo or witness traditional Kandyan dances in Kandy.

All these reasons make Sri Lanka an ideal bucket list destination.

Why Travel to Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is one of my favourite countries in the world. There’s so much to do here, it’s simply impossible to get bored.

The island has a mix of the most beautiful beaches in the world, some of the best nature available anywhere and also the friendliest people – it almost seems unfair to other countries!

Here are some of my favourite things to do in Sri Lanka:

  • Driving a Rickshaw around the Island with Large Minority.
  • Climbing Adam’s Peak for sunrise
  • Going on an Elephant or Leopard safari.

4. Costa Rica

costa rica bucket list

The next country I would choose to visit if I could travel anywhere right now is Costa Rica.

Costa Rica has everything that makes a destination new and exciting – lush rainforests, sun-kissed beaches, active volcanoes, and rich culture. Not only that, but it is also home to some of the happiest people on the planet.

By immersing myself in this environment, I hope to experience a sense of contentment and connection that cannot be found elsewhere.

costa rica bucket list

I am drawn to Costa Rica because of its vibrant atmosphere; it is truly a place bubbling with joy. My days here would consist of me exploring this land and its wildlife through activities such as zip-lining, hiking and other popular adventures that the locals enjoy partaking in.

Costa Rica’s famous beaches will make you feel at peace with both nature and yourself; it’s truly an immersive experience where all your worries will disappear.

READ MORE: Our Costa Rica Digital Nomad Guide

Why Travel to Costa Rica?

I was lucky enough to visit Costa Rica in 2021 and it quickly became one of my favourite nature destinations.

The country feels like a natural Disneyland. There’s just so much to take in.

After traveling through Costa Rica for one month, these were my favourite activities:

  • Hiking through Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Whale watching in Tamarindo
  • Running on the beach in Jaco with Macaws!

READ MORE: Top Things To Do in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

My recent trip to Costa Rica in 2021

5. Mexico

mexico bucket list

If I could travel anwyhere, I would go to Mexico every year.

Mexico is such an ideal destination for your next bucket list vacation. With its white sand beaches, tropical climate, and colorful sunsets, it’s the perfect place to explore.

For those who are looking for a culture fix, Mexico is the perfect destination. From ancient Aztec and Mayan ruins to colonial European architecture, Mexico is a country steeped in history.

You can also explore the country’s many vibrant cities, where you’ll find colorful markets, fascinating museums, and lively music and art scenes.

tacos in mexico expensive

Also, don’t forget that the cuisine of Mexico (aka authentic Mexican Food!) is one of the best in the world, encompassing a variety of flavors that you may have never tasted before.

Mexican cuisine is a delicious blend of indigenous ingredients and spices, and you can find everything from street tacos to haute cuisine. The country’s many markets and street stalls are also a great way to sample the local flavors.

Mexico is also a great location for exploring the ocean, from snorkeling to scuba diving and deep sea fishing.

With its stunning landscapes, fascinating culture, and delicious food, Mexico is the perfect destination for a memorable and unforgettable holiday.

READ MORE: How Much is a Taco in Mexico?

Why Travel to Mexico?

Mexico has become my second favourite country in the world, which you’ll understand is a big statement once I tell you my first.

There’s so much to see, do, taste and explore all across the country.

I’ve spent over six months living in Mexico in the past couple of years, in Tulum, Mexico City, Chiapas and Oaxaca. Here are a few of my favourite things to do:

  • Hire the Xoximilco boats in Mexico City with a group of friends
  • Hang out at a beach party in Tulum
  • Find hidden Cenotes in Quintan Roo
  • Chichen Itza!

Our Complete Tulum Digital Nomad Guide

When I lived in Tulum

6. Tanzania

tanzania bucket list

If I could travel anywhere, I would go to Tanzania for Safari.

Tanzania should be on everyone’s list of places to visit. This incredible country has so much to offer, from its breathtaking landscapes to its diverse cultures and wildlife.

From the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro to the rolling plains of the Serengeti, Tanzania is a land of stunning beauty.

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The wildlife in Tanzania is simply breathtaking. From the majestic elephants and lions to the rare and exotic birds, Tanzania is home to some of the most incredible creatures on earth.

If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable experience, you can take a safari to the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater to see these animals up close.

Tanzania is the perfect destination for those who want to experience a unique and unforgettable African vacation.

Why Travel to Tanzania?

I spent one month backpacking through Tanzania in 2018 and it was an experience I’ll never forget.

I went from a school project in Arusha, to the Serengeti across to Zanzibar, before finally flying back across the country and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Ngorongoro Crater 2-Day Safari
  • Sunset boat cruise in Zanzibar
My trip across Tanzania in 2018

7. Indonesia

indonesia bucket list

If I could travel anywhere, I would go to Indonesia...

If you’re looking for an exotic destination, then look no further than Indonesia. This lush, vibrant country is home to some of the most remarkable sights in the world.

From the bustling cities of Jakarta and Surabaya to the spiritual temples of Yogyakarta and Bali, Indonesia has something for everyone. One of the best reasons to visit Indonesia is the sheer variety of landscapes, cultures and activities that await.

Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach, explore a bustling city, or hike through the jungle – and this sounds like a cliche but – Indonesia truly has it all.

indonesia bucket list

The country’s rugged, mountainous terrain is perfect for trekking or mountain biking, while its many beaches and coral reefs are ideal for snorkeling and diving. There’s also something for culture vultures, with traditional villages, ancient temples, and colorful markets to explore.

The Indonesian people are also a major draw. Friendly and welcoming, they’ll help you get the most out of your trip.

From the friendliness of the locals to the beauty of the country, it’s easy to see why Indonesia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

READ MORE: Best Places in Indonesia (outside of Bali)

Why Travel to Indonesia?

So we’re finally there – Indonesia is my favourite country in the world, which is why I have chosen to make it my home.

There are over 17,000 islands to explore – and every single one of them is incredible! How could you not love that!?

I have spent many years in Indonesia and so it’s difficult to choose my favourite things here, but here are a few suggestions:

  • 3 Day live-aboard boat in Komodo National Park
  • Hike Mount Rinjani in Lombok
  • Raja Ampat for Scuba Diving
Climbing Mount Rinjani in Indonesia in 2017

If You Could Travel Anywhere, Where Would You Go?

The truth is that no matter where you choose to travel, it’s sure to be an experience you’ll never forget.

Whether it’s a bustling city, a tropical beach, or a remote mountain village, each destination has something unique to offer and will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.

So, if you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Let us know in the comments below.

Some more ideas from my friend Kevin Eassa

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