I’ve been wanting to document my favorite travel destinations I’ve ever been to. I haven’t had the travelling bug in awhile (I’ve been all work, work, work for the past couple of years) but I’m excited to reminisce of great freaking travel. Here are 5 of my all-time travel destinations. Have you ever been to any of these? What’s your favorite travel destination you’ve ever been to?
1. Davos, Switzerland
This is by far the most peaceful place I’ve ever traveled, too. It’s much lesser known and the city mostly consists of locals and businessmen. While there is some of the best skiing here in the winter, it’s also a haven in the summer. Steeped with fresh water lakes and rich greenery and hiking, this place is a breath of fresh air. From here, you can take the gondola up to one of the highest elevations of the Alps and take in the Swiss beauty. I also recommend staying at the Intercontinental there, as they have an outdoor super hot tub nestled in between snowy mountains.
2. Santa Barbara, California
You know I had to include a good old U.S. city in here! Even though NYC is my city, I’m a California girl at heart (literally – I am super slow paced and lazy). My favorite part about visiting LA is taking a scenic ride up the coast to Santa Barbara. I can’t exactly pinpoint why it’s my favorite US destination, but it gives off the cutest beach vibes, it’s chic-meets-hippie, and they have some of the best shopping downtown.
3. Salzburg, Austria
Let’s step back in the Alps but head a little more east. I love Salzburg because it’s not as tourist-y as some nearby cities and the 1700s/1800s charm is still very evident. Think cute cobblestone streets in Italy, with much less people, and with an Austrian charm.
4. Cozumel, Mexico
If you’re trying to avoid Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum like I was, head to the next-door island, Cozumel, instead. There’s much less people and definitely more relaxing. You can do the same activities as you would in Cancun like snorkeling, boating, etc. except it’s much more spacious! I love Mexico, but unfortunately, a lot of the destinations are over-hyped. Cozumel is such a good in-between.
5. Bergamo, Italy
If you’re looking for a city in the north of Italy that isn’t such a tourist headache, then look no further than Bergamo. It’s like mini Milan except again, much less tourist-y. This isn’t known but should be: Bergamo has one of the best shopping experiences in the world. It’s full of luxury designer stores but also filled with unique little boutiques. Not to mention, but Bergamo has some of the most incredible views of Italy!