So you’ve bought your passport, and made a decision to go on a trip abroad. Where do you begin? Well, first you have to decide on a place to go, obviously. But how to decide!?
The world is a diverse place full of millions of destinations. From the beaches of Indonesia to the city streets of London to the volcanoes of Nicaragua, the options are limitless. Then there are the concerns of safety, ease of travel, costs and so much more than can impact your travel decisions.
Here are some great destinations for a first time trip abroad that will help to ease you into travel and leave you with unforgettable memories.
The United Kingdom
Some of the easiest place to visit on a first time trip are primarily English speaking destinations and the UK has that draw! London is still known as one of the most diverse cities in the world and is full of history and character. Big Ben and Westminster Abbey are infamous landmarks and would make any first trip memorable. Or head over to Dublin and navigate the Irish accent while sipping on a Guinness at the Guinness brewery.
With cheap flights from many countries around the world, Iceland is rapidly growing in popularity. The country also has one of the most diverse landscapes in the world. From witnessing the Northern Lights to seeing the elusive creamy blue hot springs, Iceland can make any trip an adventure.
Although, this country can be a bit challenging to navigate, the uniqueness of the destination makes it entirely worth it. Travel agents and planning out your trip can take a lot of the stress out of the experience. The cuisine and the landscape are easily navigated with a strong tourism infrastructure.
This country has a very bad reputation. But is a great option for first time American travelers. It is a very short plane ride from most locations within the US. Venture away from tourist hot spots like Cancun and give Mexico City or Oaxaca a try. Both a very safe for tourists and easy to navigate with a few key Spanish phrases. The ruins of Tulum are enchanting and make for a very interesting vacation that can be paired with gorgeous beaches and delicious, authentic Mexican food.
This country charms and delights its visitors. This isn’t a country for people looking for a go go go vacation. Its cities are best enjoyed with lazy strolls, long meals and afternoon cocktails. The city streets are made for moseying and the food for enjoying for long periods. Train travel in Italy is one of the most iconic things you can do, and it is an insanely memorable experience.