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Where are the BEST places to travel?

Asked by Evelyn_475 (787points) August 24th, 2010

I recently graduated from college and feel that this is the time to explore the world. Where should I go? Are there places that can be fun to travel to alone? Where should I travel with others? Also, what are the best “roadtrip” destinations in the US?

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jaytkay's avatar

There’s no best. The FANTASTIC possibilities are endless. So here’s one:

San Diego to Seattle
From the Mexican border to the Canadian.
Include some inland trips.
You can see desert, snow, mountains, the highest (Mt Whitney 14,505 ft) and lowest (Death Valley −282 ft) points in the 48 states, huge cities, tiny towns, Hollywood and loggers and truckers and hipsters. LA, San Francisco. The redwoods. Big Sur. Marin county. And a thousand things I cannot think of at the moment.

Hawkeye's avatar

Come on down to New Zealand

muppetish's avatar

I’m not one for road trips, but I loved a drive I took with friends down the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and taking pictures of the beach and buildings we passed. It’s equally beautiful during the day and night.

janbb's avatar

New Zealand and Holland are both great places that I think you could feel comfortable travelling in on your own.

Cruiser's avatar

Where do you live? What do you like to do….nature things or city adventures?? Are you a party hearty person or laid back and like to chill?

JLeslie's avatar

So many great places to see in the US. Not sure where you are now? Time of year will matter also, are you leaving now?

Autumn in New England might be a great start. I’m planning a trip to VT right now. I’ve never been there before, but I am excited to see Ben and Jerry’s ice cream factory, the von Trapp resort (the actual van Trapp family that the Sound of Music was based on) hiking and bike paths. From there you can go East to New Hampshire, water falls and hiking trails. West of VT is the adirondack mountains in NY, you can get there on the ferry across Lake Champlain. From there you can go south to NYC.

Washington DC if you have never been there. Our nations capital, early april is cherry blossom time. The Japanese gave these tress as a gift, the whole city has blossoms all over, really beautiful. So much to see, the smithsonian museums, the Postal museum, the Capitol building, the white house, Air and Space Museum, Holocaust museum, and more.

In the summer Michigan is a good state to vist, lots of beaches. If you have never been to one of the Great Lakes, it is definitely a must do. I know more people who go sailing in MI than in FL. Mackinac (pronounced Mack-in-aw) Island is just east of where the Upper Peninsula of MY meets the lower and no motorized vehicles are allowed on the island, so you have to take the ferry across form the mainland. Once on the island it is all walking, and bicycles, and horses drawn carriages. The Lakes are beautiful up there, as blue as the caribbean.

I’ve never personally been to Colorado, but the rockies must be fantastic.

People alread covered California, I agree a great state to have an adventure. Many different cities with different feels in each one.

Florida for the winter, best month is late February March. Weather will be like springtime, best to go before spring breakers start invading, because hotels will be cheaper, and Disney won’t have lines. Palm Beach and Boca Raton for Shopping, South Beach in Miami for beach, very international feel, 8th street beach usually has some topless so you just need your monokini.

Canada is fantastic too. Vancouver, BC is beautiful (the Olympics were just there) a real walking city with great food, you can take a ferry from there to Victoria. Banff is in the Canadian rockies, supposed to be fantastic. Toronto is wonderful for walking around also, great food, great opportunity to go to the theatre. Quebec City is very French, like being in Europe, and Montreal is a big city with lots of culture.

There are so many more places to see, difficult to list them all.

If any of them sound interesting, there are many more details to go along with these places.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Anywhere in the Western U.S. is a great place to travel (I can’t really comment on the Eastern U.S., as I’ve never been). There are many National Parks, historic areas, cities with great culture and nightlife, and some pleasant, wide-open stretches of road. If you want advice about a specific area in the West, I’d be happy to oblige.

I’d highly recommend going on a solo road-trip (If you have a dog or cat, bring them along too!). It can sound a bit daunting at first, but if you prepare yourself, it can be an amazing journey. Be sure to stock up on some good tunes, and create some diverse playlists. Get a small cooler to keep some sandwiches, fruits, and veggies ready to go, so you can avoid fast food whilst on the road. Also keep some spare water, clothes, maps, chargers, a camera, batteries, blankets, a sleeping bag/tent, auto tools, and a full size spare tire handy.

A solo road trip will allow you to go where you please, and enjoy the freedom of the open road, all the while taking you out of your comfort zone and broadening your horizons. You’ll most likely end up learning a lot about yourself along the way.

Robot's avatar

Southern Cali, Jamaica, or Cayman Islands have been the best I’ve visited so far. I’d also recommend and for myself I’ve yet to visit Germany and Scotland which are my main heritages so I’d love to see those countries. I’d also like to visit Amsterdam, China, Japan. I’ve heard Ireland, France and Italy are very nice. whatever floats your boat. I’d be fortunate (at this point anyway) to travel to another far away state or go on any kind of vacation currently that does not involve my family.. lol

JLeslie's avatar

One other idea, you could work on a cruise ship or airline for a year or two and and see a lot of places.

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JLeslie's avatar

@ArpitaBarua the OP is American, Cuba is probably out.

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shonbro's avatar

There are so many great travel spots. All the spots mentioned above are wonderful and worth visiting. I would like to add Hawaii islands in the list. The most popular islands here are Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Big Island and all these offer a diverse range of things to do and see. Maui is popular for its beaches, Big island for its Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, waterfalls, rain forests and botanical gardens, Oahu offers a combination of natural and cultural attractions, Kauai has wonderful natural beauty.

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JenieLor's avatar

It depends on your interest! There are lot many interesting places to visit but it again comes to the question that which type of places do you like to visit.l Should it be adventurous, sporty, full of amazing spots, exciting, place to discover etc.

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lesliystewart's avatar

People are always preferred to go for travelling in this busy life and get more enjoyment as well as reduce stress. I think Switzerland is such amazing and beautiful place to travel because it is known as a heaven of the world because of their weather and attraction places.

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AnnaMoore's avatar

Try out to visit the beaches at Maldives. Surely, you’re gonna enjoy the sand and the cold waters of there beaches. Maldives is been a country of wonders.

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