Top 10 Exciting and Unexpected Destinations this Summer

Top 10 Exciting and Unexpected Destinations this Summer

The long awaited season is here and we are fully embracing it. Check out this list of ten destinations, that will provide a truly unforgettable experience. Browse and pick your favorite!

10. Búzios, Brazil

The five mile long peninsula is peppered with great beaches. Just a two hour drive from Rio and you will find yourself swimming in the crystal clear waters, enjoying refreshing cocktails and be surrounded by the beautiful views!

Why to go there?

The resort town is loved by the Brazilian celebrities and the elite, who find a romantic haven here.

Buzios Photo from Vidalexus

Photo from Vidalexus

Búzios Photo by Info Links

Photo by Info Links

9. Kassel, Germany

The most famous fairy tale authors Brothers Grimm have published their works here in Kassel. This summer the German Fairy Tale Route will attract visitors, who will be entertained by various shows and events. Don’t miss!

Why to go there?

The open-air Brothers Grimm Festival runs from July 21 to August 21 and takes place on the stage by the beautiful lake in Schönfeld, Kassel.

kassel Photo by Gonzalo Azumendi

Photo by Gonzalo Azumendi

8. North Coast, New Taipei City, Taiwan

The dramatic coast features surreal rock formations known as hoodoos. Visitors come here to admire the mushroom-like rocky shapes and the surreal landscape.

Why to go there?

Besides great nature you will find an abundance of restaurants serving delicious dishes prepared of fresh sea food.

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Photo from Taiwan Discovery

taiwan Photo by OlegMit

Photo by OlegMit

A tourist investigates the amazing geology of Taiwan's east coast.

Photo by Neil Wade

7. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA

The park celebrates its 100 years anniversary this year and invites visitors to have wild lobster picnics during sunset, go hiking or cycling the trails and explore the beautiful nature or watch the Somes Sound windjammer parade on the 2nd of August!

Why to go there?

The park features a versatile nature: from rocky cliffs to ocean views, be prepared to be impressed.

acadia Photo by Greg A. Hartford

Photo by Greg A. Hartford

acadia Photo by Greg A. Hartford 2

Photo by Greg A. Hartford

acadia Photo by GeoStills

Photo by GeoStills

6. Columbia River Gorge, USA

The 130 km (80 mi) long and up to 1 200 m (4 000 ft) deep canyon is considered a National Scenic Area. The picturesque land is a popular recreational area, providing numerous fun activities, including hiking, biking, golf, rafting, kayaking, windsurfing, kiteboarding, boating, skiing and bird watching.

Why to go there?

The gorge is filled with impeccable natural wonders. Stunning waterfalls, plunging from the precipitous walls are among the most popular sites.

Columbia Photo by Thomas Duffy

Photo by Thomas Duffy

Columbia Photo by John Williams

Photo by John Williams

5. Isle of Skye, Scotland

Found in the Scotish archipelago, the island fascinates with the stunning landscapes. The dramatic terrain defines what the country is about really well. Also the terrain is dotted with ancient castles, that can be observed on the way around the island.

Why to go there?

Go backpacking as the sites are so versatile and different, changing every few hundred meters.

Skye Photo by Roy Zz

Photo by Roy Zz

Skye Photo by Karl Williams

Photo by Karl Williams

4. Terschelling, the Netherlands

The island boasts spectacular landscapes and a soft sandy coast on the North Sea. There are guided mud-walking tours, that are very popular during summer.

Why to go there?

There are great facilities, luxurious accommodation, plus the visitors get to explore the unspoiled nature of the island.

tershelling Photo by Frans Lemmens

Photo by Frans Lemmens

tershelling

Photo by Unknown

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Photo by Unknown

3. Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

One of the most popular natural attractions in the country becomes really busy in summer. But don’t worry – there are no crowds, as the park is huge and there is plenty of space for everyone.

Why to go there?

Explore the turquoise lakes, hike the mountains and climb the peaks. Go camping, watch the grizzlies graze in the valleys and experience this majestic corner of Earth.

banff Photo by Jason J. Hatfield

Photo by Jason J. Hatfield

Castle Mountain at sunset

Photo by Wan Ru Chen

2. Moorea, French Polynesia

The island features volcanic peaks as well as crystal clear waters and coral reefs, making it a perfect spot for swimming and snorkeling. Moreover, in the whale-watching season begins in July and captivates the attention of the visitors.

Why to go there?

A heavenly retreat for a romantic holiday. Stay at the luxurious resort and have a vacation of a lifetime!

moorea Photo from Tahiti

Photo from Tahiti

Moorea Photo by Ian Trower

Photo by Ian Trower

1. Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia

The longest railway in the world runs fro 5753 miles! It was built between 1891 and 1916 and marks its anniversary this year. Today the Siberian landscape is very much appreciated by the adventurers, who are willing to sacrifice the comfort of the facilities for the real unspoiled nature.

Why to go there?

The route passes the Ural mountains, that provide some of the most breathtaking views, remote Siberian villages and deserted valleys – the drive provides a truly unforgettable experience.

siberia Photo by Ilya Naymushin

Photo by Ilya Naymushin

Siberia Photo by Yooniq Images

Photo by Yooniq Images

siberia Photo from Teampurnha

Photo from Teampurnha