We would like to wish all our fellow American friends, travellers and bloggers a very Happy Thanksgiving! We hope that 2017 has given you much to be thankful for, and while us poor Europeans do not get to join in today’s celebrations, I thought I would dedicate this travel blog to 10 travel destinations that I am truly thankful for this Thanksgiving!
Queenstown, New Zealand
I am so very thankful for Queenstown, New Zealand, that I would quite happily pack my bags and move there tomorrow! Fantastic scenery, endless outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking and boating, great restaurants and vineyards, and some of the friendliest locals it the world, it is the perfect holiday destination.
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Yes, I know I have been going on about Zanzibar a lot lately, but it is such an amazing beach holiday destination that it had to feature near the top of my ‘thankful for’ list. Beautiful beaches – check, fabulous water activities – check, do you need to visit in 2018? – CHECK!
Las Vegas, Nevada
Love it or hate it, you cannot deny there is something special about Las Vegas, and while it’s a bit chilly at this time of year, there is so much going on indoors that you never need to venture outside! An action-packed holiday destination that’s full of fun, I am definitely thankful for Las Vegas.
Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
Paradise on earth, the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji offer those pure white sandy beaches, turquoise seas, and seafood restaurants that we all dream of, and if you fancy an exotic holiday in 2018, this is the perfect destination.
Inca Trail, Peru
2016 was the year when we finally crossed ‘Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu’ off our bucket list, and we’re ready to do it all again! It’s every bit as magical as you imagine it to be, and when combined with a trip to other areas of Peru, it really is the perfect holiday.
A perfectly polished pearl of the Indian Ocean and South China Sea, Singapore is an amazing holiday destination that has something for everyone. Fabulous hotels, beautiful parks, extravagant shopping malls, and endless dining possibilities, Singapore has it all, and while many use it as a stopover on the way to Australia, it is a holiday destination in its own right.
I know, I go on about this a lot too, but if you have ever been to South Africa, you will understand why I am so passionate about this magnificent country. The cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, the illustrious Garden Route, the endless Game Reserves of Kruger National Park, and everything in-between makes SA one of our all-time favourite holiday destinations. Thankful, thankful, thankful!
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Who isn’t thankful for Cabo?! A cool, hip and trendy holiday destination, it appeals to those looking for fine hotels and a great party atmosphere, and if you are in the mood to shop, you can do some serious damage to your credit card in this town!
Patagonia, Chile & Argentina
The sheer beauty of Patagonia is impossible to describe, but if you love rugged mountains, fresh lakes, sparkling glaciers and adventures off the beaten track, there is no better place on earth for your winter holiday. Legend says that God created Chile from the pieces leftover when he created the wonders of the world, and you know what, I think it might be right!
One of the Seven Summits and Africa’s Highest Mountain, Kilimanjaro is a natural world wonder that I am so very grateful for. Despite summiting its snow-capped peak twice, I would do it all over again in a heartbeat… maybe 2018?
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!