From their pristine, white beaches to their world-class golf courses, the Bahamas have something for everyone. Loved by travelers of all ages, there is no end to the experiences this laid-back Caribbean destination has to offer. Here are ten of the top things to see and do.
Nestled in the Torridge district of Devon, England, lies one of the most picturesque communities in all of the United Kingdom. Clovelly is a tiny fishing village built into the side of a 400-foot cliff. With soaring views of the Bristol Channel and quaint cobblestone streets, it draws visitors from all over the world – despite its small population of just under 450 residents.
Off the island of Crete in Greece, the crumbling remains of Spinalonga Island hold the secrets of a castaway colony from long ago. Spinalonga was initially constructed as a fortress to protect the Port of Olous in the early 1700s. With its steep walls and impenetrable defenses, it remained under Venetian control long after the Ottomans conquered the rest of Crete.
Paris, the capital of France, is a travel destination on almost every bucket list – and for good reason. The city of the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral is also the fashion capital of the world and is brimming with history, art, and culture. This cosmopolitan city offers everything from world-renowned museums and art galleries to delicious food and drinks that you will not soon forget!
The rolling Tuscan hillside is known for its vineyards, scenic landscapes, and artistic legacy. One of its better-kept secrets sits just outside the small village of Saturnia on the grounds of an old mill. For centuries, locals and visitors alike have flocked to the Cascate del Mulino, a beautiful, cascading thermal spring in the charming Italian Province of Grosseto.
In the heart of Alberta, Canada’s Banff National Park lies one of the world’s most photographed natural wonders. Shimmering at the base of Victoria Glacier, Lake Louise reflects the majestic beauty of the cliffs and landscape around it. With water so impossibly turquoise that it hardly seems real, the lake attracts over 15,000 people per day in the summer months.
On the southern coast of Iceland, near the tiny fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal, loom the enormous basalt stacks of Reynisfjara, keeping watch over one of the world’s most beautiful black sand beaches.
The sleepy little town of Terlingua, Texas is home to several unusual tourist attractions, including an authentic old West ghost town and the famed Terlingua Chili Cookoff. One of its most awe-inspiring claims to fame, however, is directly overhead: the star-studded Texas sky.
The Cyclades are some of the most well-known islands in the world. Dotting the Aegean Sea in Greece with their small whitewashed houses, rugged cliffs, golden beaches, and breathtaking landscapes, they are a highly-favored destination for travelers from across the globe. At the southwestern-most point of the Cyclades, between Athens and Crete, lies the island of Milos – a hidden gem with a story to tell.
Just down the street from Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market, is one of the most unusual installations of public art in modern times. Known as the Seattle Gum Wall, it is a colorful, quirky collection of chewing gum, added one piece at a time by passers-by. The wall has gained fame as a favorite photo spot for residents and visitors to the Pacific Northwest.