Being a millennial may be both unique and terrifying at the same time, especially considering that this generation is gradually approaching its 30s and 40s. You could worry that the time to enjoy yourself is running out if you belong to this age group. However, if you make the most of what you have right now, age is just a number, and you will truly enjoy your trip towards your third decade of life.
You need to embrace your 30s with open arms as opposed to lamenting over the passage of your 20s. After all, you merit a lengthy break from the early 20s’ process of self-discovery and achieving job ambitions.The finest way to bid farewell to your first 20 years of youth and embrace the rest of it is to travel! Additionally, there are locations you may go to, to start with, while embarking on this travel journey. There are a host of destinations that are enjoyable for everyone, whether single or coupled. Visit these locations to regain your strength and vitality before you turn 30.
In collaboration with The Channel 46, Ekta Mohanani Kamra, travel enthusiast & Founder of Hop n Bop, has compiled a list of 5 destinations that you should see before you reach 30. She believes – “Explore oneself , learn different cultures and live like the locals.”
1. Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is a wonderful place to visit because of its rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking skyline. There is something for everyone – numerous festivals and well-known cultural and natural attractions, a tonne of eateries and bars, panoramic views and a lot more. Many of Budapest’s sites are completely free, and the city is already affordable! The Holy Dexter, the mummified right hand of St. Stephen is the centrepiece of St. Stephen’s Basilica. The largest synagogue in Europe, The Dohány Street Synagogue is awe-inspiring along with the Jewish Quarter, which is Budapest’s liveliest neighbourhood.
Fun fact: Budapest is the perfect place to relax since it is truly considered to be the City of Spas with incredible architecture and the best healing properties.
2. Santorini, Greece
Santorini has it all, from island escapes to city vacations. You will undoubtedly find something to see or do whether you are a fan of the sun or history. The Mediterranean diet, which many nutritionists advocate because they think it is nutrient-rich, is the foundation of their food along with its specialities in wines like Assyrtiko, Ouzo and a lot more.
Santorini, often known as the “jewel of the Aegean,” is probably one of the most well-known tourist destinations in Greece. Every year, thousands of people are drawn to this island by its beauty and depart knowing that there is nowhere else like it. Santorini will win your heart if you swim in the clear waves, stroll through the charming villages, and eat in the best establishments. There are many reasons why you should travel to Greece in general, right from its historic sites to breathtaking scenery.
3. Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is one of the few distinctive cities that you simply must visit. This is partially attributable to a group of early 20th-century painters and architects, like Antoni Gaud, whose iconic structures are unlike anything else you’ll see. Everyone will find something to like in Barcelona. The city has a total of 20 Michelin stars if you enjoy cuisine, and there are countless stunning structures and cultural events to choose from if you prefer culture. Add to that pristine urban beaches, first-rate nightlife, and a bewildering array of fantastic shopping. You must definitely pay a visit to Casa Batllo, Las Ramblas, Casa Mila, La Boqueria, Park Guell, Camp Nou and a few such places when in Barcelona.
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4. Rishikesh, India
Rishikesh is a beautiful city in the Himalayan foothills beside river Ganga. There are amazing sights that are not only kid-friendly but also rich in heritage and high cultural value. Indulging in activities such as rafting, kayaking, flying fox, etc; visiting Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Shivpuri are a must. Attending the Ganga aarti at Triveni Ghat, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Tera Manzil Temple, and various other Ashrams and temples should definitely be on your list.
5. Costa Rica, Central America
Known for its beaches and volcanoes, Costa Rica is a rainforest Central American country with coastlines along the Caribbean and Pacific. Exploring the natural world is one of the best things to do in Costa Rica. The best months to visit Costa Rica are December through March. Some of the must do activities and places include the ziplining through Forest Canopy, appreciating the Corcovado National Park, visiting the Manuel Antonio National Park, and venturing into Dark to explore Nocturnal Half Lives.
That’s not all! Feeling butterflies in your stomach while at the Butterfly Conservatory in El Castillo in Arenal, peering into a volcano, and soaking in thermal baths are some other activities that you must indulge in on your vacay in this city.
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