Once Is Not Enough: 17 Places Travelers Will Absolutely Visit Again

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What is it about those special countries that keep calling us back? Often, it depends on the experience you had there in the first place. If you hold fond memories, you’re more likely to return.

Whether it’s down to the food, the people, or the beautiful landscape views, this list of 17 destinations sits very fondly among the global travel community. Have you visited any of these places yourself?

1. Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

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The vibrance of Colombia is uncontested. The people embrace color, music, and a lively energy. Alongside this, there is so much to see. From the verdant joys of the Amazon rainforest to urban cities, coffee towns, and beaches – it’s tough to fit it all in one trip.

2. Albania

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Albania may not seem like the obvious choice compared to others on this list. However, it has certainly gained popularity over the last few years. Yet, it also remains off the beaten path. An eclectic mix of Ottoman history, stunning coastline, and luscious nature will keep you coming back for more. 

3. Japan

Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms in Yamanashi, Japan

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Go for the excitement of Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo but return for the world-famous cherry blossom season in spring. “I can’t stop going to Japan,” said one traveler.

4. Italy


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Italian cuisine is enough reason to visit. Add in sweeping vistas, art and culture, and the warmth of locals. Then Italy becomes a favorite destination.

5. Costa Rica

Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

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Aside from the food, welcoming locals, and gorgeous landscape, the rainforest is hard to ignore. With more than 50% of Costa Rica made up of rainforest, there will always be more areas to explore on future trips.

6. Patagonia

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Located on the southernmost tip of South America, Patagonia is ideal for outdoor adventures. Travelers take advantage of warm summer months to go hiking, horseback riding, and white water rafting.

7. Greece

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Greece offers quintessential Mediterranean cuisine, breathtaking beaches, and a look into its ancient society. Greece is the home of Western theatre, philosophy, and art – pillars that shaped our modern world.

8. Scotland

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Nestled in the northern half of the United Kingdom, Scotland offers a rich history and culture. Its stunning views and landscape make it a great place to hike and enjoy the outdoors.

9. New Zealand

Skippers Canyon, New Zealand

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Known locally as Aotearoa in the native Māori language, New Zealand includes North and South islands. It offers beautiful landscapes and idyllic country life. If you’re looking for a relaxing, slower pace during your travels, you’ll never tire of New Zealand.

10. Portugal

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Portugal’s coastal beaches are a sight to see. Throw in delicious local food and phenomenal weather, travelers continue to return.

11. Bali

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Bali’s natural landscape is a sight to see. Its mountain ranges, flower gardens, lakes and rivers, and majestic canyons are unforgettable. It’s also affordable to travel to Bali, which is something budget-friendly travelers appreciate.

12. Croatia

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Make no mistake, once you experience Croatia’s coastlines, you’ll never forget it. Its rich blue waters and warm sandy beaches attract millions of travelers each year.

13. Mexico

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Indiana Jones may have inspired many travelers to embrace their inner archeologist. Mexico is home to over two dozen ancient ruins and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, perfect for the explorer at heart.

14. Iceland

Iceland, Gullfoss waterfall. Captivating scene with rainbow of Gullfoss waterfall that is most powerful waterfall in Iceland and Europe. Picturesque summer scene with amazing Icelandic waterfall.

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Iceland has some of the purest spring water on the planet. This destination is also a wonderful place to explore the outdoors. “Anytime I need to disconnect, I go to Iceland. The beauty is unmatched,” shares a traveler.

15. Egypt

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No better destination showcases ancient civilization than Egypt. The Sahara and Valley of the Kings alone will draw you back to learn more about the old world.

16. Nepal

Rear view of tourist while trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trek is undoubtedly the adventure of a lifetime and one of Nepal's best trekking destination.

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If you’re an extreme hiker and mountaineer, it doesn’t get any better than seeing or trekking to Mount Everest. It’s the highest mountain peak above sea level and a true bucket list destination for adventurers.

17. United States

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From the hustle and bustle of New York City to the waterfall hikes of Hawai`i, there are countless places to visit and experience. After all, the United States is a melting pot of the world.

Perfect Winter Escapes: 10 Dreamy All-Inclusive Resorts Near Playa del Carmen

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With so many options, choosing where to stay in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, takes a lot of work. Each hotel and resort looks better than the last, and sometimes you’re unsure how to choose. 

Here are ten tried and tested, all-inclusive resorts and hotels in and around Playa del Carmen to help make your decision a little easier and your next vacation unforgettable.

Perfect Winter Escapes: 10 Dreamy All-Inclusive Resorts Near Playa del Carmen

15 States in the U.S. Perfect for a Colorful Weekend of Leaf Peeping

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Who wouldn’t want to capture the trees changing color, the crunch of dry leaves underfoot, and a pumpkin-spiced latte in hand? 

“Leaf peeping” is an informal term to describe the activity of visiting areas to see the fall foliage, and these 15 states in the U.S. are perfect for this kind of activity. 

15 States in the U.S. Perfect for a Colorful Weekend of Leaf Peeping

15 Travel Destinations So Difficult To Visit They’re Worthy of Your Bucket List

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Sometimes, you have to “risk it for the biscuit” (as we say in South Africa), which travelers often do to get to a beautiful or bucket-list destination. These 15 off-the-beaten-track destinations are so challenging to get to that it’s an achievement when you reach them. 

15 Travel Destinations So Difficult To Visit They’re Worthy of Your Bucket List

15 Bucket List Hot Spots To See the Northern Lights Starting in September

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One of the most enchanting natural phenomena in the Northern Hemisphere is the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. On the proper night, with perfect weather conditions and peak solar activity, you can see the stunning lights that paint the night sky. Here are some of the best places to view the Northern Lights. 

15 Bucket List Hot Spots To See the Northern Lights Starting in September

10 Cities With the BEST Mexican Food in the USA

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Who doesn’t love Mexican food? There are many fans of “Taco Tuesday,” though many Mexicans find this a little insulting, considering Mexican food can entail much elegant cookery. According to a recent online discussion, here are what people think are the best U.S. cities for Mexican cuisine — in no particular order.

10 Cities With the BEST Mexican Food in the USA

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