7 Vintage Travel Destination You Should Visit

Vintage travel destinations are classic vacation sites that have proven their value and are always worth visiting. Fortunately, these vintage destinations are still very popular and are a real escape from the busy, modern world.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Yellowstone is considered to be the oldest national park in the world, established in 1872. It has spectacular geography, vivid wildlife and numerous waterfalls and geysers including the famous Old Faithful, also known as the most predictable geyser. It is perfect choice for adventurers and nature lovers.

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SAN CARLOS de BARILOCHE

Bariloche, a popular vintage site in Argentina, is located in the foothills of the Andes, on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Refreshed with alpine architecture style, Bariloche is a big tourist spot with diverse ski, tracking and hiking opportunities. As an addition, it has many restaurants, cafes and chocolate stores.

Bariloche is very popular among locals as an excursion site because of its romantic and cozy atmosphere suitable for families.

PORTOFINO

Portofino is a small, Italian fishing town and appreciated tourist destination, known for its picturesque port and historical connection with famous people and artists.

It is situated in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. Portofino is built around a small port and is famous because of its colorful building along the coast.

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Photo by Pedro Ponchio

This place became popular in 1950s, thanks to the song “Love in Portofino” composed by Fred Buscaglione.

And while you are in Portofino don’t miss a trip to Genoa, the Teatrino and Medieval Abbey of San Fruttuoso.

FLORENCE

Florence, a Renaissance jewel in the heart of Italy, is a classic when it comes to vintage vacations.

The main symbol of Florence are Duomo cathedral and noble family Medici. However, few people know that this cathedral is one of the largest churches in the world. In the mid 14th century, Florence became the first city in the world that had paved streets and for short period of time was the capital of the Italian Kingdom.

After you have visited the Cathedral, complete your experience with other symbols of Florence: Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Piti, Uffizi gallery, Ponte Vecchio…

TRIESTE

Trieste is one of the most comfortable cities to live in. The capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia Province leaves an impression of a casual place, ideal for short visits or excursions. Have a cup of coffee or try Espresso Illy, exclusively made in Trieste.

Enjoy the view at the Miramare Castle, visit the world biggest cave open for tourists, and then, save a few moment for a legendary shopping in Trieste.

If nothing else, you’ll remember those times when everything was at the reach of the hand and maybe, the spirit of past times will fulfill your soul.

PLITVICE LAKES

Rarely will nature give a man such a pleasure like Plitvica lakes in Croatia. Theatrical play of water, plants and stone will captivate even the most demanding tourists. It is established as a National Park in 1949, and protected by UNESCO because of its unique beauty.

It really represents classic, vintage destination due to captivating view and is very popular destination for family vacations. You can visit Plitvice in every time of the year, you won’t miss any of its beauty.

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Turquoise waters of Plitvice lakes can be compared to ocean waters of some exotic island.

The rare beauty of this National Park is hard to describe, only when you see it you will comprehend that amazing view.

ROUTE 66

You don’t know what road vintage traveling is if you haven’t driven down the Route 66.

Mother of all roads, mentioned in numerous songs, movies and books, now has a symbolic meaning.

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It has been a promised path for many emigrants in 1930s that were in search for the better life.

Route 66 has unique charm and mysticism than no other road has. It is a piece of the legend that still resists the time and waits for nostalgic tourists eager to travel through the American history.

Top 10 Beach Travel Destinations

Do you know where to find the most beautiful beaches in the world? Of course, there are many extraordinary beaches; they are one of a kind, unique and charming. So if you want to swim or sunbathe surrounded by the amazing sand, ocean, and nature, we selected 10 beaches that will leave you speechless.

Maldives

Maldives beaches are favorite tourist destination worth visiting at least once in your life time.  Tiny, pearly white sand, crystal clear water and lagoons, will make your dream vacation come true.

Every hotel is perfectly equipped, especially for water sports. Diving is a trademark of the Maldives and unforgettable experience and there are also excellent diving teachers to help you discover hidden underwater ridges, ship wrecks and areas with the most attractive marine animals.

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However, this earthly paradise has its own problems. Global warming has affected Maldives badly: 90% of the islands have disappeared due to rising sea levels. You should expect to see sand pumped back onto beaches and many seawalls around popular resorts.

Fiji

Fiji or Fiji Island is a country and archipelago located between Hawaii and New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean. It has a volcanic origin.

The two most popular island for tourists are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. There you’ll find a lot of interesting places, vivid night life, traditional villages and luxurious hotels.

Fiji Islands have to offer intact nature, wilderness, coconut plantation, ancient villages…Beaches are beautiful with soft, white sand, blue ocean and colorful coral reefs.  They radiate with cozy atmosphere and are great for snorkeling.

Leleuvia, Waya, Vomo, Mana, Monuriki, Navini, Castaway are one of the best beaches in the world and they all are a part of Fiji Islands.

Fiji is a safe and friendly country but as anywhere else, basic caution is recommended. Take care of your personal stuff and keep them in the hotel safe.

Kauna’oa Bay, Hawaii

Crescent shaped beach on the Kohala Coast, with white sand, palms and calm, blue water is an ideal place for relaxing. You can enjoy first class swimming, sunbathing, diving and surfing.

Nights on the Kauna’oa Beach are exceptionally beautiful, just lay on the sand and look at the stars or at the rays in the ocean.

If you want to swim, be careful because there are no lifeguards on this beach.

Seychelles

One of the most photogenic beaches in the world, Anse Source d’Argent is located on La Digue island in the Indian Ocean.

Pale pink sand shimmering against black, granite walls, turquoise water with coral reefs make Seychelles a real heaven on the earth.

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Photo by dibaer

It is possible to visit neighboring islands by ferry or even a helicopter which is a very adventurous way to get to know this place called “the paradise garden”.

Bora Bora, Tahiti

The magical island of French Polynesia in South Pacific is surrounded by lagoons and coral reefs and is only 29 km long. In the middle of the Bora Bora island, there are remains of a former volcano, shaped like two peaks – Ottoman and Paia.

Bora Bora is called a “romantic island” because it’s a perfect place for couples: it has isolated beaches, calm atmosphere and cozy hotels. Special attractions are bungalows with see-through floors which are posted above the sea water.

One of the problems Bora Bora has is polluted water. It is way more polluted than any other surrounding island.

The Hamptons, New York

Attractive place for wealthy tourists, the Hamptons, has one of the best beaches of Long Island.

The coast starts near Southampton and stretches to the east side reaching Montauk island.

The Hamptons beaches provide peace and quiet, you can enjoy the clean air and popular surfing spots.  It is hard to select one beach due to its wide selection, so you should visit them all: Cupsogue Beach, Rogers Beach, Tiana Beach, Meschutt Beach, Ponquogue Beach…

Lanikai Beach, Hawaii

White, shimmering sand mixed with the rustling of the palm leaves, the smell of salt in the air, rich tropical vegetation and a lot of sunny moments is what makes Lanikai such a picturesque beach.

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Photo by karendesuyo

Beach is protected from the wind thanks to the coral reefs, water is always perfect like for the postcard view.  The bad side of this beautiful beach is that there is no facilities, no parking, no lifeguards and no restrooms.

Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

Located in the Atlantic Ocean, Nantucket island is the most popular beach of Massachusetts. Water is relatively calm, and the sand is perfect for making sand castles, which is also the main source of fun at this beach. Excellent for surfers and is a good spot for romantic sun sets. Nantucket beach radiates with reminiscent atmosphere, it is similar to a romantic novel atmosphere.

Nantucket Island has a lot to offer: bird-watching high points, bike trails, mini-golf, historical walks. It is really diverse and has something for everyone.

Jaz, Montenegro

If you want to complete your vacation with adventure, culture and entertainment, then this wide, sandy beach is the perfect choice for you.

Near the Jaz beach is the city of Budva and Dubrovnik – popular tourist cities in the Adriatic sea.  Apart from swimming, you can enjoy sports like rafting or paragliding or even you can visit the unique city outdoor theatre.  Also, you can enjoy delicious local food.

What we would highlight as a flaw of the Jaz are prices. It is not small budget destination

Vik Beach, Iceland

Black sand, foggy view, and monster stories are what attract tourist to this place. It is the total opposite of what you think when you hear the word beach.

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Photo by FerTravelPhoto

It is the southernmost part of the Iceland. Provides excellent views of puffins in the cliffs above the beach; has one of a kind black sand and beautiful coastal erosion. Stunning and dramatical in so many ways, mystical and fairy tale beach, but sometimes, it can get windy and cold.

5 Incredible Budget Travel Destinations

You don’t have a fortune to spend but you want to travel? Do not worry, you can travel and enjoy every moment of it even with a limited budget.

To make that possible, there are some simple rules and suggestions to follow.

First of all, to save a significant amount of money on the accommodation, try to travel before or at the end of the season. You will also avoid unbearable crowds and rush. Pack rationally and wear as little luggage as possible.

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Be sure to check all available ticket purchase sources because ticket prices vary and you want to get it as cheap as possible.

Compare the prices of an organized trip with the price of a trip in which you’ll be your own guide.  Choose the option that fits your budget the best.

And then, when you finally reach your desired destination, think about various ways you can save time and money.

As for the accommodation, try not to be too picky. Maybe you won’t have trendy decorated room or an apartment, but it is important to have a nice, clean and quiet accommodation and to see as much as possible of the place you arrived in.

If you can, travel with a group of friends so you can split the cost.

Keep in mind how much money you have and what you can afford but do not forget to enjoy!

Knowing all this, we selected 5 best travel destinations that are not too expensive but they have a lot to offer.

MALTA

Sunny Malta is one of the best destinations to visit. Because of its low prices, this island is very popular swimming site. We recommend you to avoid July and August because that is when the season is at its pick and so are the prices. The best option when it comes to Malta is to travel in May, June or at the beginning of the September when prices are way more affordable.

What to see in Malta?

Because of its specific geographic location, cultural heritage is a fusion of many cultures that were In touch with this island. Direct contact with the history of this place you will find in the Capitol Valletta, named after the Grand Master of the Orden of Saint John – Jean Parisot de Valette.

You will be charmed by the sea side and the colorful architecture accompanied by the sense of peace and harmony in which you’ll enjoy every single day.

Visit the most important sites:

  • Medieval city of Mdina and the Palazzo Falson;
  • Village of Marsaxlokk;
  • It-Tokk market in Victoria Gozo;
  • John’s Cavalier Art Centre;
  • Fontanella Tea Rooms…

Santorini, Greece

Magical Santorini – a delicacy for those who love uniqueness, fantastic beaches, and amazing night life.

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Photo by Joye~

It is a volcanic island, one of the biggest and most beautiful of what Aegaen see has to offer. Capitol Thira is located at the top of the island, 260 meters above the sea level. It is connected to the port at the foothill with 566 stairs. Walking down this stairs is a real adventure, it gives you an amazing view of the seaside and city architecture, and if you find this too much, you can rent a donkey for an additional adventurous experience.

What to see in the magical Santorini?

Magical Santorini got its name with a reason: it is like a heaven molded with lava. This crescent island, the jewel of Greece, has to offer many amazing sites to visit:

  • Amoudi Bay – great if you want to go cliff jumping;
  • Fira Trail – amazing sunset;
  • Kamari Beach;
  • Akrotiri Village and the Red Beach;
  • Stairs of Oia…

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, the Capital of South Korea, the center of modern architecture and advanced technology, is modern metropolis fused with Buddhist religion and huge street markets. Only a few years ago, traditional Korean spirit was dominant, but now, the situation is completely different and it is believed that the major role in this cultural transformation had the alcohol.

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If you want to have fun like the locals do, you won’t want to miss karaoke. Cheap, but unforgettable fun.

In Seoul, the Internet is the fastest than anywhere else in the world, city trains do not late and public toilets are impeccably clean.

Places to visit in Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Myeongdong, Namsan Tower, Cheong Wa Dae, Itaewon, Lotte World…

Cape Point, South Africa

Cape Point is located near the Cape of Good Hope and is considered to be the place where Atlantic and Indian ocean meet.

The main symbol of the Cape Point is for sure African penguins at Boulder Beach. With a distinctive combination of rocky mountains and wavy ocean, Cape Point offers quiet but exotic experience. You will be amazed with architecture, locals and, of course, food – inexpensive yet delicious specialties.

If you want to explore Cape Point and to get the most out of this experience and all that with reasonable prices, we suggest you visit: Table Mountain National Park, Robenn Island, Lighthouse, Ostrich farm, vineyards…

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is the capital as well as the largest city in Portugal. It is one of those specific cities, boemic and romantic, that will, because of simple beauty, stay in your heart forever.

Lisbon is a great destination for small budget travelers. The biggest cost will be flight and accommodation so it is the best to book the flights and accommodation far-in-advance because there are no penalties for changing plans or even canceling.

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Photo by Infomastern

Food, drinks, handmade gifts, public transportation – are all significantly cheaper compared to other big cities. One flaw of traveling to Lisbon is that nightlife and electronic goods are very expensive, especially medications. Be sure to bring your own medicaments and cosmetics because they are ridiculously expensive in Portugal.

What to see in Lisbon?

Lisbon is a unique combination of ancient and medieval culture mixed with uprising modern style. Having that in mind, we selected several locations that you don’t want to miss while in Lisbon:

  • Torre de Belem;
  • Vasco da Gama Bridge;
  • Ajuda National Palace;
  • Lisbon Oceanarium;
  • Jeronimos Monastery;
  • Alfama;
  • Miradouro da Senhora do Monte…

World’s Top 8 Culture Trips

Enjoying many cultural attractions is the best way to connect to the destination you are visiting.

Whether you are captivated by the traditional dance, the power of classical music or even spectacular architecture, we’ll suggest Top 8 destinations that will reward you with beautiful cultural content.

BARCELONA, Spain

It is almost impossible to miss out that famous place for street performers in Barcelona.

Numerous street dance & music performers as well as “human sculptures” had turned Las Ramblas into a world of fun, music and colorfulness.  Take a look at Sant Pere, La Ribera, Barceloneta, Montserrat and enjoy rich Spanish heritage. This vivid place will make your heart and soul dance and you will never be bored.

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Photo by Pierre Phaneuf

LONDON, UK

London is a city of culture, history and fashion. It is busy, modern and has one of the best cultural content and attractions in the world. Be sure to visit Hyde Park, Richmond Park, British Museum, Tate Modern, Natural History Museum. Meet famous people at the Madam Tussauds or shop ate the largest urban shopping center at Westfield Stratford.

It is inadmissible not to visit Buckingham Palace, Westminster Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye…

The British capital conquers, shocks, delights and seduces its visitors; one thing for sure – you will not remain indifferent.

ROME, Italy

The magnificent Mediterranean capital charms and overflows with its rich culture and history. You will need a lot of time to get to know Rome, to fuse with its tradition and to hear the whispering of the ancient Roman stones.

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In Rome, there are many quality restaurants of Mediterranean cuisine, it is a home of extraordinary museums and archeological sites that you do not want to miss.

Visit: Circus Maximus, Vatican, Castel Sant’ Angelo, Pantheon, Piazza di Spagna, Forum Romanum…

BERLIN, Germany

The German capital is known as a hedonist destination where you will enjoy the best beer and food as well as bohemian pleasure center. Also, it is a real magnet for history lovers.

Besides that, Berlin is one of the biggest creative centers in Europe, and in recent years it has become family destination number 1. Berlin is a city that has a lot to offer: from traveling into distant European history to numerous attractions on the streets, parks and lakes.

German capital presents a unique spirit of Central Europe, it had witnessed glorious fame and defeat. It’s impressive and captivating.

Visit: Museuminsel, Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Zoo, Brandenburger Tor…

BELGRADE, Serbia

Belgrade is the center of art and culture of Serbia and Southern Europe. It offers a diverse cultural content, including museums, theaters, music and film festivals like BITEF, BEMUS, BELEF and famous Book Fair.

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Belgrade has many archeological sites and historical monuments and buildings like Belgrade Fortress and Kalemegdan, Skadarlija, The Old Palace, The Victor Monument, Knez MIhailova Street…

Belgrade has excellent shopping opportunities and amazing nightlife where you can have a lot of fun at local bars, clubs and floating river clubs.

FES, Morocco,  Africa

For centuries, Fes has been scholar center of the world. Locals call it the knowledge capital and the first association is Al Qarawijjin, a mosque that eventually became a university.

Fes has three parts: Medina Fesa – old city, Fes-Jddid or new Fes and Ville Nouvelle – the newest part built by French. The old city of Fes is a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We recommend you to visit four imposing Gates of Fes, Fes el-Bali and ancient quarters of Medina.

BHUTAN, Asia

A small Asian country, officially the kingdom, is a cultural, history and heritage site worth your attention.

Nature is wild, beautiful and intact with green mountains and lakes. Although small, Bhutan is considered to be one of the happiest countries in the world.

Its culture is heavily influenced by Buddhism and has many ornate temples and fortresses – a real archeological treasure.

To feel the influence of Buddhism and ancient Himalayan kingdom visit Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Phuntsholing and Bumthang.

DUBROVNIK, Croatia

Dubrovnik is a town located in the South of Croatia, on the Adriatic sea coast. The city surrounded by massive walls is well known for its long and turbulent history, centuries old architecture, narrow cobblestone streets and glorious baroque churches.

Today, Dubrovnik is a top tourist destination that attracts many tourists from around the world.

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Old city (Stari Grad) is for sure the most interesting part of Dubrovnik. It is surrounded by medieval walls that bring the sense of the ancient time.  You will be amazed by the mystical atmosphere that this city emits.

Dubrovnik is an architectural jewel, mainly the mix of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, so visit all of its parts: Stradun, Bokar, Mircheta, Onofrio Fountain…

Top 5 Travel Destinations for Adventurers

Adventure traveling is a special type of traveling which includes exploration, adrenalin rush, physical fitness and potentially risky situations. It is demanding but exciting and can really test your limits.

This often includes rock climbing, mountain biking, scuba diving, kayaking, zip-lining…

In the recent years, these kinds of travels are getting more and more popular, so we’ll show you some of the best choices.

AMAZON

Discover remote and protected regions of Amazon.  The ecosystem of Amazon rainforest provides a wide spectrum of spectacular flora (more than 25.000 different species) and fauna.

You can find many different types of palm trees, orchids, trees, as well as exotic animals like crocodiles, river turtles, pink dolphins, monkeys, and birds.  If you are lucky, you’ll see some of the rarest animals – ocelots, sloths, anacondas, tapirs, jaguars or even harpy eagles.

This for sure will be the unforgettable adventure of your life.

KENYA and TANZANIA

The best countries for observing the wildlife, Kenya and Tanzania, offer comfortable accommodation; have a mild climate with warm sunny days and cold nights.

Enormous national parks, intact by growing humanity, established throughout the region, are well known because of the rich and diverse wildlife.

In Kenya, you will see African buffaloes, zebras, antelopes, jackals, and baboons.

In Tanzania, your glimpse at the living world will be framed with the imposing Kilimanjaro in the background.

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KILIMANJARO

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and represents a serious adventure, meant for only the strongest.

A track to the peak will lead you through five climate zones; from agricultural fields, through forests, meadows and deserts to the snowy fields.

In the rainforest zone, you’ll see monkeys, leopards and buffaloes.

Exploring Kilimanjaro is a very demanding task, full of obstacles and dangerous situations. It will test your abilities to the core.

GALAPAGOS

Visit these adventurous island made famous by Charles Darwin. Galapagos attracts many curious tourists, nature lovers and bird watchers.

Explore the natural diversity of Galapagos, dive with playful sea lions, admire Galapagos turtles and iguanas, watch whales or visit The Charles Darwin Research Station.

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Photo by Spencer T.

NORTH POLE

For centuries, the North Pole was the untouchable fascination for explorers – a destination that was not reached until the 20th century.

Experience mystery, peace and beauty of the North Pole.

Enjoy the intact snow and ice, glorious glaciers and icebergs in the frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean or witness the magnificent view of polar bears and seals.

A Truly amazing place that will convince you to watch the nature from the slightly different perspective.

TRANSMONGOLIAN EXPRESS

For adventure packed with beautiful scenes, enter the world of fascinating history; from the elegance of the big Russian cities, through the Mongolian prairies to the natural treasures of China. And all that by train!

Transmongolian express offers traveling in one direction for 21 days, so you can board in Russia and go to the southeast or in China and travel to the northwest.

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No matter where you start your travel, you’ll have an amazing experience of seeing the part of the world that hasn’t been seen by many.

Visit the legendary Chinese wall or walk through Tiananmen Square. Don’t miss Lenin Mausoleum, the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed and Red Square in Moscow.

Enjoy the prairies of the Gobi desert or shady forests of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park.

You will change five time zones, the train will often make stops at the small fishing villages rich with traditional architecture and culture. This comprehensive, adventurous travel will change your life.