Whether it’s an entire country, an upcoming suburb, or an unsung city on the rise, travellers are always looking for the latest travel destination to visit.
Nothing sparks the travel bug quite like discovering a part of the world where the road is less travelled, or a developing urban area that's buzzing with fresh energy and culture.
From exploring incredible temples to experiencing the beauty of the rainforest - here's a list of emerging travel destinations to consider for your next adventure.
As Myanmar (also known as Burma) increasingly opens its borders to the outside world, more travellers are noticing the country’s alluring beauty.
From the friendly people, spectacular temple ruins, which rival Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, to its stunning countryside, Myanmar is a highlight of Southeast Asia.
Spend a couple of days exploring by bike, watching the sunset over Bagan’s temples or befriending the local kids wanting to practice their English.
Taiwan is notoriously well-known for its exports, but is often overlooked as a place to visit.
However, Taiwan’s incredible cultural and spiritual heritage, delicious food, hot-springs, and striking scenery, is slowly making this country an emerging travel destination.
There's a wealth of things to do in Taiwan.
For example, you can witness the spectacular Central Mountain Range, surf at one of the country’s beautiful beaches, and enjoy street food at the night markets.
Travel restrictions for Americans visiting Cuba have begun to ease, so it's an ideal time to visit this island paradise before commercial tourism explodes.
Apart from being a living 1950's museum, there are many other reasons why Cuba is such a memorable place to visit.
One of these is the vibrant culture and creativity of the locals.
Walk the streets of the towns and cities to witness the many colourful murals and tiles on houses, the street vendors selling their art and the musicians drawing crowds at the salsa clubs, jazz bars, on the street, and at the beach.
Covered in lush rainforest, the beauty of Guyana’s landscape remains unspoiled.
Although it's becoming an emerging travel destination, it doesn't have the tourism levels of other South American countries, such as Brazil.
If you have an interest in wildlife, then you should definitely consider visiting Guyana.
The country is home to several species such as Puma, Jaguar, Sloths, and endangered Sea Turtles, all of which live in untouched rainforest.
Guyana is also home to the spectacular Kaieteur Falls, the world’s widest single-drop waterfall at 76 meters, situated right in the heart of the jungle.
Often referred to as the ‘Paris of the East’, the old charm of Budapest rivals more mainstream European travel destinations.
With its old European architecture, romantic views from the Danube’s bridges, famous baths and local produce such as sticky apricot jam and pálinka (fruit brandy), a trip to Budapest ticks lots of holiday boxes.
One must-do activity is cycling along the Danube River, as it's the best way to soak up the beauty, atmosphere and culture that gives this charming city the title, 'Pearl of the Danube.'
The icy natural wonders of Iceland are in hot demand right now.
From huge gleaming glaciers, blue icebergs, and constant daylight or polar darkness, Iceland seems like another world when compared to Australia.
It's also one of the best places to witness the dazzling Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, seen in winter.
There's an endless list of fun and adventurous activities to be tried in Iceland.
From swimming in Reykjavik’s Blue Lagoon, visiting volcanic geysers, to ice climbing on glaciers and in ice caves; Iceland is a country of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
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