The beginning of a new year marks a fresh span of endless opportunities and adventures. Here at Victoria Point Storage, we’ve compiled a list of international locations to visit in 2019. Whether you’re an avid sun seeker, adrenaline junkie, culture enthusiast or you fancy tranquillity, there’s a destination that awaits.
Japan, East Asia
Beat the crowdedness of the 2020 Olympic Games, by making an advance visit to its host country Japan. For an urban experience, visit Japan’s eccentric and unmissable capital city, Tokyo, or the lively and colourful city of Osaka. After experiencing Tokyo’s exciting Otaku culture and futuristic technology, find a haven within Kyoto. One bullet train ride away, Kyoto is filled with temples and shrines to discover, and homes Kyoto’s charming geisha district, Gion.
If adventure excites you, climb Mt Fuju, or test your skills by skiing and snowboarding down the snowy slopes of Hokkaido. Japan also caters to those who enjoy nature-orientated experiences, with bamboo forests, deer, and an abundance of cherry blossoms between March and April.
New York City, USA
New York City’s easy to navigate grid layout, makes it the perfect destination for novice and solo travellers. With so much happening, you’ll see why it keeps people returning! Known as ‘the city that never sleeps’ New York is famous for its iconic Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park, and Empire State Building to name a few.
Travel like a local on the Subway, visit a museum, enjoy a bagel while strolling through neighbourhoods of the five boroughs, watch a Yankees Game in the Bronx, marvel at the bustling Central Station, or discover hidden hip bars in Greenwich Village.
Thriving with famous attractions, activities, events, and a wide selection of food, you’ll never want to leave.
Greece, Southern Europe
If archaeology, mythology, and Mediterranean cuisine excites you, you can’t go past a visit to the picturesque Greek Islands. From Santorini’s Cycladic white homes and royal blue seas, to the ancient ruins of Athens and pebbled beaches of Mykonos, Greece is a unique escape like no other.
With so many further destinations to continue exploring across Europe, renting out your home can be the perfect way to gain additional travelling funds. Use Victoria Point Storage to store your belongings and be at peace at mind during your adventures.
Zanzibar, East Africa
Zanzibar is the perfect, tropical, palm tree paradise for those wanting to holiday to a less ventured destination. This serene island located in the Indian Ocean, provides Bora Bora vibes at a more affordable cost.
Not only does Zanzibar boast breathtakingly clear water, but also a fusion of Arabic, African, Indian and European food. Take a cultural tour, enjoy seafood from local village fishermen, shop at the Darajani Market, and marvel at the architecture through Stone Town’s winding alleys.
Finish your day, cocktail in hand, at a rooftop restaurant during sunset.
Nepal, South Asia
If you’re not a fan of the summer heat, rug up in Nepal – home of the tallest mountain in the world, Mt Everest.
A trip to Nepal would not be complete without embarking on a trek, which cater for all ages and abilities. Passing through small, nestled villages decorated with prayer flags, being surrounded by snowy mountains, and staying in traditional teahouses, makes trekking in Nepal a truly awe-inspiring, cultural experience.
For those who revel in adrenaline, Pokhara is the go-to destination for activities such as paragliding and white water rafting.
Whilst in Nepal, be sure to visit one of their many temples, and don’t forget to enjoy plentiful plates of steaming momos – their traditional Tibetan cuisine.
Snorkelling in clear, turquoise water amongst turtles, manta rays and dolphins may sound alluring, but in family-friendly Hawaii it doesn’t stop there.
Explore the unspoiled reefs of Molakai, hike through the breathtaking scenery of Kuai, helicopter above active volcanoes on the Big Island, and tread along the black-sanded beach of Waianapanapa, in Maui.
Or for the less adventurous, Oahu “the heart of Hawaii”, is home to the popular Waikiki Beach, historic Pearl Harbour and a vast array of shops and restaurants.
With perfect climates almost all year round, and plenty of activities and lush jungles to explore, the adventures of Hawaii are truly endless.
With destinations all over the world to explore, deciding where to go next should be your only problem. Whatever your travel destination, Victoria Point Storage, has great solutions when it comes to secure and reliable storage during your exiting time afar. After travelling for so long, you may find yourself wanting to turn your holiday into an international move abroad. Luckily, there are services that allow you to compare storage in your new location, so you can choose an international storage facility that matches your experience with Redland City Storage. For more travel destinations and new year tips, follow the Victoria Point Storage blog.