HUNGARY’s Budapest, grandeur on the mighty Danube.
Thailand. Chiang Mai, a land of ancient temples and spiritual introspection.
South Korea Seoul. A city of pop culture and connectivity.
The coldest, windiest, and driest landmass on Earth rests at the southernmost tip of the planet, where the fifth-largest continent stretches its icy expanse over five million square miles, all within the Antarctic Circle, and the site of the true South Pole.
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a densely populated bayside city on the island of Luzon that mixes Spanish colonial architecture, Filipino tradition, and modern skyscrapers. The Philippines is an archipelago that consists of more than 7,000 islands, with only 2,000 of them inhabited.
A sprawling patchwork of desert basins, rocky terrain, and mountain ranges, the Gobi Desert reveals itself in pockets of stark scenery and silence-dominated desolation.
Fast-paced, voguish, and overwhelmingly friendly, Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, is crowded and chaotic. With soul, diversity, and an intoxicating atmosphere, it is a city that you will find instantly addictive.
Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is old, complex, and biologically rich. It is also home to half the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and located in the southwestern corner of Uganda,
Tel Aviv, a city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast is best known for its cultural astuteness, liberalism, Mediterranean beaches, incredible food, and nonstop nightlife. Not to mention the savvy tech companies and high-rise buildings that line the shore.
Perhaps the greatest love story is that which saw Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan build a magnificent monument, the Taj Mahal, as a tribute to his wife and Queen, Begum Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian princess who died giving birth to their 14th child.
Zhangjiajie, a city in the northwest of China’s Hunan province, is home to the famed Wulingyuan Scenic Area, a protected zone that encompasses thousands of jagged columns, many rising hundreds of feet into the sky.