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  • - We've been to some pretty cool places

  • in the last couple of years,

  • and while it's difficult to choose,

  • if you're looking to travel in 2020

  • here are my top 10 places I think you should consider.

  • Switzerland.

  • I'm not sure that it even has to be said,

  • but the Jungfrau region of Switzerland

  • is truly unforgettable.

  • A real juxtaposition to the many cities

  • that I've included on this list,

  • the Jungfrau region is the land of quiet and quaint.

  • Here you will find villages that are

  • straight out of a storybook, truly.

  • Nestled into the sides of mountains,

  • dotted with chalets, and filled with the sounds

  • of cowbells and rustling trees,

  • come prepared to spend your days

  • repeating the following steps.

  • Hope aboard a train, ride to a village,

  • grab a picnic, find a trail head, and explore,

  • complete said activity with a picnic at the summit,

  • go home, rest, and repeat.

  • Lake Como, Italy.

  • Lake Como has a particularly special place in our hearts

  • as it was the first overseas trip that we took

  • as a family.

  • But there's a reason beyond that that it is on this list.

  • Lake Como is nestled up at the foothills

  • of the Swiss Alps.

  • It's a massive lake, lined with the most

  • darling colorful villas.

  • The entire scene just screams respite,

  • with tiny cafes, charming town squares,

  • and endless nature to explore.

  • All of that, with the added bonus of it being

  • in Italy with comfort Italian food.

  • I mean it just might be my favorite place on Earth.

  • New York City.

  • If you're subscribed to this channel

  • then you've recently heard me gush

  • about New York City in detail.

  • There is no place like it.

  • The energy in New York City is unmatched,

  • with its skyscrapers and theaters and like

  • go-go-go get shit done energy,

  • paralleled then with its stunning waterfront views

  • and gorgeous parks.

  • It also happens to be one of the greatest

  • food cities in the world.

  • A true multi cultural destination

  • with nearly every cuisine to prove it.

  • That, combined with the fact that everything

  • is open late for late night adventures and snacking,

  • it is and forever will be at the top of my list.

  • Hong Kong.

  • Though it is an increasingly complex place to visit,

  • it is a must-see city.

  • It's difficult to put the vibrance

  • that is Hong Kong into words, but picture this,

  • a city with some of the tallest

  • and most decorative skyscrapers,

  • surrounded by lush, exceptionally beautiful nature,

  • set on the water with ferries crisscrossing day and night.

  • While the views are certainly a part of

  • what sets Hong Kong apart,

  • there is so much more to this destination.

  • The food stands out as some of the best

  • I've had in all of my travels,

  • with exceptional dedication to the craft.

  • The food that you eat in Hong Kong

  • will be difficult to find elsewhere at that caliber.

  • Once you've taken in all that this city has to offer,

  • make sure to explore its surroundings,

  • with beaches no more than 10 minutes out of the city,

  • and charming fishing harbors just a ferry ride away.

  • Hong Kong is truly the perfect coming together

  • of the hustle and bustle of the new

  • and the timeless character and culture of the old.

  • Iceland.

  • Yes I know you've probably heard enough

  • about Iceland to last a lifetime,

  • and honestly, before going myself,

  • I felt the same way.

  • But Iceland is more than deserving of all of the fuss.

  • The only word that does this place justice

  • is otherworldly.

  • Its vast craters, unmatched horizons and black sand beaches,

  • Iceland presents nature that honestly,

  • if I hadn't seen with my own eyes,

  • I could have been convinced it was supernatural.

  • At every stop we found ourselves

  • with jaws dropped and cameras at the ready,

  • taking in the blue lagoons, miles of volcanic land,

  • and thermal energy radiating off the hillsides.

  • We went in winter, but Iceland is beautiful year round.

  • For us, it was the perfect time to commune

  • with nature, each other, and all of the thermal pools.

  • Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • If you, like me, are a lover of Harry Potter

  • and forever find yourself dreaming

  • of finding a place like Hogwarts,

  • look no further than Edinburgh.

  • The land of cobble stone streets

  • and castles sitting at the top of a hill

  • looking down at the city.

  • We went full into Scotland vibes

  • with stops in each and every tweed shop,

  • afternoon tea in the historic library,

  • and English breakfast every single day.

  • Edinburgh is entirely walkable

  • with streets lined with the cutest little shops

  • and perfect cafes for a cup of tea.

  • Once you've guzzled down that cup with

  • cream and sugar because you're not dumb,

  • go hike Arthur's Seat and become convinced

  • that you have officially discovered

  • where the term rolling hills comes from.

  • Tokyo, Japan.

  • Tokyo, as you've likely heard,

  • is the epitome of metropolitan.

  • Its crowded city streets and lit from

  • the ground up skyscrapers have certainly

  • played a large part in defining this city

  • and putting it on the map.

  • And while those are a site to see,

  • just behind them there is so much more to explore.

  • With one of the most efficient

  • public transport systems in the world,

  • you can visit each and every corner of the city

  • for drastically different experiences,

  • each of them both a literal feast and a figurative one.

  • Tiny, quiet streets lined with second hand shops

  • full of the most wonderful treasures,

  • food that is not only treated as a foundational

  • part of the culture but as a true art form,

  • and shrines surrounded by dense, stunning forests.

  • A trip to Tokyo feels like a trip

  • simultaneously into the future and the past.

  • Southern Utah.

  • I've raved about southern Utah before

  • and I'll rave about it again.

  • It is one of my favorite destinations year round.

  • If you are even remotely an outdoorsy person

  • you absolutely have to have southern Utah

  • on your bucket list.

  • With its could have been designed by Dr. Seuss structures

  • and endless narrow tunnels,

  • it is the perfect destination for all hikers;

  • beginner or advanced.

  • Every time we find ourselves there

  • it's hard to believe and take in

  • how out of the world this nature is.

  • In many ways it feels like you're on another planet.

  • Portugal.

  • Portugal, with its vast beaches and quaint metropolises

  • is a destination I cannot stop recommending.

  • Its long coast along the Atlantic Ocean

  • is dotted with charming towns that are perfect

  • for a day or two long stopover,

  • making it an ideal location for a European road trip.

  • Portugal brings it on every front,

  • with its romantic cities, rich history,

  • and picturesque beaches.

  • You honestly cannot go wrong there.

  • Also, I'd be doing you a disservice if I didn't

  • personally advise you to eat your weight

  • in pasteis de nata.

  • Just do it.

  • Trust me, do it.

  • Wow.

  • Taiwan.

  • Taiwan is favorite place that I traveled to in 2019.

  • So much so that it's already on my bucket list

  • for a round two.

  • There's just so much to see.

  • We spent the bulk of our time in Taipei

  • and its surrounding areas,

  • and honestly, I found myself confused at

  • why I hadn't heard more about this place.

  • The city itself is lined with residentials

  • shrouded with tropical plants that lead to

  • these busy streets that are jam packed with scooters.

  • And these riders are like in this wildly chaotic

  • but seemingly choreographed dance

  • just going about their days.

  • There are so many things that make Taiwan special,

  • namely the extremely welcoming and kind people,

  • the food, so much good food,

  • and the nature that is just a short trip

  • outside of the city.

  • We spent time in some of the most picturesque villages,

  • experiencing street food, making our own tea,

  • and hiking into the fog lined mountains.

  • Taiwan was filled with spots that felt

  • almost dreamlike with their vibrant colors

  • and intense nature, and wild landscape.

  • There are so many places in the world to explore

  • and I am certainly determined to see more of them.

  • If you have any suggestions,

  • make sure to include those below,

  • I'd love to hear yours.

  • And here's to more traveling.

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