The land of fire and ice... Iceland is famous for its geothermal springs, which people have indulged in since the Vikings settled the island in 874 AD. One absolute bucket list item is a glacier trek. Between November and March, ice caves form in the glacier outlets and can be reached by jeep, snow machine or by foot.
Iceland is also home to eclectic places like the Icelandic Sea Monster Museum, The Ghost Centre and the Icelandic Phallological Museum.
Rome is one of the oldest cities in the world with history spanning over 2500 years; as such, the city is surrounded by legends and mythology of its creation . Rome is consistently ranked as one of the top places to see in the world. Architectural wonders like the Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica pay tribute to ancient cultures. No trip to Rome is complete without a tour of the Vatican, throwing coins into Trevi Fountain or or staring in wonder at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
The birthplace of modern Western civilization, lovers of architecture can spend a week gazing at neoclassical buildings. Stay near the Acropolis, deemed a religious sanctuary in the 5th century BC, in the city center of Pericles, to view the monument at night in all of its glory. Take a morning stroll through the galleries of the National Archaeological Museum to see frescoes from Santorini, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, or spend the day viewing the private collection at the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture which has pieces from ancient times through the mid-20th century.
One of the most beautiful cities in Romania, Sibiu is located in the heart of Transylvania. With 800 years of history, it has a magnificent medieval historic center near the Bridge of Lies. This is also a foodie destination since it is the only city in Romania that was awarded 3 Michelin stars. Sibiu is also home to one of the world's best Christmas markets.
"Love Valley" is home to wind-sculpted fairy chimneys and is close to Goreme National Park where cave villages, castles, and even underground cities are waiting to be discovered. Hotels carved out of stone await you, along with unique experiences like hot air balloon rides, or visit Ulchisar Castle which is one of the most beautiful castles in Turkey.
Dubbed the "Pearl of the Adriatic", the orange-tiled roofs of this gem makes this one of the most stunning destinations on the Dalmatian Coast. Game of Thrones lovers will recognize it as one of the locations used in the series. Old-world beauty and day cruises to the Elafiti Islands makes this a great location for summer travel. Old Town is filled with restaurants, boutiques, and many tours, all surrounded by stone walls. Take a 10 minute ferry ride to Lokum where you can float in the Dead Sea or ride a cable car for breathtaking 360-degree views of the city.