One way to avoid the crowds on your vacation is to travel to somewhere off of the beaten path. You may find that it is a less expensive way to travel as well. Here are six unusual destinations to travel to if you are looking for a vacation out of the ordinary.
Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe that is known for its Black Sea coastline, forested mountains, and Orthodox churches. Be sure to explore Kiev and see the stunning Kiev Pechersk Lavra which overlooks the Dnieper River and has an amazing network of catacombs to explore. Make sure you also visit Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, St Andrew’s Church and Golden Gate. Be sure to visit Bukovel where you can enjoy skiing and trekking through the stunning mountains. Here are my top five destinations to visit in the Ukraine.
Cuba is a Caribbean Island that is dotted with tobacco fields and has sugar white beaches. Cuba is popular for its cigars and you can visit the Viñales Valley to see large areas of tobacco fields. Be sure to visit the capital city of Havana and take a tour to see the beautiful architectural sites like El Capitolio, Museum of the Revolution, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and José Martí Memorial. You can visit Cayo Largo del Sur to watch sea turtles lay their eggs on the Playa Tortuga beach.
Alaska is the largest state in the United States. It has abundant wildlife, wide open spaces, stunning mountains, forests and lakes. It is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as skiing, kayaking and mountain biking. Denali is a popular destination to explore nature and have an adventurous holiday. Take a cruise to the Glacier National park and watch whales and see breath-taking views. Be sure to enjoy a ride on the Mount Roberts Tramwayin Juneau which operates from May to September and offers spectacular aerial views of the city.
River Cruise in Russia
Russia is the world’s largest country and has diverse landscapes ranging from tundra, forests and sub-tropical beaches. Explore this amazing by a river cruise to see the sites from the waterway. You can travel from exciting city of Moscow to St Petersburg and see the amazing iconic landmarks of these two famous cities. Yaroslavl is a city along the cruise that is known for its astounding beauty with beautiful onion domed churches and has several pedestrian only walkways with cafes, restaurants and shops lined out.
Finland borders Sweden and lies in the northern part of Europe. It is known for its stunning view of the Northern Lights. You can stay at the Levi in Finnish Lapland to spend your vacation skiing and watching the breath-taking views of the northern lights. Be sure to visit Helsinki to indulge in activities such as kayaking, boat tours and island hopping. Take a trip to the Nuuksio National Park to go camping, watch flying squirrels and walk along beautiful trails with views of the forests and lakes surrounding you.
Aquitaine is a region in southern France which is primarily known for its polyculture, mainly raising fish and aquatic plants. The Bordeaux region is famous for its vineyards and some of the finest wines in the world come from this region. You can visit the Caves at Les Eyzies-de-Tayac and Lascaux to see the paintings and drawing from the pre historic era. Be sure to rent a villa with a private pool where you can take advantage of the glorious weather and sunbathe surrounded by the sounds of nature.