There are so many places to in the world that sometimes is difficult to decide where to go when you are planning a vacation; however, if you are lucky enough to enjoy a break two or three times during the year then you might be able to select one of the places suggested in this article.


London Top 10 Places to See

London is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world and it is our favourite place to see, especially on a sunny day and although the cold and wet weather, the many attractions that it offers to the tourist and locals will keep you entertained all the time. The favourite places to see are:

1)   Trafalgar Square

2)   National Gallery

3)   Buckingham Palace

4)   London Eye

5)   Westminster Abbey

6)   The Big Ben

7)   British Museum

8)   Tower of London

9)   Piccadilly Circus

10)  St Paul’s Cathedral


St Paul's Cathedral and the ThamesCredit: Daniel M Ramirez

Although these are the places we recommend, London has something to offer, even for the most demanding person and even if you are on a budget, you will enjoy your stay in this majestic and cultural city.


Visit Spain

Spain offers great places to visit and with the sunny weather, beautiful and friendly people and the history that each one of the cities and villages offers, the only difficulty you will find is when deciding where to go; if you enjoy a combination of beach holiday and cultural trips then the place to visit is Andalusia in the Southern part of the country. Your visit should start in the beautiful resort are of Marbella where you will enjoy the most beautiful beaches that the area has to offer. A place that should be included in your itinerary is Granada; this is without doubt one of the most beautiful and remarkable parts of Spain, discovering the wonders of Alhambra will impact you and the Moor Architecture will make you fall in love with the area. Other places you can visit are Ronda, Malaga, Sierra de las Nieves and if you feel adventurous enough you might visit Tangier, a small city in the North Africa Coast of Morocco.

The Alhambra - GranadaCredit: Daniel M Ramirez


Discover Istanbul

Istanbul is one of those places that is never if your list of places to visit; but once you go there for the first time, you might want to go back as often as possible; it is a magnificent and fabulous city and the best part, you will feel safe all the time; however, if you are a woman travelling on your own, you might receive a lot of attention from the male Turkish men; just keep walking and don’t talk to them and they will leave you alone. The places you must visit are:

1)   The Blue Mosque

2)   Hagias Sophia Museum

3)   Topkapi Palace

4)   The Grand Bazaar

5)   The Spice Market

6)   Boat Trip in Bosporus

The Blue MosqueCredit: Daniel M Ramirez

History, beauty and grandeur are just three words to describe the beautiful city of Istanbul; however, the food, sweets and the people will fascinate you as well; and once you are there; remember to have a Turkish bath; it will revitalise you and make you feel younger.


Visit Bogota

Although Bogota, the capital city of Colombia is known for being unsafe and dangerous, this is far from the truth; a lot of things in terms of safety and security have changed in the last 10 years; however, one thing that hasn’t changed is the beauty of this fascinating and unknown city. Bogota is one of the top 10 places to visit for many reasons: beautiful landscape, historical buildings, great food and friendly people are just a few. Plan your vacation carefully and you will discover a magical place. The top 10 places to visit in the city are:

1)   La Candelaria

2)   Gold Museum

3)   Montserrat

4)   Casa de la Moneda

5)   Museo Botero

6)   Quinta de Bolivar

7)   Plaza Bolivar

8)   Palacio de Nariño

9)   Palacio de Justicia

10)  Capitolio Nacional


Cerro Monserrate (Mounserrat Hill)Credit: Daniel M Ramirez

Penang, a Place to Visit

Penang is considered the Pearl of the Orient and it is indeed one of the most beautiful UNESCO world heritage sites. This small island is located in Malaysia and it is normally advisable to combine a visit to Kuala Lumpur to a long weekend in Penang – flights are normally very affordable with one of the budget national airlines and visiting Georgetown, a UNESCO site will impact you. The places to visit in this city are:

1)   Georgetown

2)   The Snake Temple

3)   Kek Lok Si Temple

4)   Penang Botanic Gardens

5)   Batu Ferringhi

Batu FerringhiCredit: Daniel M Ramirez


Top 10 Places to See in Singapore

Singapore is a place that you either hate or love; the good news is that the majority of the visitors normally love the small country in the Southern Peninsula of Malaysia. The fascination about this city-state is how well organised the city and the people are; it is extremely clean and the buildings have been carefully developed to maintain a perfect balance between the colonial and the modern architecture. The best places to visit are:

1)   Sentosa Island

2)   Singapore Botanic Gardens

3)   Boat Quay and the Singapore River

4)   Chinatown

5)   Little India

6)   The Sultan Mosque

7)   Best for Shopping

8)   Singapore Zoo

9)   Chijmes

10) Raffles Hotel

Marina Bay in SingaporeCredit: Daniel M Ramirez

Beauty of Budapest

A city break in Budapest is a must and the majority of Europeans, particular the British population consider Budapest as one of the top city to visit during summer. The fascination is to visit and compare the two cities that formed the capital of Hungary: Buda and Pest are completely different, each part of the city maintain their own individuality that will keep you visit and entertained. The best places to visit are:

1)   Hungarian Parliament

2)   Szechenyi Baths and the Gellert Hotel and Baths

3)   St Stephen’s Basilica

4)   Matthias Church

5)   Fisherman’s Bastion

6)   Heroes’ Square

7)   The Hungarian National Museum

8)   Gellert Hill

9)   Chain Bridge

10)  Vaci Utca


Budapest in black and whiteCredit: Daniel M Ramirez


Places to see in Malaysia “Kuala Lumpur”

Although many people don’t consider Kuala Lumpur one of the top attractions to visit; it is indeed a place that you be included in your itinerary for different reasons and the best part is that you can combine it with a visit to one of many Asian cities; Kuala Lumpur is probably the best and cheaper place to be and travel around Asia with the added benefit of visiting this vibrant and busy city. The best places to visit are:

1)   Petronas Towers

2)   Merdeka Square

3)   Chinatown

4)   Little India

5)   Masjid Jamek

6)   The KL Tower

7)   Petronas Art Gallery

8)   National Museum

9)   Museum of Islamic Arts

10)  Bird Park


Masjid Jamek in Kuala LumpurCredit: Daniel M Ramirez

Sonoma and Napa Valley

Sonoma and Napa Valley are the best-known areas in the state of California and the second most visit attraction; coming second only after Disneyland. Although the main thing that comes to your mind is WINE; the area has more to offer. You will be able to enjoy a hot-air balloon, the best places to have a wedding and of course, a wine tour.


South Carolina

The top 10 places to visit in South Carolina are:

1)   Historic Charleston

2)   Heritage Corridor Region 3 Discovery Centre

3)   Myrtle Beach

4)   Myrtle Beach Pavilion Amusement Park

5)   Wild Water - Water and Race Theme Park

6)   The New Charleston Lighthouse

7)   Fort Sumter National Monument

8)   DuPont Planetarium

9)   Sumter County Museum

 Spartanburg County Museum of Art