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6 Places You Must Visit If You’re A Travel Enthusiast 

Travel Enthusiast


I’m a digital nomad and traveling around the world is what I do. I’ve been to 41 countries so far, and I cannot thank my stars enough for that.  Yes, moving from one country to another gets a little expensive. But thanks to Money Eh, an investment website in Canada, which makes my trips budget-friendly, taking the stress off my shoulders. 



Written exclusively for Expat Network by Mark Taylor


If you happen to be a travel enthusiast, you’re in for a treat. In this article today, I’m going to highlight some of the most beautiful places in the world that you must see once in a lifetime.


Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Dubai skyline with Burj KalifaDubai is the hub of tourists. Millions of people from around the world visit Dubai. Well, of course, they’re not all crazy. Dubai actually offers a lot to its tourists.

From Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world) to Burj Burj Al Arab (the state of the art seven-star resort) and Deep Dive Dubai (the deepest swimming pool in the world). The city is unlike any other in the world.

Not to forget, it has amazing nightlife. It offers both open and exquisite nightclubs, so you can choose one depending on your budget. It has various restaurants as well, cuisines of all kinds. Suffice it to say, Dubai offers food from around the world.


Alberta, Canada 

Alberta, Canada

If you enjoy natural beauty, Alberta is a Canadian state you must visit. Its landscape is all about massive coniferous forests, desert badlands, prairies, and mountains. Alberta has rich mineral deposits along with 600 lakes.

It’s a famous site for hunters. In fact, hunters from around the world visit Alberta every year to get their hunting cravings fulfilled, including me. My friends and I plan a trip to Alberta every summer.

Since we live in Toronto, it’s just the most feasible option. As a bonus tip, I suggest not to rent the hunting equipment, instead, you must bring your own. If not all, at least a hunting rifle, an m308 scope, and a pair of binoculars.


Santorini, Greece 

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is a Cyclades island in the Aegean Sea. Created by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century, Santorini remains a fan-favorite travel destination. If you’ve ever been to Santorini or even seen its pictures, you’ll know it’s so popular.

Santorini has a traditional vibe of its own. The white cottages scattered in Santorini island can simply make your eyes sore. The same goes for restaurants. There are various seaside restaurants that only offer scrumptious food but breathtaking views as well.

A few miles from Santorini is Mykonos. If you’re in the area, I would recommend you visit Mykonos, too. It’s the best spot for all the party lovers. Go to Nammos, enjoy some martinis, lay on the beachside, and have fun.


Kashmir, Pakistan 

Kasmir Point, Muree, Pakistan

If you appreciate natural beauty, I’m sure you’ll fall in love with Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. It’s undoubtedly heaven on earth with its remarkable mountains, freshwater rivers, greenery, customary street food, and more.

When you visit Kashmir, Gurez valley is something you must not miss out on. It’s considered one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. It was a hassle to visit the Gurez valley a few years ago, but now the area is entirely safe.

Hence, anyone can visit the valley now. All you need is a valid visa to Pakistan along with your travel itinerary. The weather over there is pleasant from April to October, so that’s the best time to visit. If you want to indulge in snowfall, then November to February is the time for you.


Paris, France 

Paris by night

Paris, the capital of France, needs to be on your travel bucket list. It’s famous for its old architecture, a city globally known for culture, gastronomy, fashion, and arts. One of the main attractions of Paris is the river Seine. Not to forget, it’s home to Mona Lisa, Palais du Louvre, and Eiffel Tower.

Apart from that, one cannot simply ignore French cuisine. Soupe à l’oignon, Coq au vin, Flamiche, Salade Niçoise, and Chocolate soufflé are a few French foods that are must-try. Also, their street food like croissants and crepès is great, too.

When in France, I suggest you visit Cannes and Nice as well. They’re beautiful coastal towns, absolutely picture-perfect that are going to take your vacations on a whole new level. Though it’s quite expensive; trust me, France is worth visiting.


Moscow, Russia 

Saint Basil’s Cathedral at the Red Square in Moscow

If you’re a fan of old and classic architecture, Moscow is a  city you must see. Situated on the Moskva River, Moscow is Russia’s cosmopolitan city. While there are a lot of myths attached to Russia, I assure you that Russia is entirely safe for tourists. All you need to do is remember that haters gonna hate.

One of my favorite parts of Russia is St. Basil’s Cathedral. It’s the most beautiful building in the world, so why not spare some time and see it with your own eyes? I’m sure it will keep you hooked for hours.

A few minutes away from St. Basil’s Cathedral is the Kremlin. It’s another historical monument of Russia that is now used by the Russian military. For people who are into history, there’s no better place to visit than Russia, so you must add it to your bucket list right away.


The Final Word…

Before winding it up, I want to highlight a few other places that deserve at least one visit. These include Beijing (China), Doha (Qatar), Las Vegas (United States of America), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Istanbul (Turkey), and Tiffany (Italy).

Traveling is super fun and you must not die without exploring the world. It’s okay if your budget doesn’t allow traveling abroad. You can start with domestic traveling and once you’re done with it, start saving money for your first trip abroad.