Exotic Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

Want to visit some of the most exotic places in the world?

Whether you’re a wildlife lover, a sun-seeker or an avid beach-goes, here are some amazing destinations to fuel your wanderlust.

Exotic places in the world
Carlsbad, California Photo by Jordan Brown on Unsplash.

Carlsbad, California

The first thing one thinks about when they hear Carlsbad is the long stretch of beautiful coastline. Carlsbad boasts several idyllic beaches, making it the perfect place for an endless summer. The city sits on the Pacific Ocean and makes a good base camp for visiting other attractions in California. Indeed, Carlsbad is the half-way point between Orange County and San Diego.

There’s no shortage of Carlsbad hotels and resorts. The Cassara Carlsbad is one of the best family-friendly hotels in the area. The hotel is on 12 acres by the ocean and the city’s flower fields, and is located close to Carlsbad’s theme park.

Love jewellery? Carlsbad is home to the Gemological Institute of America. Visitors can explore the many gem exhibits, including The Tower of Brilliance, which is the world’s largest crystal octahedron. The crystal looks like a natural diamond but was made by Swarovski.

Exotic places in the world
Santorini. Photo by Matthew Waring on Unsplash.

Santorini, Greece

It’s no wonder Jacques Cousteau looked for the lost city of Atlantis in Santorini. It is one of the most beautiful and exotic places in the world.

Santorini is a group of islands located in the Aegean Sea. Interestingly, Santorini is technically a volcano – the islands were formed from volcanic activity over thousands of years.

Santorini is the perfect honeymoon destination, with lots of gorgeous buildings, stunning cliffs and sapphire blue waters.

Denali National Park, Alaska. Photo by Joris Beugels on Unsplash.

Alaska

A lot of people want to visit Alaska, but don’t know where to go. If you want to hear the call of the wild, start the trip with a visit to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The park has been the home of Native American tribes for thousands of years. Local tribes include the Blackfeet and Flathead.

A visit to Alaska is not complete without a visit to Denali National Park. The terrain consists of glaciers, tundra, and the magnificent Denali Mountain, formerly known as Mount McKinley. The parks is home to several species, including the endangered Peregrine Falcon. You can enjoy a variety of activities in the park, from hiking to dog-sledding and skiing.

Exuma, Bahamas. Photo by Forest Simon on Unsplash.

Exuma Islands, Bahamas

The Exumas are home to the world-famous swimming pigs and pristine cays. Johnny Depp fell in love with the islands while making “Pirates of the Caribbean” and purchased one of the cays. Likewise, David Copperfield bought Musha Cay. The cay is now a luxury resort that costs $40,000 per night.

While Nassau is the busiest part of the Bahamas, Exuma is laid back and peaceful. The swimming pigs are mainly located on Major Cay and White Bay. Major Cay is a two-hour boat ride from Great Exuma and definitely a place worth exploring. It is believed that the pigs were either thrown off a cargo ship or survived a shipwreck.

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Daniela Frendo

Daniela Frendo

Hi! I'm a Maltese blogger based in Scotland. I created Grumpy Camel to help travellers connect with places through culture, history and cuisine.

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