1. Prague, Czech Republic
Considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic. Situated on the Vltava river, the city is home to approximately 1.4 million people. Prague has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.
2. Newfoundland, Canada
With an area of 42,031 sq mi,, Newfoundland is the world’s 16th-largest island. Gros Morne National Park is located on the west coast of the island. In 1987 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its stunning scenery. It is the largest national park in Atlantic Canada and is a popular tourist destination.
3. Seoul, South Korea
Seoul is the capital of South Korea. It is a huge city where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways, and pop culture meet temples, palaces and street markets. Notable attractions include Gyeongbokgung Palace, an unusually beautiful palace, N Seoul Tower located on Mt. Namsan offering great panoramic views of the city as well as Dongdaemun, Korea’s largest wholesale and retail shopping district with 26 shopping malls and 30,000 specialty shops.
4. Ring of Kerry, Ireland
Experience Ireland at its wildest, the Ring of Kerry includes a walking trail that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. There are all types of outdoor adventures and fantastic beaches.
5. Fjords of Norway
Due to the warmth created by the Gulf Stream, the Norwegian fjords have a mild climate and remain virtually ice-free. Seals, porpoises and a variety of fish are found in the fjords, while eagles, owls, gulls and other assorted birds soar above the beautiful lakes. The fjords of Western Norway gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 2005.
6. Montreal, Canada
Montréal is the largest city in Canada’s Québec province. Located on an island in the Saint Lawrence River, it is named after Mt. Royal, the mountain at its center. Notable attractions include the 185-acre Montreal Botanical Gardens with 10 large greenhouses – each tailored to a specific theme and the Jean-Talon Market which is one of the largest public markets in North America.
7. South Africa
Located on the southernmost tip of the African continent, South Africa includes several distinct ecosystems. Kruger National Park, populated by big game, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. The Western Cape offers beaches and lush winelands. Look for craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the flat-topped Table Mountain next to Cape Town.
8. Medellin, Colombia
Nicknamed the “City of Eternal Spring” for its mild weather, Medellín is the capital of Colombia’s mountainous Antioquia province. It is connected to surrounding areas by a system of cable cars which provide lovely views of the Aburrá Valley. Sculptures by Colombian artist, Fernando Botero, decorate downtown’s Botero Plaza. The city is famous (among other things) for its annual Flower Festival.
9. Krakow, Poland
Kraków, a southern Poland city near the border of the Czech Republic, is known for its well-preserved medieval setting. Its old town – ringed by Planty Park and remnants of the city’s medieval walls – is centered on the stately, expansive market square which includes Cloth Hall, a Renaissance-era trading outpost,