5 unexpected destinations to add to your bucket list

Now that the kids have flown the nest, we’re trying to fill the child-shaped hole in our lives with travel… and we’re loving every minute of it! One destination at a time, we are ticking new places off our bucket list and proving that people really can travel full-time and see the world in all of its glory. Yet, we don’t always stick to the guidebooks or the reviews on TripAdvisor. These are the 5 unexpected destinations to add to your bucket list…


Kyrgyzstan in Asia might not be the first place you think of when you’re booking your next travel adventure, but it definitely deserves a place on your bucket list. Located along the famous and historic Silk Road, this country is an epic conglomeration of picturesque mountains and bustling bazaars. In the summer, you can check out the beautiful lakes and national parks, and in the winter you can grab your skis and take in the views as you hurtle down a mountain!


Located between Uganda and Kenya, Tanzania is the long-forgotten African friend that we all need more of in our lives. Boasting the famous Serengeti National Park, Tanzania is the perfect destination for those who have always wanted to see the ‘Big Five’ in front of their very eyes. Of course, Tanzania is thriving with other activities and attractions, including some stunning beaches, but going on a safari will truly make it a trip to remember and Audley Travel can make that happen.


If you’re looking for a European break, look no further than the picturesque country of Andorra. Located slap bang in the middle of the Pyrenees mountains, Andorra is a haven for lovers of the outdoors. You can check out the hot springs, toboggan down the mountains, and even hike the days away before returning to your cabin.


We loved our time in Guatemala, and we’d encourage anyone to add this destination to their bucket list. Central America is bustling with beautiful lakes, rivers, and historic sites — and Guatemala is no different. From ancient Mayan ruins to bustling cities, dense rainforests and even a few volcanoes thrown in for good measure, this place has everything you could possibly want from a trip away.


We think that it’s about time Armenia got the credit it deserves because this country is absolutely stunning. Steeped in history and filled to the brim with culture, this country offers scenic walks through mountainous areas and beautiful forests, ancient monasteries and churches, and even busy cities that give you a glimpse of their vibrant and unique culture. You probably should add Armenia to your list right away!

When booking your next travel adventure, why not venture outside of the box and check out these unexpected destinations? We promise you that you won’t regret it. Have you already been to one of these destinations? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments or if you have any others to add!

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