Travel Experts Reveal Their Favorite International Destinations
By Shontel Horne
Where do seasoned travelers like to go when they travel abroad? Some of our favorite jet-setters share the international destinations they wish they can visit again and again.
Rahiem: Each country and experience offer something different and new so there are so many places I can choose for many different reasons. My first favorite international destination has been Bali, Indonesia. I’m still trying to find the words to describe how amazing that place is. It truly was something straight out of a Disney movie. It’s a beautiful, magical, captivating, fantasy place with this happy and serene aura. Next would have to be Johannesburg, South Africa. It’s a marriage of culture, history, beauty, wildlife, and city life. From their Neighbourgood Market to the Lion and Safari Park, to being able to witness the Zulu people of South Africa perform to the fun energetic, vibrant and lively nightlife, it’s definitely a must-see place.
My last place would be Havana, Cuba. When people ask me what’s it like to go there, I say “The flight you take to Cuba is actually a time machine.” That’s the best way to describe it. You are literally traveling back in time to the 1950s once you touch down in Havana, Cuba. The cars, the fashion, the housing, the vibe, the culture, and it didn’t hurt that the beaches and food were great, too.
Tiffany: My favorite destination abroad would have to be the Amalfi Coast. The food is to die for and driving the coast listening to Sade was one of the most memorable moments of my life.
Danai: I like to go to cities in countries that were once colonized and now are free. I’m fascinated by how the local cuisine of a city and it’s art and architecture are a direct reflection of the history of how the city came to be, and make it a point to go on a local tour that focuses on these three aspects in particular.