I do get a lot of questions about which places I would recommend for certain types of activities. We recently started a series for Digital Nomads, but I soon felt we needed to expand on that to:
- My TOP 10 Places to Travel for Coffee
- My TOP 10 Places to Travel for Food
- My TOP 10 Places to Travel for City Beaches
- My TOP 10 Places to Travel for Sightseeing
- My TOP 10 Places to Travel for Temples & Pyramids
- My TOP 10 Places to Travel for Honeymoon
- My TOP 10 Places to Travel for Nature
My TOP 10 Places to Travel for Nature
Travel to see incredible nature has been a major source of travel inspiration for me since I started out. I could not wait to get to a deserted beach or go on a multi-day hike. I’m not sure what happened but I feel I have had my share and as you may have noticed I travel more to urban areas these days (which I greatly enjoy for now).
Trekking in Nepal is just fantastic; the gentle climate (unless you go really high up), the well-developed trekking infrastructure (I’m not talking about roads here!) and the friendly locals combined with low prices make this a wonderful place to be.
I spent three weeks mostly around Pokhara and loved going on several multi-day trails, sleeping in basic lodges.
I’m terrible with adjusting to high levels of altitude and get instant headaches, but if that’s not a big deal for you then the multi-day trek to Machu Picchu is just stunningly beautiful. It’s strenuous at times, but a great experience. There is a permit required to do this, though, so plan early!
I went to Perito Moreno and loved the scenery – it’s incredibly beautiful and deserted. You’ll likely need a car to get to a trailhead, though, since the area is vast.
Bhutan is the more expensive cousin of Nepal and offers fantastic trekking. However, prepare yourself for $250 of minimum spend per day (mandated by the government). This buys you a decent hotel and food too, but it makes it a disincentive to really enjoy nature; people are often more likely to want to spend their money on a luxury hotel.
For desert lovers, Morocco offers great desert hikes through the mountains. There are desert forts and old and deserted (no pun intended) desert cities. There is no way to do this in the summer, but this could be a great excursion during a cold European winter.
I just got a glimpse of the Sri Lankan countryside at Sigiriya, but I loved what I saw. Spending a few days trekking into the tea plantations and green hills of Sri Lanka should be awesome.
The Alps are densely populated with lots of cities, villages and roads, but the Europeans have managed to allow enough green space to make this a mecca for nature lovers. There’s plenty of clean lakes and incredible views to enjoy here.
Alaska has so much space that you could easily be the only person in a 100-mile radius without trying very hard.
Across the US