5 Travel Destinations You Must Visit This Year

It s that time of year when the snow is still lingering, the skies are grey, and we just can t wait to escape on the travel train! Where to? you may ask?

Get your Air Miles ready and jet off to one of these five travel destinations that you must visit in 2016!

Quebec City, Canada

We all know that the Canadian dollar isn t helping our travel dreams at the moment, but travelling within the country can help to quell your travel bug. Journey over to Quebec City and you will catch a glimmer of a European vacation without breaking the bank.

5 Travel Destinations You Must Visit This Year

Entertainment in Quebec City is easy to find. During the summer, the city streets come alive with performers, musicians, and other entertainment for your amusement. The colder months offer the Carnival de Quebec, often touted as the biggest and most colourful winter festival around .

This grand city also delivers incredible scenery and plenty of historical value as one of North America s oldest settlements.

Manchester, England

Immerse yourself in rich history and culture in England s second city, Manchester. The first industrialized city in the world is chock-full of interesting buildings and architecture with stories you won t believe. The city is packed with museums and galleries where you can learn all about the history of not only Manchester, but also of Great Britain as a whole.

5 Travel Destinations You Must Visit This Year

If history isn t exactly your thing, there are many other fun activities to participate in. Music and sports are major attractions in Manchester; from The Smiths and Morrissey Bus Tour to a Manchester United game, there is something for everyone in this lively city.

5 Travel Destinations You Must Visit This Year

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The perfect balance of relaxation and celebration, Rio de Janeiro is a travel destination favourite.This seaside city is famed for its luxurious beaches, including the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Arguably the most recognizable icon of Rio de Janeiro is the 38 metre Christ the Redeemer statue situated at the top of Mt. Corcovado.

You can spend your vacation relaxing on one of the gorgeous beaches or soak up the culture of the city on an official walking tour or a cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain.

5 Travel Destinations You Must Visit This Year

If you plan to visit this must see travel destination, you should definitely plan to be there this August. Host of the 2016 Summer Olympics, the historic city of Rio de Janeiro will open its doors between August 5th and 21st to thousands of visitors enjoying the events of the worldwide spectacle of athleticism. Don t miss out on this incredible experience!

Palau, Micronesia

The Republic of Palau in Micronesia is an absolute must-see for the adventure junkie. Not only is the archipelago made up of magical scenery, including about 200 limestone and volcanic islands, emerald forests and marvellous turquoise water, but it also is home to many exciting adventures.

5 Travel Destinations You Must Visit This Year

Diving in the gorgeous lagoons will allow you to witness underwater wonders you can t imagine. We re talking WWII shipwrecks, stunning marine life, and awesome sea caves. Don t miss Jellyfish Lake, where you can swim with 12,000 harmless jellyfish. On land, you can also find an adventure in scouring for numerous WWII relics sprinkled throughout the jungles.

This is one travel destination where you must remember to bring your underwater camera too!

Bordeaux, France

If learning about history, culture, and heritage excites you, Bordeaux is high on the list of destinations to visit. As the largest urban World Heritage Site listed by UNESCO, half of the neoclassical city of Bordeaux has undergone many restorations, making it one big historical landmark.

Don t forget about the wine! Bordeaux, France happens to be the world s most popular wine destination, with over 60 different appellations.

Cycle through the immense vineyards and sip on some of the world s most treasured wines along the way.

5 Travel Destinations You Must Visit This Year

Plan to visit this incredible city after the opening on La Cite du Vin1 in June of 2016, which will be a sight for sore eyes. This outstanding display of architectural genius will allow visitors to participate in an interactive and multi-sensory experience discovering the cultures and civilizations of wine around the world.

Earn 10,000 Air Miles to Start Your Travels

Now we all know that travelling isn t cheap, but two Kelowna realtors are on a mission to help clients see the world. Nick Latondresse and Aaron Moss, a team of Century 21 REALTORS , have created an exclusive offering for home buyers and sellers in the Okanagan. If you buy or sell a home with Latondresse or Moss before June 30th, 2016, you will be entered to win 10,000 Air Miles! Simply listing with the duo during this time frame will automatically earn you 1,000 Air Miles as well. For more details on this offer, check out their website2. Ready, set, jet!

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References

  1. ^ La Cite du Vin (www.laciteduvin.com)
  2. ^ website (www.century21.ca)

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