(upbeat music) – We've been to some pretty cool places in the last couple of years, and while it's difficult to choose, if you're looking to travel in 2020 here are my top 10 places Ithink you should consider.
I'm not sure that it even has to be said, but the Jungfrau region of Switzerland is truly unforgettable.
A real juxtaposition to the many cities that I've included on this list, the Jungfrau region is theland of quiet and quaint.
Here you will find villages that are straight out of a storybook, truly.
Nestled into the sides of mountains, dotted with chalets, andfilled with the sounds of cowbells and rustling trees, come prepared to spend your days repeating the following steps.
Hope aboard a train, ride to a village, grab a picnic, find atrail head, and explore, complete said activity witha picnic at the summit, go home, rest, and repeat.
Lake Como, Italy.
Lake Como has a particularlyspecial place in our hearts as it was the firstoverseas trip that we took as a family.
But there's a reason beyondthat that it is on this list.
Lake Como is nestled up at the foothills of the Swiss Alps.
It's a massive lake, lined with the most darling colorful villas.
The entire scene just screams respite, with tiny cafes, charming town squares, and endless nature to explore.
All of that, with theadded bonus of it being in Italy with comfort Italian food.
I mean it just might be myfavorite place on Earth.
New York City.
If you're subscribed to this channel then you've recently heard me gush about New York City in detail.
There is no place like it.
The energy in New York City is unmatched, with its skyscrapers and theaters and like go-go-go get shit done energy, paralleled then with itsstunning waterfront views and gorgeous parks.
It also happens to be one of the greatest food cities in the world.
A true multi cultural destination with nearly every cuisine to prove it.
That, combined with thefact that everything is open late for late nightadventures and snacking, it is and forever willbe at the top of my list.
Though it is an increasinglycomplex place to visit, it is a must-see city.
It's difficult to put the vibrance that is Hong Kong intowords, but picture this, a city with some of the tallest and most decorative skyscrapers, surrounded by lush, exceptionally beautiful nature, set on the water with ferriescrisscrossing day and night.
While the views are certainly a part of what sets Hong Kong apart, there is so much more to this destination.
The food stands out as some of the best I've had in all of my travels, with exceptional dedication to the craft.
The food that you eat in Hong Kong will be difficult to findelsewhere at that caliber.
Once you've taken in allthat this city has to offer, make sure to explore its surroundings, with beaches no more than10 minutes out of the city, and charming fishing harborsjust a ferry ride away.
Hong Kong is truly theperfect coming together of the hustle and bustle of the new and the timeless characterand culture of the old.
Yes I know you've probably heard enough about Iceland to last a lifetime, and honestly, before going myself, I felt the same way.
But Iceland is more thandeserving of all of the fuss.
The only word that does this place justice is otherworldly.
Its vast craters, unmatchedhorizons and black sand beaches, Iceland presents nature that honestly, if I hadn't seen with my own eyes, I could have been convincedit was supernatural.
At every stop we found ourselves with jaws dropped andcameras at the ready, taking in the blue lagoons, miles of volcanic land, and thermal energyradiating off the hillsides.
We went in winter, but Icelandis beautiful year round.
For us, it was the perfect time to commune with nature, each other, andall of the thermal pools.
If you, like me, are alover of Harry Potter and forever find yourself dreaming of finding a place like Hogwarts, look no further than Edinburgh.
The land of cobble stone streets and castles sitting at the top of a hill looking down at the city.
We went full into Scotland vibes with stops in each and every tweed shop, afternoon tea in the historic library, and English breakfast every single day.
Edinburgh is entirely walkable with streets lined withthe cutest little shops and perfect cafes for a cup of tea.
Once you've guzzled down that cup with cream and sugar because you're not dumb, go hike Arthur's Seat and become convinced that you have officially discovered where the term rolling hills comes from.
Tokyo, as you've likely heard, is the epitome of metropolitan.
Its crowded city streets and lit from the ground up skyscrapers have certainly played a large part in defining this city and putting it on the map.
And while those are a site to see, just behind them there isso much more to explore.
With one of the most efficient public transport systems in the world, you can visit each andevery corner of the city for drastically different experiences, each of them both a literalfeast and a figurative one.
Tiny, quiet streets linedwith second hand shops full of the most wonderful treasures, food that is not onlytreated as a foundational part of the culturebut as a true art form, and shrines surrounded bydense, stunning forests.
A trip to Tokyo feels like a trip simultaneously into thefuture and the past.
I've raved about southern Utah before and I'll rave about it again.
It is one of my favoritedestinations year round.
If you are even remotelyan outdoorsy person you absolutely have to have southern Utah on your bucket list.
With its could have beendesigned by Dr.
Seuss structures and endless narrow tunnels, it is the perfectdestination for all hikers; beginner or advanced.
Every time we find ourselves there it's hard to believe and take in how out of the world this nature is.
In many ways it feels likeyou're on another planet.
Portugal, with its vastbeaches and quaint metropolises is a destination Icannot stop recommending.
Its long coast along the Atlantic Ocean is dotted with charmingtowns that are perfect for a day or two long stopover, making it an ideal locationfor a European road trip.
Portugal brings it on every front, with its romantic cities, rich history, and picturesque beaches.
You honestly cannot go wrong there.
Also, I'd be doing youa disservice if I didn't personally advise you to eat your weight in pasteis de nata.
Just do it.
Trust me, do it.
Taiwan is favorite placethat I traveled to in 2019.
So much so that it'salready on my bucket list for a round two.
There's just so much to see.
We spent the bulk of our time in Taipei and its surrounding areas, and honestly, I found myself confused at why I hadn't heard more about this place.
The city itself is lined with residentials shrouded with tropical plants that lead to these busy streets that arejam packed with scooters.
And these riders are likein this wildly chaotic but seemingly choreographed dance just going about their days.
There are so many thingsthat make Taiwan special, namely the extremelywelcoming and kind people, the food, so much good food, and the nature that is just a short trip outside of the city.
We spent time in some of themost picturesque villages, experiencing streetfood, making our own tea, and hiking into the fog lined mountains.
Taiwan was filled with spots that felt almost dreamlike with their vibrant colors and intense nature, and wild landscape.
There are so many placesin the world to explore and I am certainly determinedto see more of them.
If you have any suggestions, make sure to include those below, I'd love to hear yours.
And here's to more traveling.
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