At some point in our lives, we get the travel bug. That may be right after high school, right after college, or right before you start applying to legit jobs. For some reason, people believe that once the clock turns 12 a.m. on your 30th birthday, your life is officially over. I, being one of those people, feel the need to do everything I want to do before then. Guilty.
So why 27? Well, why not?! Maybe you're reading this and you're 20 and want to travel as much as you can. You have 7 years to check off this bucket list! Or maybe you're 25 and want to travel more. Obviously, even if you're 37, you can still travel to these spots. But 27 seems like a great age to travel because you know who you are, what you want, and what you need.
So send this to your friends and start planning ASAP! These are all the places you need to travel around the world before you're 27.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is a very underrated spot in the world. No matter what, once you step out of your hotel, hostel, or Airbnb, you'll realize that this city has so much history. If you're on the Charles Bridge, standing in front of Prague Castle, or even just eating lunch on a patio, you'll be able to see the history, beauty, and diversity this city has.
Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
Not only is Thailand a country you need to visit, but there is so much in the country that you need to see. The amazing thing about Thailand is even though the flight there may be expensive, you can live on very little money every day so it's actually a pretty cheap destination. Check out the Phi Phi Islands, where the water is so clear and you won't have a worry in the world.
New York City, New York
Ah, New York City. No matter where I travel, this is my favorite place on earth. This city has so much culture, so many things to do, and it truly never sleeps. The best part about New York City is that you could book a quick trip and still get so much done. Don't forget to go onto the Brooklyn Bridge because the skyline view from there is unlike anything you'll see.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Have you ever seen such a relaxing view? Not only is the Blue Lagoon in Iceland very trendy, but you'll come out of your stay there feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and as soft as a baby's bottom. Of course, Iceland is full of other things to do other than the Blue Lagoon but this is something you can't miss. If you're feeling stressed and just want to get away, this would be my top suggestion.
The city of love! Don't be the girl (or guy) who didn't go to Paris (The Hills reference, anyone?). Paris is one of the most sought-after traveling spots in the whole world because it looks like a dream. Not only is the Eiffel Tower absolutely stunning at any time of day, but walking the streets with your love will make you feel like you're in a rom-com.
Rainbow Mountain, Peru
Have you ever seen something so magical? While this isn't Rainbow Road from Mario Kart, it's definitely the next best thing. Rainbow Mountain in Peru is worth every penny to get there. It's definitely not for the faint of heart though, since the altitude is very high and oxygen is very thin. If you're an adventure seeker, I would make this trip!
I am truly convinced there isn't one person on this earth who wouldn't want to visit Tokyo. From all the billboards, to the delicious food, to Tokyo Disneyland, the culture in this city is actually unbeatable. Maybe you want to make it to both Tokyo and Paris, well, Tokyo has its own version of the Eiffel Tower! Best of both worlds.
Looking for a good time? Amsterdam is really that place. While there are definitely way more things to do than just partying, you can definitely find a pub on every corner with great beer choices. If you're looking for more touristy things to do, you can check out the famous canal, the Anne Frank House, Dam Square, and obviously the I Amsterdam Sign.
Bali is an excellent place to travel to if you're looking to relax, "find yourself" or maybe you're interested in a yoga retreat. Something about Bali screams relaxation to me, and you'll have such amazing views of the ocean, mountains, but at the same time, you'll feel like you're in the middle of a rainforest.
Vancouver, British Columbia
We couldn't forget about Canada! Vancouver is one of the best cities in Canada. While some people think Vancouver may rain all year round, that's really just a quirky fact about the city. You can do so much if you just brave the rain! From the Capilano Suspension Bridge to Granville Island, to some of the best beaches, you'll never want to leave this stunning place.
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Brazil
I mean, this probably wasn't on your bucket list before, but it definitely is now. Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is one of those places not very many people know about but it's one of the most beautiful places on earth. With the whitest sand you'll ever see to turquoise water, it's a great place to lay down a blanket and read a book all day (and to take Instagram pictures, obviously).