Jutta Curatolo: Top Five Places to Visit

I’ve talked about how traveling anywhere above your comfort zone will allow you to experience growth and deeper views of the world. Visiting other countries will allow you to become culturally educated, and there’s no better time for life’s lessons than now! Here are some places to consider to get you exploring the world.

Cape Town, South Africa

Known as one of the world’s most cultured places, Cape Town, South Africa has a little bit of something for everyone. Known as one of the sportiest cities in Africa, Capetown will allow you to experience culture dishes and breathtaking views of the landscape of Table Mountain and multiple vineyards. Prepare for Cape Town’s lively nightlife by relaxing on multiple, luscious beaches, located in the middle of the south Atlantic and Indian oceans.

 Halifax, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is one of the prime places for relaxation. There are plenty of views (including fall foliage) to experience during walks and trail hikes on all levels. The country offers victorian-era landscape and history. Enjoy breathtaking views of whale watching and oceanic views, while experiencing fresh, flavorful seafood unlike ever before.

Budapest, Hungary

Known as the oldest metro in Europe, Budapest is a place filled with charm, history, and easy travel. Understand Budapest’s history during the 1900’s by visiting the House of Terror Museum that describes the horrible time of World War II, or relax in a typical Hungarian Thermal bath. The city also offers art deco style cafe culture and historical music scene, including the Robert Capa Museum.

Torres Del Paine, Chile

Experience mother nature’s glorious gift of nature at the Torres Del Paine national park in Puerto Natales, Chile. You’ll be able to see exhilarating views of icebergs, glaciers, and ancient forests, while appreciating wildlife as you watch animals live in their most natural habitat. You’ll need to reserve your hiking trip in advance, but it will leave you with lifetime of appreciation of the world’s greatest gift.

Hamilton-Waikato, New Zealand

New Zealand is a country filled with a variety of things to do and places to see. If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan, one of the interesting places to visit is Hamilton, otherwise known as the “home of the middle earth.” Visit the hobbit sized village set where the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed or experience the New Zealand’s underground earth through cave tours and sinkholes, weather on a boat or climbing for the ultimate adventure. Hamilton is also known for their biking trails through old forested areas, and beautiful botanical gardens. You’ll never want to leave, once you experience the various journeys to discover in New Zealand.