Itching to get out and see the world? Pondering the possibilities of getting more stamps on your passport? Daydreaming about taking selfies in front of ancient ruins and world-famous monuments? We don’t blame you! The world beyond the borders of the USA is one full of wonders and intrigue, and if you’re finally ready to venture out for some international travel, we’ve got just the list for you! We’re sharing seven of our favorite countries perfect for folks traveling internationally for the first time. Take a look!
As a first time international traveler, the one thing you’re probably very nervous about is communication. What happens if you’re lost? What if something goes wrong? How will you strike up a chat with that cute local you just spotted? Language barriers can seem daunting– we get it. The great news is, that in cities like Copenhagen, locals are usually well-versed (if not fluent) in English. But that’s not the only appeal of this breathtaking country — Denmark is notorious for its pedestrian-friendly streets, easy-to-use metro system, and a treasure trove of stunning palaces and estates.
Fine wine, elite cuisine, incredible art, rich history, and of course its own distinct flair, France has been winning over the hearts of its foreign guests for centuries. Thanks to good airports, rail lines and ports France is not only one of the easiest countries to travel through (no matter how mal your Français might be), with the rugged Atlantic coast in the west, majestic Alps in the east, the sparkling Mediterranean coast in the south and a whole lot of wine country in between, France is also one of the most scenic countries to visit. So, whatever you’re hoping to see throughout your travels, odds are they’re doing it with panache in France.
If you like margaritas, phenomenal hospitality, incredible sites, and mouthwatering (and affordable) cuisine, then we suggest you book a flight to visit our neighbors south of the border. Mexico is both an easy and affordable place to travel to, offering its visitors some of the tastiest street food you’ll ever eat, some of the world’s best all-inclusive beach resorts, and ancient Aztec and Mayan ruins. Talk about a great travel destination for beginner travelers!
As the saying goes, all roads lead to Rome. But why stop there? From the storied canals of Venice, to the glamorous boutiques of Milan, to the breathtaking beauty of the Amalfi Coast there’s no shortage of fabulous places to visit in Italy. To sum things up — it’s safe to say that this country offers a rich, undeniable view into and an accessible understanding of European culture and historic past. From pasta to pizzas, fine wine to farm fresh cheese, if the sites alone aren’t enough, don’t forget about Italy’s fantastic food! Last (but trust us when we say, most certainly not the least) the beaches here are wonderful, and almost everybody walks around looking effortlessly fashionable and chic!
Lights, camera… Thailand! It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque place to visit than Thailand. Whether you’re looking to party all night in a glamorous metropolis, meditate in a serene paradise, or wash away your tensions at a beach getaway, Thailand is a country that has it all. Thailand’s beaches are among the most beautiful in Asia, while Bangkok, the nation’s capital, beckons those seeking urban thrills. For a more meditative vacation, head north to Chiang Mai where you can experience the serenity of ancient Buddhist temples, a lush countryside, and blissful greenery. As if that’s not enough, wherever you decide to venture to in Thailand, you’ll also find a hospitality industry geared to ensure that you’re enjoying your stay in this friendly and fun country!
Ahhhh, the United Kingdom. Where do we begin? From megacity London, England to its many tiny villages sprinkled throughout the nation and so many other countries to choose from when visiting, this is definitely one of the world’s most dynamic destinations. There’s Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland to consider for your first overseas itinerary, each place offering its own set of sites, museums, cuisines and scenic views. And trust us, each and everyone one is worth visiting! Not only will you feel at ease communicating, as everyone here speaks English, the pretty countryside, eons of history, and a vast array of attractions alone make the U.K. an ideal place for any and all travelers looking for a memorable trip.
Ready to start filling your passport with more travel stamps? Tell us where you’re headed in the comments below!