Bucket List Travel: The Top 50 Places In The World
What’s on your travel list? If you are like most people, more trips, more places add to your wishlist. Therefore, when the editors of the Big 7 Travel website announced a list of the 50 best places in the world, we stopped and began to tick off.
The site polled its social audience of 1.5 million people to determine the best places on the wish list around the world. According to Sarah Clayton-Lee, head of content for Big 7 Travel, the site is putting this list together for the first time. “Bucket list trips were a trend that appeared again and again in previous polls when they asked our readers what kind of travel content they had the most fun,” says Clayton-Lee. “So, our curiosity got the better of us, and we wanted to know what directions people dream of in 2019/2020.”
The results of the 50 best places in the world in the wish list include some of the most beautiful places on earth. “The white sand beaches are still worth visiting for many, with vibrant cities that also feature on many people’s lists,” says Clayton-Lee. At the top were countries with wonderful natural landscapes and world famous monuments: 22% of the places on the list have white sandy beaches, and 52% are iconic cities.
A Big 7 Travel study found that people are also more likely to add a destination to their list if they see it on social networks, and 33% of people searched for places to stay on their Instagram feed. “Since more than a third of our readers say they look at Instagram as a travel inspiration, it makes sense for cities with colorful neighborhoods (like Bo Kaap in Cape Town) to succeed,” says Clayton-Lee.
Bali tops the list of 50 most popular destinations in the world, but there were some unexpected options. “There are many dream destinations expected on the top 10 list, but there are some surprises on the list: for example, the Paro Valley in Bhutan or the Virunga National Park in Congo,” says Clayton-Lee. “I think this shows a great appetite for getting out of the grid, and I can only assume that social networks (and Netflix, in the case of Virunga!) Are responsible for disseminating information about these wonderful places.”