So you want to start traveling, maybe spend your holidays overseas, but have no experience, and don’t have any idea of where to travel as a beginner traveler? Most of us start out small with short holidays or tiny weekend trips but serious travel over an extended period of time is a different kettle of fish altogether, and so here we take a look at some of the best places to head to if you’re a first-time traveler.
Iceland is one of the hottest travel destinations right now, and while its jaw-dropping landscape of black sand beaches, glacial lagoons, hot springs, steaming volcanoes and endless number of impressive waterfalls make it seem as if it’s a totally different planet, it’s an ideal place to visit for first time international travellers.
Iceland is easy to get to, just a four-hour flight from Boston, and Wow Air offers low airfares too, as little as $99 each way. Plus, just about every Icelander speaks English, there’s a strong tourism infrastructure, and crime is practically non-existent. Visit between late September and mid-March, and you may even get to see the northern lights. While the roads are easy to navigate if you decide to drive, there are lots of day tours, as well as multi-day tours that can be booked, many of which are rather low-key, small group adventures, allowing you to relax and let someone else do the driving and much of the planning. No matter what you choose to do, don’t miss a soak in the legendary Blue Lagoon, it’s something you’ll never forget.