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7 of the Best Vacation Spots in the World

Posted by Nick on Feb 16, 2016 3:01:53 PM

Do you have anywhere that you’re just dying to travel to? At Ollie’s Taxi & Airport Service, we certainly do. To share our travel dreams with you, we put together a list of what are, in our opinion, the best vacation spots in the world (in no particular order).

Best Vacation Spots in the World

Yellowstone National Park

First on the list is Yellowstone National Park. If you need convincing to travel to Yellowstone, just look at pictures of the sprawling, 3500-square mile park. “Gorgeous” doesn’t do it justice.

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Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park. Source: Amusing Planet

Reykjavik, Iceland

Though it’s super difficult to pronounce (much like the names of nearly every other place in Iceland), Reykjavik earned its spot on this list of best vacation spots in the world for a few reasons. Reason one is that, even though it’s Iceland’s capital city, its population is only about 200,000. That’s about the size of St. Louis. It’s more like a small town than a city, so it’s easy to explore much of it in a short period of time. Reason number two is that it serves as a hub from which you can quickly get to many of Iceland’s mind-blowing natural attractions.

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The Skógafoss Waterfall in Iceland. Source: World for Travel

Santorini, Greece

The site of colorful houses carved into cliffs and beautiful black sand beaches, Santorini is an island in the Aegean Sea that formed from the remains of a volcanic eruption. Unbelievable sunsets, scenic hiking trails and numerous museums and restaurants that showcase the vibrant culture of Greece earned Santorini a spot on this list.

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Pictured on the left is the capital city of Firo. On the right is the beach at Vlichada. Source of both: Greek Travel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Known in Brazil as the “Marvelous City,” Rio de Janeiro is home to magnificent beaches, vibrant wildlife and extraordinarily rich culture. A trip to Rio isn’t complete without a visit to Ipanema. This maritime town boasts exclusive shopping and nightlife spots in addition to spectacular stretches of shoreline. Cable car rides to the top of the 396-meter tall Sugarloaf Mountain provide breathtaking views of the city as well as its surrounding beaches, mountains and forests.

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View of Rio from Sugarloaf Mountain. Source: Ron Mitchell

Belize, Central America

Belize is the heartland of what was once the ancient Mayan civilization. In addition to checking out the Mayan ruins that still remain over 1000 years after the civilization’s end, there are caves, hiking trails and horseback riding tours that are spectacularly scenic. Off the coast of Belize is a submarine sinkhole called the Great Blue Hole that is one of the world’s top scuba diving sites.

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The Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize.

Botswana, Africa

Green retreats, sunbaked wastelands and lively wetlands can all be found in the numerous safari locations of Botswana. Massive herds of elephants and buffalo can be seen clashing with savage packs of lions and hyenas in Chobe National Park. The three Kalahari parks of Botswana are home to zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, cheetah, jackal and much, much more. Those are just a few of the rich, natural phenomena that can be observed on a trip to this incredible African country.

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A Botswana safari. Source: Go 2 Africa

The Caribbean Island of Curaçao

It wouldn’t be right to have a tribute to the best vacation spots in the world without paying respect to the Caribbean. From scuba diving, golfing and cycling to feasting on food and checking out magnificent museums, there is a ton of stuff to do on the colorful, exciting island of Curaçao. Even with all the activities, you would have a great time just sitting on the beach doing absolutely nothing. Tropical animals, rare fish and vibrant landscapes are abundant on the island.

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A beach in Curaçao. Source: Travel Tats

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