Trending Destinations February 2020

If you want to get off the couch and start exploring, our trending destinations may be just the ticket for you.

We recently noticed an increase in the number of plans created for below destinations. So, we thought we should share.

The list includes islands known for their beaches. As well as some of Europe most fun–and most cultured–capital cities. So, choose to swim and work on that tan, or soak up some history and learn about European heritage.

Help friends and family planning a trip to one of these destinations by spreading the word and sharing this post!

Penang, Malaysia

By Tourism Malaysia

Visit Penang to discover the “Pearl of the Orient,” rich in Chinese and Indian heritage as well as European influences.

Most come for the beaches, but the island offers more than water delights. The island capital offers diverse architecture of striking mosques, temples, and churches.

Also worth noting, many festivals deliver a chance to soak up the atmosphere and appreciate the culture.

Be sure to visit Kek Lok Si Temple and Penang State Museum and Art Gallery.

Guam, Mariana Islands

By Ken Eckert – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Indigenous, Spanish colonial, and American influences are all visible during a vacation in Guam.

First settled by the indigenous Chamorro people, the island is now a U.S. territory, with many mainland citizens using it as a visa-free way to enjoy the Pacific.

Top draws include picturesque beaches, diving opportunities, as well as indigenous culture and history.

Popular attractions remain Tumon Beach and Guam Pacific War Museum.

Tasmania, Australia

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Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature remain hallmarks of Tasmania holidays.

The picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline. As well as a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges.

The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior. While there, don’t miss Port Arthur Historic Site and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

Budapest, Hungary

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A tour of Budapest will show you two distinctive cities. Separated by Danube, they form one large World Heritage Site.

Many travelers flock there for the popular geothermal springs. But, this capital also features numerous historical sites.

Some of the most popular remain Buda Castle Quarter, Millenium Undergound Railway, and Heroes’ Square.

Also packed with theaters, operas, museums, and a vibrant nightlife, Budapest remains one of Europe most cultured cities.

Stockholm, Sweden

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A trip to Stockholm takes visitors to Sweden’s cultural, political, and financial center.

The sprawling city houses some of the continent’s top universities. It’s also know for both its modern and classical architecture.

You can explore the walkable old town on foot or by bicycle.

Combine fun with culture by visiting ABBA The Museum and Stockholm Old Town.

Oslo, Norway

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When you tour Oslo, you’ll discover a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture.

Although one of the world’s largest capitals by area, Oslo’s central districts remain compact enough for walking or cycling. Ideal options for tourists on a budget.

Filled with world-class museums and galleries, Oslo also provides quick and easy access to surrounding natural areas.

Don’t miss Viking Ship Museum and Oscarsborg Fortress.

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