December 2017 Travel Guide


Updated Tour Guide

These 5 Are Not Tropical But Not Too Shabby Either

When you get so bored from your daily routine and life gets monotonous, what do you do? If we are in a position to do so a lot of us choose to take a vacation far from home as a way to get rid of our boredom and it is also one of the most effective ways to refuel your body and mind. But while selecting a location for traveling, we often forget some basic things. Especially if you are traveling with family, the safety concern should become the first priority and you should choose a place which is safe to travel and at the same time, would offer you a lot to enjoy.

Now you might ask why it is so important to travel to a safe place, right? Well, to be honest, there is nothing called absolutely 110% safe place in the whole world, not even the comfort of your own home is free of danger. But isn’t it wiser to choose a place which has a low crime rate, no political unrest and a lower rate of natural calamity? This would be like wearing a seat belt. It would save your life in many ways you cannot even imagine! So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the world’s safest places to visit and their attractions.

Iceland
The first place in the list belongs to Iceland and that comes with a surprise to many. Iceland is at the top of the Global Peace Index and there is no political unrest of any kind either. If you are a nature lover, this would be the ideal place for your vacation. You can visit Iceland from May to September if you’re interested in whale watching. There are also many beautiful geysers scattered across the country. The Maelifell Volcano of Myrdalsjökull Glacier Park is another point of interest for you. While in Iceland, another thing you must see is the Skaftafell Ice Cave, situated at the Vatnajökull National Park. It is stunningly beautiful. In Iceland you’re able to catch a glimpse of the famous Aurora Borealis if you’re lucky. In order to see this, you must visit Iceland from mid-September to mid-April.

According to visitors some of the more popular places to visit in Iceland are:

The Icelandic Horse – Riding Tours
Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
National Museum of Iceland
Arbaer Open Air Museum
The Pearl (Perlan)
Islenski Hesturinn, The Icelandic Horse – Riding Tours
Grotta Lighthouse
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer (Mosfellsbaer)
Reykjavik City Hall

Denmark
Though Denmark has a disturbed past of political unrest and chaos, it has successfully overcome all of them and now stands as one of the happiest countries in the world. The vibrant color would make you mind blown away and you will definitely find yourself enjoying this place from the moment you set foot on its soil. Almost everyone can speak English so language would be no barrier. There are many places to visit and many things to do. Among the point of interests, the Tivoli Garden is a must see. It is a 19th century amusement park that would take you back in time. Also, the National Museum of Denmark, Rosenborg Castle, Frederiksborg Castle, Christianbog Palace, the Old Town of Aarhus (an open air museum), Copenhagen zoo etc. are noteworthy. Though the Spring would be the ideal time to visit, you can visit Denmark any time you want, since it has the least extreme weather among the Scandinavian countries.




Austria
Considered to be the ‘Land of Music’, Austria comes next. It is a very peaceful country and the cities are as clean as you can imagine. Their tourism industry is one of the most sophisticated ones in the world so you don’t have to be worried about anything at all. This country is situated in the Alps, so most of the terrains here are mountainous and covered in snow. The capital, Vienna, is called the city of Music and as a country, Austria has given us many timeless musicians over the course of time. The mountainous region makes it an ideal place for skiing and no matter whether you are a pro or a beginner, there is room for everyone. While in Austria, visit places like Salzburg (Mozart’s birthplace), Hallstatt (a salt mine), Graz, Klagenfurt, Melk etc. Austria is also an ideal place for shopaholics and souvenir collectors.

New Zealand
According to the recent report of Transparency International, New Zealand is the country with the most transparent political status. There is no dirty politics going on so you can be rest assured corruption is far away. New Zealand would be the place you would want to go if you love to relax and enjoy nature to the fullest. The lush green fields full of grazing cows, the blue mountains behind them and small streams here and there would take your mind to another level where you can learn to appreciate nature in a different way. Though they are technologically a very advanced nation, the landscape and nature would give you a rustic and true taste of everything. It is a safe country for the tourists and you can freely move around without any trouble. Enjoy the local cuisine and the folklore. New Zealand is well known for its folk tales and their culture is very rich. So if you are searching for a place to relax and enjoy, have no second thought and pack your bags for New Zealand. It is the very place you want to visit.

Switzerland
Many of you must be surprised to see Switzerland coming in at number five. But remember, this is a list of ‘safe to travel’ countries, not ‘beautiful countries’. Then, does it make Switzerland an unsafe place? Off course not! It’s just that taking into consideration all other facts and figures, Switzerland comes in at number five. It is one of the countries with stricter law enforcement and hence the crime rate and violence is at a record low in the country. Also there has been no political issues for a very long time, which gave Switzerland a stable government and growing economy. While in Switzerland, you can visit places like Mount Pilatus, Rhine Falls, Chillon Castle, Lake Geneva, Matterhorn, Lake Zurich etc. The Swiss made watches has a worldwide reputation so try to grab one while you are in Switzerland. Though they are a bit costly, they are worth every penny.

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