As a traveler, we're always wanting to explore new places and see new things. The prospect of having to go back to the same city isn't always the most exciting. That being said, there are a few gems in the places I've been to so far that I can never say no to.
Booked.net – Top Destinations to Go There is running a promotion right now asking bloggers to write their 5 favorite cities they'd love to go back to. Without hesitation, I knew this would be a piece of cake because I already know those 5 places. Once you see this list, you'll agree with me too!
1. Barcelona, Spain
How can you not love this city full of life, culture, amazing food and Gaudi? I've always been here THREE times and hope to add a few more trips here down the road. Next time I go back, I better see more progress with the La Sagrada Familia!
2. Queenstown, New Zealand
This little adventure city in the south island of New Zealand is set amidst the dramatic mountainous back drop. Although only here for a few days, I absolutely loved the laid back life style here. It reminded me in many ways of being a small ski/snowboard town like Whistler. Here, adventure sports takes front and center. I didn't quite have the guts to do bungee jumping here but did do the Shotover Jet ride and that was a total thrill.
3. Salt Lake City, USA
I'm probably one of the few that would peg Salt Lake City as a go-to-place but having spent a lot of time here in my previous life as a consultant, I've really come to enjoy this city and the mountains that surround out. For 3 years in a row, I organized group trips to Park City just outside of Salt Lake City for a little bit of snowboarding and Sundance Film Festival – the best time to go.
4. Tokyo, Japan
Just thinking about that fresh FRESH sushi makes my mouth water. Aside from all the oishi food there is out there, this vibrant city really does have something for everyone. I'd love to explore this city even more beyond the 12 days we spent last time in Japan. Anyone want to make reservations for Jiro's?
5. Bali, Indonesia
During my 4 month trip to Asia in 2012. Indonesia really stood out above everywhere else I went to. My 5 day itinerary in Bali was one of the highlights of the trip really because of how well balanced things were. I'd love to go back to Bali to do some surfing now that I'm *a little* better and to explore the northern parts of the island which is even more untouched than the areas we explored last time around. I'd also love to do that sunrise trek up to Mt. Batur. Lots of unfinished business here!
Which cities do you consistently go back to?
I'd love to hear from you. Which cities do you love and why? Just comment below!