Portugal is a beautiful country, and Lisbon is its capital. The terracotta-roofed houses in bright pastel colors turn this hilly city into a wonderland. Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe, is a history enthusiast’s dream.
From the Ajuda National Palace and the Belém Tower, to the Jerónimos Monastery and the St. George’s Castle, there is plenty to see in this mesmerizing city. To get a beautiful view of the city from the water, book a local boat tour and make a day of it!
The capital of Spain is very majestic, and certainly offers something for every type of traveler. The beautiful gardens of El Retiro park, the wide boulevards in Gran Via street, or the amazing art work at the El Prado Museum are enough to make this city worth visiting.
Go to the famous Cuesta de Moyano to buy a a rare, vintage book, or go eat tapas at any of the bars. Walk around to see the gorgeous palaces and the beautiful flowers in Jardines de Aranjuez, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finish off the day at the top of the Edificio Metrópolis, where you will see 30,000 leaves of 24-carat gold.
The brightly-colored architecture from colonial-era Spain, the famous restaurants where Ernest Hemingway ate and drank countless mojitos, and the enchanting cobblestone streets are just a tiny part of what makes Havana an unforgettable city.
The capital of Cuba, Havana has seen its fair share of history, and what were once majestic palaces are now museums. It has one of the largest opera houses in the world, offers some of the best culinary experiences you will ever have, and seems to have music within its walls. Visit the white, sandy beaches of Playas del Este beach, complete with tall palm trees and hypnotizing ocean breezes.
Venice is truly one of a kind, and one of the most special cities in Italy. Its beautiful canals, romantic gondolas, unique Murano glass art, carnival masks, stunning architecture and beautiful bridges make it almost too good to be true.
Among the many things that shouldn't be missed are Piazza San Marco, Doge's Palace and Teatro La Fenice. And, if you have time, be sure to visit the Murano islands.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Even though Dubai is located in the Arabian Desert, it's actually world-famous for its water views. This super modern city in the United Arab Emirates is a shoppers' paradise, offering some of the world's most sought-after fashion brands. But Dubai has something for nature enthusiasts as well.
The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve has rolling dunes for visitors to get lost in, and the Dubai Miracle Garden has over 150 million flowers to delight your senses! But don't forget to see the stunning view of the city from the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.