In anticipation of the world opening up gain, Culture Trip launched its Somewhere Wonderful Is Waiting campaign. The campaign celebrates the travel moments we have all missed and that we are so close to experiencing again… those little travel moments that are big memories. Culture Trip inspires people and helps them book the travel they have missed (once it’s safe again to do so) with hand-picked places to stay and unmissable things to do.

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By Josephine Platt | 31 March 2021 | Photos: Unsplash

With the rules around international travel changing on a daily basis, the next few months are full of uncertainty. But don’t let that stop you forward planning — stay curious with our ultimate round-up of places to go.

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Do go chasing waterfalls — all the way to Zambia. Victoria Falls, on the Zambezi River, is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and at 1,708m (5,604ft) wide, it’s also the world’s largest sheet of falling water. …


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We’ve missed travel as much as you have, but we also know new adventures are just around the corner. In anticipation of the world opening up again, we’ve decided to highlight the little wonders and magical places that remain as enticing as ever. Our favourite destinations are waiting to be booked — on Culture Trip — and they really are wonderful.

Cramped airline seats, the intense blast of hot air stepping off a plane, sand getting in places where it really shouldn’t… These minor holiday irritants were once the bane of our lives, but it’s funny how we miss them…


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Julie Daunt | 24 March 2021 | Photos: Unsplash & Culture Trip

Spanning eight countries, including Switzerland, France, Italy and Germany, the Alps are Europe’s highest mountain range. The towns nestled between the peaks and the lakes of the region are all distinctive, from Montreux with its musical heritage to Aosta with its Roman roots. Here’s our pick of the best.

Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken is located in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. The town became a popular destination for artists during the 19th century and is captured in the landscape works of Franz Niklaus König and other Swiss artists…


Húsavík harbour, where humpback whales can be spotted in season | © Ales Mucha
Húsavík harbour, where humpback whales can be spotted in season | © Ales Mucha
Húsavík harbour, where humpback whales can be spotted in season | © Ales Mucha

By Cassam Looch — 15 March 2021

When Netflix comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga hit our screens in June 2020, the world was still reeling from the impact of Covid-19. The movie offered light-hearted relief, with fans obsessing over the idyllic location featured in it. It turns out that Húsavík, the Icelandic fishing town we were all desperate to visit, is very real — and ready to welcome travellers back as soon as possible.

In the movie, two friends from the small town of Húsavík somehow end up competing in the Eurovision Song Contest representing Iceland…


Whether searching for the perfect place to continue your education, or simply looking for a pretty spot to visit for the afternoon, visiting a campus known for its physical splendor, and not just its academic might, is a great way to get a sense of the school’s area.

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Wander through masterfully constructed historical buildings, pristine gardens and take in the incredible mountain and ocean views. Here are 15 of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States that are worth experiencing for yourself.

University of California, Santa Cruz

The location of the University of California, Santa Cruz was selected not for its practicality, but…


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By Esme Benjamin

When most tourists think of New York, they picture the distinctive landmarks of Manhattan. However, if you want to experience life the way the cool kids live it, Brooklyn should feature heavily on your trip itinerary. Here are the borough’s best neighborhoods, along with what to see and do in each one.

Park Slope

Park Slope is Brooklyn’s most family-friendly neighborhood — a parent’s picture-perfect dream of stately brownstones, tree-lined pavements, excellent schools and community gardens. …


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Riding into South Dakota today still feels like an adventure into the old frontier territories. As one of the Great American West states — alongside Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and North Dakota — it stands out, with incredible landscapes, a thriving cultural scene and a great selection of unique places to stay.

On your trip to South Dakota, there’s no better place to start than the Great 8, a must-visit collection of stunning landmarks. The best known is Mount Rushmore National Memorial, a granite shrine blasted into the side of the Black Hills in honor of four highly influential US presidents…


The appetite for travel is returning at a whirlwind pace following positive news in recent weeks, and popular destinations at home and abroad are opening up just in time for summer. We want you to feel confident about your next trip. That’s why, if you book with Culture Trip before 30 April, 2021, and if Covid-19 changes your plans, we’ll refund or rebook you — even if the place to stay or experience provider won’t. T&Cs apply.

As part of Culture Trip’s ongoing commitment to travel that’s good and makes you feel good, we’ve created an exclusive guarantee on all…


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Honolulu is the capital of the state of Hawaii and is located on the southern shore of the island of Oahu. It is known for its iconic crescent beaches, laid-back lifestyle and epic waves, which attract the world’s top surfers as well as keen amateurs. Read on for our picks of the best surf spots in the world’s surfing capital.

Ala Moana Bowls

Ala Moana Bowls is a popular spot among resident surfers, and is best suited to intermediates and professionals. Waves are typically 1ft to 4ft high (0.3m to 1.2m), but can reach up to 12ft (3.6m) on windy days. The convenient…

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