Written by Joan Chang
We’ve all gotten used to it: the rise of millennial travellers.
In a generation where experiences are valued over material goods with 84% likely to invest in a travel experience compared to other generations, it’s no coincidence these experiences boast sights that are also #instaworthy.
In this feature, Popspoken presents a bite-sized summary of the world’s top 10 Insta-worthy places by millennial traveller Joan Chang, 27 (@joan._) who is perpetually on the lookout for new places to discover and counts developing cities as one her favourite type of travel experience.
1. For Bucketlist Junkies: Jökulsárlón, Iceland
Jökulsárlón is a world destination deserving a place on every traveller’s bucket list. Every angle on this glacier lagoon boasts an incredible view of its blue-hued icebergs.
2. For Game-of-Thrones Junkies: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik is arguably the favourite of Croatia, mostly attributed to its cobblestoned streets and orange roofs. Game of Thrones fans can be spotted easily thronging the quaint alleyways parts of the show was filmed at.
3. For Seaside Junkies: Cinque Terre, Italy
If you’re an avid Instagrammer, you’ve most likely seen this image #regrammed many times. Cinque Terre is a string of 5 seaside villages along Italy’s coastline. Vernazza and Manarola form one of the most scenic coastal town photos in the world, but each town has its own character and each of them is definitely worth exploring.
4. For #OOTD Junkies: Oia, Santorini, Greece
Probably the most “instagrammed” location in the world, and one can see why. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Aegean sea, the white-washed streets of Oia remain a favourite destination of international tourists.
5. For Nature Junkies: Alberta, Canadian Rockies
The blue lakes and mountains of the Canadian Rockies make for spectacular views. Great walking trails, hikes, and picturesque scenery.
6. For Heritage Junkies: Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Mostar’s streets hint of a historical past; featuring market stalls, architecture, and souvenirs of Turkish influence left behind by the Ottoman empire. It is best known for its iconic bridge, Stari Most.
7. For Architecture Junkies: St Basil’s Cathedral, Russia
St Basil’s Cathedral is a medieval Russian architectural marvel designed in a myriad of colours and shapes. Perched alongside Red Square and Moscow Kremlin, this landmark will be a favourite of architecture junkies.
8. For Photography Junkies: Havana, Cuba
Cuba’s capital, Havana, oozes quaint character: vintage cars, whistling passersby & Cuban cigars. Following the lifting of sanctions on this part of the world, travellers now have easier access to visit this hidden gem of a destination.
9. For Desert Junkies: Petra, Jordan
Many world-famous Hollywood movies (Indiana Jones, James Bond) were filmed at the ruins of Petra, making it a worthy place to visit for ‘somma that Bedouin vibe.
10. For Winter Junkies: Laplands
For snow lovers (and travellers who don’t enjoy having checklists of things to do), Laplands is a great place to head to for northern light sightings, husky sledding, and experiencing the famous Icehotel. You might need to prepare ultra warm clothes in advance as temperatures in winter can drop between -10°C & -30°C.
Follow @traveldrenaline on Instagram for journeys through the eyes of a fellow Singaporean millennial.
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