10 PLACES TO VISIT THIS SUMMER
(WITH YOUR LAPTOP)
If the US travel ban has you stymied,
Claire Malcolm has come up with some amazing global alternatives
With 50 states, the US offers an infinite variety of unique travel experiences from outdoor adventures in the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park to urban exploration in the Big Apple and Disneyland escapism for theme park fans of all ages. So it’s no surprise that America ranked as the world’s second most visited country in 2015 according to UN World Tourism Organisation figures.
This summer, however, it’s shaping up to be a different story following the chaos surrounding President Trump’s (temporarily) stymied travel ban on nationals from six countries, the more recent airline laptop ban, and general uncertainty about how things will play out in the months to come.
As many of us start to plan our seasonal travels, perhaps it’s time to look to new horizons and seek out alternative experiences – on a par with the best of the best stateside destinations.
Spin the globe via a Google search and prepare yourself to be overwhelmed by page after page of options to explore new countries and cities with a different take on the Las Vegas, Pacific Coast Highway or New Orleans experience.
We’ve narrowed down the choices for you with our alternative US guide to some of the world’s most spectacular, exciting, unexpected and inspiring destinations.
Break out the passports, book the tickets, pack the travel guide and go discover somewhere new.