“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”
Traveling is not just for the super-wealthy; it’s for anyone confident enough to take action and do something amazing.
When you travel you learn about cultural differences, unique food, and, most importantly, you learn about yourself. As you travel, you discover small bits about your personality that you may not have noticed when you were in your comfortable environment. Challenging yourself and opening yourself to new ideas and opportunities is where real personal development happens.
Here are three top travel destinations for women (on 3 continents!).
1. Bali, Indonesia
Bali, the most famous of Indonesia’s beautiful islands, is a hot spot for women. Not only is it safe and inexpensive, but the picturesque views are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. It doesn’t matter if you’re lounging by the sea or staying in the jungle, looking around at your environment is one of the greatest parts of the day.
Bali has everything to offer if you’re looking for a calm, relaxing holiday: yoga retreats, more coconuts than you can imagine, idyllic rice fields, green juice cleanses, and friendly people. If you seek a little bit of adventure, you might find yourself on a world-class scuba diving trip, trekking up an active volcano, riding a motorbike down narrow one-way roads, or surfing.
Visiting Bali is a life-changing experience. There’s something magical about the island that pulls you to make trips to Bali multiple times in your life.
Style Lyrical founder, Adela, spent 3 months in Bali in 2016 setting the foundation for the company.
2. Milan, Italy
Milan is every fashionista’s dream – this northern Italian city is considered the fashion capital of the world! There’s world-class shopping, design schools, and hipsters around every corner. There’s a shopping galleria that took over 10 years to complete – these people are serious about shopping! If you’d rather shop on a budget, there are also plenty of flea markets that are wallet-friendly.
And, when you buy from a Milanese flea market, you won’t have the same things as anyone else.
Plus, Milan has gelato stands peppered around the city, an opera house that gives Sydney a run for her money, older Italian men playing bocce, pizza, and Leonardo’s “Last Supper.
Did we mention the gelato? It’s not to be missed!
3. New York City, United States
New York City is one of those iconic cities, not just in the United States but also in the world. It’s very easy to blend in with the locals because everyone looks different. It’s a diverse city: the hipsters wearing vintage can keep up with the city professionals walking around in 5-inch stilettos. When you start talking to people, you’ll see that New Yorkers are just as friendly as everyone else. There are more restaurants and iconic buildings than you’ll have time for and public transport will get you anywhere you want to go.
A trip to NYC is not to be missed. There are so many art museums, cultural landmarks, and neighborhoods to fill your diary.
Bonus option! If you want to do something a little different and see more than one place, consider booking a cruise. Cruises are arguably the most economical way to travel around a small area of the world in a short amount of time. And, cruises handle the thinking for you – a great feature for the busy, overworked woman.
The cruise line gets you from point A to point B, cleans your room, offers excursions and a 24-hour bar. Plus, the best part about a cruise is that your hotel and numerous restaurants travel with you. All you have to do is relax and have fun.
No matter where you decide to visit on your next holiday, ensure you turn off your work email and don’t feel obligated to respond to text messages from your colleagues. Use this time to recharge, relax, and rejuvenate. Take in your new environment and talk to some locals. Breathe in the fresh air. Eat something different.
You deserve it.