Sun, Sea, Tropical waters, and Lots of fun– all these combined together and you have Hawaii! The Hawaiian archipelago is made up of eight major islands, each promising to offer jaw-dropping beauty.

It attracts tourists from all over the world and offers a variety of rare experiences and opportunities to unwind. Some of the most frequented islands in Hawaii include the Big Island, Maui, Kauai, and Molokai.

Each of these islands is known for its signature culture and energy and is a treasure house of natural beauty and wonders.

If Hawaii has found its way on your bucket list, here is a list of places that you must visit and experiences that you must have!

Haleakala National Park, Maui

Want to fulfill your wish of camping on a summit, coupled with star-gazing? Fret not! The Haleakala National Park in Maui offers the best circumstances to do that.

 Located in a remote part, the park encompasses an extinct volcano as well as the Kipahulu Coastal District. You can hike along the 30 miles of rugged Summit district and catch some of the exquisite sunsets from there.

 There is also a wide range of activities to select from such as the ranger programs, camping, wildlife watching, and, of course, stargazing. Rangers provide guided walks from May to October, or you can also pick a star map from the park headquarters.

Molokini Crater, Maui

Mother Nature never ceases to surprise us with its rare beauty and the Molokini Crater is one such example. 

A small volcanic cone located a few miles off the shores of Maui,  Molokini Crater offers wonderful snorkeling opportunities with amazing underwater visibility. It also houses thousands of tropical fish and marine animals, along with a flourishing coral reef.

 Moreover, if you do not feel like getting into the water, there is an underwater glass-bottom boat tour that you can take.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island

You know your trip to Hawaii would remain incomplete, If you don’t get to see a fuming volcano. Probably the best place to witness that is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Big Island.

 Located about 30 miles south of Hilo, the park is the home to the Kilauea Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The chance to take a closer look at the primal process of creation and destruction is truly irreplaceable.

The place also features a walk-in lava tube, a museum, and petroglyphs.

Waipio Valley, Big Island

This one might put your agility to test as the hike to the top of the valley is pretty challenging due to the steep cliffs and strong winds. However, the painstaking journey is worth at the end as you will be greeted by a spectacular view. 

The Waipio Valley is often described as a kind of “Shangri La”, almost cut off from the outside world. You will come across a long, black sand sea beach, and the landscape remains decked up by colorful ginger trees, orchids, and hibiscus.

 Due to the steep, twisting roads of the valley, most car rental companies often refuse to provide vehicles. But there are options like horseback ride, and guided van tours that let you uncover the hidden wonders of this place.

Old Lahaina Luau, Maui

If you are looking forward to having a taste of authentic Hawaiian culture, you ought to attend the old Lahaina Luau feast in Maui, which also happens to be among the best. The extravaganza of Hawaiian food, music, dance, and crafts in a cozy and intimate atmosphere will leave you craving for more. 

Luau represents the best of the rich culture and history of Hawaii, and all of this right by a stunning ocean!

Hilo Farmers Market, Big Island

Considered as one of the best open markets in Hawaii, the Hilo Farmers market features over 200 vendors that gather on a weekly basis to sell seafood, clothing, crafts, and more. You will find plenty of typical Hawaiian products like bananas, pineapples, papayas, and even bongo drums and jaboticaba.

 You will also come across some exclusive and locally grown exotic fruits and vegetables as well as island jams and jellies, macadamia nuts, a wide range of delectable baked goods, and what not!

 Indulge in some bargaining and treat yourself with great Hawaiian delicacies.

Wailua Falls, Kauai

Wailua falls is one of the most easily accessible places on the Kauai island of Hawaii, which also eventually makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions. 

The double-barreled waterfall has a drop of about 85 meters and legend has it that the “ancestral Hawaiian warriors used to test their bravery by leaping from the top onto the pool below.” You better not think of doing that as it may lead to some fatal consequences.

 Drink in the impressive view from the overlook below and if you are lucky enough, you might even catch a rainbow at the base of the waterfall.

Amsterdam and its electrifying energy are truly unmissable. The city buzzes with life and has been a favorite destination for the globetrotter, apparently for all the right reasons.

From beautiful canals, picturesque tulip fields, innumerable art museums, to more bikes than people, Amsterdam is sure to steal your heart. But how can you miss out on its very open policy on soft drugs and prostitution? It is perhaps the only city that brags about its sins so extravagantly.

However, the most remarkable feature of this place is that it has got something in store for everyone. Endless shopping, food haven, art, crazy nightlife, whatever it is that you are seeking, the city brings to the table for you. 

If Amsterdam is next on your list, here is a list of things that you must experience.

Canal Cruise Through The City

While you are in Amsterdam, it is absolutely imperative that you take a boat tour of the city. To add some magic to your experience, take the tour at night when the entire city lights up

The city houses around 165 historic canals and the tour makes up for a wonderful day out. What makes it even more exciting is that while you are on the boat, ‘you will be offered earphones and with the initiation of the journey, you will get a guided tour of the city’.

Therefore, while you are sailing past the beautiful houses stacked side by side, you will also learn about its history and timeless culture. The tour options vary from private charter boats to open boats. The cost is around $19 for adults

Rent A Bike

The Netherlands is best known for three things- bikes, tulips, and windmills. Inevitably, bikes are absolutely the best way to get around the city. You will find bikers almost everywhere and at every turn, so much so that there are separate lanes made for them!

All you need to do is rent one for the day and explore the many lanes and offbeat communities of this pretty city. However, make sure to pick up a map from the VVV tourist information center so that you can avoid taking a wrong turn. The cost entails about $11 per day and $6 for multiple days.

Don’t Miss Out On World’s Only Floating Flower Market

Popularly known as the “Flower Market Amsterdam”, the Bloemenmarket is the only floating flower market in the world. The myriad colors, sweet fragrances, and the variety of flowers will leave you in complete awe. It is open year-round and is absolutely free.

Explore The Jordaan 

If you identify as someone who marvels at the quaint streets of an unknown locality, it’s time that you put Jordaan on your list.

The neighborhood is known to have housed Amsterdam’s slums, which is now transformed into a thriving city. It lets you have a taste of the authentic Dutch culture. Take a turn from the hustle and bustle and spend some quality time in the winding alleyways of this charming locality.

Wander Through The Red Light District

Also known as De Wallen, the streets of the red light district comes alive at night. Although it may not be advisable to bring your kids to this corner of the city, it is a perfect place to soak in the signature liberty of Amsterdam. 

Unwind At Dam Square

Dam square is located right at the center which enables you to have an amazing 360° view of the city. As it happens to be the center, the place is surrounded by plenty of shopping stores, eateries, and museums. Or you can simply sit down and grab something to eat and drink in the energy of the city air.

Munch On Dutch Delicacies

Amsterdam is definitely a foodies’ paradise. There are some must-try Dutch foods, among which the best is the bitterballen.

 Bitterballens are crispy, fried meatballs, which are eaten to soak up large quantities of beer. The city is strewn with restaurants and cafes that serve good-quality bitterballens. Some of them are Winkel 43, Eetsalon van Dobben, FEBO, and Café de Tuin. 

So now you know where you can treat yourself well with good Dutch food.

Have A Heineken Experience

The Dutch can never go wrong when it comes to having quality beers. Therefore, when you find yourself in Amsterdam¸ make sure to indulge in The Heineken Experience. 

It is held at the old Heineken brewery, where you can learn the history of this famed beer company, enjoy a VR ride, and also have a tasting. The cost is $25 per person, which includes beer tasting. It opens daily at 10:30 am.

What if in just a day you could go through the lap of a city home to peaceful mosques and temples, historical forts, and monuments from the Mughal era, Shopping markets for the shopper you, and Swanky party clubs. Yeah, you guessed it right I am talking about Delhi or should I say Dilli-6.

Delhi is the capital of the country but the city has more to it than the honorary constitutional tag of “Capital”. The city boasts a rich history and is full of beautiful narratives. 

The city by many is categorized into two parts, Purani-Dilli and Nayi- Dilli. Without a doubt, It’s worthful to explore both the Old and New Delhi. The difference between the rambling Old Delhi and well structured New Delhi is not only immense but a satisfying one. 

So ready for a quick run through the city?

I bet you are!

1. Jama Masjid

So we are at Jama Masjid, Do you know this beautiful mosque is also known as Masjid-e-Jahan Numa and was constructed by the renowned Mughal emperor Shah Jahan himself. 

The construction of the mosque which spanned from 1650 to 1656, cost 1 million rupees at that time and was inaugurated by Imam Syed Abdul Ghafoor Shah Bukhari of Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Close to 25,000 pilgrims can offer their prayers in the courtyard at once. 

The mosque is also commonly known as “Jama” which means Friday. Lets together offer our obeisances at this great place of worship.

2. Red Fort

Tie your laces quick we are off to the Red Fort, Red Fort which is one of the most monuments of Delhi was also built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. 

Shah Jahan built this fort when he thought of shifting his capital to Dilli from Agra the then capital of the Mughal regime. 

You can visit this beautiful establishment again for a one-hour sound and light show to know more about the historical facts of the place.

3. Chandni Chowk 

I know your taste buds are craving for a quick snack and your mind is urging you to start shopping. Don’t worry we have arrived at the Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk is the main street Old Dilli and is full of pedestrians, cars, hand-pulled carts, cycle rickshaws, and animals. 

Hey, Don’t run away I know the place is chaos but is also captivating. You can buy pretty much everything here from inexpensive artificial jewelry to fabrics, to chinese electronics. 

The renowned chowk is also home to Natraj’s Dahi Bhalle, Karim’s,  Babu Ram Paranthe Wala, Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale, Haji Tea Point, and Old Famous Jalebi Wala. Burp! ( Sorry) I am full, are you?

 4. Lodhi Garden

Let’s go for a quick walk to the Lodhi Garden, to digest the high-calorie diet we have taken. Don’t worry you won’t get lost we are just between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb. 

Lodhi garden is spread across 90 acres and is home to Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad. Interestingly British named the garden as Lady Wellington Park on its opening, the park only was bestowed with the name, Lodi Garden only after independence.

5. Kitty Su

The sun is setting, ready to move your feet? We now just have reached one of the posh and the most go-to clubs of Delhi

Kitty Su can be your go-to destination to dance on the latest EDM beats. The club is opened on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays of the week for the party seekers of the city. 

The club boasts a mini nightclub inside the nightclub itself and a luxurious champagne lounge.

Tired, No worries let’s head towards home.

By the way did you had fun? I can hear your, Yes! 

Pleasure is all mine, You were a great company too, Let’s meet next Saturday for another detour. Where? That’s a surprise. See ya

Aptly called the “Vegas of Asia”, Macau happens to be a place that will never cease to disappoint you with its high entertainment quotient. It is located at a mere distance of 62 km from the bustling city of Hong Kong.

The city is well-connected by ferry, flight, and land, so getting there is no big deal. What is interesting about Macau is that it has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 20 significant and well-preserved historical locations.

Therefore, you stumble upon a city which is a cauldron of culture, history, diversity, and beautiful scenery. An all-in-one indeed! 

If this is the very first time that you are planning to visit Macau, and have absolutely no clue about what to do and experience, worry not! Here is a list of some of the best things to do in the gaming capital of Asia:

Go For A Bungee Jumping From Macau Tower

If you are an adrenaline junkie, this has to be on top of your bucket list. The 338m tall Macau tower offers you a jump from about 200m, which also makes it the highest bungee jump in the world!

However, if you cannot muster up enough courage to do that, you have other fascinating options to select from too. For example, take a walk around one of the highest floors of the tower.

Albeit the walk isn’t going to be a relaxing one as you will be walking on a narrow platform and held only by a suspension rope.

Catch The Nam Van Lake Cybernetic Fountain Show

The largest manmade water fountain in Asia, Cybernetic fountain creates a spectacular water show with its 86 water sprouts, and the main cannon shooting a spray of water almost 80 meters high.

Don’t miss the laser show at night time. It is located right next to the ferry terminal.

Wander Through Taipa Village

Get away from the crazy crowd of Macau and spend some leisurely hours in Taipa village. It is located just north of the Cotai Strip. This quaint village was home to local fishermen, and now features traditional shophouses and cobbled streets.

You will also come across a number of historical museums, heritage attractions, dining places, and even a walking food street. However, if you are visiting Taipa Village, make it a point to visit Tin Hau Temple, the Rua do Cunha Food Street, and the five pastel-colored colonial homes dating back to 1921.

The place is also famed as the hub of great Macanese food. So if you are looking to try some local favorites such as the famous Portuguese egg tarts and pork buns, this is the place to be.

Explore The Senado Square

The Senado Square is counted among some of the most photogenic locations of Macau. The area is filled with shops, restaurants, heritage sites, and souvenir stores.

It sits right at the center of the city and is known to host a variety of events and festivals. Hence, after a long day of touring around the city, you can spend some quality time at the square and satisfy your shopping spree.

Grab A Drink At Sky 21 Rooftop Bar

This rooftop bar offers an impressive panoramic view of the entire Macau city, including the Macau tower. There are almost always plenty of tables available and the prices are reasonable too. No pre-booking required.

Watch The Incredible House Of Dancing Water

This has to be one of the jewels of Macau’s tourism. You will find a stage, featuring a pool right at the center from where the acrobats and dancers magically appear.

What is remarkable about this show is the fact that the theatre contains the world’s largest commercial pool which contains approximately 3.7 million gallons of water!

No doubt you will find yourself at the edge of your seat throughout the show. You can also avail of 10-15% discounts on pre-bookings.

Marvel At The Ruins Of St. Paul’s

Heavily frequented by tourists throughout the year, this world heritage site is arguably the most popular historical structure of Macau.

The Ruins of St. Paul’s overlook the Senado Square and you can also try climbing to the top of Mount Fortress, which is another world heritage site.

It represents a vital part of the city’s enigmatic history and houses many artifacts from the 1600s.

Unwind At Hac Sa Beach

After a long exhausting day, a beach is all you need. Isn’t it? Hac Sa is the largest natural beach of Macau and comes among some of the top tourist attractions during summer.

The beach gets its name from the black sand, however, due to severe erosion; it has been filled mostly with yellow sands. Never mind, it won’t hinder the peace of mind that you will attain here with the beautiful sunset.