It is sad and difficult to ignore the news today. There are many scary stories out there that may fill people with trepidation before traveling and make new travelers nervous before embarking on adventures or giving traveling a first try.
No matter what, people will always travel, as the human spirit will always endure and overcome fear as people strive to reach their goals and realize their dreams of seeing this beautiful world.
The following countries are at the top of the list, according to the Global Peace Index released by Institute for Economics & Peace for 2016. Many factors are considered when making such lists, such as low corruption, low crime rates, weapon imports and exports and prison population among others.
Slovenia lies at the junction of the Balkans and Central Europe and is a member of the European Union, Schengen Agreement, and NATO. Slovenia is a beautiful country for all of those who love hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking and pretty much anything mountain related. Railways and buses are excellent ways to travel the inside of Slovenia and move through the many cities that you can visit for a memorable trip.
Japan is famous for a culture based on mutual respect and discipline, something that makes it a great choice for travelers looking for a country that is considered safe to visit. Japan is also considered the 3rd most peaceful country in the world and as a travel destination it has it all. If you are looking for a perfect combination of cutting-edge technology, modern lifestyle but at the same time ancient culture and breath-taking landscapes, Japan has it all.
Canada is known worldwide for being immigrant-friendly, offering a wide scope of employment opportunities and their universal public healthcare. These reasons make Canada a great choice for safe travel and even relocation overseas. All of this topped with being the second largest country in the world, which makes it quite diverse when it comes to travel options, makes Canada another great choice for travelers.
The robust economy and well-functioning government make Switzerland a top choice for investors and business in general. This can ensure that citizens enjoy a high quality of life and are mainly unburdened with matters of unrest and lack of stability. The country displays open arms to visitors and the locals are known for their hospitality.
Prague has become one of Europe’s most popular destinations in the last few years. The country, in general, is a great destination for those who love the outdoors because it borders with beautiful mountains and well-preserved forest landscapes. There are plenty of places to stay, but if you want to be within reach of all the cultural spots and close to the center of the city, consider the Hotel Duo Prague, one of our great destinations inside the beautiful city of Prague.
Portugal’s unique culture, beautiful cities and rich landscapes make it one of Europe’s best and most underrated destinations. Lisbon is a great place to visit for history, as Portugal is the oldest country in the continent whose borders remain unchanged. Museums and sculptures are everywhere to be seen. If you want to see beaches, Portugal has some of the most picturesque coastlines in all of Europe.
Kiwis are some of the world’s most proud citizens of their home country, and with good reason. New Zealand is culturally rich, peaceful, with plenty of things to do and also considered “The country with the most transparent political status“. Adventure travel is probably the best way to explore and experience New Zealand due to the country’s topography and the diverse landscapes you can visit.
Austria is a paradise for music lovers. The country’s low population makes it a safe, clean and cozy location to visit to surround yourself with folkloric culture. Tourism is a big deal in Austria, so visitors will sure feel welcome when traveling through its many scenic routes and towns. The transportation system is very well maintained throughout the country, something that makes it easy when it comes to exploring the land and seeing many of its beautiful locations.
We truly saved the best for last with Iceland. This country is known for being so peaceful as well as for its amazing frosty climate, hot springs, glaciers and beautiful friendly locals. Summer is the best time to visit Iceland. The midnight sun is beautiful, an experience you do not want to miss. There is no other country in the world like Iceland and you must give yourself the opportunity to see it. If you want peace, tranquility and the feeling that time has stopped for you to enjoy every single minute of your visit, Iceland is the answer.