There are numerous places to visit this summer. Surely we could not only stick to 3 but for the sake of the subject, we have asked few of our favorite contributors where they think you should head out this summer 2014.
By Zeina Abdalla.
Bali: I love Bali for many reasons. There are so many things to see, even if it isn’t your first time visiting. The weather is amazing all year round (except for the rainy season which is from December to February) and different areas have different things to offer. If you want a relaxing and spiritual trip then I would recommend spending time in Ubud. Seminyak is a more commercial area, but there are so many cute local restaurants to choose from and the shopping is great., so it’s also certainly worth a visit. Jimbaran Bay is known for its seafood and Nasu Dua has a fantastic variety of resorts to choose from. I like to explore different areas of Bali so I tend to stay in two or three different places every time I visit.
How to get there: Singapore Airlines (you can take a flight from Dubai to Singapore then Singapore to Denpasar). I checked all flights and Singapore Airlines had the best layover time, price and over-all travel time.
Vancouver: I am a bit biased as I grew up in Vancouver but it really is a beautiful city. You have the mountains, ocean and city life all in one place and plenty of activities/things to see and do. The food is absolutely amazing (especially the sushi) and that to me is one of the most important things. If you like the outdoors then you will love it there. You can go hiking, water rafting, kayaking, and cycling. The shopping is great and the weather in the summer is beautiful. It doesn’t rain as much as the rest of the year, which is great.
How to get there: Emirates Airlines (they fly direct from Dubai to Seattle then you take a short flight from Seattle to Vancouver). You can also fly to Seattle then drive for 2.5 hrs to Vancouver.
New York: I’ve been to New York so many times and I can’t get enough of it! I love food and that’s probably one of the main reasons why I love visiting this buzzing city so much! I also love that I can walk all day and if I get tired I can just rent a bike on the way. There are so many things to do and places to explore. Needless to say that the shopping is amazing and the options are endless. It can get a little hot during the summer but if you can handle the heat then I would certainly recommend it as a place to visit this summer.
How to get there: Emirates Airlines (they fly direct from Dubai to NYC)