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3 must-take international vacations in 2017

Updated on January 12, 2017

Taking a foreign holiday is on the bucket list of many people, but many are not able to accomplish this dream because they feel travelling abroad is too expensive. You would be surprised to find that it is not! Just pick a destination that not every tourist goes to, look up accommodation in a home or a hostel, and get going on your trip.

New Taipei

Chinese hospitality is out of this world in New Taipei, Taiwan, as you gorge on the most delicious street food, check out the stunning locales and a smiling local at every corner. Don’t forget to be polite and say ‘thanks’ when somebody gives you the right address. You should visit this city in January when the Year of the Monkey festivities pick up. There are many carnivals and a very festive atmosphere here.

New Taipei Attractions

New Taipei Attractions
New Taipei Attractions
Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf
Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf
Yehliu - The Queen's Head
Yehliu - The Queen's Head


This is a stunningly gorgeous town that you can visit in the summer, when the weather turns warm and the flowers are in bloom. You will be enchanted by its old world charm – it has cobblestone streets, houses with thatched roofs and Gothic style churches! Completing this postcard perfect picture are the gorgeous people who are always ready with a smile. Take a stroll down the River Neris, which is the most romantic setting you will come across.

Beautiful Vilnius

Bell Tower of St. John’s Church
Bell Tower of St. John’s Church
Church of All Saints in Vilnius
Church of All Saints in Vilnius
Gediminas’ Tower of the Upper Castle
Gediminas’ Tower of the Upper Castle
Literatų Gatvė
Literatų Gatvė
Walking alongside the Neris river
Walking alongside the Neris river

Guide to Vilnius, Lithuania

San Juan

Located in sultry Puerto Rico, San Juan is a traveller’s delight with its weather and beautiful people. In fact, it would be a great idea to end the year with a visit to this place, because its winter festivities must be seen to be believed. There is a winter street fest complete with food stalls, floats, children’s play activities, and so on. You can even learn the basic steps of the Salsa and Rumba and dance the night away.

Beautiful San Juan

San Juan National Historic Site
San Juan National Historic Site
Bacardi Rum Factory
Bacardi Rum Factory
Castillo de San Cristobal
Castillo de San Cristobal

Of course, no holiday is complete without taking extra cash, medication and clothes with you. Be careful with your travel documents and don’t forget to take travel insurance before you leave. Your travel insurance plan will keep you safe from the costs associated with taking treatment/hospitalisation abroad, duplicating lost passport, expenses associated with treatment of accidental injuries, lost baggage, refund of cancelled plane tickets, etc. Thus, it sweetens the pleasure of your holiday since you are well protected from unexpected occurrences, at all times.


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