Travel fuels the soul. It opens you up to new experiences, challenges, and cultures. It’s no secret that travel is good for us - it relieves stress, boosts mental health and is empowering. At the very core of Belong Design’s beliefs is a sense of wanderlust, finding where you belong on this great earth by following your passion and doing what you love. We travel to inspire, be inspired, to learn and to contribute. We travel to photograph, document and discover and to play a part in shaping the cultures we not only touch but take from.
Have you ever lost yourself on a dancefloor at 3 am in Barcelona? Loudly cheered on Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open in Melbourne? Explored the pyramids outside Mexico City? Watched the lights twinkling at night in Positano? Read on for our list of four international cities we think you should visit - and be inspired by - asap.
The International Cities Which Top Our List of Places to Visit
- Melbourne, Australia An eclectic city of food, nightlife, sporting and architecture, Melbourne, Australia is always buzzing with activity. Whether taking in the vibrant street art, enjoying a cold beverage at one of the many rooftop bars or sipping on the world’s best coffee, Melbourne never disappoints. With Mt Hotham (skiing), Phillip Island Nature Park (for the Penguin Parade) or the Yarra Valley (wine region) all located just a couple of hours outside of Melbourne, you won’t be short of things to do.
- Barcelona, Spain. So much history exists in Barcelona, it’s no wonder that it’s one of the world’s best culture hubs. Whether you go for the colorful nightlife or stay for the free Wi-Fi, Barcelona delivers with seafood, beaches, and art in spades. Stay out til dawn at Pacha, sleep in past siesta, then enjoy a late afternoon stroll along the Las Ramblas or discover the delights of Gaudi on a bus tour. Neither quite your pace? Explore the Gothic Quarter or one of the cities many museums before dinner at one of Barcelona’s delectable tapa’s bars. Then, do it all over again at Shoko. One word for Barcelona? Fresh.
- Mexico City, Mexico. There are many great reasons to visit Mexico City. Not only will you find delicious local food, world-class museums, historical archaeological sites and stunning modern architecture side by side, but it is also an affordable destination. In fact, there’s never been a better time to discover the diverse culture that Mexico’s capital offers.
- Positano, Italy. Epic views, vivid color, sensational food, spectacular sunsets, and unbeatable beaches - anyone who’s ever been to Positano will tell you hands down it is one of the most beautiful places to visit. This gem of the Amalfi Coast experiences great weather almost year round. (Check out this list of great local hikes!) But our best tip? Watching the city transform as night falls (where Positano becomes even more magical) is best enjoyed with your favorite travel buddy.
Find Where You Belong
The key to great travel is planning, and with 365 potential vacation days this year you’ve got all the time in the world to plan where you’ll visit next. Whether ticking off must-see spots on your bucket list or planning for your next big exploration, with so many inspiring cities in the world to see there are plenty of gems for you to discover. So what are you waiting for? Journey the globe and find where you Belong.