As avid travelers, we pretty much fall in love with everywhere we go. One glimpse of the sparkling water in Fiji and we are head over heels. A day with the pandas in China and we are smitten. One taste of the pizza in Italy and we are hooked. It seems like each new destination we visit captures our hearts. To narrow down our most beloved destinations is not an easy task. However, at this very moment there are a few places that are truly begging our love and devotion.

thailand1. Thailand

Elephants, islands, temples and pad thai, need we say more? Thailand is steadily climbing to the top of every travelers “must see” list and with good reason! There are numerous activities to captivate every traveler. You could go on an exhilarating jungle trek and sleep in a hill tribe village beneath the stars. You could play with elephants and appreciate why they are Thailand’s national animal. You could explore the intricate and beautiful temples that are so important to this country. You could even just spend the day on an island, just relaxing and enjoying the stunning scenery. Whatever experience you are looking for, you are sure to find it here!

krka2. Croatia

Croatia has long been considered Europe’s “hidden gem” and with good reason! This country is not on the radar of many tourists, yet it is filled with gorgeous white washed buildings and streets, pristine beaches, an abundance of waterfalls and delectable cuisine. One of the best ways to view the country is to sail down its Dalmatian coast while exploring its tropical islands and charming historical cities like Split and Dubrovnik. Don’t miss Krka National Park while you are here! The waterfalls are truly spectacular!

dsc_78013. Italy

A tried and true favorite, any one who visits Italy will immediately understand why this country has long topped the list of most travelers. Maybe its the rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany or the crystal clear water and black sand beaches of the Mediterranean. Maybe its the charming cities or ancient monuments spread throughout the country. Or maybe its simply the country’s mouthwatering cuisine. After all, who wouldn’t love a country based around pizza, pasta and gelato? Either way, Italy has us understanding “la bella vita” and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

shutterstock_879047324. Spain

From the gorgeous coast line to the exciting cities like Madrid, Spain has it all. We love how it has so many unique places to explore, each with a different feel. Visit Barcelona for a cosmopolitan city with a hip beach-y vibe. Hit up Madrid for culture and history. Travel to charming Seville, get lost in the winding streets and enjoy an authentic flamenco show. In Granada, see the majestic Alhambra palace and be blown away by the stunning Moorish architecture. Wherever you visit in this diverse country, be sure to sample plenty of tapas!

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5. Greece

Ancient ruins, beautiful islands, gyros and spectacular sunsets are just a few of the reasons why we have fallen in love with Greece. You can immerse yourself in the country’s history while visiting the Acropolis and other archeological sites in Athens and then spend your days relaxing on the shores of the Mediterranean on one of the country’s many islands. We are partial to Paros and Santorini. The white washed houses, perfect beaches, plentiful water sports and vibrant sunsets can’t be beat!

These are just a few of the numerous places around the world that we have fallen in love with. What incredible destinations have captured your hearts lately?