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Top 5 Globe Trekking Destinations

There are so many amazing places around the world everyone should save up and go globe trekking as frequently as possible. Natural wonders, historical sites, great sporting destinationa - the choices are as varied as you can imagine. So where should you head up now that you have a few weeks of downtime? Here are 5 great globe trekking destinations.

Lipari Island, Italy

If you hate to share space with other tourists and have some pounds to spare for chartered transportation, then head off to scenic Lipari, Italy. Located some 30 kilometres off of Sicily, Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands between Vesuvius and Etna. With a population of only 11,000 people, you should have plenty of breathing space to enjoy the area's pristine beaches. Just be careful to dress appropriately if you are planning to alternate between swimming and shopping for local finds. The Mayor just recently banned the wearing of bikinis, thongs at the town centre with a fine of 500 Euros for violators.

Pembrokeshire National Parks, UK

If you fancy some serious rock climbing with an awesome view of the Preseli Mountains, pack your bags and visit the Pembrokeshire National Park along the Pembrokeshire coast in West Wales. There are a hundred other things you can do besides climbing and there are events that whole families can enjoy. The park offers guided tours to archaeological sites complete with face painting to make you look like a Celtic warrior. You might want to check the schedule for Ironman Wales in Pembrokeshire where you can participate in a great sports adventure set in a scenic background. Just be sure to sign up for a good travel insurance if you plan to join in extreme sports.

Saba, Netherlands

There are just too many things to do in this quaint little island which is also known as "The Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean". Climbing, hiking and scuba diving are just among the many adventures you can experience in Saba which is why it is fast gaining popularity among great globe trekking destinations. The place has a population of less than 2,000 people and you can only get there by ferry or by short takeoff and landing planes (STOL) from Saint Maarten. Once you get there you will definitely fall in love with the area's diving sites. There are reportedly 150 fish species in Saba and divers will get an amazing view of volcanic rocks underwater.

The Maldives

With 1,199 beautiful islands to explore, the Maldives is easily among the world's favourite globe trekking destinations. Diving is what everyone likes to do in the Maldives and not surprisingly so since this exotic island-chain offers the most spectacular dive sites in the world. Shipwrecks and abundant marine life on the coral reefs will greet you every time you go underwater. But this is not all that the Maldives can offer. The nation has a deep and colourful culture which you can see and enjoy through lazy afternoon walks and local shopping.

Isle of Mull, Scotland

Scotland is a beautiful place rich in tradition and blessed with so many breath-taking sites. The Isle of Mull which is the third largest in Scotland boasts of stunning seascapes and thick forests. You would not mind getting lost walking along the pristine beaches and the quaint villages that look like they jumped out of a National Geographic page. If you are a fan of wildlife, you will thoroughly enjoy the guided tours where you can see sea eagles, whales and dolphins in their natural habitat.

Wherever you go, you will surely enjoy your adventure better if you travel prepared. One of the best things you can do is to buy a travel insurance which can provide you with coverage for various travel issues.

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