A Top N Guide
Ski in a charming Dolomite village with mixed Austrian, Italian, and Ladin cultures. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and green hills, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, nearby hikes, and local cuisine.
Gordes is a stunning village in France perched on a cliff with cobbled lanes, churches, and lavender fields. It's a popular tourist destination in the summer months for good reason.
Giethoorn is a charming car-free village with canals, bridges, and thatched-roof houses. Visitors sail, walk, or cycle to explore the village known as the "Venice of the Netherlands."
Oia on Santorini's northwestern tip is a hot spot for summer tourists drawn by the whitewashed houses, Aegean Sea, and sunsets.
Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, India is prized for its living root bridges, waterfalls, and lush forests. It's one of the world's wettest places, with an average annual rainfall of about 450 inches.
Ban Rak Thai is a tranquil village in northwestern Thailand with stunning views of lush mountains, tea plantations, and traditional Chinese lanterns, and is not overrun by tourists.
Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland is a picturesque Swiss ski resort with groomed slopes and glaciers, and a popular spot for hiking in the off-season.
Bacalar, a laid-back Pueblo Mágico near the Mexico-Belize border, boasts spectacular Lake Bacalar with its seven shades of blue, an 18th-century fort.