There’s a whole world out there to explore, and no reason not to start! Wherever you choose to go next, travelling around the world can be a life changing experience that’s sure to shape your outlook on life. Here are a few ideas to give you a little inspiration and point you in the right direction.
From the Byzantine splendour of the east to the cosmopolitan cool of the west, the sun-drenched sands of the Mediterranean south to the Viking lands of the Scandinavian north; Europe has something to offer at every turn. Centuries of history blend with modernity, culture, cuisine and architecture to form this truly iconic corner of the world.
Top tip: 19 countries in Europe use the euro as their official currency, so be sure to pick some up before you head there. For up to date rates and more information on the euro, check out our dedicated pounds to euro guide.
Don’t put all of Africa into one travel box: there’s no end of culture and excitement to discover. Explore the Islamic history and intricate buildings in the northern reaches of Morocco and Tunisia, or relax along the tropical west coast of Ghana and The Gambia. Go on safari in the eastern stretches of Kenya and Tanzania or enjoy the city wonders of South Africa and Namibia in the south. Whether Cape Town or Cape Verde, there’s something for everyone in Africa.
Often named as the point where east meets west, Asia is an explosion of life, color and atmosphere. The likes of China, Vietnam and Cambodia offer ancient ruins and old-world traditions that are sure to stun. Meanwhile, the thriving metropolises of Bangkok, Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur are cities that never sleep, bringing new to meet old in style.
With so much more to it than the 50 states of the USA, North America is alive with diversity. Stretching from the icy delights and charming coastlines of Alaska and Canada to the sizzling fiestas and beachy bliss of Central America, North America has it all. Drive the iconic Pacific Coast Highway and discover the sizzling west coast or enjoy the hearty food and colourful charm of the Caribbean. Explore New York City and everything it has to offer or get back to nature in the mid-western wilderness.
Flaunting everything from ancient Aztec ruins to soulful tango, South America boasts music, food and vibrancy by the bucket load. Whether you explore the vineyards of Mendoza or the salt flats of Peru, visit the Iguazu falls or dance the night away in Buenos Aires, you’ll never tire of South America’s endless lust for life.
Australia & the Pacific
Miles upon miles of barren wilderness contrast with vibrant cities that line its coastlines: there’s nowhere quite like Australia. The surrounding islands of the South Pacific are exotic paradises, from Fiji to the Cook Islands, Bora Bora to Tahiti. One look at the beaches here and you’ll never want to go back to the mainland.
If you’re dreaming of taking in a few different countries on your next holiday, we’re here to help you sort out your travel money with ease.
A fantastic option for round the world travel is Travelex Money Card which you can use around the world wherever you see the MasterCard logo.