– Well howdy neighborinos, and welcome, 'cause today's video is about the 20 cold destinationsyou can't miss out on.
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So you wanna see the world, but you don't know where to go.
Well, you're in luck becausehere at Lost Leblanc, we have done the research for you, we have been traveling extensivelyover the past four years and that is why today Iwanted to put together my top 20 choices forkeeping things nice and warm, whether you're on a smallbudget or a big budget, there's all sorts of differentchoices in this list, ranging in pretty much every continent.
Because each of these 20destinations are my own personal recommendations you'll be able to go down into the description after this video andfind out more information about each of thesedestinations by watching my old videos.
I should also mentionthis is not a ranked order because each of these places are different in their own ways.
All right, number oneis definitely gonna go to Yasawa, Fiji, and the crazy thing is, you see this map right here? We threw a dart at this map and it landed very near to Fiji and that's how we ended up finding this place, it as such an amazing, amazing trip, the most beautiful islands, very few people there, but the con to this all is going to be that you'll needa bit of money saved up because as soon as you leave Nadi, the main island in Fiji, you're gonna be paying quitea bit for your accommodations, your food, and of course the transport.
The ferries are ridiculously expensive bu sometimes you get what you pay for and I highly recommendchecking out Yasawa, Fiji.
Numero dos is going to begoing to Lisbon, Portugal.
And typically I'm not much of a city lover but this city really rubbed off on me.
I was there during the summer and there was such a life to it.
There's an energy thatcan be felt throughout.
The colorful streets, the buildings are justabsolutely beautiful, and one of the things thatmakes it really appealing, especially to Europeans isthat it's really affordable relative to most European cities.
So if you're not opposed tospending your next vacation in the city then check out Lisbon.
Number three is going tobe going to Oahu, Hawaii, and I think this is probably the place that I will settle down when I have kids, when I've got my family, I am in love with Oahu,it's got everything I could possibly want.
It's got the North American comfort, tied in with the beautyof the South Pacific, the most vibrant greens, the palm trees, flowers that you didn't know existed, all mixed and mashed and surrounded by beautiful blue water withdolphins jumping around.
That is Oahu right thereand the food is amazing.
From poke bowls to havingsome amazing acai bowls in the North, I can't describe howmuch I love this place.
It is so full of adventures and if you have a localto show you around, you'll have a totallydifferent experience to it.
The next one goes to Koh Mak, Thailand.
And this is something thatI'm very proud of finding because after travelingThailand quite a bit, going to where all the tourists go, going around the backpacker routes, I was like why is it that nobody goes to the Eastern side of the country, and that is where I foundthis beautiful island.
If you're looking for anaffordable beach getaway with blue water and someamazing surrounding islands like Koh Kham which is a must do day trip, and Koh Kood, and you haveeverything you're looking for right here, and because it's so close to Cambodia, right after you're done in the islands you could actually easily do a trip by bus going all the way to Siem Reap where you could see Angkor Way and Tonle Sap.
Basically my two favoritespots in Cambodia.
Thailand is one of the places I know best, I was a student there, I lived there for probablyclose to five months, and so if you wannalearn from my complete, in depth Thailand guide, also gonna be linked down below.
Number five is gonna take us to Africa, the very Northern tip ofit because unfortunately I have not yet traveled a ton of Africa and that's definitely something that I'll be working on this year, but with that being said, Marrakesh in Morocco was a very incredible cultural experience.
Okay the people weren'tnecessarily always a positive in the tourist areas, they were actually quiterude but everything else about Morocco made it amazing.
Arabic and African culturecoming together in one place to create a totallyunique, diverse culture and landscape thatyou've never seen before.
Even though I'm mentioningMarrakesh I have to say there's so manyother cities around it, from Chefchaouen to Fez, that are totally worth exploring, so you could have a fulltwo week itinerary seeing this beautiful country right here.
The next one on the listis going to Cusco, Peru.
Now it's not technicallyalways a hot climate but certain times of the yearit definitely gets very warm.
Cusco is an incredibledestination with so many things you can do, ancient Incan fortresses, the beautiful llama filled Machu Pichu, the Sacred Valley, andone of my favorite things about it, the Peru Rail.
This is a magical experience that you need to see for yourself atsome point in your life.
There is something veryspecial about this place, and if the altitude sicknessdoesn't get to your head, then the food, the culture,and the overall experience of Cusco will make this placeone of your best trips yet, and if you wanna know how totravel all of Peru in depth then you'll definitely wannacheck out my guide down below.
Next one on the list is Quintana Roo and I'm gonna be naming a few places that might not technicallyfall into that province or state, whatever itis called, what is it? I might as well try to pretend to be smart for a second, mm, Quintana Roo, yes the Mexican state, from Tulum, Holbox, and Bacalar, these are three placesthat I recently visited and I gave actually areally awesome budget guide to it and one of the awesomethings about Quintana Roo is that once you're outside of the main tourist destination, you can do it extremely affordably.
You can have lunch for ascheap as a couple dollars.
You can find an accommodation for as cheap as 10 dollars.
It's an unbelievable destinationwith so much to offer.
It's got a great vibe for backpackers.
Its got a ton of luxuryresorts if you're wanting to stay in Cancun or in Tulum, where you can have some oflife's most lavish things, no matter who you are,what your agenda is, as long as you're lookingfor some good sunshine, some blue water, as long as the sargassum has not returned, well then this is your place.
Now as you guys probably know, I spend a lot of my time in Southeast Asia and with that one of mytop choices for travel has been the Philippinesand today I wanna share with you another one ofmy local discoveries.
This came back to my third or fourth trip in the Philippines where I said to myself, I don't wanna go whereeveryone else is going, so I went on Google Mapsand I started looking at random islands and I started asking myself how would I get from here to here and using Google ImagesI was able to see which of these islands hadbeautiful destinations, and that's why I wanna share with you a series of islands thatare quite close together that I think could bean amazing trip for you.
With a direct flightfrom Manila to Tablas, you can get started on an island that almost nobody has been to.
To be honest it's notthe most beautiful island in the world but if you crave the feeling of getting lost, having abeautiful tropical experience with blue water, amazing sunsets, a large island to rent a scooter, and just go around withno direction in mind, this is an amazing place to do it.
It is a giant playgroundwith amazingly kind locals that will gladly take you in, share their culture withyou and so much more.
Now after Tablas you can easily take a ferry in either direction.
If you wanna enjoy the resort experience or have some good food, then you can take a boat over to Borocay, where you'll have a direct ferry there.
As you may know thegovernment shut down Borocay for a good year but it is now reopened and it looks better than ever.
Some of the most beautifulwater and sand I've ever seen.
There was a reason this placegot busy in the first place and if you're looking for asomewhat touristy experience, you should go check it out.
Now if you wanna continueon with the adventure side, then we're gonna take aferry to the other side, inside of going Southwe're gonna go to the East to a place called Romblon,and Romblon is once again, an even less venturedisland than Tablas was.
You might see a handful oftourists during your trip but there's a shot thatyou'll only see locals, and that's not a bad thingbecause the Filipinos are so kind and so hospitable.
I really recommend that you go here because of one beach inparticular that I have some incredible memories atand that is Bonbon Island.
If it was a little bit more convenient to get to Romblon, thisbeach would be packed.
But that's the amazing thing about it.
There is almost nobody there, you should have it almost to yourself for some beautiful sunsets,beautiful blue water, and the amazing thingthat I found out one night is that when you go swimming in the water, there's bio luminescentplankton that I can not capture with the camera butimagine the glowing lights in the water that move with the movement of your hand, the movement of the water, it's incredibly picturesque, and you have to check it out.
Borocay relatively expensive, but if you go to Tablas and Romblon, this can be a seriousbudget backpackers trip.
Now number nine is a placeyou probably never expected to see in this video and it's a place I can't recommend forthe warm environment, but I was just recently in the Yukon, the North of Canada, and this is a place that blew me away.
It's landscapes were so, so incredible and because this is a very seasonal place, this beautiful winterwonderland turns into a rather warm natural escape, from mountains, to running rivers, to of course the bearswaking up from hibernation there is so much to seeand do in the Yukon, and although I've not yet beenthere in the summer season, this is one of the placesI hope to go quite soon.
And then next on our listwas a personal favorite trip of mine quite recently, to Java, and Java has so much tooffer that I'm gonna keep it really brief and justsay if you wanna check out more check the video down below.
It's got waterfalls, it's got volcanoes, it'sgot another volcano, it's got some more waterfalls, and it's got countless adventures that a very few people have seen.
Certain places do get quite busy with, especially the Chinese group tours, I don't know how they found it before the North American audiences did but that seems to be the patten there, but none the less you canstill have these incredible remote experiences inplaces like Tumpak Sewu, a waterfall that was sobeautiful I couldn't believe it wasn't packed, videoslinked down below.
Now after doing Java I took a flight from the Surabaya Airport directly, not so directly, to Raja Ampat.
I flew to another island, from there I had a ferry, from that ferry I had another ferry, from that ferry I had a private motorboat or something like that.
It was like really hectic andtough to get to Raja Ampat but that's why they call it the last remaining aquatic paradise.
It is challenging to get to and I believe that's what's preserved this incredible biodiversity.
Countless species of fish from manta rays to blue, I don't know if there belugas.
Lots of fish in one place.
You need to check it out if you're a diver but one catch, you will be paying quite a bit, especially when itcomes to transportation.
Motorboats are incredibly expensive, flights are expensive.
Accommodations, really expensive when you consider Indonesian pricing.
Again, I think you needto be a diver to make this worth your wild but this whole area, is an unexplored paradiseso go check it out.
The very next on on thelist is actually where I'm currently filming from.
Welcome to Bali, Indonesia.
This is where I beenliving now for over a year and I been hopping aroundhere for about three years.
I love this place.
You'll definitely hearmixed reviews about Bali.
Some people are completely against it.
They don't wanna be stuck in traffic.
They don't wanna go whereall the other tourists go.
But again, I wanna remind you that all these destinationslike Raja Ampat and Java, they're places that are easy to jump to after doingBali and the amazing thing about Bali is it's a massiveisland that you can go to the North and see very few people.
You can go to thesurrounding islands like Java or Lombok and again see very few people.
So don't get so caught upin the I don't wanna be one of the other tourists going to the exact same place.
Because first of all there'sa reason they come here, this place is amazing, the food is great, thecost of living is cheap.
The villas are beautiful, the rice terraces are incredible, but for me the final thingthat I think makes Bali a place for anybody isagain, what surrounds it.
So come to Bali, check it out, and don't be afraid togo off the beaten path because that's where some ofthe best adventures happen.
If you're gonna come to Bali, I do have a full guide thatshows all the best places to go, honestly it is thebest use of your money if you're planning to come here, best restaurants, best viewpoints, how to travel from placeto place in a matter of two weeks and ifyou're curious about it, I do have a free trial to it down below, so go check that out.
And the next one on thelist is going to be Dubai.
This is not your typical hot getaway.
Sometimes it might be so hotthat you're just get me inside to the air conditioning, but if you're there in the winter months, it's actually the mostperfect temperature.
Dubai is actually the citybut UAE is the country and there's so many amazingplaces to see in UAE, from downtown Dubai toJVR just South of it, to even going up to Sharjahwhere I recently stayed at this amazing resort called Al Bait, it just opened up.
If you want a luxury emirate style hotel, I have to recommend this one right here, and then even furtherNorth than that going up to Mleiha, I recently had this amazing trip.
First of all they takeyou out over the dunes and you're going inthis four by four truck where you feel likes it'sgonna tip but we did not tip.
Then from there you're gonnawatch a beautiful sunset with camels, beautifulmountains in the distance, and then from there, they take you to this reallyromantic dinner spot where they actually had thispowerful telescope setup and I was even able toattach my camera to it to get this shot right here.
It was an unbelievable night and incredible value.
Dubai can be expensive,it can be affordable.
It has something formost people's budgets, so I highly recommend you check it out.
All right, the next placeon the list is Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico, this is anamazing vibrant island, with so much to see and do, but to be honest, I wasonly there for a single day because that's where my crews stopped.
I can't pretend to have alot of information on it but from the colorfultown, the waterfalls, and so much more thatsurrounds the island, I really think this could bean amazing tropical escape and one of the interesting things about it is that's it actuallypart of the United States.
It is very easy to getthere from North America and so if you're lookingfor a hot tropical getaway, this might be the one for you.
Moving our way aroundthe Central Americas, we're now gonna talk about Panama.
Now Panama's a trip I did three years ago, and I remember it like it was yesterday.
I loved Panama City butone place in particular that I wanna talk aboutis the San Blas Islands.
The San Blas Islands are a remote, they're rather unvisited, andthey have a few cool resorts.
I stayed at this one resort right here and it wasn't an ultra luxury place, it wasn't super cheap either, but it was basically bungalow living with no air conditioning, but because there wassuch a perfect breeze that went through the resort, I didn't need air conditioning.
I felt comfortable all day long.
It was an unbelievable stay.
The food was great.
It was freshly caught by the locals and if you wanna do San Blas on a budget, I've even heard of people getting tents and camping on some of these islands.
I don't know if that's how I'd wanna do it but there are other optionsto do it on a budget and there's even somecrocodiles, kind of cool.
The next one on the listis going to be again, the Philippines, now Coron used to be one of my favorite placesand I'm kind of scared because I haven't been there recently but I've heard it's gotten super busy, but let's be positive andlet's put that all aside 'cause I have to tell you that Coron is the most beautiful placein the entire world.
So even with crowds I think it is a place that is worth your time, worth going to see, and it's a little bit expensivecompared to the average Philippines price, theflights, the accommodations, and the transportation areall gonna add up a lot more than most of Southeast Asiabut it is not expensive, comparing to North American prices.
Coron is a picture perfect fantasy and if you get the chance, I highly recommend you go check it out.
Number 17, Rottnest Island,now this is a place that like, just brings a smile to my face.
It's one of my bestmemories from traveling, it's one of my favorite videos, I went back and watched it recently and just kind of died laughing.
Now Rottnest Island isnot your everyday island.
It is surrounded by not just blue water but potentially the bluest water.
It's about a one hour ferry away from the city of Perth andwhile it's not super cheap it is so worth your money.
There's this one animalthat lives on the island.
The local dwellers areknown as the quokka, picture a rat but thenpicture the most beautiful rat you've ever seen, a rat that was so magnificentthat you considered picking up that wild animal andjust giving it a big kiss, that is what a quokka is to me at least.
They hop around on twofeet and they're friendlier than a Walmart greeter.
They are just the cutest little things that you'll ever see and again, it is not just about these animals, it's also about how beautify Rottnest is, the fact that it's so close to Perth but it is a must seedestination if you're gonna go travel Australia.
Number 18 is gonna bring usright back to the Philippines.
So Siargao Island was arecent discovery of mine about a year ago now, and with that I wentback even more recently, probably about three months again.
And that's where I foundsome amazing places that surround Siargao, so not only do you havemain Siargao Island, Naked Island, you've got Guyam Island, you've also got theincredible Sugba Lagoon.
This is an insane value package, it is a must travel set of islands that you could probablyspend about a weekend, Siargao is known as surfer's paradise, it's got some amazing upand coming restaurants.
It's starting to look alittle bit like a baby Bali.
It kind of has that preBali boom look to it.
I think it's really going to take off over the next few years.
But in the meantime, it'snot completely taken off and it still has thatfun backpacker energy.
It's got that it vibe.
Everybody wants to be there.
My second favorite resortexperience in my entire life is a place I've been totwice, it's called Nay Palad.
And Nay Palad is just mind blowing luxury, but tied in with the beauty of the island, but for a honeymoon or a special event, this could be a great place to go.
After almost five months oftraveling the Philippines, it's one of the countriesthat I know best so if you wanna learn the bestitinerary and how to make the most out of your time and money, then definitely check out the link below.
19 is going back to Portugal, and I wanna talk about theSouth of Portugal this time because Lagos is a placethat has kind of gotten its name out there over thepast couple of years but it's the place people arvisiting for good reasons.
Incredible cliff sides, a fun backpacker and traveler culture, it's currently migratingthere in fairly big numbers, especially in the summer, but that's not always a negative.
In fact for me it's a positive.
It means that you can go out, have a good night life.
You can meet new people.
Long story short, go check out Lagos.
The final one on my list is gonna be going to my good friend Hoi An.
Hoi An is this beautifuland quaint village for backpackers, for travelers, that are passing through Vietnam.
It's located prettymuch right in the center on the East coast so it's by the water and with that there's somepretty cool day trips.
You can go to the beach and stay at some oftheir beautiful resorts or you can go and do the rock temple, which I don't remember its name but it was definitely apretty standout temple, one of my favorites that I've seen, if you're somebody thatworks the nine to five, then this might in itself be a good reason to come here because youcan get tailor made suits for under 200 dollars.
Now the more you pay thebetter the quality typically, but the value you'll findhere is unbelievable.
I actually bought threeof these suits right after my backpacking tripand mailed them back home because I thought I'd bestarting my full time job as an accountant but then I escaped.
So those suits have never been used, but if you're working a joband you need suits, amazing.
If you're a female unlike myself, then they have some reallybeautiful leather goods like boots and high heels, and even for men you can get beautifullycustom made leather shoes.
Shopping is definitely oneof the big draws to Hoi An but it's not the only thing.
There's just kind of a vibe to this place.
It's definitely one of those places that you need to see it to understand it but I think most people will agree, that that's one of thehighlights of Vietnam.
20 destinations, each ofthem having their pros and their cons.
Which one is for you istotally in your hands.
But if you wanna do moreresearch to figure that out, then again check out allthe links done below.
If you wanna learn in depth information to the countries I know best then check out the guides on my website and guys as you know, I makea new video every Saturday, and I think your buddy Tom or Charles, maybe it was your grandma, she told me the other day she wanted to travel somewhere hot andI just don't remember who it was so you may as well sendit to your entire friend list to figure out who told me that 'cause it was awhile ago, so, just share it with yourfriends and families so that they canexperience hot stuff, too.
That was the worst outro I've ever done but we'll keep it.
All right guys, let's getlost again in the next one.