Are you craving sun and surf? Culture? Adventure? Choosing a vacation destination from all the options around the globe can be overwhelming. Here, we offer five extraordinary itineraries that have it all. No matter which you choose, Verizon has you covered, with an extensive lineup of global-ready devices and coverage in more than 220 countries that makes it easy to check in with family and friends at home, and make local calls while you’re abroad. You may only take these journeys once, but the experiences will stay with you for a lifetime.
It’s one thing to study the ancient ruins in books, and another to watch the sun set behind the Acropolis or one of the other ancient ruins that make Athens the “cradle of Western civilization.” From there, jump on a scenic ferry ride to one of Greece’s islands surrounded by aquamarine water. Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Hydra, and Ios are popular choices, each with its own distinct culture and charm.
This idyllic lake has been the retreat for Italy’s elite since Roman times, and one look will tell you why. Centuries-old villas dripping with bougainvillea are set against a backdrop of alpine mountains, creating some of Italy’s most strikingly beautiful views. From the medieval city of Como, take a short ferry ride to smaller, quainter towns like Bellagio and Varenna. Tour the villas, formal gardens, and former monasteries set amid fruit trees, olive groves, and vineyards.
Begin your visit to “Oz” in the dynamic city of Sydney, where you can take in views of the famed Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge, and visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and Bondi Beach. Then make your way north to the Queensland coast and experience the Great Barrier Reef, which stretches over 1,600 miles and contains 900 jewel-like islands. See the 1,500 species of fish, 215 types of birds, whales, dolphins, and sea turtles that call the reef home, and cross this “wonder of the world” off your bucket list.
In bustling Johannesburg, tour the diverse museums, and shop culinary delicacies and locally made treasures at Neighbourgoods Market. Then head a few hours northwest to Kruger National Park, where you can track game from atop an Elephant and sleep in luxe safari tents.
First-time visitors to this enchanting Indonesian gem may be surprised by its small size – you can drive the entire gorgeous coastline in one day – but Bali certainly isn’t short on places to explore. Visit ornate Hindu temples, majestic volcanoes, see fine Balinese art at the Museum Puri Lukisan, hike by waterfalls and vanilla plantations, or simply find nirvana at one of Bali’s pristine beaches.