Top Three Dreamy Summer Destinations

The summer is inevitably coming to an end, but that does not mean I can’t spend the last few weeks daydreaming about the perfect summer vacation. Though I will not be visiting any of these places this summer, they are on my list of top summer destinations. Below are my top three picks:

1. The Italian Riviera

Source: Flickr - Palumbos

Source: Flickr - Palumbos

The Italian Riviera is composed of many different towns that stretch along the coastline in the northwestern corner of Italy. It runs along the Ligurian Sea from the Italian-French to the Tuscan border. Some of the popular locations include Genoa, Portofino, Santa Marguerita Ligure, San Remo, and of course Cinque Terre.  I’m not going to lie, the brightly colored houses along the coast is what caught my attention. I could picture myself just strolling through the narrow cobblestone streets while gazing at the sea in the distance and taking in the fresh air. The Italian Riviera seems like such a historic yet lively place and I will one day definitely be a part of it.

2. The Greek Islands

Source: Flickr - ManolisC

Source: Flickr - ManolisC

The Greek Islands are composed of many different islands that vary in size, and are located off the coast of Greece. A few of the top destinations are Crete, Rhodes, Ios, Santorini, and Mikonos. This is a great destination to go island hopping and experience a handful of islands in one vacation. The great thing about the Greek Islands is that each island has its own atmosphere. You can go to one island for a relaxing few days off or enjoy the nightlife in another.

3. Tahiti

Source: Flick - Bianca Henry

Source: Flick - Bianca Henry

Tahiti is the largest island in the French Polynesia. Located in the south of the Pacific Ocean, this place is the definition of paradise. Known for its black sand beaches and volcanic mountains, Tahiti is filled with breath taking views. Its neighboring islands such as Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahaa make it a paradise dream. All I imagine myself doing is lying on the beach and drinking a refreshing drink while the ocean breeze blows across the island – absolutely magical.

Hope you found a new place to add to your future vacation list. Make sure to let me know what your top destinations are!