Where To Go On Your First Trip Abroad

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Dipping your toes into international travel may be a tad intimidating, but at Seeker we're quite experienced (if we do say so ourselves) and ready to guide you through the adventure. Whether you dream of romantic European evenings strolling down pathways in the moonlight or tropical adventures amongst temple ruins- all it really takes is a suitcase and a plane ticket (and maybe a helpful Seeker list). These destinations are some of the most welcoming and easy to explore. We selected some of the best places to take the first leap into your new chapter of exploration, from sunny Barcelona to ancient Kyoto, and beyond. Bon voyage!

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

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      It's so easy to hop over to Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver but this time let's head just a little further north into the great Canadian wilderness- the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is just what you need for some unforgettable memories. Canada is easily the friendliest country in the world, and with some of the most incredible natural beauty, tour the rolling hills and open-air of Newfoundland and Labrador- perfect for some major r&r, adventuring, and most importantly: fun.

  • Chiang Mai in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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      A treasure chest of adventure and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Chiang Mai is full of gorgeous sights to see, delicious Thai cuisine, and fun. Massive temples, ancient ruins sprawling greenery, idyllic temperatures, and mouthwatering street food combine to form an unforgettable travel experience. Known for being a beacon of international travel, any first-time travelers are sure to make lifelong friends and memories at this gorgeous destination.

  • Kyoto

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      The authenticity of Kyoto that transports visitors into decades-old tradition is complimented finely with a balance of foreigner-friendly tourist help at every corner and plenty of high-tech convenience stores. The old capital of Japan, Kyoto city is full of ancient history, gorgeous temples, palaces, views, and more. For some bonus fun, head to the nearby city of Nara to feed adorable deers and get even further away from the hustle and bustle of Kyoto city.

  • Dublin in Ireland, Ireland

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      A melting pot of culture, Dublin is truly an international city steeped in lengthy history. From centuries-old castles to cozy local pubs at every corner, Dublin has plenty of activities to fill up your itinerary. Famed for being incredibly friendly, easily accessible, and full of iconic family-friendly fun- it's no wonder Dublin is so often a first-timer pick for international travel.

  • Paris in Île-de-France, France

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      You know we couldn't make a list of iconic international travel spots without this one- Oui oui, Paris! If romantic nights strolling along cobbled stone pathways or quaint mornings sipping hot cappuccinos in an outdoor cafe doesn't charm you- what about the countless museums, shopping, and sightseeing opportunities? Paris is not just contemporarily relevant, but a huge contender in history and every idyllic rue of this city is guaranteed to be holding plenty of fascinating secrets to uncover.

  • Sydney

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      With incredible natural beauty mixed with innovation, Sydney is the definition of a modern city. Australia is famed for its laid-back, friendly vibe, sunny weather, and gorgeous scenery. A perfect place to dip your toes into traveling, with a melting pot of culture and adventure at every turn- whether you are looking to explore the great unknown or get swept up in a metropolitan city, Sydney is the place.

  • Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain

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      Sparkling nightlife, gothic architecture, and gorgeous weather- Barcelona is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations for a reason. An idyllic city with a laid-back atmosphere that combines stunning beauty with winding pathways, colorful design, and friendly energy. Steeped in history and culture, Barcelona is the perfect place to break the ice on international travel- a city familiar and open to all newcomers.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    It's so easy to hop over to Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver but this time let's head just a little further north into the great Canadian wilderness- the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is just what you need for some unforgettable memories. Canada is easily the friendliest country in the world, and with some of the most incredible natural beauty, tour the rolling hills and open-air of Newfoundland and Labrador- perfect for some major r&r, adventuring, and most importantly: fun.

    May 23, 2022
  • Chiang Mai

    A treasure chest of adventure and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Chiang Mai is full of gorgeous sights to see, delicious Thai cuisine, and fun. Massive temples, ancient ruins sprawling greenery, idyllic temperatures, and mouthwatering street food combine to form an unforgettable travel experience. Known for being a beacon of international travel, any first-time travelers are sure to make lifelong friends and memories at this gorgeous destination.

    May 23, 2022
  • Kyoto

    The authenticity of Kyoto that transports visitors into decades-old tradition is complimented finely with a balance of foreigner-friendly tourist help at every corner and plenty of high-tech convenience stores. The old capital of Japan, Kyoto city is full of ancient history, gorgeous temples, palaces, views, and more. For some bonus fun, head to the nearby city of Nara to feed adorable deers and get even further away from the hustle and bustle of Kyoto city.

    May 23, 2022
  • Dublin

    A melting pot of culture, Dublin is truly an international city steeped in lengthy history. From centuries-old castles to cozy local pubs at every corner, Dublin has plenty of activities to fill up your itinerary. Famed for being incredibly friendly, easily accessible, and full of iconic family-friendly fun- it's no wonder Dublin is so often a first-timer pick for international travel.

    May 23, 2022
  • Paris

    You know we couldn't make a list of iconic international travel spots without this one- Oui oui, Paris! If romantic nights strolling along cobbled stone pathways or quaint mornings sipping hot cappuccinos in an outdoor cafe doesn't charm you- what about the countless museums, shopping, and sightseeing opportunities? Paris is not just contemporarily relevant, but a huge contender in history and every idyllic rue of this city is guaranteed to be holding plenty of fascinating secrets to uncover.

    May 23, 2022
  • Sydney

    With incredible natural beauty mixed with innovation, Sydney is the definition of a modern city. Australia is famed for its laid-back, friendly vibe, sunny weather, and gorgeous scenery. A perfect place to dip your toes into traveling, with a melting pot of culture and adventure at every turn- whether you are looking to explore the great unknown or get swept up in a metropolitan city, Sydney is the place.

    May 23, 2022
  • Barcelona

    Sparkling nightlife, gothic architecture, and gorgeous weather- Barcelona is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations for a reason. An idyllic city with a laid-back atmosphere that combines stunning beauty with winding pathways, colorful design, and friendly energy. Steeped in history and culture, Barcelona is the perfect place to break the ice on international travel- a city familiar and open to all newcomers.

    May 23, 2022