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10 New Year’s Travel Resolutions: Europe & Asia

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In light of the fresh start a new year brings, we’re doing a three-part New Year’s resolution series. If you love to travel, there are some places that you simply have to see in your lifetime. Why not make this coming year the year to see them? Here’s what our Newark Airport parking company thinks should be on your list:

The Eiffel Tower

When people think of Paris, they think of romance and the Eiffel Tower. Built in 1889, the iron lattice monument stands 1,063 feet tall and is visited by nearly 7 million people every year. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse of the Champs-Elysees and visit the Louvre while you’re there.

Venice

Venice, Italy is quite a magical city. It’s actually comprised of 117 small islands that are all separated by canals and linked with bridges. Called the “City of Water,” it’s one of only a handful of cities whose transportation is mainly by boat.

The Parthenon

A trip to Athens, Greece is incomplete without a visit to the ancient Parthenon. The former temple was built atop the Athenian Acropolis in 438 BC and has been a symbol of Greece and western civilization for over 2,400 years.

Buckingham Palace

In addition to Big Ben and the Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace is a must-see in London, England. As the primary residence and workplace of the British monarchy, the palace boasts beautiful architecture, statues, gardens, and more.

The Great Wall

Begun in 220 BC and 206 BC by the first Emperor of China, the Great Wall spans 5,500 miles (the main wall spans 1,500 miles) and is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. It was built by over five different dynasties and has been used for many purposes.

The Maldives

As an island nation in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are far (at least 370 miles) from main land civilization and are a great place if you’re looking for isolation. With picturesque waters, white sand beaches, and secluded bungalows, it’s the ultimate getaway.

The Taj Mahal

The white marble mausoleum in Agra, India is considered one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. Built between 1632 and 1653, it took thousands of artisans to complete the building. Today, more than 3 million people travel to see it every year.

Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, you can explore the Red Light District in De Wallen, visit the hiding place of Anne Frank in New Holland, and discover the world-famous flower park in Lisse. The city is also known for its world-class art museums and unique canal houses.

Mount Everest

Located on the border between China and Nepal, Mount Everest is the tallest point in the world, rising 29,029 feet above sea level. There are many different ways to see the mountain, including a trip to the Shigatse Valley, the Rongbuk monastery, or at the Everest base camp.

Bruges

Not many people travel to this charming Belgian city, which makes it even more charming. With medieval streets, historic architecture, and beautiful canals, Bruges provides an elegant experience. Just don’t miss the Belgian chocolates or the array of breweries.

Stay tuned for the final blog of our three-part series: 10 New Year’s Travel Resolutions: Africa & South America