Time Travel is a topic that has always fascinated people and often has been the subject of controversies and conspiracy theories. If you were a curious kid, you probably would have asked ‘if time travel is possible’ back in your childhood days. Now that you have grown up, chances are high that every once in a while you end up watching a sci-fi movie that reminds you of the same question again and again and makes you research the topic. We won’t go overboard with science and the lingered questions to coil up your mind (let scientists work on that front!). We are here to ignite the travel bug inside you so that you can explore places that take you hundreds/thousands of years back in time.

If this all sounds gibberish to you then stop right now since we’re talking about time travel for real. To trace the remnants of human history and culture, why not find a way to time travel for leisure and life-lessons? Let’s make your summer vacation a special and enlightening one where all the elements of fun, mystery, history, culture and traditions collide. These historical landmarks in the world are going to turn your world upside down (in a positive way).

Greece

Greece cannot be explained without mentioning strong personalities like Alexander the Great, Plato, Socrates, Pythagoras, Aristotle, Archimedes etc to ever grace the world. With a well-endowed history, Greece is a mystical land that has seen the rise and fall of the world’s most powerful empires.  Ancient Greece is the cradle of democracy and home to some of the important historical places like Parthenon, Acropolis and Athens exploring which takes one back in time when world-transforming events happened.  

From luscious hanging gardens of Babylon to the ancient temples dedicated to Greek gods and goddesses, magnificent castles to the ruins tasting the dust of time, every nook and corner of Greece will make you nostalgic of the past. Greece is undoubtedly the best place to explore for a family trip especially for long summer vacations. Rolled in mysteries, culture, ancient history and beguiling places, Greek as a summer retreat will not let you get bored even for a second.  

Places to visit in Greece (including historical landmarks): The Temple of Poseidon, Delphi, Agora, Syntagma square, Plaka, Olympia, Corfu museums, Corinth, Epidarus, Rhodes Island, Patmos.

Italy

Homeland of the Roman Empire, every nook and corner of Italy is drenched in rich ancient history, culture, enthralling natural wonders, jaw-dropping architecture, unique art, culture and traditions that are worth experiencing once in this lifetime.  Many popular legends like Christopher Columbus, Galileo Galilei, Leonardo Di Vinci, Michelangelo etc had graced the land with their remarkable innovations and revolutionary ideas. Talk about the best travel destinations for a family vacation, Italy is the place to be. A visit to the ancient city of Pompeii is bound to trap you in its past. There are places that are too-good-to-be-real and will make you forget the past, present and future. Italy is a quintessential summer vacation destination to enjoy with family and friends. The narrow lanes, cobbled streets, raw nature, grand architecture, heartwarming generosity of Italian is going to make you fall in love with the place.

Places worth seeing on a long trip to Italy: Cinque Terre for a laid-back getaway, The Colosseum for iconic art and architecture, Venice for a romantic escape, Florence to understand renaissance architecture, Milan to soak the vibe of opulent Italy, Tuscany for a soothing summer vacation, Lake Como, Dolomites to embrace nature. 

India

India, the land where one of the oldest civilizations ‘Indus Valley Civilization’ once flourished is wrapped in mysteries, spirituality, history, art, architecture and culture that makes it one of the best countries to travel in the world. There are plenty of places to explore and experiences to take that can transform your life alltogether. We are talking about places that make you travel time and land hundreds of years back in history when great rulers ruled the land and established their empires including Maurya, Gupta, Chola, and Mughals.

There are temples surrounded with mysteries, great monuments built by equally great personalities, magnificent architecture that can even make the soul of Leonardo Da Vinci jealous, naturally unspoiled hill stations where time ceases to stop and a truckload of destinations to be seen in life. To sum it up, no matter where you travel in India, you will experience things that cannot be comprehended into words.

Places to visit in India during summer vacations: Varanasi for spiritual awakening, Delhi for food and history, Agra for historical landmarks, Kerala for laid-back vacation, Rajasthan for a royal escapade, Leh-Ladakh for adventure freaks, Goa for party animals, Andaman & Nicobar for couples and families, Himachal Pradesh to escape the humdrum of cities, Assam for wildlife enthusiast etc.

Egypt

Around 4500 years ago, Egypt was one of the most powerful civilizations in the world. Egyptians certainly knew the intricacies of construction, irrigation, administration and scientific investigation which is reflected in its colossal architectural marvels, unusual rituals like mummification, healing and preservation techniques, adaptive culture and what not. The land of Pharaohs also suffered multiple invasions throughout its history by barbarians and other powerful empires.

Owing to the mysterious vibe, Egypt is a perfect place to explore with kids where they can learn more about the land, its customs, traditions, history and everything there is to know (that is often missed by textbooks). Travelling with the aim of learning everything about the land and enjoying the experiences is what makes the vacation exciting and memorable. If you are a hardcore fan of ‘the mummy’, why not plan your summer vacation to Egypt and capture a ‘real’ one on your camera?  The dazzling destination of temples and ancient tombs will captivate your heart and bring forth the archeologist inside you.

Places to see in Egypt: Cairo for exploring museums, pyramids and sphinx, Luxor for temple-hopping, Aswan to uncoil mysteries, Hurghada for a beach vacation, and Siwa Oasis for adventure.

England

If you’ve wondered why England has a queen even in the 21st century, you are not alone. The history of England has always fascinated people and saw a seismic shift in power and religion since medieval times. The land of Tudors, Georgians, Victorians and other monarchs is surrounded with interesting culture, great history surpassing religious barriers, romantic sagas, flourishing art and architecture, soul-piercing literature, and boundless innovations. Besides the royal aura of the land, England as a travel destination is absolutely gorgeous one that offers awe-strucking views of majestic castles, lush greenery, neat shores, stunning beaches, perfectly cobbled streets, prehistoric stone structures and boast of grand celebration of festivals and delicious food.

What to see when on a tour to England: Oxford for colleges and medieval buildings, London for adventure and fun, Bath for a weekend getaway, York for soul-soothing excursions, Cardiff for a romantic escape, Loch Ness for mythical adventures and Edinburg for good food and music.