15 Countries for First-Time Travelers

If you’re itching to start your first big adventure but you’re not entirely sure where to begin, don’t worry – there are plenty of ideal destinations for first-timers. Essentially, you’re probably looking for safe places that are easy to navigate.

Most countries that fit the bill tend to be developed. Because of that, they’re not necessarily cheap, but you’ll most likely have an amazing time. So grab your pen and paper, and start writing down all the places you identify with!

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    15. Canada

    Canada is always on the list of top livable countries in the world, not only because it offers amazing quality of life, but also because its citizens are considered to be some of the nicest ever. (Just search for “Canadian Standoff” online.)

    Canada offers incredible nature, including lakes, forests, and wild animals. And think of all the exciting festivals – I’m looking at you, Montreal Jazz Festival. It’s hard not to put Canada at the top of your bucket list.

    Just don’t go there in the winter!

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    14. Thailand

    You just need to set foot in Thailand to understand why it hosts a large number of expats from all over the world. Although it’s classified as a “developing country” in economic terms, the quality of life is akin to many European countries, if not better.

    It’s not uncommon to see many families with small babies traveling around Thailand, exploring the turquoise waters of the south or the misty mountains of the north. If you take into consideration that it’s also super cheap, then you have a winner.

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    13. Chile

    If you’re planning to go on a South American adventure, a good place to start is Chile. It has a higher standard of living than other nearby countries. That’s not to say you shouldn’t take precautions – don’t walk around flaunting your expensive jewelry and gadgets in the big cities.

    Chile is a long strip of land, located on the west side of South America. Visitors can enjoy many different climates and landscapes, from Chilean Patagonia in the south, to the ski resorts in the center, to the Atacama Desert in the north. Bonus points if you manage to visit Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island.

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