My Favorite Places in the World ❤️🌍

My Favorite Places in the World ❤️🌍

After traveling to 60+ countries, these are my Top 15 Favorite Places for solo travel, budget travel, food, romance, surfing, partying, beaches and relaxation, meeting people, and more. ✈️ #YOLO!

00:00 Intro
00:36 1 Budget Travel/Low Cost of Living
1:24 2 Quality of Life
2:51 3 Adventure
4:13 4 Love & Romance
5:23 5 Community/Meeting People
7:01 6 Best for Foodies
8:44 7 Best for Nature
9:50 8 Luxury Destinations
11:44 9 Historical Sites
13:07 10 Favorite Surf Spot
13:53 11 Beaches & Relaxation
14:40 12 Nicest Local People
16:04 13 Best for Solo Travel
16:46 14 Party Destinations
17:38 15 Bluest Water in the World

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👱🏼‍♀️About: Kristin Wilson is a digital nomad travel blogger, writer, public speaker, podcaster, and travel host who has been featured on The Today Show, HGTV’s House Hunters International, Huffpost, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, Business Insider, ESPN, and more.

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  1. Melanie Croteau on January 25, 2023 at 4:17 am

    Australia is my favorite!

  2. Alex on January 25, 2023 at 4:18 am

    An excellent, informative, and entertaining video. 👍🏻👏🏻
    Thanks for posting.

  3. Albert Yee on January 25, 2023 at 4:18 am

    Glad you mentioned Roatan! Great for scuba diving as well! Just subscribed…looking forward to more great videos!

  4. Mike Slater on January 25, 2023 at 4:19 am

    Good morning Kristin from Johannesburg in Sunny South Africa.

    A fascinating and insightful list.

    For those of us contemplating emigration to and / or retirement in another country I think that "Nicest Climate" would be a very useful and compelling category.

    Have you ever visited an African country?

    Hambe Kahle.


  5. Koolkat1 on January 25, 2023 at 4:19 am

    Greece has the nicest people I felt

  6. A G on January 25, 2023 at 4:20 am

    My favorite country is Earth. It’s truly amazing.

  7. Роман Гнечко on January 25, 2023 at 4:20 am

    When I worked in China, wrapped in factory waste, walking under huge concrete bridges with thousands of cars shooting by, I dreamt about that ordinary Greek bar with tasty salad and Champions League on the screen 😅

  8. robert feinberg on January 25, 2023 at 4:23 am

    Ironic that communist countries have nice people.

  9. newtong579 on January 25, 2023 at 4:24 am

    Kristin, Very informative and enjoyable video. I am curious to find out how you handle the different languages. Thanks.. 👍

  10. Timothy Tibbits on January 25, 2023 at 4:26 am

    Certainly, my favorite country for eats is Singapore. I haven’t been to Spain and in Italy, only the northern part but there’s no way either of those countries have the variety that Singapore does although accommodations there are certainly not budget. If you stick to the hawker stands, the food is very cheap.

  11. JE Spencer on January 25, 2023 at 4:27 am

    Just to note that it rains all the time (almost) in the Lofoten peninsula area in northern Norway.

  12. Chitra Patil on January 25, 2023 at 4:28 am

    Well, for someone who has traveled so many countries, you never traveled to India or China? Perhaps, it is a bit too intimidating. Do and taste the food there..

  13. robert feinberg on January 25, 2023 at 4:28 am

    So in Norway there’s a fiord in your future.

  14. Merry Riddle on January 25, 2023 at 4:29 am

    Iceland and Switzerland

  15. Consciously Wandering on January 25, 2023 at 4:32 am

    100% agree about the food trifecta — I would have called out Italy, Spain and Greece for food even before becoming a digital nomad. Now that I am a nomad, I come back to Greece every few months just because of how much I miss the food! Can eat tomatoes like apples here 🤤

  16. Dee P on January 25, 2023 at 4:32 am

    Loved this video! I’ve been to a few places you mentioned & agree totally! But you always motivate me to visit great places!!

  17. Christophe Spoiden on January 25, 2023 at 4:34 am

    As Belgian, I’m totally agree with your comment about festival, parties etc.. A lot of music event during the Summer, all the style.. But not only this of course.. Huge variety of beers, for food too.. And culture like Bruges, Amsterdam, Gent, even in Brussel and nature mostly in South of Belgium and Luxemburg

  18. Alfredo Portillo on January 25, 2023 at 4:34 am

    Wow I’m amazed Honduras came on your list! That’s my home country and Roatan is my absolute favorite spot to go to. In a perfect world I’d live there 😉

  19. Ike Myung on January 25, 2023 at 4:35 am

    Obviously whatever you do must be pretty successful financially….100 Euro on a hamburger? Sorry, that is not something I could ever afford!

  20. CookMeNot on January 25, 2023 at 4:35 am


  21. Cordieopia Russell on January 25, 2023 at 4:36 am

    Thanks for selecting my hometown Roatán,Honduras it’s just an amazing place . Love your video’s.

  22. Law Offices of Jim Reilly on January 25, 2023 at 4:36 am

    I don’t agree with all of your thoughts here. But I appreciate the video. Def some food for thought.

  23. TeraByte on January 25, 2023 at 4:38 am

    Thanks for your genuine opinions. Did you rent your bicycle when you went from Munich to Dachau?

  24. aardvarkansaw on January 25, 2023 at 4:39 am


  25. Maggy Kim on January 25, 2023 at 4:42 am

    I hope you will visit my country, Kenya.
    It’s capital city is Nairobi.

  26. Koolkat1 on January 25, 2023 at 4:42 am

    Cambodia too has the nicest people too politest

  27. nedy lazo on January 25, 2023 at 4:43 am

    Thank you for including Philippines ❤️

  28. Thelaretus on January 25, 2023 at 4:44 am

    16:50 If you’re reading this, let it be your wake-up call: *COME TO BRAZIL!* 🇧🇷💚💛💙🤍

  29. Filipe Pedrosa on January 25, 2023 at 4:45 am

    Kristin, in the nicest locals, i’ll defently would consider São Tomé e Principe, in the West Africa’s Equatorian line. This is also the most under rated natural beauty country and a very safe place to. I nottice that You don’t have any African country in your list…you maybe have a look to the best happy smiles in the world 😉

  30. Bill Hallett on January 25, 2023 at 4:50 am

    Have you been to New Zealand, it has everything any adventure junkie could want. surfing in NZ is never far away, you can climb a mountain and go surfing on the same day

  31. Traveling with Kristin on January 25, 2023 at 4:51 am

    New video by popular request! Which country is YOUR favorite? Comment below! For more travel tips, news, and updates, stay connected with my weekly newsletter:

  32. Koolkat1 on January 25, 2023 at 4:54 am

    I hv been to 60 countries, for nature nothing is better than new zealand and Tanzania

  33. Marcelo Bautista on January 25, 2023 at 4:55 am

    Have you been to the Philippines? Try the hospitality of the Filipinos and beautiful places in the Philippines.

  34. Kristin Anderson on January 25, 2023 at 4:55 am

    My name is also Kristin! I have been to over 30 countries and a few times over, and most of the USA. My favorite place on earth is Cinque Terre. I have been their twice now, once with an Italian friend of mine and last year with my boyfriend (10 years apart.) Both were amazing times.
    Durango, Colorado for cute USA town. I am surprised Singapore was not on your list for Luxury. I was so impressed with Singapore and how clean the roads and country was. I would definitely agree with the friendliest people being in Japan! So awesome to ask for directions and they walk you to your destination?!! Incredible niceness! One category you skipped would be best diving? Saipan. Croatia, Portugal, and Spain (Barcelona, being my favorite city.) are my top places to visit.

    I must get to Norway, Costa Rica, and Bali! Thank you for such a great video.

  35. thegrkgirl on January 25, 2023 at 4:55 am

    You’ve never been to Greece!!! :/

  36. A G on January 25, 2023 at 4:56 am

    Enjoyable quality video. Thank you.

  37. J in OK on January 25, 2023 at 4:57 am

    Unbelievable you put Canada on your list as Canadians CAN NOT even leave their country⁉️

  38. MAT24v4 on January 25, 2023 at 4:58 am

    Personally, I found Thailand to be the BEST. The top reason, it’s the PEOPLE. Thai people are the kindest and friendly people.

  39. Avarua59 on January 25, 2023 at 5:01 am

    Recognized JohnnyFD in the Bulgaria footage.

  40. iliriacum666 on January 25, 2023 at 5:02 am

    Kristin your are amazing

  41. Vik B on January 25, 2023 at 5:02 am

    Surprising that Australia has not been mentioned. Truly surprised. Wow!! How can someone miss that beautiful place.

  42. Marcos on January 25, 2023 at 5:02 am

    Funny that you left Spain out of almost all of your favourite places in the world, not even quality of life, beaches or historical places. I’ve been to most of those places you listed (sure, not all) and I can tell you that Spain beats many, at least in my list. Sure, everyone has different tastes but it’s strange that one of the most visited countries in the world scores so poor.

  43. Andrew Korvin on January 25, 2023 at 5:06 am

    Just started enjoying your videos. Nice to see Vancouver as best quality of life. As a lifelong resident I agree! I’ve travelled a fair bit and I always miss the beauty, convenience, nature etc. of living in Vancouver 🙂

  44. Maria Ashley on January 25, 2023 at 5:08 am

    Older people need good doctors and good hospitals, which of these countries have the best medical care?

  45. RachaelTBa on January 25, 2023 at 5:08 am

    Love this video!!

  46. Epzi Lon on January 25, 2023 at 5:08 am

    love from Marlboro country😊🤩🇵🇭😎

  47. Maria Ashley on January 25, 2023 at 5:14 am

    Portugal has the best food I ever tasted.

  48. Rios Zario on January 25, 2023 at 5:15 am

    How about Croatia? The most beautiful country in the world.

  49. D C on January 25, 2023 at 5:16 am

    Great job. Thank you. Sounds like I need to get out of Costa Rica…Been here 18 years and starting to rust.

  50. Tullio Traverso on January 25, 2023 at 5:16 am

    Hi, the pic at 4.47 is Liguria (one of the so-called "cinque terre"), I believe, which is similar to costiera Amalfitana (a bit). Try liguria, you will love it 😀! (It is more savage, but there is Genoa nearby, so you are not too far from civilization)

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