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Have you ever gone on vacation so badly that you didn’t want it to end? You’re not alone.
Many Americans have favorite international destinations they return to year after year, and many of them aren’t too far from home.
It’s great to travel to see more of the world, but sometimes going back to an old favorite is a guaranteed way to have a great vacation.
Plus, you don’t always have to go somewhere different to see something new; sometimes going to the same place will show you something new without even trying.
Destinations like Cancun and London are favorites for many travelers, and there’s so much to do and see in both destinations that you could visit 10 times and have a completely different experience each time.
There is nothing wrong with going to the same place several times. As already mentioned, you can learn something new by visiting a destination again and again.
It’s like reading a book twice or watching a movie more than once. You gain a new perspective and begin to appreciate the things you missed the first time around.
If you’re traveling to a repeat destination this coming season, stay on top of what people are saying about returning to the same place. Take inspiration from familiarization with a place and gain something new.
Here are the top seven international destinations that Americans always return to:
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Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Mexico
Cancun and the Riviera Maya are extremely popular destinations for many Americans and Canadians.
New hotels are constantly popping up in the area to accommodate the growing influx of travelers who can’t get enough.
Cancun typically receives 18-20 million visitors per year, which is no surprise. The destination is suitable for families, solo travelers and groups looking for an international destination without traveling too far.
Los Cabos, Mexico
Los Cabos is another Mexican destination Americans love to come back to.
It’s different from Cancun and the Riviera Maya mainly because it’s on a different coast and the waters differ.
Typically, travelers to this area look for resorts that offer all-inclusive options or luxury amenities that, like Cancun, are close.
Traveling to Italy this summer is going to be popular.
It’s predicted to be one of Europe’s favorite summer destinations, and for good reason.
The beaches here are probably some of the best in this region, and it can be an affordable destination for many groups. It is also incredibly diverse, which adds to its appeal.
These reasons and more explain why this destination is a repeat offender for many travelers.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
If you’re traveling to Punta Cana this season, it’s likely because you’re staying at one of the many luxury all-inclusive resorts, which is the perfect way to spend a relaxing vacation.
The area is known for having the best all-inclusive resorts in all of the Caribbean, and it’s been proven that coming back here can introduce new sides to this destination.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay is Jamaica’s second largest city and one of the most populous.
A fun thing about Montego Bay is that you can go from baggage claim to the beach in less than 30 minutes. It’s one of the reasons travelers keep coming back.
Doctor’s Cave Beach is one of the most popular in the country and definitely worth a visit.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Another Mexican favorite on this list is Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Puerto Vallarta is part of the state of Jalisco in Mexico, often touted as the most authentic region in the country.
As well as being an LGBTQ+ safe space for travelers, it’s known for its great beaches and many shopping towns within walking distance of each other.
London, England is a destination on everyone’s bucket list, and for repeat offenders, it’s a place you go more than once, and always have a different experience.
The destination is excellent for gastronomy, culture and museums.
Your favorite places are not yours because you’ve only been there once. They are your favorites because you appreciate something about them, which sometimes takes a few visits to realize.
Repeat trips shouldn’t be shameful, and if you like returning to the same beach year after year, do it.
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