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There are some travelers who enjoy traveling to dangerous remote areas and thrive off the adrenaline rush of dodging questionable infrastructure and gang leaders…
… and then there are those who prioritize safety and just want a simple vacation where they feel secure.
And it makes sense – it’s not exactly comforting if you are in the middle of a place prone to natural disasters or extreme violence.
So if you’re looking to book a vacation and give your adrenaline a break – check out the top safest countries to visit.
Here you explore Chillon Castle – an old medieval landmark and the most visited monument in Switzerland.
You can personally walk through courtyards and bedrooms of the castle and soak in the history and beauty that is truly unique.
While in Switzerland, travel enthusiasts also recommend a stop at Lauterbrunnen – a relaxing place to unwind with a whopping 72 different waterfalls and natural majestic landscapes.
And because Lauterbrunnen is a village with a true small-town vibe – you can explore all it has to offer in just a few hours.
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Sphinx Observatory is said to be the “highest altitude man-made spot” in all of Europe.
Stargazers flock to Iceland during the late winter and early fall months to catch a breathtaking view of the Northern Lights.
For those who want to relax, there are geothermal pools and spas allowing visitors to soak in hot water and unwind after a long day.
During the summer, you have nearly 24 hours of straight sunlight – allowing you to hike, swim, eat, play, or do whatever your little heart desires!
And the best part of all – you can score flights from the U.S. to Reykjavik for pretty cheap.
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A bucket list favorite for many travelers, Japan’s unique culture brings in waves of travelers each year to check out all this tiny country has to offer.
From viewing Mount Fuji to partaking in the year-long festivals complete with fireworks and floating lanterns, Japan has something for everyone.
And for foodies, Japan is your playground where you can sample every type of seafood and Ramen noodle combination known to man.
If you’re looking for a good night’s sleep – don’t forget to check out Japan’s sleep capsule which can have everything from the traditional look to a “sci-fi” setting.
Remember, just because you are traveling to a relatively safe place, doesn’t mean you should let your guard down completely.
There are still thieves, even in places like Switzerland.
It’s still wise to practice common-sense safety tips like not flaunting your wealth with expensive jewelry or leaving your drink unattended.
Traveling in itself is never entirely “safe”, but at least in these countries your chance of getting attacked by terrorists or gangs is relatively low!
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