You have been saying it for years, you want to travel, you want to go see the world; but life keeps getting in the way and before you know it another six months have flown by. It's time to stop thinking and start doing, with these ten places to visit so you can get those tickets books and finally be on your way.

1. Amsterdam

Cheap and cheerful and not too far away. It is easy to travel to and Amsterdam is an amazing place to go if you want to get the taste buds tingling. It is a city that everyone should visit once. Enjoy the sights with the Anne Frank Museum, or if you are looking for something gritty head to the Temple of Venus; Amsterdam's Sex Museum for an interesting and visual exploration of human sexuality.

Also recommended is a trip to The Rijksmuseum to view the talents of artist Van Gogh. Also not to be ignored in the city, that is beautiful to travel by canal, and of course the city's infamous night life. Amsterdam is the city of art, history and culture. A worthwhile stop for anyone hitting the highlight destinations of Europe.

2. Venice, Italy

How could you not have Italy featuring in some way on your list? In reality any city you may consider visiting in the country, will have so much to offer. Venice in particular is beautiful. Too see the Torre dell'Orologio and the Basilica di San Marco would be breathtaking. And if you do go, make sure to tour the city via water taxi and enjoy the local cuisine, see if you notice any difference between Spaghetti Bolognaise in its home city and the one you serve.

3. Athens, Greece

No one should travel around Europe and miss out the birthplace of myths and legends. Walk through the beautiful hills and cliffs to find yourself among the temples of the gods. Research well before you head to Greece, however, because there is so much to see. Unless you staying for a lengthy period, you will need to narrow it down to your favourites.

(Top Tips: definitely consider the Herod Atticus Odeon as a place to go, and no one should forfeit visiting The Parthenon).

4. Edinburgh, Scotland

If you need a destination capable of catering for a multitude of requirements and personalities, then this is the place for you. The beauty of the countryside will give you the scenes you need for anyone who is looking to explore and relax.

While rich history and creativity waits in the city if you are looking to learn and be inspired. The architecture and art of this city speaks for itself.

5. Goreme, Turkey

To visit here is a to walk among a town that looks as though it has come straight out of scene from Game of Thrones. The caves are formed out of volcanic rock. The caves date back to as early as the 10th and 11th century. It makes idyllic scenery for back-packing and is a must-go for anyone seeking more adventure filled holiday. The peace and serenity that can be found here will suit anyone who is looking to escape from the world for a little while.