Stuck for holiday inspiration? Here are the world’s top 10 unmissable destinations

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They say travel broadens the mind opening people up to new experiences and different cultures. The world is such a fascinating place and when summer rolls around it’s time to pick out where to visit.

As part of its annual rankings, US News and World Report has compiled its must-see destinations for 2016 and there’s some surprising inclusions in the list. Top of the shop is the incredible natural sight that is Australia’s Great Barrier Reef which covers over 1,250 miles from Cape York in the north to Bundaberg in the south. It is one of the true Seven Natural Wonder of the World and no doubt features on any traveller’s bucket list.

Seeing the Great Barrier Reef is a once in a lifetime experience but there are a couple of must-see destinations that are a little closer to home. The report placed both Italian cities of Florence and Rome in the top 10, the capital speaks for itself but Florence has a charm that is often hugely underrated.

Florence is one of the most beautiful cities you are likely to find in Europe. Tucked away in the Tuscan hills, it is a city of art, romance and fine food. Take a stroll through the winding streets to discover its Renaissance-era architecture and the Michelangelo-inspired art before standing below the imposing Duomo.

The top 10 featured some far flung exotic destinations such as Maui in Hawaii, Bora Bora in the South Pacific and Cusco is south-east Peru. They sat alongside tried and tested favourites such as Paris and New York, while the UK was represented by London.

With summer in full swing, it’s time to start ticking destination on your own bucket list. Where are you going for summer holiday 2016? Let us know over on our Facebook page.