We all have different reasons for wanting to travel, but it’s a natural human instinct whatever way you look at it. Some of us, for example, want to learn more about other people’s cultures and simply experience something completely different to their day-to-day lives. If this sounds like you, read on to discover some of the amazing places that are perfect for visiting during the spring time.

Celebrate New Year in Thailand

Although Thailand is already very hot at this time of year, that might not bother you if you love warmer climates and your sense of adventure won’t be dampened by the heat. If you venture further from the popular hub of Bangkok, you will most likely discover a lot more of the local culture in this beautiful country.

The great thing about this time of year, whether you’re in the capital or not, is that Thai New Year is celebrated in the middle of April. Due to the hot weather, a traditional public celebration will usually be centred around a huge water fight, so you can cool off while literally soaking up another country’s vibrant culture.

See the iconic sights in Rome

The weather is absolutely perfect in Italy during the run-up to summer, if you prefer things a little cooler than the likes of Thailand. Quite a lot of walking will probably be involved around the centre of Rome, so you won’t want to get too hot and bothered. The main sites are mostly within walking distance, but this could take you some time.

A few days is enough to wander around the partially-ruined Colosseum, visit Vatican City and experience the hugely popular Trevi Fountain for yourself. If you take the time to read and listen as you go, you will probably learn a huge amount of history from this European cultural capital.

Explore the hidden secrets of Jordan

This underrated destination is located close to the most western edge of Asia, and has more in common with Egypt than you might realise. It has a wide array of fascinating ancient ruins to explore, with incredible palaces carved into canyons which are best explored on the back of a camel.

Unlike Egypt, however, a large amount of Jordan is covered with lush, green nature including wild flowers and fruit trees. This is especially true during the spring, making it the ideal time to visit before the much hotter summer months. Overall, it’s a place not to be missed, and the rich culture here may well surprise you if you don’t have much knowledge of the country.