Best destinations for the first traveller
The seasoned traveller thrives on exotic settings. This could an industrious setting in China or a cultural trip to the Middle East. But the first time traveller may be better off being somewhere less exotic or closer to home. It's of course does depend on many factors, your home country, you budget and of course your own personal travel ambitions.
Many opt for Europe. It is interesting and is the home for many languages from Dutch to Russian. What was once a divided continent is now largely united and border less. The European Union now spans some 18 member states, which makes an ideal play ground for the backpacker. Europe, Western Europe in particular is not cheap. There maybe the opportunity for work but it is hard in the current economic climate. Although there are opportunities for native speaking English teachers.
There is something different yet familiar about this part of the world. In Australia at least you have the warmer climate, Although the temperate climate maybe for familiar for some there is much to see there too from the Maori culture to the geo thermal activity. It is noted for it laid back attitude and being a region born out of British colonialism there are something culturally familiar for commonwealth citizens with the UK in particular. New Zealand is perhaps one of the safest countries you can visit with it lack of indigenous dangerous and poisonous animals.
This is often the typical first experience the United States is perhaps the most populous of English speaking countries and plenty to explore. With a varied climate from the Alaska in the arctic circle to the Deep South ere is plenty of variety. Lets not forget Hawaii in the Asia pacific. Them of course there's Canada with its unique bilingual heritage, this has created a unique country with an interesting mix of French, British and of course contemporary Canadian architecture in its cities. In particular the uniqueness of the Qu?©b?©cois. Then of course Mexico, which is famed for many things including ruins of cities built by the Mayans such as the infamous stepped pyramid.