Many popular destinations are defined by one or several unique characteristics that attract travelers, whether it’s the landscape, culture or a specific site. Memphis draws people with its barbecue food and blues music, Versailles is known for its breathtaking namesake palace, Siem Reap for the nearby Temples at Angkor, Pisa for its leaning tower and Venice for its canals. While the latter is arguably the most famous city with streets of water, there are a number of other destinations around the world with a similar claim to fame. The eight destinations on this week’s Bucket List are also canal towns, and while they might not be as famous for their waterways as Venice, they rightfully earn can’t-miss status.
Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.