If you’re trying to figure out where to go for 2018, you may be feeling kind of overwhelmed, after all, there are just so many wonderful options! One of my favourite things to do in the first few months of the year is to think about where I want to go, how long I’ll want to spend and how much I’ll need to save in order to make this a reality. If you’re not sure where to stay, here are my suggestions for the top destinations to visit for 2018:
If you want to take the stress out of planning there are so manyBali deals that offer planned trips, all you’ll have to do is show up!Depending on where you’re coming from, flights can be a little expensive to get to Bali but once you’re there you’re going to feel like you have really found paradise. The beaches are incredible: white sand, beautiful blue oceans and great weather year round. The people are super friendly, the massages are really affordable, you can easily find great snorkeling and there’s also an incredible waterpark called Waterbom that’s one of the best in the world! Just be warned, there’s a pretty good chance you’re not going to want to leave.
This is one of those places you’re going to want to wish you had visited 10 years earlier, no matter when you visit. I’m sure that Myanmar feels like Thailand may have 10 or 20 years ago before tourism set in and has completely changed the landscape. My favorite part of Myanmar was Bagon – the temples here were incredible and I was lucky enough to see them on a hot air balloon tour which was absolutely amazing. Just be sure to check the time of year before you go because they don’t operate year round. Myanmar also has many incredible temples dotted around the country and delicious cuisine, so make sure to explore it properly!
While all of Central America is worth a visit, I personally loved Nicaragua. The people are really friendly, I felt safe the entire time there and the beaches are absolutely gorgeous. Granada is a beautiful, bite-sized colonial town that has candy-colored buildings, making for incredible photos. San Juan del Sur is a fun party beach town, famous for its Sunday Fundays. If you want something completely different, why not head to Ometepe? It’s an island in the middle of a lake in Nicaragua, complete with it’s own beach. The vibe is completely different and it’s where Nicaraguans go for a holiday.
Often neglected for other countries in Europe,I think Portugal has so much to offer a budding traveler. A little cheaper than Spain, but just as gorgeous, Portugal is a real gem. Lisbon is one of the most stunning cities in all of Europe in my opinion and it has everything you could want for: a castle on the top of a hill with sweeping ocean views, a beach nearby, an exciting day trip to Sintra, incredible beaches not too far away, an amazing shopping scene and incredible dining options. What more could you want?
If you’re stuck for ideas of where to go this year, why not start with some of these options?