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- 15 Travel Bloggers Tell Us The Best Destinations For 2018 - January 8, 2018
Where should you visit in 2018? Here are recommendations from 15 travel bloggers around the world to help you decide:
Tasha from Backpackers Wanderlust
Tasha says: “Laos is such an up and coming country in South East Asia. With delicious food which has a French influence and gorgeous architecture in cities such as the UNESCO world heritage city, Luang Prabang. Explore the amazing nature in the countryside of Vang Vieng which is covered in caves and blue lagoons. Make sure not to miss the incredible Kuang Si Falls with the bluest water you’ll ever see! “
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2. CALIFORNIA, USA
Kieren from Got My Backpack
Kieren says: “California on the US west coast has so much to offer that it’s my pick for 2018. Pictured here is Yosemite National Park with amazing hikes for all abilities and some spectacular waterfalls including the 5th highest in the world.
From here you can also visit San Francisco and then take the scenic drive down the Pacific Coast Highway. Be sure to stop off at Pfeiffer Beach and Santa Monica for stunning ocean views.”
Where to find Kieren:
Jenny from She Gets Around
Jenny says: “More people are discovering Slovenia’s secrets so get there quick before everyone else! They have some of the world’s most delicious wine (they just don’t export much so not many people have tried it), sensational views (make sure you visit Lake Bohinj as well as Lake Bled) and some incredible places to eat, most of which are selling ethically sourced, seasonal and local products.
I can assure you Slovenia will not let you down for a weekend break or longer trip, there is so much to see.”
Where to find Jenny:
Lucy from Wanderluce
Lucy says: “Jordan is so underrated! People always ask me: “But is it safe?” And the answer is yes…..safer than Paris!! Jordan has everything, from the incredible architectural ruins of Petra and Jerash to the mythical Wadi Rum desert right through to the luxurious paradise of the Dead Sea (which is disappearing….) and the food is DIVINE! Go now, you won’t regret it.”
Where to find Lucy
Monica from The Travel Hack
Monica says: “I think Wales is the place to travel in 2018. This gorgeous little country has a little bit of everything from golden beaches, rugged mountains, epic scenery, a great foodie scene, endless adventure activities, pretty little towns and villages and Wales even has over 100 castles!
It’s beautiful and because it’s so small you can explore a lot in a small space of time. The photo above was taken on Anglesey.”
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6. GALLE, SRI LANKA
Natasha from Seen in the City
Natasha says: “I would recommend Galle in Sri Lanka! Sri Lanka is a small island situated just off the coast of India, it is mesmerising and beautiful, offering a pared back version of the mania in some of the main Indian cities.
The beaches are beautiful and the views utterly stunning. It still feels like a relatively undiscovred location so I’d head there before it turns too touristy!”
Where to find Natasha:
Muhammad from The Tourist
Muhammad says: “I recommend everyone to visit Pakistan in 2018. Pakistan is full of amazing tourist destinations and beautiful people.
Here is a picture of Attabad Lake in Gilgit & Baltistan Region of Pakistan. This lake was made after an earthquake hits the region in 2011.”
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8. OSLO, NORWAY
Abi from Inside The Travel Lab
Abi says: “Oslo is hitting its stride this year as a host of harbourside building projects and art work transform this beautiful fjord-surrounded city into a hub of energetic architecture and culture.
Get inspired by the Nobel Peace Prize museum, get thinking at the sight of The Scream and get naked at the water’s edge with the locals as it’s time for a (very) refreshing swim.”
Where to find Abi:
Matt from Journey Seals Blog
Matt says: “One of my favourite places I’ve ever visited. The landscapes, the cities and the history are all incredible and interesting in their own ways.
But what really makes Colombia a great place to visit are the people. They are super friendly and welcoming, and it will make your time there that much more enjoyable.”
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10. THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, USA
Kayla from Buy The Plane Ticket
Kayla says: “The views start before you even enter the park and honestly never end. The entire time I was hiking, it was a beautiful sight.”
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11. AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
John from Gday Mate John
John says: “This year i can’t wait to return to Auckland, New Zealand! After planning a quick week or two there last year i ended up staying and exploring for eight months – and left still wanting more!
It’s got a cool vibe and great backpacking scene with plenty of awesome things to check out – 100% recommended!”
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12. SIARGAO, PHILIPPINES
Sonya from Seeker Travels
Sonya says: “If you are looking for a destination that will take all your stress away, let it be Siargao.
With its beautiful beaches, hospitable people, out of this world sights, and calm aura, Siargao takes your breath away and leaves you with a more refreshed and relaxed state ?”
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13. FRASER ISLAND, AUSTRALIA
Jamie from Abroad 365
Jamie says: “Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. Home to mysterious shipwrecks, the only pure dingoes left in Australia, fresh water lakes and forests atop sand dunes and starry skies, this island can be reached by a quick ferry ride. Bring a 4×4 or hike and camp around the island on your own. Australia’s most exciting island has to be Fraser!”
14. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Margherita from Outside Living Travel
Margherita says: “Rio de Janeiro is a kind of city that slaps you in the face and wakes you up from a quiet – almost boring – life. Because when you go down the street and jump into the deep of its life, unless you’ve been living in an even louder city and you’re used to it, well… Rio it’s a chaos of colours, people, voices, sounds, smells, multiple situations.
You can find yourself drunk while walking around and trying not to miss a detail of what’s going on. The humanity is intense. People are people. Human beings. On top of their quality of being authentic.”
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15. SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, CHILE
Pab from Destinos Traveler
Pab says: “Chile nowadays is a desired destination for many travellers. The driest desert in the world will enchant nature lovers, photography enthusiasts and also the niche who like to observe the stars.
Around the main city there are several places to visit, like turquoise lagoons on the Andes mountain range, geyser fields, unique wild life, salt flats, hiking sites, night stars gazing tours, among other incredible and unique tours”
Where to find Pab
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