Make this year count with new experiences across the world and brand new ambitions. To feed your wanderlust, here’s a quick look at the hottest destinations of 2018 that you’d love to add to your travel bucket list. 3, 2, 1…scroll!
A mecca for wildlife enthusiasts and a delight for photography lovers, Tanzania makes it to the top of our 2018 bucket list. Begin your trip at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area—the best for the Big 5 game drives. If you’re lucky (and visiting around peak season), you’ll get a chance to witness the annual wildebeest migration. When you’re done exploring the wilderness, head over to Zanzibar and spend some peaceful moments in a luxury seaside suite. Tanzania truly has the best of both worlds to offer!
Best Time to Visit: April is when the wildebeest migration towards Maasai Mara begins.
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Chile is blessed with natural wonders, and has gained a lot of popularity lately. The Torres del Paine National Park is a must-visit for its natural granite towers, icebergs and rare wildlife, and so are the Chiloé Island and Beagle Channel for their adorable penguins. The Atacama Desert, San Cristóbal Hill and General Carrera Lake are also worth putting on your itinerary. With non-stop flights being introduced from both London and Melbourne, Chile is not as far as it seems anymore.
Best Time to Visit: November to March
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One can never have enough of the untouched and oh-so-beautiful landscapes of New Zealand. The South Island’s idyllic fiord, Milford Sound, is a favourite among travellers for its waterfalls, dolphins and fur seals. Waitomo is a must-visit for its limestone formations and thousands of glow-worms that light up its caves. If you’re an adventure buff, indulge in an array of adventure sports at the Fox Glacier, Mount Cook National Park and Auckland’s Sky Tower, or get set to drive down the stunning coastal roads.
Best Time to Visit: January to May
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Think beaches, think the Caribbean! The Bahamas in the Caribbean Islands comprise of over 700 islands, with Grand Bahama and Paradise Island being the most popular ones. While here, walk down the gorgeous coastlines, build sand castles or revel in exotic seafood delicacies. Adventure buffs should head to Andros Barrier Reef and the Thunderball Grotto for the best experience of scuba diving and snorkelling. Those seeking offbeat experiences must hit the Swimming Pigs Beach located on Big Major Cay, one of the islands in Exuma.
Best Time to Visit: November to April
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With so much to see and do in the United States of America, even a hundred trips are not enough. We recommend Arizona! Club a getaway to Arizona with your West Coast road trip and be prepared to be greeted by a variety of experiences. Naturally shaped by the Colorado River many years ago, The Grand Canyon is Arizona’s star attraction and a popular hiking spot. You can also pre-book a helicopter ride over the stunning landscape for memories of a lifetime.
Best Time to Visit: All year round. The summer months are recommended for the Grand Canyon.
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From Kyoto’s stunning World Heritage Sites to Hokkaido’s natural hot springs, from Tokyo’s skyscrapers and Disneyland to an epic excursion to Mount Fuji, Japan is brimming with experiences for all kinds of travellers. While here, stay in a traditional Japanese inn, or ryokan, boasting of tatami floors, futon beds and the best of Japanese cuisine and culture. For your commute, the high-speed bullet trains are at your service, running at 200 kilometres per hour!
Best Time to Visit: July to September
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The islands of Fiji in the South Pacific are as exotic as they come. The untouched, uncrowded beaches are perfect for honeymooners and those looking for some quiet time in an exotic location. The crystal clear waters give even non-swimmers a chance to explore the exquisite marine life like never before. What’s more, you can please your palate with seafood delicacies that are hard to find anywhere else in the world.
Best Time to Visit: May to September
An emerging destination in Europe for offbeat travellers, Georgia’s many wonders are sure to impress you. Trekking in Tusheti National Park, experiencing the old world charm entwined with modernity in Tbilisi, exploring the nature trails and historic towns of Mestia, or skiing down the slopes of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Gudauri—what will be your pick? Don’t forget to carry your camera to this picture-perfect country!
Best Time to Visit: April to June, August to October
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It’s never too early to plan your holidays for 2018. Where are you heading?