18 New Travel Destinations For 2018 – Part 2
Welcome back to our top travel destinations for the upcoming year series, we are happy to meet you again! Today we continue helping you make one of your New Year’s resolutions of travelling more come true by inspiring you with nine more wonderful places around the globe that worth visiting in general, but especially in 2018. What are the hottest spots under the sun and why to pack your bags and book a flight a ticket? Make sure to keep reading and you will learn more about the best new launches, important events, and noticeable cultural and historical anniversaries happening in all corners of the world.
Sierra Leone is one of those countries that spend years and years struggling with bad luck, however, it is just starting to bloom again and since then the country started seeing more and more visitors. Now fully recovered from civil war and Ebola epidemic, Sierra Leone is definitely a hot spot for all types of tourists, but especially for the more adventurous ones. So make sure to grab your backpack and head to the country to join the very inspirational Sierra Leone Marathon, which one the price for the best international event in 2017. Sierra Leone’s marathon is often called “the world’s craziest marathon”, but the fact that it is very attractive to watch and take part in is not the most important one because the annual event supports thousands of children in need through UK charity. However, if a marathon is not your thing, make sure to wander around the country to explore the country’s charms. Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the highlights in the country, being a home of many species of money, rare hippos, rescued chimps and much more. Bunce Island is offering a kind of different experience and some food for the thought through exploring the country’s tragic slave trade history.
A certain crazy is wandering in the air when it comes to South Korea. We do not know exactly why, but in recent years everyone is going crazy about the South Korean culture, history, cuisine and most modern pop culture through music and TV dramas. Actually, we do understand why all the hype is, because South Korea is sturdily turning into a powerhouse of quirky, yet extremely unique and interesting traditions and customs. However, all the historical and cultural charms of South Korea are not the only reason to visit the Asian country in 2018, since all the sporting world is turning their eyes and hopes toward the 2018 Winter Olympics in February.
Jordan is a hot topic for travellers for many years already, attracting them with its mesmerising beauty and charm, atmospheric cities, breath-taking nature, quirky culture and so much more. Globally, this destination is fairly popular one and it definitely deserves even more and more attention, so make sure to plan your chances for visiting the country in the upcoming year. Jordan managed to establish itself as the hot spot of adventurous backpackers for many years, but in recent time mainly because of the launch of the Jordan Trail that is a 650 trekking route with awe-inspiring and breath-taking views all around, from the very north of the country down to the coast of the Red Sea. Petra and Wadi Rum are definitely some of the most popular highlights of the country, but Jordan is offering so much more than that for the eyes, mind, heart and soul.
Despite the fact that Georgia is known for its magnificent beauty of the Caucasus mountains and some of the best wines in the world, the capital of the country Tbilisi is somehow not attracting the attention it deserves and we cannot make up my minds why. With thousands of stories and adventurous hiding around the capital’s old town, plenty of cultural attractions and finger-licking good cuisine, Tbilisi is definitely deserving a place on your bucket list for 2018. Certainly, there has been never a better time to visit the city, because Tbilisi is blooming at its best in recent years, while the entrepreneurial, young spirit can be sensed all around the city. Dozens of boutique hotels, atmospheric restaurants and bars and newly opened art places and galleries are making up the new, fresh and exciting image of Georgia’s capital. Why choose 2018 for your Tbilisi visit in particular? The upcoming year is celebrated for marking one whole century from Georgia’s independence announcement.
2018 is definitely a very special year for South Africa and everyone visiting the country in the upcoming year because it marks one century anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. So you can expect a lot of events around the world in the upcoming year, but nothing can beat the celebrations in Mandela’s beloved South Africa. Even without this special event in mind, there is plenty more to do, experience and enjoy in the country. From adventurously exploring the awe-inspiring landscapes around the country and enjoying the best wines produced in this luscious land and under the all-year warm sun, through the vibrancy of the blossoming progressive cities dotted around the country, to the rural and enigmatic Robben Island, South Africa is full of jaw-dropping attractions, so don’t miss them!
Sicilian people are often highlighting the contrast between Sicily and the rest of Italy, but there is one thing for sure, Sicily and the rest of the country are definitely equally beautiful and mesmerising. No matter how we try to describe Sicily to you and what beautiful words we use, nothing will be enough, so it is much better if you visit and experience in itself. Palermo is definitely the most special highlight of Sicily and you can easily notice that with a quick check on Instagram. Forget about the mafia past and dive into the unbeatable beauty, atmosphere and spirit of Palermo. 2018 is definitely Palermo’s year and two of the highlights of the upcoming year is the fact that the city will be the Italian Cultural Capital and also a host of Manifesta – Europe’s prestigious festival of contemporary art. Palermo is blossoming more and more thanks to the many restorations and reviving projects running around the city, so make sure to visit it in 2018!
Togian Islands, Indonesia
Indonesia is the home of 17 000 islands and could be very overwhelming and stressful to pick just one for your next best holiday, but let us narrow down your choice and make your life easier by offering Togian Islands. Togians Islands in Indonesia are just 56 tiny jungle pieces of the heaven off the coast of Sulawesi and they don’t take your breath with natural beauty, nothing under this sun will! So, if you are looking for the truest to the original representation of the tropical paradise, head to the Togian Islands and you don’t need to search anymore! With no internet and pretty questionable telephone coverage and patchy electricity here and there, the islands are truly a place for those of you, who want to escape the chaos of the hectic big cities. Impressive cultural attractions await too, so what are you waiting for?
Tunisia is certainly a home to wonderful and enigmatic historical sites, natural beauty spots and warm and friendly locals, so the country deserves its top place of a most wanted African destination in 2018. Since the Sousse’s attack in 2015, Tunisian government is strengthening the protection of tourist centres, so visiting the country is safe enough. Supporting this is the fact that The Foreign Office eased its advice against British tourists travelling to Tunisia.
Living in the shadow of its more popular neighbours, Belize is one of the less visited countries in the world and it is about time to change that 2018. You can help, so make sure to book your tickets! However, you are probably wondering why to volunteer and make Belize famous and visited! Well, here is why! Despite its really tiny population, Belize definitely have a titanic appeal, colossal beauty and enormous charm and atmosphere! The absence of mass tourism is one more reason to make you visit Belize, because you will be one of the not many people enjoying the ancient Mayan temples, thriving and vibrant rainforests and other natural beauty hot spots, heavenly beaches with fine sand and turquoise waters, one of the few preserved coral reefs in the world and much more! In addition, English is the official language in the country, which makes wandering around Belize much easier.