Can you believe it’s nearly 2018? Neither can we! As the world’s largest accommodation search engine, we know a thing or two about what and where you are looking to stay. We’ve rounded up the top five countries to travel to in 2018, from exploring Colombia’s Caribbean coast, through to eating unique and wonderful foods in South Korea, here are the top destinations of 2018. Add them to your wish list and get planning:
Colombia is a country that has it all, from Caribbean beaches to stunning mountains, hip cities and luscious, green coffee fields. The country has had a remarkable turnaround over the last few decades and the world has clocked onto its potential as a top tourist destination. It’s still one of the cheapest countries in South America to travel in, so be sure to head there before prices rise. Top places to visit include the colonial city of Cartagena, the cool and upcoming city of Medellin and the city of Cali, known as the ‘home of salsa’.
2. South Korea
South Korea is becoming one of the hottest travel destinations. The country has so much to offer, from uber cool cities such as Seoul (which has the third largest economy of all Asian cities) to stunning mountains and the annual spring cherry blossom, which turns the countryside and cities pink and white as the trees bloom. Visitors are also going crazy for the country’s delicious food, from Korean style BBQ chicken to mixed rice Bibimbap and spicy rice cakes. Explore accommodation options in Seoul or South Korea in general.
From stunning green mountains to colorful towns and ancient customs, we put Georgia up there with some of the most beautiful countries in the world. It’s been relatively off the beaten track until recently, and it’s set to see a tourist boom in the next few years. Head there now while it’s still untouched! Top things to do include exploring the colorful village of Tbilisi, hiking the country’s endless green mountains and finding more about the country’s history. Fun fact: Georgia was the birthplace of Stalin. Explore accommodation options in Tbilisi or Georgia.
Cuba has been a top destination to travel to for the last few years and it’s still making it in our top five destinations to travel to in 2018. Things are changing so rapidly in Cuba, so now is the time to go. While development has started to change the country already, it’s still in a time-warp and maintains its charm. With 1950s cars, crumbling colonial houses and a fun-loving Caribbean atmosphere, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the island. Top places to visit include Havana and the breathtaking Viñales valley.
Why not head to the end of the world and explore Chile. From exploring the sand dunes of the Atacama desert in a 4×4, to climbing jaw-dropping mountains in the Torres del Paine and finding out more about the mysterious statues on Easter Island, you’re guaranteed to have a jam-packed trip. With more flight companies operating direct flights to Chile in the past years, it’s become cheaper and easier to travel to. Find accommodation options in Chile.
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