Three Trending Destinations for 2018

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As the New Year fast approaches you’ll likely be thinking about your plans, dreams and goals for the future.  Of course, the first stop is Christmas, but after a week’s worth of turkey sandwiches, mulled wine, and family favourite movies your mind will likely drift down the path of setting a gear new year resolutions.  Along with the somewhat routine resolutions of losing weight, stopping smoking, making more money, and so on, a lot of people start to think about their travel plans, and in particular their bucket list; perhaps pinning their favourites on a brand new pinterest board to mark the start of a new year.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, then here are Three Trending Destinations for 2008.

Thailand remains a firm favourite amongst families, couples, backpackers, and solo travellers alike.  There’s still much unspoilt beauty in the tantalizing Kingdom of Thailand left to discover, particularly in the region of Krabi and Koh Lanta, but the undeveloped and rustic image that was so prevalent twenty years ago has since been replaced with neon lights, massage parlours, non-stop parties, and gridlocked congestion.  

One of the best ways to see Thailand, is on an organised tour, with a company like G Adventures as it will allow you to scratch beneath the commercial surface of popular places such as Krabi, Phuket and Koh Samui whilst taking you on a journey to more remote parts of Thailand such as Pai and Udon Thani - that you might not otherwise discover.

Turkey has seen a rapid decline in tourism due to the perceived threat of terrorism and a potentially unstable political situation, however the majority of the country is an incredibly safe, calm and peaceful land of respect and culture.  Indeed, the Turkish people are some of the most sincerely hospitable people around.  

Istanbul is the clear capital of tourism and is famous for being one of the most interesting and culturally rich places for city break in the entire world.  Then, there are the mystical lands filled with natural “fairy chimneys” in the Cappadocia region - or hidden away seaside coves such as Olympos, just a couple of hours from Antalya.  

The greatest thing about Turkey, at the moment, is that due to the lull in tourism, you’ll get to experience a more authentic and traditional experience whilst reaping huge cost savings, particularly on hotels, as Turkey’s tourism infrastructure has always catered for package holidays - meaning there’s a huge supply of hotels with depleted demand; resulting in 4* Hotels costing as little as $10 per night.

Italy is an incredibly popular choice with travellers who are drawn from all over the world in search of fine wine, delicious food and beautiful scenery.  This enchanting region has marvellously mild weather, almost half of Italy’s artistic heritage, and traditional authentic people that make Tuscany feel so much more than a tourist destination.  When you enter Tuscany, you feel like you are part of the experience - you’re not an outsider looking in - you are one with this romantic and majestic land that will welcome you with open arms.

So, there we have it.  In 2018, Tantalising Thailand, Traditional Turkey, and Tasty Tuscany are all places you should consider putting on your travel bucket list.  What destinations will you be heading to in 2018?


  1. From the list, Will definitely want to visit Tuscany. From what I've read, this is really pretty. And I've been to Florence, I hope soon.

  2. Tuscany is actually on my list for 2018, along with Ireland and maybe Portugal. I always over plan and "dream" more than I actually get to go. LOL! It never hurts to dream though.

  3. I'd love to visit Thailand this year. I've never been to Asia, and I think my daughter would love it.