One of best things that can help us to take a breather from our daily routine is a good escape to a foreign land, and now is still relatively early for us to utilize our annual leaves for the the vacation of the year which motivates us to work harder towards it. If anything, putting a bucket list of trips for 2018 will give you a pleasant distraction from the harshness of reality. We’ve put together a few suggestions to help you with the brainstorming session:
1. Šolta, Croatia
Šolta is an island situated in Dalmatia region, just south of the city if Split and west of the island of Brač. It is a small island, with a population of only 1700 inhabitants. The island is a perfect destination for all those in search of crystal clear sea, secluded beaches, and delicious fresh food offering ideal conditions for a relaxing and quiet holiday.
2. Greenville, South Carolina
For foodies, there are plenty of places to check out that have recently opened or will in 2018: Husk (a restaurant with locations in Charleston and Nashville), food market hall Commons, Italian restaurant Jianna, and speakeasy lounge Vault & Vator.
Grenada, known as Spice Island, remains one of the Caribbean’s under-the-radar gems, even though it’s got what every traveler wants: uncrowded beaches, preserved rain forests, and a lively local culture and cuisine.
4. Walla Walla Valley, Washington
With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, the southeastern corner of Washington state is home to three flourishing viticultural regions: the Columbia, Walla Walla, and Yakima Valleys. But in recent years Walla Walla has come into its own as the next must-visit destination for oenophiles, golfers, and cyclists. With more than 140 wineries producing European-style Syrahs, Cabernets, and Merlots, there’s no shortage of tasting rooms in the valley, which hosts four weekend-long wine events each year.
5. Albuquerque, New Mexico
While it’s known for its annual hot air balloon festival, the Sawmill District in the city is seeing a revival as a creative center and recently Hotel Chaco just opened in the district and is inspired by the state’s indigenous culture.
6. Pyeongchang, South Korea
This city will take center stage as the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics. In preparation for the Games, it’s easier than ever to get to there with a high-speed train that will transport passengers from Incheon International Airport to the resort town in 70 minutes.
8. Bangkok, Thailand
The capital was the world’s most visited city in 2016 with over 21 million international visitors—and it’s popularity isn’t dropping at all. New hotels have popped up, plus design centers, bars, shops, and restaurants, so there is plenty to do and see.
8. Salina Island, Italy
Of all the islands that make up Italy’s Aeolian archipelago, Salina is arguably the most alluring: it is not yet a celebrity haven like it’s neighbour Stromboli, where Giorgio Armani, Domenico Dolce, and Stefano Gabbana have homes. The isle has stayed blissfully unspoiled for this long eludes those who know of its imposing natural beauty-steep mountains blanketed in blossoming trees and wildflowers, small villages speckled with olive and lemon groves, fig trees, and miles of terraced Malvasia vineyards.
9. New Orleans, Louisiana
The city turns 300 in 2018, so you know the city will go all out. There are so many new districts seeing a revival, including the Central Business District, which has four new hotels, and the three-mile riverfront, which will see the reopening of a Spanish Plaza in the spring.
10. Mornington Peninsula, Australia
It’s easy to see why this outcrop of land just an hour’s drive from Melbourne has long been a weekend retreat for the city’s well-heeled residents. Rolling vineyards in its interior give way to seaside villages and sandy shoreline. Travelers can swim with wild dolphins, visit wineries on horseback, or soar above the landscape in a gondola.