While we’re already halfway through 2018, there is still plenty of time left to take off on a much-needed vacation. There is so much of the world to see, and with all the deals available online, you really don’t have an excuse not to explore.
If you’re itching for adventure, it’s time to start planning your next trip. Road trips across the USA may be nice for your budget, it’s likely that you won’t be seeing anything new if you choose to go that route. Vacations to faraway destinations allow you to get out of your comfort zone and experience different cultures – something you’ll never forget. Airlines are increasingly offering better prices for flights, both national and international, allowing you to explore every corner of the world.
We’ve rounded up the top 5 travel destinations of the year. There’s something for everyone in these top travel destinations!
- La Paz, Bolivia
Spots in South America have long served as popular tourist destinations, but La Paz has just recently started cropping up on travellers’ radars. Really gaining in popularity in 2018, travellers have flocked to La Paz to see its incredible sights. A metropolis that lies partially in the rainforest, take a tram ride and see the entire city from an exceptional aerial view. La Paz is also recognized for its remarkable cuisine, and offers interesting attractions, such as a hotel constructed entirely out of salt. There’s something for every adventurer in this Bolivian city.
2. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cambodia climbed the ranks as one of the top travel destinations in previous years, and is increasing in popularity with each passing year. Visit this country, and you will experience a whole new world while remaining loyal to your budget. Cambodia is known for being an affordable travel destination with an abundance of incredible sights and experiences.
Expect to travel comfortably, particularly if you stay overnight in the country’s capital of Phnom Penh. This city is home to plenty of new hotels with cheap rates by North American standards, and has beaches that are just as nice yet much quieter than those of nearby Thailand or Vietnam. By day, take it easy by the ocean and by night, discover the bumping nightlife that Phnom Penh has to offer.
3. Honolulu, Hawaii
While this is technically part of the USA, Hawaii looks nothing like any other part of America. It is one of the most popular tropical travel destinations, and now thanks to budget airlines, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg in order to afford a flight from midland USA.
Honolulu is the busiest city in Hawaii, featuring plenty of amazing nightlife options and some of the state’s best fine dining locations. Keen to discover something other than the urban landscape? There are plenty of ferries that transport you between islands, and it won’t cost you too much to do so either. Experience the gorgeous mountainous slopes of the islands, and if you’re feeling very adventurous, why not try surfing or exploring a volcano?
4. Valletta, Malta
At this point, we can all visualize the scenic landscapes and beautiful seas of Greece, even if we haven’t been. The truth is, Greece has been so consumed by tourist culture that it has started to become a little overdone. That’s why a neighboring Grecian island, Malta, is capturing the attention of Mediterranean travellers instead.
Valletta, the capital of Malta, was deemed Europe’s Capital of Culture for 2018, and UNESCO also promoted it as the best travel spot to visit this year. It’s a city known for its celebrations – from festivals to street parties – and there is something going on no matter what time of year you visit. Festivals aside, there are also astounding historical and archaeological sites to visit, not to mention its scuba diving sites that are a true marine wonder.
5. New Orleans, Louisiana
The great thing about the USA is that there are so many different corners of the country that offer plenty of different cultural experiences. New Orleans is a gorgeous old city most well-known for its Mardi Gras celebration – and if you make sure to visit before the end of 2018, you’ll be able to partake in the 300th anniversary Mardi Gras celebrations!
New Orleans is a city that is rich in history, particularly in regards to the French Quarter. After Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005, New Orleans was never expected to entirely recover. However, this unique city has persevered in the face of disaster, and is as strong and lively as ever.
Book Your Next Adventure Now
Ready for your next adventure? Whether you’re looking for a relaxing escape or an exciting adventure, the above destinations offer it all!
Don’t wait, there are amazing deals waiting for you for your next dream holiday! These destinations are becoming more popular every day, so be sure to book your flights and accommodation ahead of time so that you’re not scrambling to find last-minute deals (which are usually more expensive, anyway).