This guide was originally published by Weekendhaven.com.
This year, let’s resolve to make the most out of our travel dreams and cross countries off our travel bucket list. From gastronomic celebrations and beach getaways to indulging in local culture and venturing out with extreme adventures, we’ve got you covered. Here’s your guide to fresh destinations for 2018 that will reignite your inner wanderlust.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The playground of the rich and famous, Dubai is a melting pot of cultures that thousands of expatriates and tourists each year. Over the years, Dubai has strived to innovate and develop architectural wonders that make it a city full of adventure. Indulge in a luxury stay in Dubai at a downtown hotel that offers easy access to metro stations that link you to major sights and attractions.
View the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, and taste local delicacies at the Dubai Desert Safari and Bedouin Camp. Feeling courageous? Fly to your greatest adventure at Skydive Dubai and see the world under your feet.
Experience the old and new Japan as you stay at one of the beautiful hotels in Osaka. After exploring Japan’s well-preserved historic castles, delight in a flavorful experience in the country that boasts the most Michelin-starred restaurants. In Osaka, you can try out the most epic ramen, the tastiest sushi, or mouth-watering Wagyu beef.
El Paso, Texas, USA
Texas boasts a diverse landscape, and outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of action-filled adventure, beaches, and nature. Take a ride along a scenic trail for a breathtaking view of El Paso, Juárez, and surrounding mountains. Remember to book early to get your best rates on El Paso hotels. Start off your trail at the Franklin Mountains State Park, the largest urban wilderness park in the U.S., and delight in the sunset views from the Wyler Aerial Tramway, which offers a 360-degree view of the canyon.
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Sleepy town no more, this part of Florida is becoming a popular yet affordable family-friendly destination. Jacksonville is known for its charming neighborhoods and sandy beaches. This city offers a unique atmosphere with a long stretch of uncrowded beaches, food truck fare, craft beer, and a thriving art scene that draws more and more visitors each year. You’ll also find plenty of Jacksonville hotels that offer great value.
Seoul, South Korea
South Korea is taking over the world, and we’re loving it. From Korean dramas to K-pop music to Korean cuisine, the Korean scene has stolen our heart.
Check out our five-day Seoul itinerary for a massive list of what to see, eat, and experience when in Seoul. Wear the hanbok or Korean traditional clothing for free entry to the royal palaces.
Beyond this list of fresh destinations for 2018 you’ll find more places to see and discover. You just have to take the first step. Let us know in the comments which ones are you up to explore this year.