While 2017 brought trips and destinations that pushed us out of our comfort zones, this year will be all about adventures and making the most of life. People aren’t going to settle for just another holiday, they’re looking to go on the holiday of a lifetime.
This South American destination truly has something for everyone. From the impressive Andes Mountains and the heads of Easter Island to the alien landscape of Patagonia and the flocks of Southern Rockhopper penguins, Chile can easily be considered on of the most diverse places on earth. Our South American expert Paul says “Chile is a country like no other. You can sip homemade wine fresh from the vineyards one day and then jump on a board and fly down the side of a volcano another. It’s a one-of-a-kind destination for sure.“
Home to the Space Needle and the iconic Starbucks coffee, Seattle is an overlooked West Coast gem. Getting it’s share of rain throughout the year, Seattle is lush and home to a diverse wildlife. You can go whale watching for Orcas or try to spot the United States’ National Bird, the prestigious Bald Eagle. When you’re not enjoying nature, explore the urban jungle and venture downtown Seattle. Home to the famous Pike’s Place Market, you can catch some flying fish, enjoy oysters fresh from the sea, or stroll the shopping district to get some of the latest designer fashions.
Step out of the hustle and bustle of China and journey around the rural, rugged countryside instead. Where the world of Avatar got its inspiration, Hunan China is a place straight out of your imagination. In 2017, the world’s highest and longest glass bridge was opened in Hunan. Located in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the bridge stretches between 2 mountain cliffs in the national park.
Imagine a place untouched from the outside world, where trees are so big you can drive a car through them and where you can hike up waterfalls. Throw in the few hikers and families exploring and you get Yosemite. Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite is one of America’s oldest National Parks, first protected in 1864. Within it’s 1,200 square miles, you can find nature’s finest for the whole family to enjoy.
While a summer hotspot favourite in Ireland, Portugal is more than just its gorgeous beaches. Take a trip out to the volcanic islands of Madeira, sip wine in the Douro region, or take in a round of golf in Vilamoura. With mild winters, you can visit Portugal year-round. From the hilly capital city of Lisbon to the sunny Algarve coast, Portugal is the perfect European escape for 2018.
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