Upcoming holiday destinations worth exploring in 2018

Holiday destinations 2018

If you’re anything like me, you’ll agree that this cold snap in the UK came around pretty fast. I’m A July Dreamer after all, and I long for some sunshine and adventure. Planning my travel itinerary for the coming year is one of my favourite things to do once December hits. And as we close the book on 2017, I’ve been giving some serious thought to getting off the beaten path in the New Year.

A quick look at many of the recommended 2018 holiday destinations brings up the same old favourites, like Majorca, Tenerife and Corfu. Each boast white sand beaches and year-round warmth, but I’m more interested in trying something new next year. If you feel the same, you’ll be just as intrigued as I am by some of the upcoming holiday destinations for 2018.

Dynamic Dubai

I’m all for city breaks, especially in locations as surprising as Mainz. Even so, it’s easy to think you know everything about somewhere like Dubai without even going there. As such, you may be surprised to hear that Dubai’s tourism industry is on the up, with a whole host of unique events being held there over the coming year. It’s not all beaches, boutique shopping and bumping into A-list celebrities either. Jazz festivals, food festivals and even the Fiesta de los Muertos – a Mexican style Day Of The Dead celebration – mean there’s a little something for everyone.

The corners of the Far East

Cruises have a reputation for hosting lazy laps of the Mediterranean. When in actual fact they’re largely leading the way when it comes to opening our eyes to far-out destinations. The Far East is growing in popularity among cruisers of all ages, so much so that Marella Cruises’. Marella Discovery is poised to start sailing in the region permanently. I can’t pretend I’m not excited about the idea of exploring Malaysia or Thailand in luxury. As such destinations are transforming into key holiday spots for more than just the gap year crowd.

Holiday destinations 2018

Tradition in Tokyo

Tokyo may conjure up images of bustling streets and crowded spaces, yet the city boasts an atmosphere that’s surprisingly serene. Tokyo also has an often overlooked cultural side, tucked away from the bustle of the main tourist areas. Highlights include The Imperial Palace and a number of temples. The likes of which are must-visits for anyone hope to find out more on the city’s vibrant history.

Charming Chile

Chile is small but packed with character, and it’s coming up on the radar of a lot of holidaymakers in 2018. Andean trails that go through forgotten rainforests and past stunning ruins make for a massively inspiring stay, while for city trips rather than rugged terrain, Santiago still has lots to offer – including the renowned Lollapalooza music festival.

So many places, so little time. I’m sure I’m only scratching the surface too… do you think I’ve missed anywhere awesome for 2018’s big break?

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17 Comments

  1. Shahneela K
    December 22, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    I absolutely adore all your pics! Never been to these places, but definitely would love to.

  2. Regina Malloy
    December 22, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    never went any of these places i would lovw to see all

  3. Viki Marden
    December 22, 2017 / 8:00 am

    These sounds like amazing places to go, I would love to visit Tokyo x

  4. Kate Williams
    December 20, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    I went to Chile a few years back and loved it – I’d really recommend it x

  5. Super Busy Mum
    December 20, 2017 / 8:13 am

    Some amazing places mentioned there and some to certainly add to the travel bucket list!

  6. December 18, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Ohb yes, I could definitely fancy going on a long haul holiday but alas I don’t think it will happen because of the kids! Mich x

  7. December 18, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    I love Dubai and would love to visit again. And Tokyo has been on my list for a while. Some great destinations here!

  8. Linda Hobbis
    December 18, 2017 / 8:24 am

    I’ve always fancied going to Dubai. I know the hotels are gorgeous but I’m not sure there’s actually a lot to do when you get there apart from shop.

    • December 18, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      To be honest I spent more time at the beach/bar and didn’t really do much

  9. Hannah Latoya Bond
    December 17, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Id love to visit the far east. Been wanting to go there for a while

    • December 18, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      You would love it for sure, I know I have for some of countries

  10. December 17, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    I would LOVE to go to Tokyo , at the top of my list of places to visit soon! x

    • December 18, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Yours and mine

  11. Ickle Pickle
    December 17, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    All such great places. I would love to go Dubai. Kaz

    • December 18, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Its an incredible place, I went for my birthday this year but didn’t explore more than my hotel and the beach!

  12. December 16, 2017 / 11:19 am

    I have actually been to Chile last year and I can’t recommended it enough. It’s an amazing country with such dramatic scenery, from the Northern desert to the Southern Patagonia, over 5000 miles are mountains, volcanoes, beaches and changing climate.

    • December 18, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Oh wow, I am so jealous and thanks for sharing your experience

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