With a new year comes new opportunities for travel! With 2018 just starting, I’m already thinking about where I’d like to go this year and I’ve rounded up some my favorite spots to add to your travel list this year.
Read below for my top 10 places to travel to in 2018!
1 – Portugal
Portugal is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries I’ve ever visited! From the stunning Mediterranean beaches of the Algarve to the storybook castles of Lisbon all the way up to the urban city of Porto, Portugal is sure to enchant you.
2 – Tulum
This trendy, beachside bohemian town is a spot that I keep coming back to! Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, Tulum has plenty of options. Explore the many blue cenotes, search for alligators in Sian Ka’an, turn back time at the Tulum ruins or just post up on the beautiful beach with a cocktail and book. And, if nothing else, the tacos will keep you coming back!
Read More: The Ultimate Guide to Tulum
3 – Charleston, SC
From the colorful mansions along the Battery and the historic plantations to the many shops, restaurants and nightlife, Charleston is chock full of charm and beauty. Plan a weekend trip and spend a day exploring the historic streets of downtown and another exploring the beaches and plantations beyond downtown.
Read More: The Ultimate Guide to Charleston
4 – Crete
Crete, the largest of the many Greek islands, is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. And you can’t visit Crete without visiting Elafonissi, aka the Pink Sand beach… yes, there is literally PINK sand. If you are planning a trip to Greece, consider adding Crete to your itinerary — you won’t regret it!
Read More: Visiting Elafonissi Beach in Crete
5 – Prague
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and the 14th largest city in Europe, is known for its gothic medieval beauty and charm. Known as “the City of a Hundred Spires,” the cobblestone streets are filled with ancient churches as well as art galleries, cafes and pubs serving some of the best beer in Europe.
Read More: The Ultimate Guide to Prague in a Weekend
6 – Canggu
Canggu is an up-and-coming town in Bali known for it’s boho vibe, surf spots, and cafe culture. The lush rice paddies and close to five miles of coastline make it the ultimate tropical paradise getaway. Located near trendy Seminyak and not far from Tanah Lot, Canggu is perfectly located for exploring more of the island.
Read More: Top 10 Things to Do in Canggu
7 – New Orleans, LA
This one is always a favorite! There are so many places I love re-visiting and always new spots popping up. The city is filled with history, culture, food, and good times! With live music, food, festivals, and fun, this city knows always has something going on.
Read More: The Ultimate Guide to New Orleans
8 – Bologna
I have to admit I traveled to Bologna mainly for the food… and was not disappointed! The city has become known for its bolognese and tortellini en brodo – a few of my favorite things. Apart from its culinary delights, Bologna is full of history – make sure to check out the porticos (almost 40km of them!) and famous towers.
9 – Denver, CO
Voted one of the top places to live in the US, Denver won my heart with just one visit! This modern city has plenty to offer – delicious restaurants, rooftop bars, tons of brewery and the outdoors. With countless mountains within driving distance, you’ll have easy access to skiing, hiking and nature!
10 – Mallorca
Located in the Balearic islands, Mallorca is the the ultimate beach getaway. The island has a diverse coastline with turquoise waters and dramatic cliffside views. One of my favorite spots on the island is Deia, a picturesque town perched atop a cliff with views overlooking the Balearic sea. Go for a long weekend and rent a car to explore the island!