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Where to go in 2018


Happy New Year! The beginning of the year is the best time to plan for our next getaway. That's because planning something we look forward to always uplifts our spirit, especially during the cold, winter months when we're burrowed under heavy blankets. But the winter months also present the best time to travel when airfares are lower, the tourists and travelers are at home and are back to work/school and therefore, most destinations are free of crowds. You don't have to fight the crowds. Absolutely Elysian.

Our favorite guidebooks and travel magazines have a list of places to explore in 2018 to help our decision making. Here are some of the links to visit:

Afar Magazine 18 Places to go in 2018
https://www.afar.com/magazine/18-places-to-go-in-2018

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea*

Condé Nast Traveler 18 Best Places to Travel in 2018
https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-places-to-travel-in-2018

Fodor's Go List 2018
https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodors-go-list-2018

Lonely Planet Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2018
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel/countries

Fodor's also has a No List for 2018. 
Read the reasons why you should postpone travel to these places here:
https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodors-no-list-2018

Lastly, there are places that don't want you to visit. 
16 Places that want you to stop visiting 
https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/16-places-that-want-you-to-stop-visiting-and-one-that-really-really-wants-you

Wherever you go in 2018, go with all your heart. Happy travels!

*South Korea appears on the list of three of the magazines/books included here. 

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