Start saving and planning a great trip to begin 2017. Be it for yourself or a group of loved ones, going for a trip can be a method to release last year’s stress and begin anew with a positive one. Especially with January known for its cheap airfares, here’s our picks of places that you really need to check out!
It was a good year to be Zika free. Just far enough north to avoid the , virus that rocked much of the Caribbean became the 2016 escape portal for Americans in the Northeast—and the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club, fresh off a $100 million July reboot, welcomed a new wave of travelers with its pop art and infinity resort pool overlooking the harbor. Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s new ‘Marcus’ restaurant is one of the top restaurants in Bermuda. There’s also a nautical gastropub in the Fairmont Southampton, and the beachside cocktail-and-seafood hangout at The Reefs.
For those who aim to be in a more urban scenario, this is a perfect destination to go. In fact it was mentioned that “Greater Seoul, with its population of 25 million people, can make even the most hardened urbanite feel like a country bumpkin.” (J. Maarten Troost, Nat Geo Travel) Not to mention all the great culinary and its personal pop culture to explore, Seoul is definitely worth the travel.
A new $150 million airport in Victoria Falls, capable of welcoming 1.5 million people a year aboard massive passenger jets, is only one of several reasons why Zimbabwe is on our 2017 list. The country is building up its tourism infrastructure despite—and, sometimes, in spite of—years of economic downturn and authoritarian governance. The same resilience is on show in the country’s conservation efforts; there’s been a clampdown on poaching and biodiversity flourishes in Hwange National Park, the country’s largest game reserve. Discover the eight-night safari by Gecko Adventures, launching in the spring, it will take you from Victoria Falls, through Hwange and into South Africa’s Limpopo province, making it possible to see the best of the country in a single stretch.
Also known as Gawda, the total of five islands formed an archipelago with Dominica and Antigua on either of its side. Not only that its a great destination for its great views, Gawda is also rich with its own unique cultural heritage.
Be it for a taste of Winter, or that you’re just not over the season, this destination is for you. With its Arctic Circle where you can experience the great northern lights and its other winter attractions, you’ll find that some places in Finland could be the Winter Wonderland that you’ve always dreamed of.
The name alone is likely to conjure up images of spice markets, palm-fringed beaches and white-sailed dhows on a turquoise sea – and happily the reality doesn’t disappoint. Go on spice tours, taste local dishes and walk the cobbled streets of the capital’s old quarter Stone Town. And then of course there are the Zanzibar beaches: perfect for anyone who simply wants to enjoy a lazily luxurious beach vacation – Zanzibar and its outlying islands are home to some of the finest beaches in East Africa as well as a number of its best dive sites. Zanzibar has accommodation that ranges from luxury beachfront cottages to exclusive boutique hotels and elegant spa resorts.