As the new year has finally rolled in, it is time to take control of your New Year’s resolutions and finally make them happen. New year, new you, right? 2017 is the perfect time to go to those places you’ve always wanted to see. Traveling allow you to discover the world and open your mind up to possibilities and perspectives that you’ve never seen before. It also allows you to enhance your creativity and self-esteem as you discover yourself as well as others. Here are the top 5 places to visit this year.
Canada was voted as the number one country to visit in 2017 by the Lonely Planet. There’s no question about it as Canada is covered in beautiful nature such as mountains, glaciers, forests, and lakes. Canada also offers a culture experience of a lifetime, all in one country! For example, Vancouver, B.C. is known for its historic English history and architecture, while Quebec is known for its French culture. Canada is also an affordable country to visit and is full of activities and fun or the whole family. Better yet, you don’t have to go overseas to experience European culture and a vacation of a lifetime.
Visiting Finland this year is a must as the country celebrates its 100th year of independence with the theme of coming “together.” Finland is also known for its great outdoors and scenic views. Luckily, this year, the 40th national park will be opened for you to appreciate everything Mother Nature has to offer. Forget scrolling through the 360 degree pano’s of the Northern Lights on Facebook, because Finland offers one of the best views of the Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights. You can relax and rejuvenate, while detoxing your lungs, as Finland has also been known for having the third cleanest air quality in the world!
South korea is a must see this year. Not only is the country known for its authentic, home-style korean bbq, Korea is also known for its culture. The people you meet in Korea will leave you with a lifetime of memories and life stores you’ll never forget. Koreans live their daily lives with the attitude that working hard will pay off in the end. They respect each other and teach others to respect their culture. It is known as one of the most culturally respected countries. Don’t forget to check out the nightlife as Koreans know how to party. South Korea is also one of the most affordable vacations to go on, where nightly stays can cost less than $20 at a hostel.
Otherwise known as the Holy Land, Israel is filled with extreme culture diversity. If you’re looking to experience delicious food, ancient cities and ruins, climbing the most holy of the soil, such as the masada. Israel is also home to the lowest point on earth, where you can relax in a natural day spa, the Dead Sea. Don’t forget about one of the most well-known cities for nightlife, Tel Aviv, which lies right on the border of the Mediterranean Sea. Israel is also known for having the world’s safest Airline, El Al, so don’t let the media buzz fool you, Israel is an epic place for a lifetime full of experience.