The New Year is almost upon us and it is time to start thinking about what we are going to do with our lives in the coming year. Most people will be considering what New Year's resolutions that they will attempt to undertake, but others will be planning what parts of the world they want to set foot on in 2018.
The world has become a much smaller place with cities and countries becoming far more accessible than in they have been in the past, and it is time to start taking advantage of that fact. Here are 8 places that you need to visit in 2018 that are so amazing that you will never want to leave.
1. Valletta, Malta
This trio of islands in the Mediterranean have found themselves thrust into the limelight, they have been named the 2018 European Capital of Culture, and already are a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city of Valletta dates back to the mid 1500s and is the beautiful, charming picture of perfection of what an island nation is supposed to be.
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3. Solta, Croatia
Croatia is one of the more beautiful countries in Eastern Europe. The city of Solta is one of the more unknown gems located in the country that includes 1200 islands. It is a center of culture which includes wine making, olive groves, open air restaurants and amazing beach clubs. The island city is the second largest city in the country.
4. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
This small island province on the east coast of Canada is one of the oldest inhabited areas of the country. It is famous for its red dirt, delicious sea food, and amazing golfing. It is a sleepy place that offers privacy, and everything from rolling hills to sandy beaches. This is true Canadian hospitality at its finest.
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5. New Orleans, Louisiana
If you aren't looking to travel too far from home for your vacation, New Orleans is the place for you. The city where the party never stops actually turns 300 years old this year, and they are looking to celebrate in true New Orleans fashion. Culture, food, music, even a little voodoo, what ever floats your boat can be found while visiting this beautiful city.
6. Los Cabos, Mexico
Los Cabos has become one of the most popular vacation spots in Mexico over the past five years. It has beautiful beaches, a great night life, and the quality of food is second to none with its enthusiastic farm-to-table standards.
7. Salina Island, Italy
Salina Island is beyond beautiful, and when it comes to the islands that make up the Aeolian archipelago, this one hasn't become overrun with tourists and celebrities trying to find the next new hot spot to show off their wealth. Enjoy the wonderful wine, and delicious food in comfort and privacy.
8. Bangkok, Thailand
It was the world's most visited city in 2016, and it is clear why so many tourists flock to this Asian capital every year. It is the perfect combination of massive modern city mixed with classical cultural aspects. Regardless of what you are looking for in a vacation, Bangkok has it, including one of the best food scenes in the world. You won't be disappointed.
If you could visit any one place in the world, where would it be? Let us know in the comments.