It is always nice to start a year with hopes of pleasantries and experiences worth sharing.
Frank Borman said Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit, and you are ought to explore the world while you are still young and able. With that we have made and handpicked destinations that you can use as your travel destination bucket list for the coming year of the rooster. Whether you consider traveling alone or with your loved ones, these places will surely sweep you off your feet and let you experience a ton of new things that will fill your heart with gladness, adventures, and mesmerizing sights.
Poised as one of the most secretive countries in Southeast Asia, Myanmar is a swift window of timeless the rhythm of monastery bells and chanting monks matched with still living. Bagan has become one of the favorite destinations for tourists who wants to explore and experience the peaceful sight of temples and hot air balloons glimmering through the orange and yellow contrast of dusk.
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
From its trend-setting, vibrant and hip culture to its elaborate temples, SoKor is truly the perfect land where the new meets the old-laden culture of Korea.
If you’re an Architecture junkie, South Korea also boasts off some of their major skyscrapers, and here’s good news, in 2017, South Korea will transform their aging elevated highways into a gorgeous aerial park, called the Skygarden, just one of the many must-see edifices in South Korea.
Topping the cherry, needless to say, you have to experience their authentic street food that will salivate you to goodness.
If you’ve been dreaming of seeing the Kremlin, St. Basil Cathedral and the Red Square, 2017 must be your year to visit Russia. Moscow’s extensive metro line expansions and new airport mean that getting around and getting there have never been easier. And since it is celebrating its Revolution centennial and will be hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia’s 860-year-old capital is bound to pull out all the stops.
This year, Japan’s bullet train has extended to Hokkaido, giving an easier access for tourists to visit the place than ever before. Hokkaido is known to be a home for popular ski resorts which is one the best destinations to spend the Christmas Holidays during December. Summer season is also an anticipated season for travelers who wants to experience and see the fields of blooms that lures tourists with heaps of outdoor delights, aside from whale watching, fishing, hiking and canoeing.
QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND
Billed as the world’s adventure capital, Queenstown in New Zealand sets to mesmerizing you with thrilling activities that will complete your life’s bucket list. From high-speed boat rides, water rafting, bungee jumping and skydiving, Queenstown is set to pump your adrenaline to new heights. New Zealand is known to be a very peaceful country, with lush greens and calming winds, so If you are not that adventurous, you can find a sanctuary-a relaxation haven of some sort- in NZ’s sweet surrender this 2017.
You better take the opportunity of this once in a lifetime moment in Finland as they celebrate their centenary in 2017, with spectacular events planned in each region. Expect everything, from vintage travel poster exhibits and sauna evenings to communal culinary experiences and al fresco concerts. There is even a brand-new national park, which is a totally scenic 11,000-hectare land, crisscrossed with rivers and studded with pine forests. To top it all off, Finland is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights – a grand natural phenomenon that’s nearly on everybody’s bucket list.
CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
In 2017, the city will become home to the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world – the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art. Famous for its outdoor activities, this seaside jewel will also put you into a state of euphoria with its beautiful panoramas, rugged mountains, lovely promenade and gorgeous beaches.
Exalted for its extraordinary landscapes, Provence is a majestic place where some of the well-known artists, including Van Gogh and Picasso took inspiration on. If you want to fall in love with its enthralling countryside beauty, 2017 must be the year for you to make it happen. With wondrous lavender fields, Roman ruins and salt marshes, Provence will floor your travel cravings.