Feeling like going on adventures, admiring the sunshine or just getting some fresh air? The eternal question is always “Yes, but where ?”. We will give you some inspiration through these top destinations and travel trends for 2017.

1. Havana, Cuba

The capital city offers vibrant architecture and a peek into one of the world’s most sheltered, authentic cultures. The country will be changing in the next years, so you should take advantage of the new commercial flights. It’s got sights, incredible old cars, great architecture, amazing culture, welcoming inhabitants and delicious cuisine. What else?


2. Vancouver, Canada

The second largest country of the world is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, so celebrations will be plentiful. Vancouver is located between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean offering endless options and attractions.

Vancouver Travel Wednesday

3. Helsinki, Finland

To celebrate the centenary of the Republic, festivities are planned throughout the country. You’ll enjoy outdoor concerts, taste Finnish cuisine or try the sauna ritual. Finland will also host the world championships in figure skating and Nordic skiing in 2017. The agenda sounds quite exciting! And if you’re not too afraid of the snow, go to Lapland to see the Northern Lights, it’s amazing!

Scenic summer panorama of the Market Square (Kauppatori) at the Old Town pier in Helsinki, Finland

4. Mérida, Mexico

Looking for some culture-rich destinations? This year Mérida has been designated as the American Capital of Culture, meaning visitors can expect a ginormous cultural extravaganza! You should go and discover some of the country’s most eclectic local music, art, live performances and Yucatan history.


5. Porto, Portugal

Porto is an exceptional destination that will seduce you in many ways! You will love its architecture, its amazing landscapes and magnificent bridges. Don’t miss its terraces because they offer superb viewpoints over a bustle of markets, grocery stores, bars and restaurants. The colourful streets of Porto and the Portuguese sweetness of life are waiting for you !


6. Kauai, United States

No filter needed for your pictures if you go to Kauai! The island’s ubiquitous aerial tours do deliver incredible views of Na Pali Coast sea cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and other blockbuster locations. If you’re a bit adventurous hit a trail to discover the Garden Island’s wild side! You won’t be disappointed by Hawaii’s stunning landscapes!

Sunrise and warm dreams

7. Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is well known for its emblematic tourist attractions such as the Jemaa el-Fna with its snake charmers and its “souk”, the Koutoubia or even the Majorelle garden. But this year you should go there to discover the future museum dedicated to the work of the fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent – featuring thousands of sketches, clothing and accessories. So if you like fashion, don’t miss the opening this fall!

Marrakech Tui

8. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is an incredible place where mountains and beaches match perfectly together! This year the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art opens and it will become the world’s largest museum dedicated to modern art across the continent. Cape Town will find its way on your bucket lists for many reasons, including its natural beauty and its exceptional food scene.


9. Bordeaux, France

Good wine, good food. Need we say more? Located on the South-West Coast of France, the city represents France’s best wine region and is the home of some of the world’s most prestigious castles. The amazing news is that from this year you can travel to Bordeaux from Paris by high-speed train in only 2 hours! 


10. Cartagena, Colombia

Colombia has remained for decades a destination where only the most intrepid adventurers would go. Discover this jewel of the South American continent where culture, nature and the sense of hospitality form an enchanting mosaic. This colourful country will look great in your photo album!


Get your passport ready because the world is waiting for you!

Pictures credits: Kingofwallpapers / The Telegraph / Travel Wednesday / Top Vacances / Casa Lecanda / Travel and Wine Blog / The Huffington Post / Tui / 8MoAfrika Tours / Bordeaux Tourisme / National Geographic

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