Travel Tales

12 Jan

The 2018 Travel To-Do List

2018 is your year! It is your year to travel. It’s true: The more you travel, the more you grasp the reality and facts that there’s so much of the world still to discover. As quoted by Michael Palin; “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life”. This so true, right? 2018 is a new year with new travel ideas, itineraries and inspirations. The world offers the most weird and wonderful places just waiting to be explored by you. We’ve ruffled together a list of some supreme ideas for you for 2018.

Here’s our 2018 travel to-do list:

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Stari Most

Are you game enough to jump off the 24-metre-high Stari Most in Mostar? It is one of the country’s most identifiable landmarks. It is a 16th-century Ottoman bridge that stood for 427 years, until it was ruined in 1993 during the war. The bridge was reconstructed and opened in 2004.

 

Croatia – Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is called the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ for a good reason. It’s known for its distinctive Old Town and well-preserved buildings ranging from churches to palaces.

 

Iceland – Northern Lights

Venture to Iceland to see the magical and elusive Northern Lights.  It is one of the greatest destinations to see nature’s famous light display.

 

Lest We Forget 🌷🌷 Photo: @peanutgavin

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Turkey – Gallipoli

For all you Australians and New Zealanders, visiting Gallipoli is a must. Even better, visiting Gallipoli on Anzac Day is very much a one of kind experience as you get to attend the dawn service, memorial sites and experience the stunning atmosphere that takes you back in time to an era that has shaped Australia’s and New Zealand’s history.

 

India – Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the world and no trip to India would be complete with a visit to this impressive structure.

 

Pyramid wanderer 👣👣 Photo: @scottiiemurray

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Egypt – The Great Pyramids of Giza

The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt – These are what childhood dreams are made of! Your mind will literally be blown. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.

 

Montenegro – Kotor

Get yo-self to the fortified town of Kotor.  It is well-known for its World Heritage Site medieval structures and its striking natural setting at the very edge of the mountain-rimmed Kotor Bay. It’s an Instagrammer’s mecca.

 

Turkey – Cappadocia

Soaring high over the fairy-tale landscape of Cappadocia in a hot air balloon. Along with the outlandish landscape, this area has been occupied for thousands of years.

 

Nepal – Kathmandu

Visit Patan Durbar Square; A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal full of Hindu temples, Buddhist monuments and amazing carvings.

 

Sahara dreaming? Morocco is your next destination. Travel bucket-list tick ✔✔

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Morocco – Sahara

A visit to Morocco is not complete without experiencing the Sahara. It is the world’s largest desert covering an area roughly the size of America.

 

How stoaked would you be?! 👏 Photo: @omkearney

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Jordan – Petra

Take a trip to Petra, a huge, one-off city, carved into rock and is without a doubt Jordan’s most precious treasure. It was built perhaps as early as 5th century BC.

 

Cambodia – Angkor Wat

Experience Angkor Wat, located in Cambodia. It is the biggest religious monument ever constructed, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares!

 

Russia – Red Square

Red Square is a city square in Moscow, Russia. It is the core of the city and a must-see!

 

The beers are going down much too easy here at Oktoberfest. Prost! 🍻🍻

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Germany – Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest, held annually in Munich is essentially an adults Disneyland and is the world’s largest beer festival. You HAVE to go, if you haven’t been already.

 

Morocco – Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen a.k.a The Blue City is an otherworldly escape nestled in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. It’s known for the striking, blue-washed buildings of its old town.

 

Greece – Santorini

It’s a must! You need to visit Santorini with its pretty whitewashed cliff-side towns and experience the world-class sunsets.

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