Year 2017 is upon us and it’s safe to assume that people will still be traveling and, perhaps, even more often than they used to. Traveling is becoming more of a trend with thousands of people changing their lifestyles to become more mobile and free to hop from one country to another. So where should you go in 2017? There are a few places that are about to become new tourist magnets in the upcoming year.
The Silence of Finland
Finland is a land of rare and peaceful beauty that immediately captures the heart and soul of any traveler. With its Aurora Borealis in Lapland, the spectacular Finnish archipelago that comprises more than 20,000 islands, and over 40 national parks, Finland is a rare treat for all travelers and is destined to become one of the most popular traveling destinations in the world. Its wilderness and hiking areas are full of natural wonders and peaceful quite that you won’t find anywhere else on Earth. It’s a cold paradise for all silence-seekers.
The Cloud Forests of Ecuador
The Choco region of Ecuador is known as the most bio-diverse place on planet Earth. Located not far from Quito on the Andean hills all covered in fog, this place attracts birdwatchers from all over the world. Its abundant wildlife and lush greenery hide thousands of animal species. Enjoy the view of exquisite hummingbirds, rare orchids and bear-faced olinguitos as you travel the cloud forests of Ecuador. Hop onto the open-air gondola at Mashpi and enjoy the most unforgettable forest views ever.
The Vibrant Colors of Marrakech
The maze-like markets of Marrakech are among the most legendary places in the world. It is the very city that has inspired the vivid and dream-like color combinations used by the famous Yves Saint Laurent in his collections. The city is filled with brilliant colors and exquisite Moroccan culture that dates back centuries. Visit the famous Villa Oasis and explore the unique Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech.
The Shimmering of Seoul
Travel into the future as you visit one of the most breathtaking megalopolises in the world. Start with the flashy Gangnam district that has inspired the famous song that has dominated the charts not so long ago. Enjoy the cutting-edge restaurants, spectacular skyscrapers, and shopping malls like you’ve never seen before. It is the modern fashion mecca that has retained its historical heritage. Wander around the Bukchon Hanok Village with its traditional Korean homes and enjoy local eateries with delicious Korean meals.
The Legendary Cuisine of Chengdu
The Chinese themselves believe you haven’t actually tried Chinese cuisine until you’ve been to Chengdu. While the city itself can’t be considered the most popular destination in China, its cuisine is certainly among the best in the world. Visit local Sichuan restaurants and try the scrumptious ma po tofu, tea-smoked duck, twice-cooked pork, kung pao chicken, and much more. Millions of people all over the world consider Chengdu the City of Gastronomy, so if you have a taste for unusual yet delectable cuisine, this city is a must-visit for you.