For the jetset mindset.
Cure your wanderlust and add these stunning destinations to your travel wish list in 2018. While they may not be the first cities that come to mind when you think of typical vacation destinations, they offer much more culture and beauty than you could ever imagine.
With the 2018 Winter Olympics taking place in PyeongChang, only a short train ride away from Seoul, it’s the perfect time to visit this bustling metropolis. For beauty aficionados, Seoul is also one of the top destinations for beauty-travel.
With rows and rows of Korean stores that offer an array of skincare products and makeup guaranteed to make you look flawless, you could say Seoul is a version of beauty heaven! What’s more, they have delicious street food to try on every corner and some of the best shopping in the world!
Immerse yourself in the outdoors in the stunning city of Auckland in New Zealand. Whether it’s kayaking, climbing a volcano or getting up close with wildlife, you’ll always feel at one with nature. Not only does Auckland have stunning scenery of its own, it also has great dining and nightlife, as well as world-class museums that reflect New Zealand’s bi-cultural heritage.
Experience the colorful charm of Cartagena, also known as the fairy-tale city of romance. Featuring a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Cartagena’s Old Town, you can explore a maze of cobbled alleyways with an array of Insta-worthy moments. When not hitting the town, hop on a boat and immerse yourself in the beauty of Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
Squish your toes in the soft white sanded beaches of Phu Quoc Island this coming year and enjoy the tropical waters that entice beachgoers from around the world. Considering the immense beauty of the Phu Quoc beaches, it’s also worth noting the low price point of traveling there. You can enjoy opulent meals and fancy drinks for a fraction of the price, therefore doing more for much less. When not partying under the moon, soak up the sun as you go snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing or even squid fishing in this majestic destination.
Visit the capital city of Sweden and birthplace of FOREO to get a taste of modern and historic charm all-in-one. With two UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit such as the Royal Palace of Drottningholm and the magical Skogskyrkogården, you will feel as if you’ve been transported into the 19th-century. With numerous canals that span the city and scenic bridges, there’s plenty to be discovered.
While it may be notorious for Mardi Gras, New Orleans offers much more than meets the eye. If you haven’t visited New Orleans yet, 2018 is the year to make it happen as it’s the cities’ 300th Anniversary.
With an array of events planned throughout the year, you can experience all the unbeatable jazz, delicious food and friendly people that call New Orleans home (beads optional).
Born and bred in Buffalo, New York, Mollie is a self-diagnosed coffee addict who loves exploring new places and taking selfies with her dog Archie.