There are few other ways of making memories you are sure to hold onto for a lifetime than travelling. It is for the same reason that many people traveled to Rio: to be part of the memories that made up the 2016 Olympics. Well, there will be no Olympics this year and if you are wondering where to go in 2017, rest assured that there is no shortage of thrilling destinations.
Last year, Brazil took all the credits of the South American travel scene. This year, however, everything belongs to Chile. Santiago, the capital is stirring with beautiful new hotels offering some of the best dining experiences in the world. If you are into wine tourism, there is no better home than Santiago. In addition, you can always have a chance to awaken your wild spirits by travelling to the Atacama Desert where you can easily get a ride on hot-air balloons or escape to Parque Pantagonia, one of the newest and most enchanting protected areas in Chile.
Little known on the European tourism scene, Sofia is one of the most unique travel destinations. Moreover, vacations don’t come too often. You don’t want to spend your valuable time in a city that is so well known that there will not be anything new to write home about.
From nightlife to daytime sight-seeing, there is always something spell-binding in Sofia. You can chose to spend your night taking your fill of raspberry wine or get into one of the candle-lit dens which were once the hiding places for intellectuals and beatniks. On the side of the city is the beautiful but undiscovered architecture which would not be complete without the Red Army monuments, Ottoman mosques and many other memorable sights such as the Central Mineral Baths, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral as well as the ancient ruins.
There are few better ways of enjoying your vacation in any season than a stay in Montreal. There is always something for a visitor throughout the calendar. Whether, in summer or winter, you can always join everyone else outside for a taste of hypnotising music and art. You are, however, better advised to take up your residence near Mount Royal, an extinct volcano that is sure to claim a part in your memories.
This year will mark the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, a celebration of the country self-governance. It is, therefore, the best moment to catch everyone in a celebratory mood. There is no better place than to witness and join the celebrations than in Vancouver, a city rated as one of the most vibrant in the world. In addition, you will have a chance to view the scenic landscapes, Canadian Arctic, Prince Edward Island, Canadian Rockies and the Brunswick forests.
Aarhus is currently the European Capital of Culture and Region of Gastronomy. It is wealth includes museums, galleries and top restaurants. In addition, it is home to some of the best beaches in Denmark while the MolsBjerge National Park is just a short drive away. Don’t miss a visit to The ARoS Aarhus Art Museum and Carmel, a new boutique hotel that will open in the summer this year.
Chandigarh was designed in the Fifties by Le Corbusier. It is simply a blend of tradition and innovation. Located in northern India, the city’s modernist architecture has won classic status. On the other hand, it has not forgotten India’s culture and there are frequent celebrations of the country’s heritages such as Mughal and Rajput in some of the newest hotels.
If you like to spend a few days going back in history, then Granada is the best place to begin your journey. Some of the historical attractions include the Alhambra palaces and gardens which were created by the last Islamic Spain dynasty, the Nasrids. Additionally, Granada airport enables easy travelling to Andalucia. In the Jaén province you will have a great chance of viewing the olive groves which are a part of the hills as any other while the Úbeda and Baeza towns are home to the mesmerising Renaissance architecture.
The 52 year old war has done nothing to improve the country’s tourism prospects but with the signing of the peace accord, the world can now have an opportunity to visit one of the most scenic cities, Medellin. Some of the other attractions in Colombia include the coffee triangle, a paradise for coffee lovers. The best time to visit is between November and March when coffee harvesting is in top gear.
It may not yet have reached lofty achievements but the capital of Idaho is a city to watch. Already, it has all the clear marks of a city on the rise with indie coffee shops, modern hotels and bars, distilleries and creative hubs. The outdoor activities including hikes and bike rides in the Boise Foothills are something to look forward to.
There is probably no other place a book-lover would feel more at home than Hay-on-Wye. It is a place of historical romances, crime dramas and mysteries. There are antique stores, restaurants and pubs. While books rule and the Hay Festival is the biggest annual event, there are many other attractions for the traveller. They include the Norman castles ruins, the Brecon Beacons National Park and a chance to go on a hike or a bike ride through some of the most beautiful sceneries.