In 2017, we are venturing away from the big cities and into authentic destinations rich with culture and diversity. Check out our recommendations for the top 5 countries to see in 2017:
Ireland – Leave behind the hustle and bustle of big, crowded European cities for Ireland’s quaint towns and lush countryside. Between the dramatic cliffs set above sparkling seascapes and rolling green hills dotted with brightly colored farmhouses and castle ruins, Ireland’s natural beauty and friendly people push it to the top of our travel list for 2017!
Vietnam – Southeast Asia has become an increasingly popular region for value-minded travelers due to the low cost of meals and accommodations. Vietnam offers fascinating war history, tasty cuisine as well as beautiful and diverse landscapes – from striking rice terraces to limestone islands scattered throughout Ha Long Bay. Vietnam will delight your senses and have you wondering why you waited so long to visit!
Spain – A combination of tapas, world-class wine, magnificent coastlines and a relaxed lifestyle has Spain Flamenco-ing its way into our Top 5. Life in Spain exudes a “work to live” mentality, encouraging you to put down your iPhone and kick up your feet. Now there’s an idea we can get on board with!
Peru – Widely recognized for its famous landmarks like Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, Peru’s diverse culture, hospitable people and flavorful cuisine are too often overlooked. In fact, it’s the latter that make Peru so unique and memorable. You’ll be surrounded by rich traditions and colorful history, creating the experience of a lifetime.
Cuba – If you have yet to uncover Cuba, we think 2017 is the year to do so. Having been veiled by Communism for the past 50 years, Cuba has an allure about it that is hard to describe as anything other than mysterious. We won’t spoil the surprise, but we will say that beautiful beaches, music, art and remarkable people await you.