Gear up for a thrilling year of travel and check out our top travel picks for 2017: Canada Canada is celebrating its 150th year, so expect a series of events and activities to keep you busy during your visit. Keep an eye out for fun festivities held during key celebration days such as the Canadian […]
November 13, 2019
Gear up for a thrilling year of travel and check out our top travel picks for 2017:
Canada is celebrating its 150th year, so expect a series of events and activities to keep you busy during your visit. Keep an eye out for fun festivities held during key celebration days such as the Canadian Multiculturalism Day, National Flag Day and Saint Jean Baptiste Day. Tourists can also avail a Discovery Pass, which entitles you to free entry to Parks Canada around the country.
South America is experiencing a boom in tourism and Colombia will be reaping the benefits come 2017. With a dynamic mix of culture and nature, it’s easy to fall in love with this destination. Visit the cities of Cartagena or Medellin for colonial architecture, then stop by La Guajira for a trek in the desert or at Ciudad Perdida, an ancient abandoned city.
Recently opening its borders to travellers, Cuba is one of the exciting destinations worth watching out for. Stop by the Unesco-listed cities such as Camaguey, Havana or Trinidad, for the intriguing atmosphere and colonial architecture. Looking for sea, sun and sand instead? Cuba’s beaches are worth checking out. Adventure seekers will also be delighted by Peninsula de Zapata, where you can do some diving and wildlife-watching.
Go for the Northern Lights, stay for the stunning views. Iceland was the top destination this 2016 and expect it to remain as one of the tourist favorites until 2017 rolls around. When you’re done doing the classic Golden Circle Route of the Great Geysir, Gullfoss and Pingvellir; take some time to explore the rest of the country and its sights such as the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Jokulsarlon Glacier and Mt. Kirkjufell. If you’re all set and ready to go, don’t forget to join our photo tour departing on September 2017!
Learn the enduring ways of Myanmar through its golden pagodas and traditional values. Slap on some thanakha (the local sunscreen), keep an eye out for men in longyi or watch Burmese teens roll and prepare the infamous betel nuts. Up for some exploring? Yangon is home to the iconic Shwedagon; Bagan has thousands of temples sprinkled all over the city; while Mandalay has the strange but exciting mix of the old and the new.
Nepal is slowly recovering from the 2015 earthquake, and you can chip in the rebuilding through tourism. Support local culture, meet the local villagers, and see the crumbling temples left behind the earthquake. Whether you take in the views from the Everest Base Camp, or you choose to take a slow stroll in Old Kathmandu, there’s always a way for you to discover the rebirth of Nepal.
Portugal is one of the quieter European destinations that often don’t get the love it deserves. Help make 2017 the year it finally gets recognized by putting it on top of your travel bucket list! Explore the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, the coastal region of Algarve, the beach-slash-fishing village of Comporta, the wine region of Minho and the natural hot spot of Azores.