Since fads have become more unconventional and are pressurising you to do the unexpected, you have started looking at multiple catalogues for travel destinations that are en vogue. Well, instead of flipping through a multitude of catalogues you can save your time as we have selected seven best destinations you must visit in 2018! From attending the full moon party in Thailand to visiting the home of the Dracula in Romania, below are some unconventional places that will give you an experience of a lifetime.
1. Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
Ko Pha Ngan is better known as the island of the original full moon party. The full moon party is a monthly affair. It is absolute madness where people party on the beach morning through night. It’s, evidently, rooted in the lunar cycle and some believe it to be the celebration of the moon. Scheduled for January 2nd in 2018, this is one party that you can’t afford to miss.
2. Hunyad Castle, Romania
Home to Dracula, all the cult horror films fans will have a ball here. This place should be the destination of 2018’s thanksgiving party. It’s built like a crooked castle from one of the fairy tale books. It’ll be more interesting a place to visit in the new year over all the other pretty and fancy castles in the Scandinavian nations. Its appeal lies obviously in the fact that it is home to Dracula. Other than hollow historical importance, this is what drives people to this castle in Romania.
3. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA
If you’re the photographer type, this should be one place you must travel to in the new year. It’s heaven for the aesthetics of obsessive Instagrammers. It’s so picturesque that to capture its beauty you’d need the assistance of local tour guides. If and when you do visit this canyon be sure to savour every bit of its glorious beauty. Very few people are able to get enchanted by the allure of this nature’s gorgeous creation in one lifetime.
4. Kuang Si Falls, Laos
If you’re interested in backpacking, then ditch Europe in 2018. Laos should be your go to place. The Laotian city of Luang Prabang is temptingly close to Kuang Si Falls, a three tier splash spectacular with waters so clear and blue it’ll be hard to resist jumping straight in. Hike the trails around the area to escape the tour groups and find your own secret slice of paradise. Legend has it that a wise old man summoned the water by digging into the earth. Then a golden deer made its home under a rock protruding from under the new waters. That’s where the name Kuang Si comes from: kuang means deer, and si means dig.
5. Pancake Rocks, New Zealand
This is the place for a history or geology nerd. You can explore as much as your heart desires. Located on New Zealand’s South Island, Pancake Rocks sits on the western edge of Paparoa National Park. Layers of limestone and sandstone gathered on the ocean floor. The sandstone was softer than the limestone, and it began to erode. As this process occurred, rock outcroppings that resembled stacks of pancakes began to form. Of course, this did not happen overnight; the process began 30 million years ago.
6. Jukkasjarvi (Ice hotel), Sweden
Built each year in the tiny town of Jukkasjärvi, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, visiting this ice hotel is the most unique experience you can ever have. You can do just about anything her- get married, take guided Northern Lights tours, try ice sculpting, ice fishing, husky sleighing, moose watching or a snowmobile safari, or even check out the nearby Esrange space center in Kiruna. It is a permanent structure that will include luxury suites, each with sauna and bathroom, and art suites, all sculptured by selected artists. As well as a large ice bar that serves champagne, and an ice gallery.
7. Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas
If you’re a water baby, you’ll love it in the Bahamas regardless of where you intend to stay or where you wish to go. Blue holes contain fresh water, seawater, or a mixture of both water types that extend below sea level. The name blue hole comes from bright blue color that can be seen from above the hole. Dean’s Blue Hole located on Bahamas’ Long Island is the deepest in the world. It has a depth of 600 feet. Make sure you add these destinations to your 2018 bucket list!