2018, A Year of Travel

Our experts reveal their top picks for perfect destinations to visit during each month of the year.

JANUARY

Lapland, Finland

Northern Lights over Glass Igloos in Finland

It is winter, so why not jet off to a country that embraces its cold culture? Explore Finland’s northern wilderness by reindeer sleigh rides and sled dog safaris, and book a stay in a glass igloo to be lulled to sleep by the magical Northern Lights.

FEBRUARY

The Islands of Hawaii

Waves wash up on a South Maui beach

Where else can you brighten up February? America’s most paradise-filled state is a legendary getaway any time of year, but it could be a great winter pick-me-up!

Recommended: Sweet Spots in Hawaii for Learning to Surf

MARCH

Costa Rica

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Still within its dry season, Costa Rica is a great place to visit in March. Tropical beaches, endless adventures – go zip-lining! – and stunning nature all make this one of the most fascinating destinations to visit in the world.

APRIL

Lisse, Netherlands

Tulips and Windmill

Perched perfectly between Amsterdam and Rotterdam for easy city exploring, Lisse is the ideal spot to see the Netherland’s tulips in full bloom.

MAY

Florence & The Tuscany Region, Italy

Tuscany

Spring is in full swing in Italy’s famous wine region. Don your warm weather clothes for touring the vineyard-studded countryside and strolling the streets in the Birthplace of the Renaissance.

JUNE

Yellowstone National Park

Cow and Calf Bison

The end of spring is the best time to see our oldest National Park’s diverse wildlife — including its newest little residents.

JULY

Portland & Seattle

Seattle

With only a quick three-hour road trip between them, you can easily go from chowing down at Portland’s famous food pods to Seattle’s steaming cups of joe and locally sourced delicacies.

AUGUST

Wales, U.K

Caerphilly Castle

This charming country is England’s time capsule. Castles here are plentiful and their silhouettes add even more wonder to the already stunning landscapes. An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, Wales offers miles of coastlines, trails, and hillsides to discover.

SEPTEMBER

Barbados

Barbados

Make September a sizzling month in island paradise. All the paradise staples are here – stunning beaches, beautiful weather, water sports and adventurous activities, and with a big dose of local culture, cuisine, art, and entertainment.

OCTOBER

Toronto, Canada

Toronto city skyline at twilight, Canada.

With hotel and flight prices dropping in the fall, October is ideal for getting your fill of North America’s Friendliest City. Soak up this city’s booming restaurant and bar scenes while taking in iconic sights like the CN Tower.

Recommended: Toronto in 48 Hours

NOVEMBER

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum

With the wet season closing up, Tulum is more than open for beach-seekers come November. For classic Mexican tranquility, paradise, and all-inclusive beachside resorts, Tulum checks off on them all – with the Ruins of Tulum nearby to explore.

DECEMBER

Iceland

Icebergs floating in Jokulsarlon glacier lake at sunset

Hot springs by day, Northern Lights at night, and Reykjavik decked out in all its holiday glory? Yes, please!

Contact your local travel agent today to start planning which month – or months! – you’d like to get away to these stunning, unforgettable destinations.

 

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