You always hear people say they want to travel more in 2018 and it has never been a better time to do it. Traveling is one of the most fulfilling experiences that you can do. There are several trends that we’re starting to see this year that has made traveling even easier.
Most people are already familiar with the top cities to visit while traveling such as New York City, London, Tokyo, or Sydney. If you’ve never been to any of these, they are must-see places. If you’ve already explored them, 2018 can be your year of venturing off into some of the other gems of the world.
There are various reasons to travel. Specialty tourism has been a growing industry, especially for frequent travelers looking to explore destinations more in depth. While traveling for vacation is great for relaxing, there are plenty of other things to do in every city. Cultural tourism, food tourism, or even photo tourism will give you new ways to experience wherever you visit.
Cultural tourism is a form of travel that focuses on getting to know the cultural of a destination, outside of the major tourist attractions. Many of these experiences will be local activities to immerse you in the society. There’s always a diversity of language, people, food, entertainment, and more in every country.
If you consider yourself a foodie, then you should definitely look into food tourism for 2018. You’ll get to live out your dream of tasting some of the most unique dishes around the world. This can be accomplished by mapping out the best five-star restaurants in a region, or even discovering amazing street food that may taste just as good.
You don’t have to be a professional photographer or have expensive equipment to venture into photo tourism. Thanks to our smartphones, anyone with an eye for photography can create images that are just as good. Lists have been compiled, thanks to platforms such as Instagram, of the most photographed landmarks or cities. Usually these are a great place to start when deciding on where to travel, or you can visit some of the lesser-known places to start your own photo trends.
A major reason that 2018 is the best year yet to travel is because of the ease of travel, and it continues to get easier. This includes everything from transportation to accommodations or just figuring out the best things to do in a city.
Travel in general has become cheaper in 2018. There have been several new airlines that have been founded in recent years that are budget-friendly. Many developed destinations such as the the United States and Europe also have plenty of options for traveling between popular cities, which can be done via train or bus.
Hotels are no longer the only option for accommodations while traveling. You now have options of hostels, which are common everywhere, or renting apartments through platforms such as Airbnb. A growing trend for younger travelers looking for accommodations on smaller budgets is homestay or work exchange.
Trips may last as short as just a daytrip to a destination or you may choose to stay longer. In either situation, you’ll never run out of things to do in each city. In 2018 we are much more connected to each other and the local scenes. These resources and many more make sure that you can experience the best of the best that a city has to offer.