There’s nothing that makes you feel cooler than being able to say you did something before it was trendy—and that doesn’t just apply to liking certain bands and taking fashion risks. It also holds true for travel destinations.
While hot spots like Paris and Amsterdam will always be travel-goals mainstays, there are a handful of under-the-radar locations around the world that are currently on the rise. According to Trip Advisor, these 10 locales have seen the biggest increases in both interest and positive reviews from travelers, so why not add them to your bucket list this year, before they become packed with tourists?
Regardless of whether you’re eyeing Ishigaki, Japan, with its pure-blue water and white sandy beaches or, Gdansk, Poland, which is set right on the Baltic Sea, just grab your passport and take a trip to one of these up-and-coming spots to give you and your Instagram feed new life.
10 under-the-radar world destinations to add to your travel bucket list in 2018.
1. Ishigaki, Japan
Top places to see: Tamatorizaki Observatory, Yonehara Beach, Kabira Park
2. Kapaa, Hawaii
Top places to see: Kauai Path, Sleeping Giant Trail, Kauai’s Hindu Monastery
3. Nairobi, Kenya
Top places to see: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi National Park, Nairobi National Museum
4. Halifax, Nova Scotia
Top places to see: Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
5. Gdansk, Poland
Top places to see: Old Town, Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), St. Mary’s Church
6. San José, Costa Rica
Top places to see: Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Teatro Nacional Costa Rica, Museo de los Ninos
7. Riga, Latvia
Top places to see: Old City Riga (Vecriga), Vermanes Garden, Kgb Building File No. 1914/2014
8. Rovinj, Croatia
Top places to see: Old Town, Punta Corrente, Church of St. Euphemia
9. Nerja, Spain
Top places to see: Balcon de Europa, Rio Chillar, Church of El Salvador
10. Casablanca, Morocco
Top places to see: Hassan II Mosque, The Corniche, Musee Abderrahman Slaoui
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