The Top 10 Under-the-Radar World Destinations to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

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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

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2. Kapaa, Hawaii

Top places to see: Kauai Path, Sleeping Giant Trail, Kauai's Hindu Monastery

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3. Nairobi, Kenya

Top places to see: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi National Park, Nairobi National Museum

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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

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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

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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

A post shared by Petr Pavlica (@pavlicape) on Feb 8, 2018 at 8:30am PST

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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