Lonely Planet recently released its ‘Best in Travel’ selections for 2017 fuelling our wanderlust yet again. On the list for next year’s ‘Top 10 Countries To Visit’ are a whole host of destinations to add the bucket list, with Canada, Colombia and Finland taking top honours.
According to the travel brand’s in-house experts, Canada is the top destination for several reasons – ‘First, it’s the country’s biggest birthday party in recent memory with the sesquicentennial next year, and they won’t be shy about celebrating,’ said Lonely Planet‘s Canada Destination Editor Alex Howard. ‘Also, international travelers can expect their money to go further due to the weak Canadian dollar, so now is the time to start planning a trip.’
This is the full list of Top 10 Countries to travel to in 2017 …
Canada’s expansive beauty is almost unparalleled – from mountains and lakes to glaciers and forests, adventure enthusiasts are spoilt for choice.
With decades of violent crime and civil war now behind them, Colombia’s mixture of vibrant culture, nature and hospitality sees it take the second spot.
Finland will be hosting the World Figure Skating Championships and the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2017 – more than enough reason for it to be #3 on the list.
Greatly undeveloped and largely untouched, visit this Caribbean island next year before the first resort is built in 2018.
Nepal is trekking paradise, so if you love hiking and the great outdoors put it on your list for next year.
This island will be hosting the next America’s Cup in June 2017, so book your holiday now to witness the historic sailing race for yourself.
Mongolia’s vast and historical countryside, coupled with its authentic nomadic culture make it worthy of 7th place.
The Sultanate of Oman has been dubbed the ‘Middle Eastern Riviera’ and with its white sand beaches, warm water and 5 star hotels we can’t disagree.
The friendly nation of Myanmar offers travellers historical landmarks, spiritual sites, stunning landscape and an authentic and affordable experience.
Ethiopia’s landscape is something to behold – lay your eyes on Simien Mountains, the Danakil Depression, and the Blue Nile Falls.
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