Satiating Your Wanderlust: Travel Destinations You Need for 2017

With more cool places to visit around the world, you surely need a travel bucket list. Choose from our list of travel destinations and add them to your list.

Where to go? Here are top places to visit in the coming months to sate that hunger for travel and adventure.

Hirosaki, Japan

Best time to visit: April to May
Interesting fact: The Hirosaki Castle is surrounded with over 2600 cherry blossom trees.

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Cherry Blossoms at Hirosaki Castle Park

Japan boasts as the home of cherry blossoms. Witness the cherry blossom festival in Hirosaki and don’t forget to take photos of the sakura illuminated at night.


Best time to visit: May
Interesting fact: Lemurs are sacred in Madagascar.

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Baobab Trees

Enjoy a tropical day of wildlife adventure in Madagascar. Take a trek to the lofty cliffs of Tsaranoro, explore the magnificent canyons of Isalo, and get a chance to chill at some of the finest beaches on the South West coast.

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Bandhavgarh National Park, India

Best Time to Visit: June
Interesting Fact: The most famous white tigress, Mohan, was sighted in the jungles of Bandhavgarh.

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Bandhavgarh National Park

Enjoy a tiger safari in one of the most thrilling parks at the Vindhayan Hills. The park is also a treasure trove for bird lovers as it houses more than 250 avian species.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Best time to visit: September to October
Interesting Fact:  Roughly 90% of Croatians are Catholics, and are deeply devoted to the Virgin Mary they call Gospa.

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Old town of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Living the Mediterranean life is not so far-fetched in Croatia, a land that remains a sort of enigma to many. Enjoy basking under Dubrovnik’s sunny weather while indulging in its fine, exquisite gastronomy.

Luang Prabang, Laos

Best time to visit: November to January
Interesting Fact: Since 1995, Luang Prabang, a jewel of Indochina, has been a UNESCO World Heritage.

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Haw Kham (Royal Palace)

Laos exudes a charm, especially its cultural center, Luang Prabang. Experience the simple lifestyle of monks, their unique cuisine, and their religious heritage that provide insight to a more serene, fruitful life.

South Island, New Zealand

Best time to visit: December
Interesting fact: They have backward arrows, which means you’re in the right direction when you follow the arrows in the “wrong direction.”

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Cityscape of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu View

Take a ski near the charming tourist settlement of Queenstown, or experience what it’s like to trek through New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

Patagonia, Chile

Best time to visit: November to early March
Interesting Fact: Patagonia originated from the word patagón, which literally means “large-foot.”

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Guanaco in Torres del Paine National Park

The rustic isolation of Patagonia is your playground in Chile. Regardless of whatever you do in the region, whether skiing or trekking, among other activities, you’ll learn to appreciate its vast wonders.