Unknown Places to Travel to in 2018

Each country has its own tourist destinations – go-to spots for anyone visiting or traveling from abroad. But what about the spots that are just as unique, but not as well known? Who wouldn’t want to say they’ve been to these future popular tourist destinations before they were the top spots? Discover the places that don’t cost two months’ rent to fly to, yet haven’t gotten overexposed to American tourists. Rubinsohn Travel is here with a list of where you should travel to in 2018 before these destinations become typical tourist destinations!

Oslo, Norway

Plan your next getaway to one of the happiest places on earth (besides Disney World of course)! Oslo, Norway is known for its modern mix of beautiful architecture, and skiing! The Norwegians are some of the most hospitable people in the world, and you will never fail to be mesmerized by the beauty of the city. Be sure to check out the new Harbor Promenade, which features a waterfront with an open-air saltwater pool and even an X Games skate park. Visit the Norwegian Opera and Ballet to get a real taste of the culture in Norway. Looking to really dig into the history books? Stop by the Akershus Fortress, a medieval castle built in the 1300’s. The fortress area is a popular venue for concerts, public holiday celebrations, and ceremonies. This year also marks an important celebration for the country as the King and Queen celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary! Expect plenty of cultural celebrations in honor of the royal couple, and feel at ease knowing you’ll be one of the few Americans in town.

Thessaloniki, Greece

Avoid arguably the most popular tourist destinations of Santorini and Athens, and instead, head to Thessaloniki! Thessaloniki is Greece’s second largest city, and has stood on the northern part of the Aegean Sea for thousands of years. Despite its rich history, it’s full of modernity with wide sidewalks and green boulevards! Thessaloniki has also given Greece some of its greatest musicians, artists, and poets. Home to the Thessaloniki Film Festival and the International Trade Fair and host to many cultural events, Thessaloniki is vastly underrated. Discover the focal points of the city and visit the Museum of Byzantine Culture. This fascinating museum features more than 3000 Byzantine objects, including mosaics, intriguing tomb paintings, jewelry and glassware, and more! Thessaloniki is also known for its cuisine, which is considered to be Greece’s best, so make sure to visit on an empty stomach!

Modena, Italy

Pack your bags for Modena! If Italy were a meal, Modena would definitely be the main course. Italians describe this city as having the best and freshest ingredients in all of Italy, with one of its restaurants being named 2016’s Number One Restaurant in the World. The city has another equally praised legacy: cars. The famous Ferrari Museum is situated in the nearby village of Maranello. Drive a Ferrari on a Formula 1 track or tour the factory where Lamborghinis are made to live out your NASCAR dreams. Modena is also notable for its haunting Romanesque Cathedral and the birthplace of the late Italian opera singer Pavarotti, whose former home is now a worthwhile museum just outside town.

Fiji

When most Americans think of Fiji, they probably see multiple dollar signs, due to the usually expensive costs of traveling to the country, which results in fewer people opting to travel to the island nation. After Cyclone Winston caused destruction, Fiji became more affordable with the U.S. dollar equivalency becoming more suitable for Americans and making it easier to travel to. Its white beaches and clear blue water draw in tourists from all over, so travel to less popular cities, such as, Vanua Levu – Fiji’s second-largest island, which offers seven villas for visitors to stay in! Head to the island of Beqa to scuba dive at Royal Davui, or travel in time in Taveuni where you can stand on the International Dateline, allowing one foot to be on today and one on tomorrow!

Mazunte, Mexico

Head to one of Mexico’s most laid-back locations! Mazunte is on the southern coast of Oaxaca, and is an authentic Mexican beach getaway due to its unpaved roads and strong sense of community. The town was also recently listed as a Pueblo Magico, meaning it was given governmental distinction based on its unique character and charm! Mazunte is known for its sea turtles, so be sure to head over to the aquarium that doubles as a research center. It’s also a good place to learn Spanish, practice yoga, or to simply take in all of the fun facts!

Now that we’ve given you some of the best unknown destinations, it’s time to plan your trip! Give us a call at (215)-886-5200, we’d love to hear from you!