Lonely Planet has released their picks for the Best in Travel 2017, providing some outstanding destinations, activities, and bargains for the coming 12 months.
As usual, the Best in Travel list is broken down into a number of different categories, including the top trends to watch out for next year, like how to work remotely on the road, tips on taking better photos with your smartphone, and how to travel more sustainably too. This you'll also discover the Lonely Planet's staff picks for the best places to visit across the different regions of the world, and you'll get the low-down on one of the hottest trends in adventure travel – bikepacking.
But of course, the most popular section of Lonely Planet's annual list is their selection for the 10 best places to visit worldwide. This year, that list contains some of our favorite places, including Nepal, Mongolia, and Canada, which actually claimed the top spot overall. Nepal was given accolades for bouncing back from the earthquake in 2015, while Mongolia earned a nod thanks to its rapid modernization in Ulaanbaatar. UB is a wonderful city, but personally I believe you need to get out of town and see the amazing countryside instead.
Other places that make the list include Colombia, Finland, and Ethiopia, all places I haven't had a chance to visit yet, but are certainly on my list. If there is one thing that Lonely Planet's Best in Travel reveals are good for, it's expanding your bucket list.
Check out all of the entries and start planning your 2017 escapes by clicking here.