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17 Best Travel Destinations of 2017


These 17 travel destinations for 2017 will make you want to book a flight right now to one of these amazing countries.


One of the most beautiful countries in the world and also one of the most expensive continues to be a popular tourist destination. Switzerland has spectacular landscapes, cozy towns, adrenaline filled activities, amazing views, a vast amount of hiking trails and one of the best transportation systems in the world. Bring your camera because you won’t believe the views.


One of the most famous and popular countries in South America, Peru is visited by most to travel the Inca trail and visit Machu Picchu. It is a very inexpensive country with amazing archeology, extraordinary landscapes and ancient civilizations. A must visit for travelers of all kinds.


After over 50 years of military dictatorship Myanmar is experiencing a fast paced change and its biggest draw is the lack of the 21st century world. Buddhism is a way of life and there is a strong sense of the orient. Visit this untouched country before the outside world leaves a footprint.


Nepal is home to 8 of the world’s 10 highest peaks, including the world’s tallest, Mount Everest. Nestled between China and India, it is rich in culture and home to architectural marvels, colorful cities and stunning landscapes. It has a little bit of everything, but attracts many adventurers seeking out treks of a lifetime.


Cuba is gaining as a tourist destination every year and the trend will continue. The biggest island in the Caribbean is home to immaculate beaches, flowing waterfalls and big tobacco fields.There is a rich culture that is untouched by the tourism of travel. Visit the country before that changes.


With over 7,000 islands you can’t go wrong on a trip to the Philippines. The people are happy-go-lucky and the prices are very cheap making this an easy choice. You will see amazing sights, some of the best beaches in the world and a diverse range of birds, plants, animals and sea creatures.

Dominican Republic

With a boom in tourism over the past few years, the Dominican Republicis now the Caribbean’s most visited destination. Whether you are searching for white sandy beaches, dense tropical rainforests or beautiful resorts this country has it all. You won’t want to miss the flare of Dominican life with rhythmic beats of merengue and bachata, an un-rivaled passion for baseball and rum around every corner. The prices are cheap which will continue to make it a popular destination in 2017.


Exotic and compelling, Vietnam has deep heritage and and great natural beauty. From beautiful beaches to mammoth caves to rice terraced mountains there is much to see in Vietnam. The prices are cheap, the street food is great and the experience is once in a lifetime.


The ease of travel and wide variety of experiences make Panama one of the most attractive emerging tourism destinations in the world. You can easily enjoy two different oceans, experience the mountains and rainforest, learn about native cultures and take advantage of vibrant urban life all in a weeks time. The pricing is good and the people are nice. Panama will continue to grow as a tourist destination so take advantages now.


With ancient wonders, sweeping deserts and the Red Sea Jordan makes the list. Nestled in a land of conflict, Jordan is a relatively safe country. Although 85% desert, you will find many unique and beautiful landscapes within its borders. Petra is a must see, but there are several other historical sites as well such as Jerash and Umm Quais. After a visit here you will be filled with questions of the past 2000 years.

New Zealand

Known as the paradise of the pacific, New Zealand has beautiful scenery throughout the country from lakes and rivers to glaciers and volcanos. On top of the breathtaking landscapes, it is also the adventure capital of the world and travelers are known to come to experience skydiving, caving, bungy jumping and many other thrills. One of the best countries in the world, New Zealand and its picturesque land will make you want to stay forever.


Thailand continues to be a popular destination among travelers and rightfully so. It is known for its breathtaking beaches, ancient ruins, buddhist temples, lush jungles, bustling cities and amazing food. It is also a very cheap destination and therefore is booming with travelers.


With an island speckled coastline and sunny beaches, Croatia is quickly emerging as a travel destination. Mix in delicious seafood, amazing wine and dramatic mountains and this is a great place for a relaxing and unique sunny vacation.


This is simply a magical island. Iceland has the most epic and beautiful landscapes you will see anywhere. With volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, glaciers, waterfalls and lava fields around every turn, you can’t go wrong with a visit to this amazing country. Iceland will have you in awe and you will forget that you are on planet earth.


Finland gained its independence in 1917 and will be celebrating its 100 year anniversary in 2017. With cozy small towns, unspoiled patches of nature, 188,000 lakes, midnight sun in the summer, northern lights in the winter, the home of Santa Claus, 1.6 million saunas and more islands then any other country in the world what more do you need?


The land where ancient and modern meet. Look left to see an old temple and look right to se a skyscraper. Japan is continually reinventing itself and is always changing. It’s a country with many different layers and is fascinating to experience.  Friendly people, delicious food, amazing sites and rich culture will make you fall in love with this Island nation.


The world’s second largest country will be celebrating 150 years since confederation in 2017. With dynamic cities, beautiful landscapes and people that redefine the word polite the country has a lot to offer travelers of all kinds. Since the new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, took office Canada has been growing in travel and will continue to do so. Get a jump on the masses and visit it in 2017.


Welcome to Jesse Takes The World, a travel blog geared towards the fun, exploring, adventurous traveler.

I’m Jesse and I started traveling the world in 2014. All it took was a trip to Mexico with a couple of friends and I was hooked. Ever since, I’ve been wandering the globe in search of adventure. Whether you need some advice on a short vacation from work or you’re wondering if you want to start traveling like a nomad stick around. These stories, pictures, and videos will inspire you to find adventure.


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