Thanks to the rain, wind and grey skies we’ve been experiencing this month, we spent the first two weeks of June frantically Googling the most Instagrammable Airbnbs and daydreaming about the best island in Europe.
However, top travel bloggers have revealed that the destination they’re most excited about jetting off to is a little further afield. While laid-back island life might sound appealing (especially while we’re waiting for the ‘heatwave’ to hit the UK), it turns out that the place to be is somewhere that’s rich in culture, history and offers some very unique cities and traditions.
Oh, and did we mention delicious dishes? It also boasts epic landscapes – beaches, rainforests and places to ski.
According to travel website HolidayGems.co.uk 33 travel know-it-alls voted Japan as the number one place they’re visiting this year. And they’re worth listening to – between them, they have visited 1,218 countries (which is the equivalent of visiting every country in the world six times over).
Suzanne of The Travel Bunny said: ‘It’s so culturally different from anywhere else on earth.’
‘I am fascinated by the culture, food traditions and beautiful landscapes,’ said Katy from Untold Morsels.
In second place was India, followed by Cuba, New Zealand and the Antarctic. Thailand, China, Myanmar, Peru and Iceland also made the top ten.
Nicky Cox, a spokesperson from HolidayGems.co.uk. said: ‘It is interesting to see that even with hundreds of countries widely available certain destinations came up time and time again within the interviews.’
If you’re looking for a city to visit this year, ones to head to according to current trends include Constanta in Romania, Nashville in the US, Perth in Australia and Florence in Italy. They’re gaining in popularity, so it’s a good idea to book your flights now before everyone finds out about these absolute gems.
Brb, trawling through SkyScanner deals…