The clock struck twelve, 2017 has arrived with new resolutions. This year, you want to see the world, to set off on an adventure, to travel thousands of miles and discover other cultures. Don't know where to go yet? Keep calm and check our selection of trendy destinations for 2017: you'll only have to pick the country –or the countries– that will satisfy your travel desires.
Portugal: the eclectic one
The time when Spain overshadowed its neighbor is over. Portugal has been on the crest for some time, and it will remain a flagship destination in 2017. Undeniably, the country has it all – culture, gastronomy, landscape, good deals. A three-day city break in Lisbon or a long stay lazing about on the Algarve's beaches: your call… Most importantly, feel free to pack a few pastéis de nata in your suitcase!
Canada: the “green” one
Canada is definitely a good spot to travel around. A huge country with endless forests and shiny lakes, Canada offers an incredible array of outdoor activities, be it in the summer or winter, to better enjoy its nature beyond compare. Yet there is also a quality of life and a warm welcome to be found in the large cities. There's no doubt about it: in 2017, Canada will be one of the places to be.
Mexico: the cultural one
Destination of a thousand faces, Mexico no longer relies on its scenery and spirit of fiesta alone to attract travelers. Alongside dreamlike beaches and archeological sites recounting the story of Pre-Hispanic civilizations, Mexico longs for modernity. Mariachis mix with contemporary artists growing ever more present in the arty districts of the capital. Tradition and American culture blend together to create a unique mood that you'll absolutely need to discover, or rediscover, in 2017.
Cuba: the coveted one
If you've never been to Cuba, it's high time you booked tickets to Havana – the country will welcome you with open arms. A word of advice: do not delay too long. The embargo being a thing of the past, the island should see streams of tourists bursting in to enjoy the white sand beaches, the music as well as the special atmosphere, seeming like suspended in time. Why should you wait?
Iran: the unsung one
Since the signing of political agreements in 2015, Iran slowly emerged from its slump to embrace tourism. Here, everything begs to be explored – Iran teems with hidden treasures (19 sites are now classified Unesco World Heritage). No doubt its history and multi-millennial heritage will seduce you – and that's without mentioning the hospitality of the inhabitants, or its countryside made of snowy volcanoes, paddy fields and lunar scenery.
France: the unmissable one
France remains the world's top tourist destination, one you can hardly miss in 2017. From Paris, paradise for fashion designers and contemporary artists, to the beaches of the French Riviera, to the wine-growing region of Bordeaux: come over and again to this country, which is not all about berets, baguettes and romance… well, almost!
South Korea: the exotic one
The little peninsula has had a narrow escape. For centuries, it has been able to protect itself from military attacks and covetous glances – and that's just as well, for it is now drawing worldwide attention. Once you've set foot on its grounds, the country never ceases to amaze you, uniting ancestral traditions with an impressive technological boom. Visit the “Land of the Morning Calm” in the spring for the cherry blossoms, or in autumn to enjoy the many colors of profuse gardens in the capital city of Seoul.