Places to visit in 2018 - a Hot List
Long Distance Destinations
No matter if cool Santiago, the dry Atacama desert or extraordinary Patagonia - Chile is not only the longest country in the world (from north to south), it's also one of the most diverse ones on the planet. With cool hotels and luxurious accommodations options, it's a place to put on top of your 2018 wish list.
Best places to stay:
Vik Chile - for the ultimate experience in the Chilean wine yerds
LucianoK Hotel - for the flawless boutique hotel experience somewhere between the center and Bellavista district of the capital Santiago
La Casona at Matetic Vineyards - for the total rural Chile experience somewhere between the coastal town Valparaiso and Santiago
I have heard lots of things about this place, no matter if friends or colleagues - they all were overwhelmed by the tiny country somewhere between Brazil and Argentina. Chic countryside resorts are ready to welcome luxury travellers and it's definitely time for an adventure on a ranch riding horsebacks all day or lying by the rough beach.
Make sure to stay at one of the still infamous VIK Retreats.
There is no place that has all the coolness from Tel Aviv and the respect and tradition of Jerusalem. With amazing new hotels opening along the coast and cities, Israel is getting even hotter than it always was and we should loose the fear of going there by getting a cheap steal and an affordable flight. Yes, Tel Aviv is the new Barcelona! Party, party and chill away your hangover by the pool.
San Sebastian, Spain
It's not the capital of excellent Spanish food for no reason. If you are ever bored, head from Tapas bar to Tapas bar before you bed your head in the gorgeous famous hotel directly on the beach.
There is no country in Europe that is so rapidly increasing in tourists than Iceland. What was used to be a boring place turns out to be the most Instagrammable point on Earth with chic places to stay, amazing hot springs, vulcanos and extraordinary experiences.
Nobis Hotel arrived, as did the newly opened Sanders. Copenhagen is hot like never before. Amazing restaurants, cool shops, relaxing atmosphere and beautiful cityscape. That place has to be on your list for a 48 Hours weekend.
Take the car, a small weekender, cool accompany and leave! Keep the maps at home, don't do any hotel and restaurant bookings - just be spontaneous and get lost. Slovenia is one of the easiest places to get lost and once you really really do - head to the core of the country and discover Ljubljana on foot. Head your bed at Relais & Chateaux Hotel Grad Otocec for the weekend, while checking out the new InterContinental in Ljubljana for Friday night.
Ride and Drink
Taste yourself through Italy's finest sparkling wines on a Horseback riding tour though Italy's Champagne: the Franciacorta region. Originating from Erbusco, going till the Iseo Lake, this area is home to Italy's most expensive and most sophisticated bubbles. A decent beef "tagliata" with summer truffles comes up for the exhausting wine tastings. Stay at L'Albereta - a place that fits to the Franciacorta like the Eiffel Tower to Paris.