Summer has finally arrived in Canada and we can't wait to spend our every waking minute outside exploring the beautiful country that we live in. While exploring our own country should be everyone's top priority it's also important to get out and experience the rest of the world as well.
Immersing yourself in other cultures, meeting people from all over the globe and trying new things is the best part about travelling! Right about now we're all starting to get that wanderlust itch where we just HAVE to travel, I know I'm feeling it.
KAYAK, a popular flight search engine, recently released a bunch of lists on what the most popular and trending destinations are for 2018. Some of these are super predictable but others might surprise you! If you're trying to plan a trip this summer, you must add these to your bucket list!
Maui is currently the top trending destination on Kayak right now and it's clear why. You can relax on white sandy beaches, learn to surf on the crystal clear waters, hike through gorgeous national parks with massive volcanoes and immerse yourself in the care-free culture!
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Ochos Rios in Jamaica is the #1 beach destination and according to Kayak searches for this spot have gone up 206% this year! You can check out stunning waterfalls, relax on the sandy beaches, soak in the pool and explore the island!
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas has been the #1 most popular destination on Kayak for 3 years in a row now which probably isn't all that surprising. Vegas is THE spot for gambling, partying and excitement in the US so it's not shocking that everyone still wants to see what all the hype is about.
Barcelona is the second top trending destination on Kayak this year and it definitely deserves a spot a the top of your travel bucket list. You can admire the gorgeous architecture, drink sangria on a sunny patio and so much more!
I'm sure you already knew this destination would be on this list because of how many people on your Instagram having been posting photos from here this year. Bali has blown up as a travel destination lately because of the beautiful beaches, lush forests and immense amount of waterfalls to explore here!
Amsterdam is another super popular destination for travelling and it always has been. Amsterdam is the land of beautiful city canals, biking and legal drugs so it's no surprise this spot is one the most popular among travellers. If you haven't been yet it definitely deserves a spot at the top of your list!
Lisbon is a super cool spot to travel and it's starting to pick up steam as one of the most searched for destinations. You can ride one of their unique yellow trolleys around the city, taste some amazing food from their markets, and shop at the beautiful boutiques!
I mean, who doesn't love Greece as your next gorgeous European travel destination right? Athens is the home to the powerful empire that was Ancient Greece and it still has landmarks from this time like the Parthenon, the Acropolis, and tons of sculptures to behold.
St. Lucia is a small island in the Caribbean that is perfect for a tropical beach getaway. There's bright turquoise waters, dramatic mountain landscapes, lush forests to explore and stunning volcanic beaches. There's tons of spots in the water that are home to beautiful coral reefs that you can snorkel or scuba dive to!
Madrid is Spain's central capital and is known for it's gorgeous boulevards, manicured parks and beautiful architecture. If you decide to travel to Madrid you definitely won't be disappointed! You can wander through the museums, read a novel in the parks, and shop in the amazing plazas!
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is one of the prettiest cities in South Africa, sitting right on the shoreline. You can get a gorgeous view of the twinkling city lights from above at the Table Mountain lookout, check out the cute penguins at Boulders Beach, and so much more!
I'm sure Copenhagen has already been at the top of your travel list for a while now because it's a truly stunning city to explore. You can check out the shimmering water and colourful houses at Nyhavn, explore the historic city centre with 18th century architecture, and check out all the beautiful castles from the Renaissance era!
Fiji is a dream destination for anyone wanting to relax on a beach this summer. It definitely isn't cheap but if you can afford it you'll be rewarded with the whitest sand and brightest turquoise waters you've ever seen!
London is a great spot to visit and is obviously one of the most popular destinations. You can check out the royal family's digs, admire architecture like Big Ben and ride the London eye so you can views of the entire city from above!
Jamaica is a perfect destination if you want to relax on gorgeous sandy beach but don't want to shell out a ton of money to do so. It's no surprise that multiple spots in Jamaica made this list because you can't go wrong with Jamaican life!
Turks and Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands is a gorgeous archipelago of 40 small islands in the Atlantic Ocean. You can stay in a luxurious resort, spend time lounging in the incredible white sand, cool off in the bright turquoise waters and snorkel to see the impressive underwater environment!
It's kind of no surprise that Paris made this list because literally everyone in the world wants to travel to Paris one day. It's called the 'city of love' for a reason because romance is in the air everywhere! Drink an espresso at a cute cafe, eat baguette while you wander the cobblestone streets and take pictures under the beautiful Eiffel Tower!
Rome is a stunning destination for travelling and one of my absolute favourite places when I went to Italy. Basically every corner you turn you'll see a famous fountain, museum or historic monument that you just can't walk by. Admire the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and of course, The Colosseum while you're here!