The Best Places To Visit In 2018

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The Best Places To Visit In 2018

After the holidays have finished and the wrapping paper recycled, times can be a bit gloomy. The weather adds to seasonal depression and you're back to school or the same old desk. But you don't have to feel stuck or bored. Thanks to various travel deals and affordable options, you can sit back, relax and visit one of these amazing places. Update your passport or renew your driver's license because you're about to hit the road running!

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1. Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand has increased in popularity over the past few years. With affordable flights, accommodations, and food, it has become one of the best places to travel to on a budget. Fly into Bangkok and take a shorter flight to the northern city of Chiang Mai. Visit the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple on the top of Doi Suthep mountain. You can see sweeping views of Chiang Mai, perfect for your first instagram post of the vacation. On the way down stop at small vendors who sells trinkets and goodies, including spiders on a stick. Yum! Visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary where you can get up close and personal with these lovely creatures.

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2. Tulum, Mexico

Like Thailand, Tulum has seen an influx of tourism in the past few years. An oasis for yogi's, Tulum is a place to relax and send your cares away. Lay on the beach, visit Mayan ruins, or treat yourself at one of the many spas in town. Visit Tulum if you've had it with your social media usage and finally unplug with the sound of the ocean in the distance.

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3. Lisbon, Portugal

If you like culture and history, might as well go and visit the second oldest capital city in Europe! Beaches, markets, museums, what more could you want in a bustling city? Slow down with a glass of wine and take it all in. You won't even think about an excel spreadsheet when in Lisbon!

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4. County Clare, Ireland

If you're a Star Wars fan then this might be the place for you. Nestled in the mid-west region of Ireland, County Clare has something for everyone, even Jedi's. In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, location scouts used sweeping views of cliffs to create an idyllic background for Luke Skywalker and Ren. For a quieter, less busy vacation, County Clare is the right spot for a tranquil experience.

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5. Palm Springs, California

A two hour drive from Los Angeles, Palm Springs is the place to be. If you're sick of shoveling snow in January, book a quick trip to the desert city. You'll touch down in a land of fun in the sun. With a plethora of places to stay, including airbnb options, you can hang your hat anywhere. From delicious restaurants to some of the best hiking trails, you'll feel at ease.