The Year 2017 can be an interesting one if you are a travel freak and have a decent amount in your pocket. There are thousands of getaways to explore this year. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Atacama Desert, Chile
The Atacama draws adventure seekers and stargazers to its vast, otherworldly landscape of wind-carved dunes and kaleidoscopic salt lakes.
Zermatt, neighbour to the legendary Matterhorn, has been luring active travellers since 1898, when the Gornergrat train — Switzerland’s first electric cog rail — began operating.
If you’ve seen an African wildlife documentary in the last 30 years, chances are good that the filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert had a hand in it.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
On Aug. 21, the continental United States will experience a total solar eclipse for the first time in 38 years. The eclipse will cut a diagonal swath across America, but city lights and overcast skies can be obstacles to prime viewing.
The 360-foot-tall glass structure sits atop an old warehouse, its spiky roof evoking sails and the city’s maritime past. And if all that architectural gawking tires you out, the uber-luxurious Fontenay will open later this year.
Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, may be the next major food destination. Before feasting, enjoy the city’s many public art works along the tree-lined streets.