Travel Inspiration

5 Best Places to Visit in 2017

Canada

Why go: An eventful year for a country that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation this 2017; the wide range of destinations to choose from, the breathtaking landscape and scenery of its national parks and other green spaces, the picturesque Prince Edward Island and other places in the countryside, Inside Passage, the attractions in cities like Vancouver and Toronto, the food, and so much more
Best time to visit: Year-round or from September to October for the mesmerizing fall foliage and pleasant autumn weather

Copenhagen, Denmark

Why go: The happiest country in the world, touted as the Capital of Culture in Europe for 2017; attractions like historical buildings, museums, and royal castles; design and fashion hub, the bicycle culture, and the food scene that includes restaurants like the world-renowned Noma among others
Best time to visit: Year-round or in May, June, or September

Granada, Spain

Why go: The stunning and awe-inpiring Alhambra, historic buildings, the alleys and buildings of AlbaicĂ­n, Sacromonte district, Capilla Real, flamenco, the tapas, the amazing landscape and nature scenery, and more
Best time to visit: Spring and Autumn

Hokkaido, Japan

Why go: The culture and traditions; ancient and beautiful temples, shrines, and Zen gardens; the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, traditional Japanese cuisine, onsens, bullet trains, the quirky fashion, dramatic landscape and nature scenery, the people, technology, anime and manga, vending machines, the convenience stores, and so much more
Best time to visit: Year-round or Spring (Cherry Blossom viewing) or Autumn for the breathtaking and colorful foliage

Penang, Malaysia

Why go: The culture and heritage, Georgetown, Air Hitam dam, Balik Pulau fishing villages, Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Hill, the architecture, the cuisine, and the nightlife
Best time to visit: Year-round except on the rainier months of September and October