5 Unexpected Trips to Take in 2018


Oh hello, new year. It’s nice to meet you!

For 2018, we’re pledging to make this publication more worthwhile and filled with opportunity. Starting with our first love, travel.  

We're not here to bullshit you - these trips will change your world.

Here’s 5 trips we think you should experience for your unexpected, weird, random, and altogether adventurous 2018.

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1. Sri Lanka

Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people,  elephants on elephants on elephants, cheap prices, eclectic trains, famous tea and flavorful food make for one of the best unexpected trips.

 

 

 

 

Hike Sigiriya's Lion Rock

 

Make Tea in Nurwega Eliya

Walk with Elephants

 

Ride the Podi Menike Train from Colombo to Badulla

Take an hour and a half flight to the Maldives

Lay out on one of the untouched islands

Stay at this cabana for only $26 a night


2. Budapest

A city in an unmatched natural setting with architectural and historical heritage, offering an unmatched combination of culture, unique food, and thermal baths.

 

Sit along the Danube River and take it all in

Go back in time and visit a thermal bath

Ride the Castle Hill Funicular connecting Buda and Pest

Spend a few hours at Esceri Flea Market

Leave your mark at the

 

For Sale Pub

Poke fun at communism at the themed Red Ruin Bar

Stay right in the city for only $48 per night


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3. Orcas Island, WA

Hangout on the horseshoe-shaped island that's 1 of 4 islands in the San Juan County. Drink in the green paradise the locals call “the gem of the San Juans” — a happy combination of shoreline and the highest mountain in the islands.

 

Get naked at Doe Bay Soaking Tubs

Kayak Point Doughty

Hike Mt. Constitution

Camp in Moran State Park

Eat mexican food in 

fairy garden

Get beer drunk at 

 

Island Hopping Brewery

Stay at this cabin on a farm for $157 a night


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4. Scotland

Scotland has so many hidden surprises in its compact territory – big skies, lushy green landscapes, wildlife, insanely good food, and down-to-earth people.

 

Dive with sharks

Get hot at the

 

Viking Fire Festival

Kayak in the Clunie Loch

Go camping at the

 

Isle of Coll

Take a flight to see the Northern Lights

Go swimming in

 

the Fairy Pools

Stay in the gatehouse of a castle for $145 per night


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5. Morocco

Morocco is a gateway to Africa, and a country of eclectic diversity. In this unexpected place, you'll find epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, sweeping deserts, and kind, genuine hospitality.

 

Walk on the sand seas 

 

of Erg Chebbi

Take a day trip to 

Paradise Valley

See the beautiful blue 

 

of Chefchaouen

Visit the Atlas Film Studio

Hang with some goats that are hangin' in trees

Escape to the mountains

 

at Kasbah du Toubkal

Stay in this getaway for $80 per night