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Stick to your resolution this year by making it one committed to exploring new places! Whether you seek roller-coaster thrills or art museum atmospheres, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out five of the top travel destinations for 2018 below, and may the new year be one filled with adventure:


  1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

In January of 2018, the long-awaited Etihad Museum will finally open its doors to the public. The museum, which is shaped like a manuscript, will grant visitors the insight into the history of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is known for its groundbreaking, breathtaking architecture, and the Etihad Museum intends to stun no less. In addition to incredible architecture, Dubai offers world-class luxury shopping, theme park attractions, and desert tours.


  1. Detroit, Michigan

Forget Orlando, San Francisco, or New York City! Detroit is here to wow. Coffee-shops, nightlife, acclaimed distilleries, and chic boutique hotels now constitute this frequently overlooked metropolis. Visit near Christmas to see The Motor City come alive in rainbow lights and ice-skating rinks.


  1. Prague, Czech Republic

From ancient cathedrals and whimsical art nouveau structures to cobblestone walkways, bustling street markets, and serene canals, the backdrop of Prague is so breathtaking you won’t know where to look first! As a suggestion, however, consider looking towards one of its bohemian art galleries or incredible breweries.


  1. Paris, France

Tour the captivating city of love in its full splendor. Sample the renowned gastronomy scene, browse luxury shopping emporiums, and explore some of the most revered art collections in the world. April of 2018 brings the opening of l’Atelier des Lumières, an immersive art experience that will allow visitors to literally become one with each and every art piece. Later in the year, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton will debut their steampunk-inspired theme park in Paris.


  1. Sydney, Australia

From the iconic Sydney Opera House to the bustling Bondi Beach with its surfers and street-side cafes, Sydney will stimulate the senses and never leave you feeling bored. Take in views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge or become acquainted with sea life at the Sydney Aquarium. For a break from the hubbub of the city, escape among the roses and fernery at the Royal Botanic Garden. Be sure to plan your trip between March 23rd and April 22nd to catch Andy Morton’s rendition of Puccini’s La Bohème at the Sydney Opera House, complete with fireworks bursting over the iconic skyline.