Over the past 12 months, you’ve loved reading about everything from affordable travel (sailing around the Grecian islands anyone?) to dream adventures worthy of only the finest bucket lists (your two weeks in Sri Lanka are calling). As 2018 is coming to an end, we decided to share the most popular stories of the year. Here are the best travel articles well worth reading again!
1. The ultimate bucket list destination
Along with us, you were ahead of the curve on this one! Lonely Planet has dubbed Sri Lanka as the top country for travel in 2019, but we were already coveting this beautiful destination with our two-week travel guide. Likewise, you were also reading up on it over the past year!
Read the article: 2 Weeks in Sri Lanka: The Ultimate Bucket List
2. Explore for $18 a day
One of our in-house writers shows you that priceless adventures in far-flung destinations don’t have to break the bank. Your precious pennies will take you across the world if you know exactly where to go. From Bolivia to New Zealand, find out just how far $18 a day will take you.
Read the article: 18 Most Affordable Places to Travel for Under $18 a Day
3. Experience the best of Latin America
Travellers love going to Latin America for its vibrant culture, fascinating history, natural wonders, and delicious food. We’re not surprised that an article showcasing some of the best destinations in the continent became one of your favourite travel stories in 2018.
Read the article: 10 Safest Places to Visit in Latin America
4. Adventures tailor-made for 2018
How many destinations did you add (and check off) on your bucket list over the last twelve months? 2018 is coming to an end, but some journeys will stay with you for a lifetime. You loved the trips we hand-picked for 2018, but if you haven’t gotten around to experiencing these bucket list adventures, don’t worry; these travel goals are timeless!
Read the article: 18 Bucket List Adventures You Need to Experience in 2018
5. Discovering Asia
Like us, you love that Asia has it all: impressive sights and sounds, intense cultural experiences, and peaceful natural retreats just waiting to be discovered. Like us, you also spent 2018 fawning over the safest countries in Asia – and hopefully making your way there.
Read the article: 12 Safest Countries in Asia for 2018
Instagram has been fuelling the world’s travel dreams since its inception. Inspired by hashtag-worthy destinations, you couldn’t get enough of reading about countries for your feeds. Of course, it helps that we happened to curate an article with 21 of earth’s most Instagrammable places.
Read the article: 21 Photos of the Most Instagrammable Destinations in the World
7. Finding local culture in Europe
Small towns are one of the best ways to get to know a country (or a continent). One of our best travel articles of the year featured local culture and authentic experiences in small towns like Cassis in France and Orvieto in Italy.
Read the article: Best Small Towns in Europe for Authentic Local Experiences
8. Fjords on a budget
Understandably, an article that shows you how to experience Norway’s majestic beauty affordably became one of the best travel articles on Days to Come in 2018. It helps that nature doesn’t cost a penny to see! If you didn’t manage to experience the country’s fjords over the past year, let us inspire you to try in 2019!
Read the article: How to Enjoy Norway on a Budget
9. Your roaring twenties
Travel has no age-limit, but your 20s are one of the best decades to begin (or continue) exploring the world. Taking a tour that checks off a bunch of countries and lets you meet people is probably one of the best ways to spend your 20s. Those in need of travel inspiration seemed to love the idea of that as well!
Read the article: 5 Tours You Need to Take in Your 20s
10. Experiencing Kyoto on foot
Experiencing a destination on foot is probably one of the best ways to see it. We delved into Kyoto’s best day hikes, and you came along with us for the walk.
Read the article: Best Day Hikes in Kyoto
11. What to wear in Italy
We made life a little easier for our readers by creating a packing list for globetrotters heading off to Italy! It became one of the best travel articles this year, and while packing for a trip to Italy is hardly a chore, knowing what to take with you makes perfect sense.
Read the article: The Perfect Italy Packing List For Summer
12. Being alone doesn’t mean lonely
This was not the year to hold yourself back from seeing the world. A lot of people want to travel but put off their plans because they don’t have people to go away with. In light of that, we wanted to empower you to take that dream trip by showing you that it’s 100 percent possible to travel by yourself without feeling lonely.
Read the article: How to Travel Solo Without Ever Feeling Lonely
13. Ancient ruins and the Aegean Sea
Stunning white beaches, turquoise water, great food, spectacular mountain scenery, genuine hospitality, and endless culture and history, it’s no surprise that this story tops our list of best travel articles. The fact that Greece is so affordable is just another reason to visit. Discover how to have the best two weeks of your life exploring ancient ruins along the Aegean Sea.
Read the article: 2 Weeks in Greece For Every Budget
14. The Cliffs of Moher take on the Loch Ness
In one of your favourite articles of 2018, Ireland and Scotland face-off against each other. Both are fascinating and rich in scenery, heritage, and culture, but which country to go to was the real question on the minds of our readers.
Read the article: Ireland vs Scotland: Where Will You Go?
15. Taking your best shot
Iceland has no shortage of things to capture, and our readers spent a lot of time swotting up on how to photograph Iceland. From discovering the best locations to lenses and golden hours, expert Matthew Smith shares his tips and tricks for taking pictures in Iceland.
What was your favourite story on Days to Come from 2018? Tell us about it in the comments!