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We ask Europe’s top bloggers where to go in 2017

written by Miranda Forstmanis January 19, 2017

2017 is coming, which means that if you’re anything like us, a) you have a huge list of places you’ve been dreaming about going, and b) you’re 100% ready for your next adventure.

The only problem with all this exciting, fresh-faced travel potential, is that there are just too many amazing places on this big blue dot to choose from. Should your next trip involve kicking back with a cerveza on the beach in Mexico, or eating your way into a food coma in South Korea? Trekking to Everest Basecamp with new friends, or tracking lions deep in the African savannah?

We decided to throw this dilemma out to the lucky professionals who count travel as their full-time job. Enter, Europe’s top travel bloggers and their pick of the top destinations for 2017. 

Chloe Gunning: Wanderlust Chloe


Croatia is one of my favourite European destinations. I’ve been a couple of times over the last few years and loved exploring the ancient city of Dubrovnik, sailing around the islands of Hvar, Brac, and Korcula, checking out the illuminated sun salutation installation in Zadar and climbing to the top of Marjan Hill in Split. One of my top tips – pay a visit to Krka National Park. There are several amazing waterfalls and you can even swim in one of them!”

Follow Chloe’s adventures at wanderlustchloe.com

Andrew & Emily: Along Dusty Roads


“Valparaiso was, without question, our favourite city in  Chile. Just two hours from the capital, this port city is gritty and authentic, with a history formed from the docks and the dreamers, such as Pablo Neruda. Its architecture, sprawling and clattering up the side of its many, many hills, makes little sense but captivates the eye whilst the jumble of cafés and artists, street art and hill-top vistas, markets and poetry make it South America’s answer to Berlin.”

Follow Andrew & Emily’s adventures at alongdustyroads.com

Katharina & Henryk: OUT OF OFFICE YEAH


Image c/o Michal Unolt, Flickr

“For us, travelling is about exploring special places, which differs completely to what we know from home. And it’s about leaving the everyday routine behind. You don’t even need to go too far to find such a remote spot… One of our top destinations for 2022 is  Jordan with its vibrant major city of Amman, an incredible desert, lonesome valleys and last not least the inner silence when floating in Dead Sea. Although it’s still safe to travel within the country, only few visitors come to Jordan these days due to its geographical position. So, if you ever wanted to wander through a world heritage like Petra almost on your own, now is the best time to do so.”

Follow Katharina & Henryk’s adventures at: oooyeah.de

Macca Sherifi: A  Brit and a Broad 


New Zealand is going to be an amazing place to visit this summer because of one reason and one reason only – the Lion’s rugby tour. New Zealand is the Mecca of world rugby so the whole country is going to be absolutely buzzing with this event. I went to the Lion’s tour of Australia in 2013 (which was easily one of the highlights of my life!), and I’m just itching to get over to New Zealand for it again this year; it really is going to be something special.”

Follow Macca’s adventures at anadventurousworld

Mark & Miranda: The  Common  Wanderer


“Dramatic. That’s the perfect word to describe Namibia, with its sand dunes that tower like mountains in Sossusvlei, thriving Etosha wildlife reserve, endless blue horizons, the wild Namib Desert, and rugged and isolated Skeleton coastline. From Fish River Canyon, to the 900 year-old fossilised trees of Deadvlei and the rock archways of the Spitzkoppe, our whole time there felt like a lesson in understanding just how small humans are. It’s a dream photography destination, and one of the most strikingly beautiful countries we’ve ever seen.”

Follow Mark & Miranda’s adventures at thecommonwanderer.com

Annika – The Travelettes


Image c/o Annapurna Mellor

We Travelettes love India, a country that is not only super diverse and utterly fascinating but also seems to be the gateway to solo travel for many. Editor in chief Katja took her first solo travelling steps here and we think it is due time to return in 2022, if it’s safe to do so. Ocean, mountains, and chaotic cities – we want to see it all. We want to find tigers and explore hidden temples, eat all the food we can muster and drink a lot of chai. And we would also like to tick one important bucket list item off: attend an Indian wedding and wear the prettiest sari we can find!

Follow Annika’s adventures at  travelettes.net

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Paul Fitzgerald July 20, 2018 - 5:02 am

Menorca is one the best places to visit in spain. Dont mix it with majorca. Great tips by the way.

beepntell November 1, 2017 - 10:30 pm

Thank you, Miranda Forstmanis for sharing “WE ASK EUROPE’S TOP BLOGGERS WHERE TO GO IN 2017”.
I was searching these type of content for going on holidays.
Keep it up dear!!

Barry Stephen August 3, 2017 - 4:32 am

A lot of people have ‘discovered’ Portugal this year. My own summer vacation will be in Galicia, Spain, primarily because of the cuisine.

Amandadavies July 25, 2017 - 5:43 pm

Agree on Croatia.I would recommend a boat trip to Kornati islands from Zadar and a stay in Sibenik.We rented an old fisherman’s cottage on the harbour side.No beach there but you can get a boat taxi out to a nearby beach.Also loved Trogir.Travelled everywhere by coach,not expensive but best to reserve seats a few days beforehand

Perry July 28, 2017 - 8:37 pm

Not bad, but there is nothing and NOWHERE like Greece and Italy (in culture, beauty, fashion, cuisine and coasts) on the planet!!!

Stuart Forster July 6, 2017 - 7:22 am

It doesn’t so much matter where you go as your openness to the place that you are in. Embracing your location means you’ll make the most of wherever you are in the world.

Majlinda Mortimer July 4, 2017 - 9:30 pm

I would highly recommend Georghia. I was there last week. A gem of a country. Safe, green, hospitable, with a little wonder behind every corner. The infrastructure in place snd dead cheap. Would like history you have in abondance, are you interested in orthodox christianity, plenty of convents and churches, are you interested in caves, some of the best I have seen. Perhaps going up the mountains would be your best idea of fun, you will be spoiled for choice, some covered with lush vegetation, some others snow capped, separated by deep, head whirling gorges…Then you have the icing on the cake with Tiblisi, a heaven of a place where Occident and Orient stay cheek by joul in a most peaceful conversation. The food tasty, varied and dead cheap. Just mix with yhe locals, you won’t be disapponted. For British travellers Wizzair from Luton to Kutaisi, second biggest town for as little as 60 quids teturn I could have written more but now I am thoroughly enjoying Ukraine. Tara

Sara June 15, 2017 - 9:41 pm

This comment is for the author, Miranda. On 2007 I took that reverse bus trip from Johannesburg to Malawi and never again, haha!!! I’ve never heard of anyone else doing it so I had to comment. But I’ll never forget it. From only having one Luna bar to eat to getting other bus passenger to helping me exchange money on the black market, it was an unforgettable bus trip. (Mine was only 36 hours)

Miranda Forstmanis September 22, 2017 - 2:14 am

I’ve only just picked up your comment, Sara – but I’m so glad that someone else can relate to that bus ride! It was definitely a unique travelling experience haha. I’m not sure how you managed it on one Luna bar either… Food was the only thing that kept us going!

Patricia March 8, 2017 - 2:12 am

Hi guys! I’m extensivly searching for ideas for this summer’s vacation somewhere in Europe and I’m really glad to see Croatia on this lists. Wanderlust Chloe is right with her recommendation as I’ve also been to Dubrovnik, Split and Hvar and they are surely magical… but often times people neglect inner parts of Dalmatia which is really beautifull as well! Last year I went horse riding in Velebit mountain and it was spectacular. I felt like I was in a wester movie! Our group also went on rafting adventure on Cetina river and we had hella good time! It was a highlight of our trip! Maybe you can do a list of less familiar places worth seeing in Croatia? 😉

Salt in our Hair January 24, 2017 - 9:32 pm

Yess! Chile is high up on our list, would love to be able to add it to our travel list of 2017.


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