sri lanka

Travel ideas: Wow List 2018 Is Out In Store

18 December 2017

Travel ideas: Wow List 2018 Is Out In Store

We’ve crunched the numbers, consulted our industry contacts, tapped into the collective know-how of our travel experts (and sent them off to see, do, experience and taste) and even surveyed the skies. Say hello to Travel ideas: Wow List 2018, Flight Centre’s annual roundup of the must-do experiences for the new year.

iceland and northern lights Iceland is a worthy addition to this year's Wow List (image: Jacques van As)

Our exclusive – and free – travel magazine is packed full of inspiration to whet your wanderlust all year. Grab a copy from your local Flight Centre store, any Travel Expo, or read or download it online.

For a sneak peek in the meantime, below are the amazing, awe-inspiring, unforgettable and crazy experiences you can read up on, in no particular order.

1.  Tap into transformational travel

2.  Walk with mountain gorillas in Rwanda

3.  Take tea in one of the world’s best bars

4.  Ride Peru’s first Belmond train

5.  Make tracks in Whistler

6.  Jump into canyoning in Switzerland

7.  Have a family adventure in Queenstown

8.  Channel your inner Indiana Jones in Colombia

9.  Savour Sri Lanka

10.  Taste real Cantonese cuisine in Guangzhou

11.  Hop aboard a new style of river cruise

12.  Sip and swirl in Franschhoek

13.  Embrace your inner merperson in Palawan

14.  Climb Kilimanjaro

15.  Immerse yourself in art in Austria

16.  Surf a new break

17.  Hike Tasmania’s Three Capes Track

18.  Spy polar bears in Canada

19.  Embark on the trip of a lifetime

20.  Sail around Portugal in a small ship

21.  Float in the Dead Sea

22.  Say “I do” in Italy

23.  Venture to Iceland

24.  Join in the Naadam festivities in Mongolia

25.  Spot wildlife in Patagonia

26.  Set off on a solo adventure

27.  Dive into natural wonders in the Yucatan

28.  Go leaf peeping in New Hampshire

29.  Island hop in Greece

30.  Trek Sapa in Vietnam

31.  Swim with dwarf minke whales

32.  Run the world

33.  Ski South Korea

34.  Stargaze around the world

35.  Make art in the Tiwi Islands

36.  Kid around in Dubai

37.  Experience the spiritual side of Japan

38.  Beach yourself in PNG

39.  Snap yourself in an Instagram playground

40.  Step off the tourist trail in Gili Air

41.  Visit a Turkish hammam

42.  Celebrate New Orleans’ tricentennial

43.  Keep weird in Portland

44.  Cruise Russia’s rivers

45.  Stay on a ranch in Texas

46.  Make the world your workplace

47.  Drive Highway One

48.  Cycle through Leipzig’s nightlife

49.  Sleep in a Moroccan riad

50.  Get spooked in Edinburgh

travel ideas wow list 2018 banner

Anna Howard

Give me street food over Michelin stars, cellar doors over wine bars and small towns and wide open spaces over big cities any day. Travel for me means ticking off the 'to eat and drink' list one regional flavour and wine bottle at a time.