A hang-glider soars above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Wow! 50 Amazing Travel Experiences For 2017

27 January 2017

Get ready to be wowed! Flight Centre’s inaugural WOW List, in the latest edition of Travel ideas magazine, showcases 50 extraordinary travel experiences for 2017.

The list draws on expertise from some of the most serious travellers in the business – from our own CEO, Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner, to Flight Centre’s travel writers and travel experts, as well as mountaineers, polar expedition leaders, surfers, chefs and many more who travel for a living or for fun.

A woman in tradtiional dress in tropical Okinawa, Japan. A woman wears traditional dress in Japan's tropical secret - Okinawa.

Highlights include seeking happiness in faraway lands, discovering tropical Japan in Okinawa, and exploring the monasteries and mountains of Ethiopia. Find out how hotels have hopped on the wellness wagon, raise eyebrows at an unexpected side of New York, and take your tastebuds on a tour of Lima, in Peru.

Adventurers can explore volcanoes by twilight in Hawaii, journey into the Colombian Amazon, or hang-glide over Rio. Gourmands will love Canada’s surprisingly good new-world wines, Malaysia’s street food and Portugal’s cataplana. And culture vultures will love strolling the streets of Tallinn’s Old Town, soaking up Birmingham’s buzzing arts scene, and browsing beautiful homewares in Morocco’s markets.

Beautiful textiles draw the eye in a Moroccan market. Beautiful textiles draw the eye in a Moroccan market.

If you’re ready to dive into a world of wonders, pick up a copy online or at your local Flight Centre store.

Happy travels!

* Featured image: Hang gliding over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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Renae Spinks

Travel for me is about conversations and connections. There’s nothing like setting foot in a new land and meeting people a world apart. From talking to North Sea fishermen in Norway’s Lofoten Islands to breakfast chat at a B&B in my own back yard, there’s always a story to share and a tale to tell.