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Nat Geo Traveller’s Cool List for 2017: British Edition


Wonder where you will go this 2017? The world outside Singapore is a vast place. Pointing out where to go next may be challenging but it is surely worth it at the end of the day. You can start with the 2017 National Geographic Travel US edition for the must-visit destinations. National Geographic suggests Banff (Canada), Cloud Forests (Ecuador), Seoul (South Korea) and Moscow (Russia).

Just recently, National Geographic Traveller British edition released its must-visit destinations for 2017. The top pick is Donegal. Donegal is a town in Ireland. It became famous because it was the setting of the upcoming movie “Star Wars: Episode VII”. The next is Santiago (Chile), Helsinki (Finland), Greenland and Peru. Apart from these places, what else?

  • Aarhus: Aarhus is a city in Denmark. It is actually the second largest city in Denmark and home to many tourist attractions. Tourists are enticed because of the city’s broad shopping facilities. The city boasts of different infrastructure like Gothic, Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical and many more.


  • Canada: Canada is the fourth largest country in terms of land area and it borders with United States. Unlike its neighbouring country, Canada is sporadically populated and most of its territory is dominated by tundra, forest and Rocky Mountains. Capital of Canada is Ottawa but the largest city is Toronto. Famous spots include Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park and Canadian Rockies.

  • Portland: Portland is the largest city of Oregon. Many people are considering this city because of different activities like tax free tours and shopping not to mention parks, sports and nightlife. Different attractions include Oregon Museum  of Science, Washington Park, Oregon Zoo, Portland Japanese Garden, Pittock Mansion, Lan Su Chinese Garden and many more.


  • India: India is actually the seventh largest country in terms of area and the second most populous. India has a rich culture and tradition that started from the Indus Civilization. There are many spots that you can visit starting with the Taj Mahal, Ganges, Amer Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Harmandir Sahib, Qutb Minar, City Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Brihadeeswarar Temple and many more.


  • South Africa: South Africa is all about diversity and sharing of cuisines, traditions and languages. Top destinations include Kruger National Park, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Apartheir Museum, Tsitsikamma National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Table Mountain National Park, Lion’s Head, Cape of Good Hope and many more.


The nearest place from Singapore is India so if you do not have enough money to travel to Canada, South Africa or United States, it is a good place to start.

Your Next Travel Destination Based on Pantone’s Color Of The Year


It is the year of the Rooster. The Rooster is 10th in the famous Chinese zodiac. Lucky colors are said to be gold, brown and yellow. However, color experts see that the trend for 2017 is neither gold nor yellow. According to Pantone Color Institute, the color for 2017 will be greenery. Greenery is symbolic as it means new beginnings or fresh start. It is a revitalizing and refreshing shade.

Green is also an emblem of personal pursuit for vitality and passion. With this in mind, you have to visit places where it is abundant. There are many travel destinations outside Singapore where greenery is abundant. Here is the list:

  • Charleston: Charleston is in South Carolina, United States. It is actually named as the Best City in the World. If greenery is what you seek, you have to see the Spanish moss on the southern part of the state.


  • New Zealand: New Zealand is famous for its rolling green hills. It is time that you actually see it for yourself. Visit the Westland Tai Poutini National Park.


  • Iceland: When you hear Iceland, the first thing that comes to your mind is iceberg and the cold but you have to give the place chance to prove itself. Iceland has in fact many landscapes and yes, greenery lies. However you have to check which time of the year is best to witness their lush.


  • Costa Rica: Costa Rica is famous for its diversity. It offers natural charm and beauty that offers tons of activities for nature lovers as well as adventure lovers.

  • Portland: Portland is a city in the state of Oregon. If you visit United States, Portland should never be missed because of its remarkable waterfall surrounded by shades of green. The Silver Falls State Park is just less than two hour drive from the city proper.


  • Palau: Micronesia is becoming famous because of its diversity. Come to Nikko Bay and then be amazed with greens together with some blues.


  • Mongolia: Mongolia is nearer than other places mentioned here. In Mongolia, you will be treated with the vastness of grasslands. Make sure to visit during summer as the land is full of lush.


  • Bali: Bali is famous for its pristine beaches but it does not stop there. Bali is in fact home to The Sacred Monkey Forest. It is a nature reserve plus a Hindu temple complex. Many people visit the forest for pilgrimage and worship.


  • Peru: Peru is undoubtedly filled with lush greenery. You can visit the Machu Picchu plus the Man National Park.