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The Best Travel Discoveries of 2017

Paul French

The places you’ve been, much like the books you’ve read, are far less valuable than the ones you haven’t. Anyone can repeat book a holiday, but the best travel discoveries are about stepping into the unknown. Too many people live a whole life with holidays and weekends away, without ever exploring anywhere deeply. But the brilliant reality is that you can buck this trend and go anytime you want. Trim your expenses, save your cash and put a date in the calendar for that trip of a lifetime. When you get back, you can fill the hole that close-minded people will tell you exists on your CV with the following:

  • 2017-2018, World Travel. Skills learned: Independence, flexibility, negotiation, planning, boldness, crisis management, self-sufficiency, improvisation.

You have our permission to use those exact words. They’re yours, for free. All you have to do is take the trip.

Discover with Momondo

For planning your adventure, we’ll take this moment to point you in the direction of the fine folk at Momondo, who’ve built one of the world’s top travel resources. Their latest collection, ‘Best Discoveries’, brings together all their most useful research, from where to go to how to pack, from big data insights to real-life experiences. They’ve got the best destinations, must-have travel apps, advice on how to find cheap flights and get tickets for once-in-a-lifetime global events. There’s advice on packing, tipping and everything in between (including how to deal with delayed flights). They’ve done a great job. Check it out.

Longer-Term work and travel

A growing trend in travel is remote workers taking the opportunity to get to know different parts of the world for three or four months at a time. If you know how much money you have in your savings account and you know how much it costs to live in a different part of the world, then you can work out your “runway” for any given destination. Entrepreneur Nat Eliason has built a helpful spreadsheet you can use to work this out for yourself. Find it over on our Top Tips From Digital Nomads article.   Flight delays happen, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept them. You may be entitled to as much as $680 in compensation if your flight was delayed, canceled or overbooked within the last three years.

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