Where to go to Treat Yourself in 2018 4

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2018 is the perfect time for you to treat yourself to a vacation. Go somewhere nice, indulge in all of your favourite activities, and pamper yourself every chance that you get. Here are five places where you can go to treat yourself this year.


The Maldives     

The Maldives are an archipelago that is located south west of India. This tropical paradise is known for its coral reefs, luxurious accommodation, and stunning beaches. You can go snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, wind surfing, charter a boat, play sports on the beach or just relax with a book and read. You can get enjoy getting pampered in beautiful spas, on the beach or in the privacy of your room.


Portugal is an exciting country in Europe that is known for its fantastic weather, stunning beaches, fabulous wine, and beautiful architecture. Explore the capital city of Lisbon where you can climb a hill to São Jorge Castle and see a beautiful view of the city.

Visit Rossio Square where you can see fabulous architecture, beautiful fountains, and great cafes. Be sure to go west to Cascais-Estoril coastline where you will find some of the best beaches in Europe. 


A holiday in Jamaica is a fabulous way to treat yourself. You can rent a car and explore stunning waterfalls like Santa Cruz or Savanna-La-Mar. Stay in Montego Bay where you will find fantastic resorts and great beaches to relax on.

Montego Bay

Go to Kingston and visit Blue Mountains to sample the world-famous coffee and tour the Bob Marley Museum. Spend some time snorkeling or charter a boat and go scuba diving in waters where you can see turtles, barracudas, sharks, brightly coloured schools of fish, and shipwrecks.


There are plenty of things you can do in Dubai to treat yourself. You can indulge in spa treatments, go shopping at one of the sixty malls, relax at a golf resort or treat yourself to numerous fun excursions.

You can go up in a hot air balloon to see the sunrise over the desert, take a boat tour to see the fascinating man-made islands, play tennis on top of a high rise, or take a 4-wheel drive safari through the desert. There are plenty of great accommodations to stay in and you can sample food from all over the world.


Greece is a great place to go if you want to treat yourself. You can rent villas with pools in different areas of the country so that you can relax after spending your day exploring the amazing scenery, fascinating cities, and ancient ruins. Head to the ancient city of Athens where you can climb the hill to see the Acropolis and the Parthenon.

Charter a boat and try island hopping in the Aegean or Ionian Seas. Greece is a great place to indulge on food and wine so make sure you try the fabulous cheese, appetizers, and delicious dishes that are a very important part of the Greek culture.



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About Michael Hodson

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.

4 thoughts on “Where to go to Treat Yourself in 2018

  • Kate

    Michael, I was directed to your blog from your posts concerning travel by freighter. It looks like you circumnavigated the globe in 2008 without getting on an airplane. I am similarly interested in this kind of travel, and wonder if you can direct me to any current information/blogs on this topic, as I would like to do similar travel with my 9-year old son, but not completely sure where yet. Thank you!

  • John

    Great suggestion Michael,

    Here I would like to add India as one of the best destination one should consider to explore in 2018. The reason is obvious, I recently came back from India after my Christmas holidays and trust me, it is amazing.

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