Our planet is full of places the deepestcorners of the most forgotten regions of this world that will fill your spiritwith all and leave you and wonder well I thought that was a pretty badass openingline but really traveling has become more and more accessible over the pastfew years thanks to the Internet and so is finding interesting destinations toexperience my name is Eric Conover and I'm a filmmaker and world travelerliving in the greatest city on earth New York in this video I'm going to list thetop most incredible travel destinations for 2018 I am NOT pulling this footageoff the internet like some travel this videos all these places I've been to anexperienced firsthand I find new places to travel through videos like this socomment down below your top places on your 2018 travel bucket list or commentif you've been to any of the places I'm about to show you on my list also makesure to subscribe to my youtube channel if you found this video interesting andgive it a thumbs up without any ado these are the top travel destinations of2018 number one is Norway Norway ishands-down the most beautiful destination I have ever experiencedNorway is a Scandinavian country encompassing vast mountains glaciers anddeep coastal fjords I recommend going in early summer the days are long and warmwhile the nights are cool in short if you go far enough north the Sun doesn'tset at all and you can experience the phenomenon known as the Midnight Sun at12:30 in the morning it's June the 11th so it's almost the first day of summerwhich is the longest day of the year I haven't been sleeping the past two daysjust because it doesn't get dark it's always light out I mean look at the theSun just dips down low enough below the horizon worth like a sunset for twohours straight and then it pops right back up at about two maybe oneforty-five real strange we're kind of cool in Norway you can do everythingfrom climate glacier to windsurfing on the coast along with whitewater kayakingback-breaking downhill cycling and of course road trip for days number two isBali now I know you're all thinking everyone and their dog on Instagram hasbeen to Bali has taken photos has made videos there but there's good reason for thatBali is truly a place to find yourself there is an energy there unlike anywhereelse I've ever been in the world Bali is an Indonesian island known for itsforested volcanic mountains iconic rice paddies beaches and coral reefs one ofthe coolest things is while in Bali you can stay in a luxury villa for justabout twenty US dollars per night my number one thing to do in Bali is buy orrent a motorbike and explore the unknown areas and the surrounding islands whoa sometimes you gotta go on your ownventures I'm in full travel mode I didn't even wear shoes oh my gosh wouldyou look at this head up north too and play with the monkeys welcome to the monkey force in Ubudwhat's he doing oh no that's the camera you can't follow me I have to leave ohno you can't grab that I'm sorry wake up at sunrise and bathe under a waterfallbokeh one-way ticket to Bali and just let the journey happen number three isthe Maldives if you want to get lost at sea in the best way possible you need tohead to the Maldives Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Oceancomprised of 26 ring shaped atolls which are made up of more than 1000 coralislands it's known for its beaches blue lagoonsand extensive reefs now when you go to the Maldives you have two options forplaces to stay the first you pay a ton of money and you stay in a very niceall-inclusive resort so we're taking the boat out to the Four Seasons Resortwe're grabbing some lunch we might be able to explore the resort a little bitjust so we could film I guess the other side of staying in the Maldives becauseit is very very different golf carts all around that they're saying it is tenthousand dollars per night for the top room here think doing what we're doingon the boat is the best way to see the Maldives is the second you travel withsome friends higher surf boat and just island hop there is nothing in the whole world likeliving on a boat in the middle of the Indian Ocean early September is a goodtime to visit the weather was beautiful and the surface very very good and if you're not in the Surfing you canalways island hop and hang out with some locals go freediving on one of the manyreefs will even find your own deserted island all to yourself number four is Japan Japan is an islandnation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities mountainous national parks andthousands of shrines and temples while traveling in Japan I opted to stay intraditional Japanese Inns to fully immerse myself in the Japanese culture this Japanese Inn has an open-air hotspring bath welcome to my humble abode the best way to get around is by bullettrain which is never late or to hop on a quick flight I have a few free hours togolf and just do whatever so I can't come to Japan and not go to a market thefood has to be hands-down the most interesting part come to Japan there issome food that you would never even imagine eating if you are from theStates while Tokyo is an amazing city I wantedto see the countryside I went up north to Mata Shima and stayed at a localfishermen's in I woke up the next day before sunrise and hiked to the top of ahill to see the day begin then I went all the way south to zoomommy island which is a relatively unknown spot to Westerners and it ishome to world-class diving and some of the most remote untouched beaches onplanet Earth number five is bond air bond air is a charming Dutch islandlocated 15 miles north of Venezuela and is a part of the ABC island chain nextto Aruba and curaçao far far below the hurricane bail bond air has perfectweather almost year-round the number one thing to do on Bonaire is to scuba diveyou can scuba both in the day or for the daring scuba diving at night we'reactually joined by a lot of people this place is super popular just becauseby the pillars that's where the fish hang out which is one of the mostterrifying exhilarating experiences I've ever hadBonaire is home to some of the clearest blue waters on planet earth and has someof the most lively reefs that i have ever seen you can free dive in thefreshwater limestone cave network that runs below the island take a drive tothe pink salt pans in the south hop on a water taxi to Klein Bonairea tiny uninhabited island right off the coast to do some snorkeling home to someof the bluest waters on earth bionaire is truly paradise number six is New YorkCity New York is the capital of the world and has been my home for the pastfive years any time of the year is honestly the best time to visit New Yorkbut if I had to choose I would pick early summer or late fall althoughthere's no place like New York in the winter with a little snow on the groundNew York has something for everyone it's that place where you come to make yourdreams come true you can go enjoy the sights like theEmpire State Building the top of One World Trade head down to Soho for someamazing food and shopping or take in Central Park New York is my favoritecity in the whole world and I think everyone should at least visit or livein New York at least once in their life number seven is HawaiiHawaii is an isolated volcanic island chain in the Central Pacific Ocean itsislands are renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs waterfalls and istruly one of the most incredible places I have ever traveled to hands-down themost incredible experience I've had in Hawaii was driving up to the summit ofHaleakala on Maui and watching the sunset skies lit up I'm so amped on liferight now and do you hear that it is absolutely quiet up here there'snot a breath of wind there's not a single person I am so at peace right nowdriving the iconic road to Hana is a must make sure to leave very early toavoid all the tourists and stop for some banana bread along the way on the islandof Lanai go horseback riding and off-roading on the backside of theisland through the lush tropical rainforests finally on the island ofOahu hike to the top of Diamond Head at sunrise make friends with the locals andtruly experience ancient Hawaiian traditions such as pounding and POIHawaii is that place that sticks out in my mind when someone asks me where isthe coolest place you've ever been if you enjoyed the video make sure to leavea like hit that subscribe button and if you want to learn more about thedestinations in this video down below in the description I have full travelseries for every single destination that you just saw my first travel trip for2018 is to Tanzania to summit Mount Kilimanjaro.