The coast of Cambodia
Emerald sea, glittering sand, and the world’s greatest natural showers. Angkor-what?
True, true, Cambodia has already well and truly arrived on the international tourist scene, thanks in no small part to one of the world’s most breathtaking wonders, Angkor Wat. The sprawling 13th-century temple complex is absolutely, categorically, don’t-even-think-about-it unmissable, but it is consequently swarming with tourists. For a break from the bumbag brigade, head to Cambodia’s pristine coastline and archipelagos of almost-untrodden islands.
Europe’s underground party capital won’t stay that way for long
Throughout its long history, Belgrade has been many things. Roman, Greek, Serbian, Turkish, Austrian, Serbian again, Yugoslavian — the city has changed hands hundreds of times and been torn down and rebuilt more times than anyone cares to count. But 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for the White City: direct flights from New York City and an ambitious waterfront development plan promise to redefine the Serbian capital once again. New money is flowing in, and with it, change.
An island paradise that out-values Hawaii
Fiji just sounds expensive, doesn’t it? Yet nearly two years after Cyclone Winston ravaged this island nation, Fiji has rebuilt with new direct flights from San Francisco on Fiji Airways. (Check out the airline’s current sale.) Dollar for dollar, it’s now a better value than Hawaii, with the US dollar almost two-to-one, making it a great time to visit. Unlike other South Pacific hotspots, Fiji is actually reasonably affordable for intrepid backpackers, with plenty of hostels and village homestays.