Lonely Planet names the top 10 countries to visit in 2018

Chile tops the list, followed by South Korea and Portugal.

(Photo credit: Korea Tourism Organization - VisitKorea)

Looking for exciting places to travel this year? You’ll want to get your passport ready as Lonely Planet has just released its top 10 countries to visit this year.

It’s no surprise that Chile topped the chart, especially with a capital like Santiago that sports a dynamic cultural landscape and a vibrant food scene. Lonely Planet has described the country’s beauty aptly, “Chile is a sinewy sliver of a nation, isolated from the rest of South America (and indeed the world) by the soaring Andes to the east, the vast Pacific Ocean to the west, the bone-dry Atacama Desert up north and the impenetrable wilds of Patagonia down south.”

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