The New York Times’ “52 Places to Go in 2018”

The New York Times released their list of “52 Places to Go in 2018” this week and we were pleasantly surprised to find out that the top two places on the list are occupied by the two places we just went to on our latest trip.

We have to agree with their top choices, though personally, we’d switch the two around.

New Orleans

New Orleans occupies their top slot.

We can see why it would be on anyone’s travel list due to the very unique culture of the city.

One of the reasons the Times lists it is because 2018  is the city’s 300th anniversary and the city has been doing a lot of work to prepare for it.


While the city of Cartagena isn’t on the list, the entire country of Colombia made their #2 slot. For good reason too.

Since the recent ceasefire agreements with major guerrilla groups in Colombia, the country has seen a recent peace across the nation. Former guerrilla fighters laid down their arms and are now working to integrate into a peaceful society.

This is perfect for Colombia’s international and domestic tourism industry because the country has a beautiful landscape that has been cut off to most visitors for the last 50+ years.

The Others

The list doesn’t have too many places we’ve been to, however far down the list is the city of Seville (Sevilla), Spain. Kevin loved that city while we were there and thinks it’s a must visit.

From its orange trees, to its Mudéjar architecture, to the flamenco performed on the streets, Seville is a wonderful city to experience.

What do you think of the New York Times’ list? Are there locations they should have included that they didn’t? Do you disagree with some of their choices? Let us know in the comments!

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