The Top Travel Trends For 2018 Are Making Us Want To Book Time Off Work ASAP

Need. Sunshine.

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Our skin is pasty pale, there's not even the slightest hint of a freckle on our faces and we've been wearing wool jumpers and a hat for the past gazillion months – basically, we need a holiday. 

Summer seems like it's actually not too far away so it makes sense that now should be when we start planning for it right? (PLEASE GOD WE JUST WANT SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO. ANYTHING.)

Just in time, Pinterest has released its latest travel trends for 2018 and they all sound absolutely dreamy... Need some inspo? You've come to the right place...

Here's what's gonna be big this year:

Desert escapes: It’s not a mirage—things are heating up in desert destinations like Morocco, Dubai, Atacama Desert and Joshua Tree (saves for “desert travel” +125%) 

Living la vida local: Travellers want authentic real-deal experiences and neighbourhoods, not just tourist traps and guide book go-tos (saves for “local travel” +146%) 

Travel journal-ism: Bullet journals are making way for new twists on the travel log—jetsetters are adding creative touches like watercolours, washi tape and calligraphy (saves for “travel journal” +169%) 

Mediterranean island hopping: The magic is off the mainland—islands in Croatia and Mykonos in Greece are unbelievable (saves for “Croatian islands” and “Mykonos” +96%) 

River cruising: Travellers are swapping the high seas for stellar natural scenery on river wanders through Vietnam, Germany and Egypt (saves for “river cruises” +346%) 

Mexico’s vámonos moment: Some go for the glamorous cities and street food, others for sparkly beaches and ancient pyramids (saves for “Mexico City” +96%) 

Throwback travel: Think way back—history buffs are heading off the beaten path to old world Europe and ancient sites like Angkor Wat (saves for “historical travel” +92%)

The world is a canvas: Cities like Miami, Lisbon and Melbourne (and maybe your own hometown?) are made for street art scavenger hunts (saves for “street art” +79%) 

Things are looking up: Scuba diving is down, while rock and mountain climbing searches are making a steep ascent (saves for “climbing” +82%) 

One-day vacays: A proper getaway doesn’t have to take weeks—plan it right and one day will do the job (saves for “24 hour travel” +134%)

Can someone book us a trip away, please?

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