The Best 5 Countries To Visit In 2017

by Royal Holiday

Every October, the Lonely Planet Travel Guide releases their list of greatest destinations for travelers for the next year. The lists are divided into regions, cities, locations picked for their value and lastly, the category we will talk about today here in Royal Holiday Travel, countries. Why rack your brains trying to decide where to visit next, when we have all the knowledge here for you at our blog? Anything from the most beautiful locations to see, the bests tips on how to get there and the greatest ideas to help you stretch your budget in order to make sure you have the best time of your life on your next holiday vacation.

How do you decide what are the best countries in the world to visit? Normally considering a number of factors that make these places attractive to visitors, like the local economy, the cultural palette that they offer, the amazing food and the breathtaking sights that simply cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Here we present to you a look at the best countries to visit and our own personal recommendations on why these should be your choices for your next getaway.


Canada has been popping up all over the place in many lists that are making the country a very popular place not just to visit, but to live as well. Canada is the second largest country in the world, something that blesses this land with great geographical, cultural and social diversity. Next year, Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday; something that has the city of Ottawa already preparing for the grand festivities that will bring visitors by the thousands. When it comes to Canada, you simply can’t go wrong whether you decide to stay in the cities or visit one of its many amazing national parks where you can be one with nature in a way that only Canada can offer. For great deals in lodging, we recommend two of our best destinations in Canada: The Westin Resort & Spa in Whistler and the Club Geo Premiere at Auberge du Lac Morency.

The low price of the Canadian dollar is another reason to visit this amazing country in North America because your budget can really go a long way up there and it will allow you to see more than ever before.


Image courtesy of Jairo Páez at

Image courtesy of Jairo Páez at

Colombia is another country that has been going through a truly amazing transformation. A few years back it was almost unheard of to choose Colombia as a travel destination unless you were a really fearless adventurer willing to risk it all to discover its ancient beauty. Today, Colombia offers visitors some of the most diverse and culturally rich vacations in the world. The country has coasts on both the Pacific and the Caribbean, something that can offer tourist a real variety of ecosystems and culinary choices to explore. Cities like Cartagena, Santa Marta and Barranquilla still hold all the colonial charm that has made Colombia a true jewel of South America. If you want to meet some of the world’s friendliest people, you have to make a stop at this magical country and learn why people are saying that the only risk is the fact that you might never want to leave.


Another country celebrating a big landmark on if independence in 2017. Next year Finland will enjoy its 100th anniversary since it was fought over by Russia and Sweden, by welcoming visitors from all over the world who want to come and experience first-hand what it is like to be in a true winter wonderland. Finland is a country still ruled by their pristine forests and vast unspoiled landscapes, but that doesn’t mean that its cities are not vibrant and lively, host to some of the best nightlife, amazing restaurants, and superb shopping experiences. Come during the summer if you want to see an explosion of life when lakes melt, the landscape changes and the smiles of its citizens show the warmth and cheer they are well known for.


The Commonwealth of Dominica is a sovereign island country located in the Caribbean southeast from Puerto Rico. If you want to witness the true beauty of nature in a territory that still retains that mysterious atmosphere of that which is still waiting to be discovered, you can’t do better than Dominica. Many years before the island was discovered and named by Christopher Columbus, Dominica was inhabited by the Kalinago, an indigenous group that still calls the mountainous island home even today. Dominica is an island that still embodies the true spirit of the Caribbean and offers it to the world in the form of beautiful landscapes, amazing food, exquisite rum and some of the nicest people you will ever meet.


Nepal can be considered the mecca of trekking lovers. A country of temples, mountains, snow and friendly people, Nepal continues to be one of the world’s most popular destination that continues to bounce back from some terrible disasters that hit the country last year. Visiting Nepal is a great way to travel back in time and discovering what makes us human and to humble before the power of nature and the resilience of the human spirit and its ability to thrive in the harshest of conditions.  

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