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An Insta-Tour Of The Top 20 Spots Backpackers Want To Visit In 2017


2016 is quickly coming to an end. That means it’s time to start looking forward to making 2017 awesome. (We need it; we deserve it.) One way to do that is find a spot somewhere on this big blue marble of ours and direct your wanderlust-life-force straight towards it.

The travel website Contiki has a solid travel philosophy: “It’s about changing your perspective on the world, walking in others shoes, witnessing different cultures, religions, and ways of living.” They, like us, want you to get out there — even if it’s just one short trip once next year, it’ll surely pay dividends for the rest of your life.

Contiki asked a swath of 18-35 year olds (yes, those dastardly backpacking millennials) what they’re looking forward to experiencing in 2017. Here’s a visual tour of their most common picks. Hopefully we can all make it to at least one in the year to come.

20. RIDE A BIKE THROUGH AMSTERDAM

19. ZIP LINE THROUGH A COSTA RICAN RAINFOREST

18. CUDDLE A KOALA

17. SEE THE GRAND CANYON BY HELICOPTER

16. EAT GELATO IN ROME

15. SEE THE MONA LISA

14. SNORKEL THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

13. WATCH THE SUNRISE OVER ULURU

12. VISIT YOSEMITE

11. PARTY IN VEGAS

10. PICNIC IN THE FRENCH COUNTRY SIDE

9. WATCH SEA TURTLES LAY EGGS

8. KISS AT THE EIFEL TOWER

7. GONDOLA RIDE THROUGH VENICE

6. ROADTRIP ROUTE 66

5. LEARN HOW TO MAKE PIZZA IN ITALY

4. CHILL OUT IN BYRON BAY

3. WALK THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA

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2. SEE THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA

1. BATHE IN ICELAND’S BLUE LAGOON

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