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.