WEBVTT Kind: captions Language: en 00:00:06.100 --> 00:00:08.720 Hello everybody. It's a new year. It's 2017, and 00:00:08.730 --> 00:00:10.769 here we are at Vagabrothers talking about 00:00:10.769 --> 00:00:13.110 the best travel destinations for this 00:00:13.110 --> 00:00:13.610 coming year. 00:00:13.610 --> 00:00:15.030 There's a lot of new places 00:00:15.030 --> 00:00:17.160 a lot of places we haven't been yet, but we've 00:00:17.160 --> 00:00:20.130 gone through and picked the best 10 00:00:20.130 --> 00:00:21.970 destinations for 2017. 00:00:22.180 --> 00:00:23.220 As we know 2016 00:00:23.220 --> 00:00:25.020 was a crazy year all around the world so 00:00:25.020 --> 00:00:26.130 this year we're taking into 00:00:26.130 --> 00:00:28.380 consideration political stability and 00:00:28.380 --> 00:00:30.360 exchange rates, so you can travel to place 00:00:30.360 --> 00:00:31.830 their safe and inexpensive. 00:00:31.830 --> 00:00:34.410 So first up Europe: top destination in 00:00:34.410 --> 00:00:37.710 Europe is..... England . 00:00:37.840 --> 00:00:38.960 Well the United Kingdom, 00:00:38.970 --> 00:00:39.930 in general. 00:00:39.930 --> 00:00:42.060 Brexit happened last year, and that's 00:00:42.060 --> 00:00:43.680 changed a lot of things, but what has 00:00:43.680 --> 00:00:46.170 done has made the pound really cheap. 00:00:46.170 --> 00:00:48.000 It's cheaper to travel now to the UK than it has 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:49.980 been in a long time, so we encourage you to 00:00:49.980 --> 00:00:52.290 go the UK and get beyond London and go 00:00:52.290 --> 00:00:54.000 to Northern England where we did a 00:00:54.000 --> 00:00:55.890 trip last year, amazing . 00:00:55.890 --> 00:00:57.420 Or Wales where we're going to be going 00:00:57.420 --> 00:00:59.489 later this year. It might not be the most 00:00:59.489 --> 00:01:01.200 unique, and chances are you've been to 00:01:01.200 --> 00:01:01.890 London, but 00:01:01.890 --> 00:01:03.840 this is the time to get out and explore 00:01:03.840 --> 00:01:06.560 the UK. Next up: Caribbean. 00:01:06.640 --> 00:01:09.660 Cuba is the top destination for 2017. 00:01:09.820 --> 00:01:12.200 Fidel Castro has just died. 00:01:12.210 --> 00:01:14.729 Chances are the situation in Cuba is going 00:01:14.729 --> 00:01:17.429 to change rapidly. We recommend getting 00:01:17.429 --> 00:01:20.310 in there before it does. It's on the top 00:01:20.310 --> 00:01:22.530 of our bucket list for 2017, so hopefully 00:01:22.530 --> 00:01:25.190 we'll have some vlog series for you guys soon. 00:01:25.350 --> 00:01:27.190 Number 3: Latin America . 00:01:27.190 --> 00:01:29.650 Winner is ...Columbia. Columbia. 00:01:29.720 --> 00:01:32.399 I've wanted to go to Colombia for a long time, but it makes 00:01:32.399 --> 00:01:34.229 the list in 2017 because the government 00:01:34.229 --> 00:01:35.969 just signed a peace treaty with Farc, the 00:01:35.969 --> 00:01:37.020 rebel group where there's been a 00:01:37.020 --> 00:01:39.600 civil war last 50 years. So times of 00:01:39.600 --> 00:01:41.759 Narcos is gone. Peace has arrived to 00:01:41.759 --> 00:01:43.889 Columbia, and it's just ready to take off. 00:01:43.889 --> 00:01:45.569 I'm reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez right 00:01:45.569 --> 00:01:47.819 now and just dreaming of Colombia. You've got a hundred 00:01:47.819 --> 00:01:49.889 years of solitude until that happens. 00:01:49.889 --> 00:01:51.610 Oh no, wow, you've never read 00:01:51.610 --> 00:01:52.740 Love in the Time of Cholera, Bro. 00:01:52.740 --> 00:01:54.200 I guess I have not. 00:01:54.240 --> 00:01:58.560 Next up: North America. Winner is.....Quebec. 00:01:58.960 --> 00:01:59.920 Quebec is the French-speaking 00:01:59.920 --> 00:02:02.740 province of Canada. Get out to Quebec 00:02:02.740 --> 00:02:05.410 in 2017. We went last year; it was an 00:02:05.410 --> 00:02:07.000 incredible trip. 00:02:07.000 --> 00:02:09.060 It's a great alternative to Europe right now, 00:02:09.140 --> 00:02:10.560 especially if you're a little bit 00:02:10.570 --> 00:02:12.550 worried about terrorism. By the way, 00:02:12.550 --> 00:02:14.710 Quebec City looks like it's part of 00:02:14.710 --> 00:02:16.450 France. You can practice French if you're 00:02:16.450 --> 00:02:18.070 learning it, but they also speak English 00:02:18.070 --> 00:02:18.610 there. 00:02:18.610 --> 00:02:20.350 The food is amazing; there're amazing 00:02:20.350 --> 00:02:23.290 festivals like Igloo Fest or Electric 00:02:23.290 --> 00:02:26.350 Picnic in Montreal. Top destination in 00:02:26.350 --> 00:02:30.070 Asia is....Seoul, or South Korea in general. 00:02:30.070 --> 00:02:32.170 This has been an overlooked destination 00:02:32.280 --> 00:02:33.940 for a lot of people in Asia 00:02:33.940 --> 00:02:35.739 We are excited about it because we're 00:02:35.739 --> 00:02:37.480 going to go speak at an event there 00:02:37.480 --> 00:02:39.740 in February, the NBNY Forum. 00:02:39.760 --> 00:02:41.950 We have started looking at the destination. 00:02:41.950 --> 00:02:43.750 It looks fascinating. What really attracts us is 00:02:43.750 --> 00:02:45.489 this balance between being the most 00:02:45.489 --> 00:02:46.989 connected country in the world super 00:02:46.989 --> 00:02:48.940 technologically advanced, but they're 00:02:48.940 --> 00:02:50.590 also rooted in tradition...... 00:02:50.590 --> 00:02:53.080 not to mention Korean BBQ, and if you're 00:02:53.080 --> 00:02:55.690 Marco, Korean bath houses. Next up: 00:02:55.690 --> 00:02:59.769 Southeast Asia. For us our top pick is the 00:02:59.769 --> 00:03:02.530 Philippines. It's a country made up of 00:03:02.530 --> 00:03:04.540 thousands of islands. It's inexpensive; 00:03:04.540 --> 00:03:06.280 it's gorgeous 00:03:06.280 --> 00:03:08.230 there's plenty of empty beaches like the 00:03:08.230 --> 00:03:10.390 island of Palawan. So obviously the red 00:03:10.390 --> 00:03:11.709 flag here is that if you've been 00:03:11.709 --> 00:03:12.820 following the news you've seen that the 00:03:12.820 --> 00:03:15.010 Philippines are cracking down on drugs, 00:03:15.010 --> 00:03:17.019 and there's been a lot of violence in 00:03:17.019 --> 00:03:18.700 relation to that. But none of it has 00:03:18.700 --> 00:03:21.040 targeted tourism ,so therefore we do deem 00:03:21.040 --> 00:03:23.200 this still safe enough to visit. If you 00:03:23.200 --> 00:03:24.459 go to the Philippines, we highly 00:03:24.459 --> 00:03:26.980 recommend you do not try to score drugs. 00:03:26.980 --> 00:03:29.350 Number 7: the top destination in the 00:03:29.350 --> 00:03:30.340 Middle East 00:03:30.340 --> 00:03:33.040 We have Oman. Oman is one of our 00:03:33.040 --> 00:03:34.720 favorite countries in the world. We were 00:03:34.720 --> 00:03:36.070 lucky enough to go there three years ago. 00:03:36.070 --> 00:03:38.590 But what keeps it on the top of the list 00:03:38.590 --> 00:03:41.560 is that it remains a stable oasis in a 00:03:41.560 --> 00:03:44.799 really turbulent region. Oman is a very 00:03:44.799 --> 00:03:46.360 tolerant country, and a lot of people 00:03:46.360 --> 00:03:48.220 attribute this to their form of Islam 00:03:48.220 --> 00:03:50.440 called Ibadi Islam, which is the same as 00:03:50.440 --> 00:03:53.110 in Morrocco.. Beyond that, it's got beautiful 00:03:53.110 --> 00:03:54.840 beaches. It is on the coast, and 00:03:54.840 --> 00:03:56.700 Omanies are a seafaring culture, so 00:03:56.700 --> 00:03:58.319 there's a lot of maritime history, and 00:03:58.319 --> 00:04:00.120 they also have the most castles of 00:04:00.120 --> 00:04:02.220 any country in the world.... not to mention 00:04:02.220 --> 00:04:04.650 it's covered in gorgeous mountains. So if 00:04:04.650 --> 00:04:06.480 you're trying to get off the beaten path, 00:04:06.480 --> 00:04:07.960 Oman is the destination in the 00:04:08.000 --> 00:04:09.340 Middle East for 2017. 00:04:09.780 --> 00:04:12.209 Next up: Africa. Where are we going? 00:04:12.209 --> 00:04:15.720 We're going to Senegal, top destination in 00:04:15.720 --> 00:04:18.780 Africa for 2017. It's the most stable 00:04:18.780 --> 00:04:20.579 country in West Africa; it's got great 00:04:20.579 --> 00:04:23.490 music great food Francophile culture; 00:04:23.490 --> 00:04:25.410 they speak French there... not to mention 00:04:25.410 --> 00:04:27.690 incredible beaches; great surf; the first 00:04:27.690 --> 00:04:30.360 endless summer was filmed there. I was lucky 00:04:30.360 --> 00:04:32.970 enough to go to Senegal about five or 00:04:32.970 --> 00:04:34.979 six years ago, and it was a brief trip, 00:04:34.979 --> 00:04:37.050 but it was absolutely incredible. 00:04:37.050 --> 00:04:39.510 Hopefully getting back there in 2017. 00:04:39.510 --> 00:04:41.669 Senegalese are super cool people. When we 00:04:41.669 --> 00:04:42.780 used to live in the Basque Country in 00:04:42.780 --> 00:04:44.580 Northern Spain, there were tons of 00:04:44.580 --> 00:04:46.320 Senegalese they're...super friendly ,very cool 00:04:46.320 --> 00:04:49.260 place, accessible, safe, fun cheap. We are 00:04:49.260 --> 00:04:52.020 choosing Tasmania as the top destination 00:04:52.020 --> 00:04:54.330 in the Australian Pacific region for 00:04:54.330 --> 00:04:58.139 2017. It's wild; it's a small island off the 00:04:58.139 --> 00:05:00.270 coast of Australia. Beyond that you've got 00:05:00.270 --> 00:05:01.229 great food; 00:05:01.229 --> 00:05:03.300 it's got beautiful natural scenery, and 00:05:03.300 --> 00:05:04.590 there's a really interesting culture there. 00:05:04.590 --> 00:05:06.450 There's Aboriginal culture as well as 00:05:06.450 --> 00:05:08.220 history of the penal colony that used to 00:05:08.220 --> 00:05:10.740 exist there. Isn't that all of Australia? 00:05:10.740 --> 00:05:12.960 It is but especially in Tasmania. It's more... 00:05:12.960 --> 00:05:14.370 there's more clear example. 00:05:14.370 --> 00:05:16.200 Alright there mate. The Australian dollar is 00:05:16.200 --> 00:05:17.940 currently at a low, which makes it way 00:05:17.940 --> 00:05:19.770 more affordable to visit Australia. 00:05:19.770 --> 00:05:21.270 That's kind of one of the main reasons 00:05:21.270 --> 00:05:22.710 why we haven't been back in the last 00:05:22.710 --> 00:05:24.090 couple of years because the Australian dollar 00:05:24.090 --> 00:05:26.070 was really strong and the exchange rate 00:05:26.070 --> 00:05:28.169 was not favorable. Lastly, there've been 00:05:28.169 --> 00:05:30.539 huge advances in air travel, and there 00:05:30.539 --> 00:05:32.659 are direct flights from LA to Sydney, 00:05:32.660 --> 00:05:34.580 fifteen hours straight. 00:05:34.590 --> 00:05:37.169 That's Sydney -London seventeen hours straight, 00:05:37.169 --> 00:05:38.940 and if you do one of those flights, make sure 00:05:38.940 --> 00:05:42.389 you click this video to find out how to 00:05:42.389 --> 00:05:42.889 survive long flights. 00:05:42.889 --> 00:05:46.129 Last step: we've got our favorite picks. 00:05:46.129 --> 00:05:47.210 Why don't you start off. Where do you want to go? 00:05:47.210 --> 00:05:49.520 For me the top travel destinations in 00:05:49.520 --> 00:05:53.060 2017 is Nicaragua. Nicaragua is the neighbor of 00:05:53.060 --> 00:05:56.449 Costa Rica. It is a beautiful country. 00:05:56.449 --> 00:05:58.340 The tourism is not as developed. 00:05:58.340 --> 00:06:01.009 There're still some beautiful wild places; great 00:06:01.009 --> 00:06:03.770 surf; tropical weather; friendly people, 00:06:03.770 --> 00:06:05.719 and a place that I would really like to 00:06:05.719 --> 00:06:06.949 get back to and do some serious 00:06:06.949 --> 00:06:09.499 exploration. For me ,personally, top of 00:06:09.499 --> 00:06:11.509 the bucket list is Japan. I want to go to 00:06:11.509 --> 00:06:14.150 Tokyo; I want to go to Kyoto; I want to go 00:06:14.150 --> 00:06:16.939 snowboarding in Hokkaido and the 00:06:16.939 --> 00:06:18.680 monkeys that sit in the hot tub, 00:06:18.680 --> 00:06:20.449 those are my spirit animals, people. 00:06:20.449 --> 00:06:22.159 Those are my spirit animals. Marko, the Makka. 00:06:22.159 --> 00:06:26.240 Well those are our top 10 picks for 00:06:26.240 --> 00:06:29.300 travel destinations in 2017. Make sure 00:06:29.300 --> 00:06:31.340 that you guys drop some comments; give us 00:06:31.340 --> 00:06:33.349 some feedback. If you have ideas 00:06:33.349 --> 00:06:35.990 for your favorite 2017 travel 00:06:35.990 --> 00:06:37.520 destinations, make sure you share them 00:06:37.520 --> 00:06:39.259 with us down there. If you haven't 00:06:39.259 --> 00:06:41.029 already, give the video a thumbs- up ,share 00:06:41.029 --> 00:06:42.919 it with your friends and subscribe to 00:06:42.919 --> 00:06:45.199 Vagabrothers for travel videos, if you have 00:06:45.199 --> 00:06:46.759 not already. In the meantime, stay curious, 00:06:46.759 --> 00:06:48.770 keep exploring, and we'll see you guys on 00:06:48.770 --> 00:06:50.389 the road in 2017. 00:06:50.389 --> 00:07:10.470 Peace.