On Monday January 22, we will kick off our first-ever WOW Week! Every day that week—from Monday through Sunday—I will be sharing the best travel intelligence for 2018 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: where to go, how to get there, the coolest experiences not to miss, what’s new and different, and the strategies and solutions that will help minimize the travel pain points and frustrations I most frequently hear about. I also want to make sure you know that I’ve just announced The 2018 WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts—my annual list of the world’s best trip designers—and they will be sharing their best tips and finds with you all week too! So will my favorite savvy travel journalists, whom I’ve invited to share the top strategies you need to know in 2018. But mostly, I want to hear from you, my community of smart travelers who not only helped review and road-test those WOW List travel specialists, but who continue to help me elevate travel and travel industry standards every day.
Follow the conversation around our daily topics, and contribute your best advice for other travelers using the hashtag #WOWWeek and the individual hashtags below. See you on social media!
Monday 22: #WOW2018Travel
How to plan trips strategically enough to prevent getting shut out of the best experiences, hotels, and deals.
Tuesday 23: #WOWNextGreatPlaces
Here are the next great travel destinations—the ones that have not yet been overexposed by the media and overrun by tourists.
Wednesday 24: #WOWNoCrowds
How to skip the lines, ditch the crowds, bypass traffic, and avoid tourist traps, in countries around the world.
Thursday 25: #WOWLocalSecrets
Sometimes when we’re abroad, despite our efforts to find the authentic neighborhoods and meet the locals, we end up in chain hotels and touristy areas, ordering from a menu written in English. Today we’ll discuss solutions and secrets to living like a local.
Friday 26: #WOWTravelValue
How to avoid peak-season pricing and sold-out school-break conditions—and determine the optimal times to experience a location’s ideal activities.
Saturday 27: #WOWFamilyTravel
Yes, frustrated parents, it’s possible to achieve vacations that are simultaneously child-friendly and adult-sophisticated. Discover and share strategies for high-minded family travel.
Sunday 28: #WOWRemoteTravel
How to achieve the new definition of luxury: It’s no longer about thread count and marble bathrooms. It’s about solitude and exclusivity—time, space, and vast landscapes all to yourself. It’s about that feeling of being remote. And you don’t always need to be far from home to find it!
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