There’s no better time to travel than the end of the year — when you have a lot less guilt about leaving your workload behind in search of some well-deserved rest and relaxation. However, choosing a destination is always tricky and if you’re the type who prefers to plan ahead, keep reading and you might just end up at one of these awesome spots to close off 2018.
Thailand’s northern capital is a hotspot for festivals and holidays; New Year’s Eve is no exception. While things can get a little wild in bigger cities like Bangkok, you’ll be able to enjoy a different vibe in Chiang Mai at the candle-lit lantern ceremony. Locals and tourists alike gather to release paper lanterns into the night sky, creating a different kind of light show as they carry your wishes for the new year to the heavens.
If you find yourself in Tokyo on the eve of the new year, head over to Shibuya and soak up the energy of the crowd before the countdown begins. As one of the busiest districts in the city, Shibuya promises a good time as the bars and clubs will keep the party going long after the clock strikes midnight.