There's never a wrong time to start thinking about your next travel destination. With flights to book and accommodations to arrange, you'll want to get a head start on travel plans to prepare for your next adventure. First thing's first: You have to pick a location. Whether you're looking for sunshine and relaxation or a heart-pumping adventure, there's a new place to be discovered. If you're unsure where to start, you'll be happy to know that Business Insider already consulted the world's leading travel experts to determine the must-see destinations of 2018.
Co-founder of the travel blog Lost With Purpose Sebastiaan Rijntjes recommends taking a trip to the Himalayan destination of Bhutan. October is the best time to go if you want to catch a glimpse of the region's culture by attending the Royal Highlander Festival in Laya.
Maya Goldfine of Huckberry suggests venturing to the beaches of the Alentejo coastline in Portugal. You'll experience sparsely visited beaches and warmer ocean temperatures perfect for surfing.
If you're looking to stay in the U.S., Pablo Carrington of the luxury independent hotel group Marugal picks Antelope Canyon in Utah as the top place to travel to in 2018. It doesn't get as much attention as the Grand Canyon, so you'll be able to hike and explore without the inconvenience of large tourist groups.
Gilbert Ott, founder of God Save the Points (an air miles advice website), recommends visiting Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia. Just a 30-minute boat ride from Bali, this little-known location boasts gorgeous views and extremely affordable amenities.
If a trip to Europe is on your bucket list, you'll want to visit Seville, Spain. Tom Hall, the editorial director of Lonely Planet, lists this Spanish city as a favorite destination due to its food, architecture, and weather.