December 04, 2017 1 translation missing: en.blogs.article.read_time

We have all been bitten by the travel bug at least once in our lives. Some of us believe that travel completes us and has lasting effects. There are always new and different places to explore and sometimes re-discover. If you are looking for some travel destinations for the upcoming year, these just might be on your list.

PLACES YOU NEED TO VISIT IN 2018

BY MARYELLEN KENNEDY DUCKETT

Looking for your next adventure? Our editors' top picks will have you discovering new trails, tasting local foods, and spotting vibrant wildlife around the world.

In Ethiopia, Harar's old town is a maze of alleys lined with colorful walls.PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID KIRKLAND

Harar,Ethiopia

WHY GO NOW: Find the most surprising city in east Africa
Tourists in northern Ethiopia rarely travel to the laid-back east, anchored by the enchantingly contradictory city of Harar. The “City of Saints” boasts 82 mosques, as well as Ethiopia’s best beer, strongest khat (an ubiquitous narcotic plant), and highest quality coffee.


FUN FACT: Hyenas are welcome night visitors in Harar, where they eat food waste and are fed by 'hyena men.'
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