It’s been a tough year for many places across the globe, but the world is still full of wonderful places.
That’s the main takeaway from this year’s 2018 Go List and No List unveiled Thursday by Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel recommendations for over 80 years.
Together, the lists provide comprehensive travel guidance for 2018, highlighting can’t-miss spots that should be on every traveler’s radar while identifying places to skip in the upcoming year.
“Despite all of the recent calamity and horrors — both natural and manmade — this really is a magical world that deserves to be explored,” said Jeremy Tarr, Editorial Director of Fodors.com. “We focused on celebrating and surfacing that wonder as we assembled this year’s lists.”
A video accompanying this release is available here.
The Go List: 52 Places That Remind You What a Wonderful World This Is
This year’s Go List includes destinations to suit every taste, trip length and budget – from the streets of Memphis to the beaches of Antigua to the fiords of New Zealand to the luxurious journeys of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Previous years’ Go Lists numbered 25 destinations. This year, Fodor’s editors expanded the list to 52 destinations – one for each week of 2018. To keep travelers inspired throughout the year, one Go List destination will be featured on Fodors.com each week with a package including travel articles, listicles, hotel reviews, and even a custom-designed travel poster for each place.
View the entire 2018 Fodor’s Go List at http://www.fodors.com/GoList2018.
The No List: Back By Popular Demand (And Far From a Hate List)
Fodor’s introduced its first-ever No List last year, and interest in the list of destinations to skip was overwhelming. This year, 10 locations make up the No List, including Cuba, the Taj Mahal, Malaysia, and following the recommendations of the NAACP, the state of Missouri.
Fodor’s editors emphasize that making the list doesn’t negate the wonderful qualities many of these destinations have, but rather that due to political, environmental, or social concerns, tourist dollars are better spent elsewhere in 2018.
“We recognize that all of the destinations on the No List have merits. Making the No List in no way means they should be avoided forever, but rather due to various concerns, 2018 isn’t the year to visit,” said Tarr. “In fact, we’re rooting for these places and hope to see them make the jump over to the Go List in the future.”
View the entire 2018 Fodor’s No List at https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodors-no-list-2018.
Both of this year’s lists were assembled using the same rigorous process as previous years, with the Fodor’s editorial team beginning with an initial list of hundreds of global and domestic nominees, which they narrowed down to the final Go and No lists.