From some of the world’s most remote destinations to the Croatian island and the coastal spots a bit closer to home, these were the best places to travel in 2017 – according to the most read travel articles on Coggles Life.
It comes as no surprise that our piece on 2017’s must-visit destinations tops our list as this year’s most popular travel article. From the authentic Japanese city that’s giving Tokyo a run for its money to Mérida, this year’s American Capital of Culture, our top five destinations were those far-flung unsung heroes that won’t stay quiet for long. View the full article here.
Next on the list is our top five remote travel destinations and with 2017 throwing up many a curve ball, it’s no surprise a lot of us want to get away from it all for a while. From a long weekend on one of the Aran Islands, to camping in California or a stay in the middle of an Icelandic fjord, these were the places that topped our remote travel list. View the full article here.
It’s not just our European cousins or somewhere slightly more far flung that boast the best beaches; Britain’s coastline is lined with awe-inspiring sandy shores full of natural beauty and character. From the Jersey bolthole to the remote Scottish lodge, discover five of Britain’s best seaside hotels and explore everything the UK’s coasts have to offer in this article.
What was once an uninhabited Croatian island, Obonjan has become one of Europe’s best summer destinations, with a ten-week-long programme of live music, wellbeing, talks and workshops that began in 2016. This is a concept that goes beyond the traditional ‘festival’. Visitors can stay on the island for as long as they like – whether it’s a few days, a couple of weeks or the whole six – in bell tents or premium forest lodges. View the full article here.
A warehouse-turned-hotel in Hong Kong’s Wong Chuk Hang neighbourhood, Ovolo Southside is a blend of industrialism and 1950s modernism. Smooth concrete, steel furniture and large heavy-duty fixtures feature throughout, while graffiti and art installations throughout the public spaces pay homage to the spurt in creativity in the area, and add personality into the hotel. Plus, its positioning is hard to beat. View the full article here.
Words by Angharad Jones