12 up-and-coming travel destinations you need to visit before they get too popular

Get the Full StoryWith places like Iceland and Croatia becoming more popular, it's harder to find travel destinations that haven't been taken over yet by tourists.

Next time you're in the United Kingdom, spend time in Cardiff, Wales, instead of London or Dublin.

If you are heading to Spain, add Bilbao to your list of places to visit in the Basque country.

Gangneung, South Korea

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If this were a race, Gangneung would be the runaway winner. No surprise given that many of the events including ice hockey, figure skating, and curling for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will be held there. But there's plenty to explore beyond the sporting arena year-round namely beautiful beaches and specialty museums, from Ojukheon to Haslla Art World. Love having your finger on the pulse of what's trending in travel? You won't want to miss the hottest international hotel openings for 2018.

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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One of England's best-kept-secrets that is, until now the resort town, Bournemouth, has long lured Brits with its temperate climate its blessed with the warmest weather in the UK , tropical gardens, stunning seascapes, nightclubs, and casinos. Now, it's drawing attention from sun-worshippers and nightlight-enthusiasts around the globe.

Edmonton, Canada

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More than just Alberta's capital, Edmonton is an urban gateway to outdoor adventure. Its contemporary attractions such as the Royal Alberta Museum, Muttart Conservatory, and the sprawling West Edmonton Mall, an 800-store shopping complex, complete with an indoor roller coaster and water park coupled with its proximity to the rugged allure of Elk Island National Park and the Canadian Rockies make it a top pick for city-slickers and outdoor-lovers alike. No wonder Edmonton is on the list of 2018's must-see places.

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