by Matt Alderton | October 29, 2017
With 2017 drawing to a close, now is the perfect time to begin planning where you'll travel in 2018. To help you decide, Lonely Planet has published its 2018 "Best in Travel" guide exploring the top trends and destinations for the year ahead. Here, the company's picks for next year's top 10 countries:

10. South Africa

9. China

8. Mauritius

7. Georgia

6. Malta

5. New Zealand

4. Djibouti

3. Portugal

2. South Korea

1. Chile (pictured)

Source: Lonely Planet