With so many places to see in the world, it's hard to decide where to visit for your next vacation. Should you go to the beach? How about the mountains? Or maybe somewhere where you can just spend your day enjoying delicious food and wine? Here are seven destinations you should consider visiting in 2018.

Porto, Portugal

Port wine, historic sites, architecture, and a shoreline make this coastal city a world-class destination. With a nickname of "City of Bridges," it's no wonder that travelers will come across many iron bridges while exploring the city, including the famous Dom Luís I Bridge.

Delicious food and a glass of port wine is a great way to relax at the end of the day in the city of Porto.

Seville, Spain

The city of Seville has been transforming over the last 10 years. The metropolis has now become a city of trams and bicycles trying to rekindle its artistic past. Seville is a must-see destination for any fan of Game of Thrones with desire to travel. Who wouldn't want to stand in the Palace of Dorne or Daznak's Pit? Seville is definitely a top destination to visit in 2018.

Banff, Canada

For more outdoorsy people, Banff in Alberta, Canada is the place to go in 2018. With seemingly endless opportunities for outdoor fun, the town has something for just about anyone, from snowboarding and skiing to whitewater rafting to hiking.

Banff is a photographer's dream with amazing photo opportunities of Moraine Lake and the Canadian Rockies.

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The port city of Kaohsiung boasts wave-lapped walkways and a bustling night market along its waterfront. The city also showcases experimental architecture from across the globe. Just outside of the city, travelers can visit the Xiaogang Shan Recreation Area to experience the new "Eye of the Mountain" skywalk.

2018 is the perfect time to visit this emerging destination before everyone else catches wind of it.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Italy's Amalfi Coast is a popular destination for a reason, and you shouldn't let the fact that so many people visit stop you. Seaside towns, stunning views, vividly colored stacked houses along cliff sides, and amazingly delicious and fresh Italian cuisine all draw millions of visitors every year to the Amalfi Coast.

The area is full of rich culture and old-world charm that keeps people coming back year after year.

Matera, Italy

The Amalfi Coast isn't the only place in Italy you should see in 2018. While you're there, be sure to visit the town of Matera perched high above a ravine. The sight of its honey-stoned buildings isn't the only reason you should add Matera to your list. The town has a maze of monasteries, churches, and cave dwellings from more than 9,000 years ago hidden beneath its surface. Matera is now taking advantage of its caverns, as well as the fact that it is one of the world's oldest living cities, and has been working restoring itself. Several restaurants, bar, and even hotels have capitalized on their rock-hewn walls.

Phuket, Thailand

As just about any backpacker who has traveled through Thailand can tell you, Phuket is a must for anyone looking to travel to Southeast Asia in the coming year. Thailand's largest island features several sandy beaches, fascinating rock formations, and limestone caves. If nature isn't as much your thing, there are plenty of upscale hotels, delicious food, and pampering spas in Phuket as well, making it a great destination for a side of the traveler spectrum. Just be sure to visit during the dry season.