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The Best Places to Travel to in 2024

A mountain top view outside of Oaxaca, Mexico.

While we’re generally thrilled to head just about anywhere anytime, we’re particularly ecstatic about the new year and our travels ahead. To get our planning into top gear, we've picked the 6 best places to travel in 2024.

We’re talking about hitting the NEXT big spots—explored by travelers who are truly in the know.

What do they have in common?

The short answer is tradition, beauty, and unmistakable energy. We can't wait to visit these remarkable destinations and we hope you'll come along for the ride.


Tokyo's bars lit up at night.

Where do we even start with Japan? From the non-stop neon action of Tokyo, with its hidden izakayas, chaotic, yet somehow organized hustle and bustle, and towering skyscrapers to Kyoto and it's endless array of ancient temples, there's never a dull moment in this Asian must-visit.

There's so much to see, we could live a lifetime here, unfortunately we just don't have that kind of time. And, that's exactly why we've curated a 9-day itinerary of the very best Japan's got to offer. We're talking about the markets, parks, and beautiful madness of Tokyo, the Zen shrines of Kyoto, the history of Hiroshima, and the off-the-beaten-path seaside beauty of the Ise Peninsula. This is one all-encompassing itinerary of Japan's heavy-hitters.

Basque Country

Pintxos in the Basque Country.

This region checks all our boxes for an eight-day getaway, from coastal Spanish dishes to French fun in the sun, it's on off-the-beaten-path adventure extraordinaire.

Home to the world’s highest concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants per capita, you’ll be devouring delicious cuisine starting day one. Explore San Sebastián’s dining scene and pintxo culture in Bilbao; along the way, you’ll realize that few things compare to sharing a meal with locals and your fellow travel-mates.


Pink sand beaches in Crete

The less visited gem of the Greek islands, Crete is a treat that just won't quit. We're talking beautiful beaches, spectacular landscapes, rich history, wine that makes you want to become a sommelier, and food that makes you question why you don’t live there.

The FTLO Cretan experience is an immersive, educational adventure; you’ll leave invested in learning more about everything from the ancient Minoan civilization to the eye-catching pink sand beaches of Elafonisi. You'll also find the freshest olive oil and creamiest goat cheese you've ever had.


Historic architecture in Oaxaca

Nestled in the south of Mexico, you’ll encounter world-class cuisine and a bold, unique culture that’s been around for thousands of years. Vivid architecture lines the city’s streets, giving off a warm, inviting vibe with lively celebrations throughout the year.

Our Oaxacan adventure is organic, real, and intimate. Known as a foodie's paradise—we’ll savor signature moles and even cook alongside a local family, leaving with full bellies and full hearts from the stories and laughs shared alongside incredible people. You will also be led through the 2500-year-old pyramid Monte Albán (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) by our archaeologist guide and head out on your own to discover the natural wonder of the Hierve el Agua rock formations.


Sardinia's colorful seaside cities.

There’s more to Italy than the marvelous mainland. Queue up Sardinia—this Mediterranean wonder is home to an untamed coastline, historical alleyways, and wine that can go toe to toe with the most famous blends of our beloved Tuscany.

Cruise the coast, crisscross the capital city of Cagliari, dive into the ancient past, and get a taste of Italian paradise. Hit up the white powder sand of Alghero before you sail out on glassy seas aboard a private boat with friends. Eat traditional cuisine from the land and sea and explore the unexplored in Sardinia.


Slovenia's off the beaten path, historic beauty.

Slovenia’s fairytale hills, epic hiking trails, and crystal clear lakes are a nature lover’s dream.

We curated FTLO Slovenia for those who are outdoor enthusiasts but also enjoy a little wine.

You'll spend eight days and seven nights twisting between the Julian Alps in the northwest and the lush green ridges of the wine regions in the east. Along the way, you’ll wander the charming cobblestone streets of Maribor and hike out into the rolling countryside. After beer in Bled, you’ll hit the hills on your way to the rapids and waterfalls of the Radovna River.


If you’re a polyglot, map-pinner, or world explorer, these incredible destinations the must-sees to conquer that wanderlust.

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