Ancient palaces, train journeys through the mountains, and under-the-radar ski runs are just a few of the highlights from 2017’s hottest destinations. We called on five travel experts to explain why these places are the next big thing, plus, what to pack no matter where you’re headed this year.

destinations-whistler-canadaBritish Columbia, Canada

destinations-peru-luxury-trainPeru

destinations-casablanca-hotel-sahraiMorocco

destinations-siem-reap-angkor-watSiem Reap, Cambodia

destinations-tokyo-imperial-palaceJapan

Text by: Leigh Crandall