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We’ve created our own version of this year’s Top 12 Travel Destinations Worldwide, featuring key advice that allergy sufferers like you need to know for an allergy-free vacation. Each fascinating choice has been tagged with an allergy sufferer’s rating based on each location’s climate, allergen levels, pollution levels, and other key factors. We know you’re itching to get going, so we’ll alert you about what allergens to expect, how to remedy them, and what’s unique to each location. We’ve got tips on medication regulations too. Follow our campaign on Facebook and Pinterest to learn more about this year’s top 12 travel destinations and how to explore them allergy-free! Before you book your next vacation, schedule an appointment with the Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center so you can make the most of your trip!

Top 12 Adventures of 2017 - Lombok, Indonesia

If You’ve Never Tried Surfing, Here’s the Perfect Place to Start

Allergy-friendly Travel Rating - 4Imagine a vacation free from the stresses of daily life. Sip a tropical smoothie on the beach, play with wild monkeys in a rainforest, hike to the top of a volcano, or enjoy the cooling mist from a waterfall. Where in the world could you experience an adventure like this? We’ll give you a hint. It’s an island off the coast of Indonesia. (And no, we aren’t talking about Bali.)

Top 12 Adventures of 2017 - Patagonia, Chile

A Hiker’s Paradise

Allergy-friendly Travel Rating - 6Calling all wanderers, adventurers, and lovers of the outdoors. Pack your bags—we’re headed to a hiker’s paradise! Patagonia, Chile, located on the east coast of South America, is the adventure of a lifetime. With 402,700 square miles of diverse landscape to explore (it even extends into Argentina), Patagonia has virtually anything you could be seeking on your vacation (making it the perfect destination for indecisive travelers). Once you’re surrounded by snow-capped mountains and sparkling fjords, you’ll start looking for excuses to extend your vacation!


Top 12 Adventures of 2017 - Nantucket Massachusetts

14 Miles of Heaven for Beach Lovers, Shoppers, and Foodies

Allergy-friendly Travel Rating - 2If long walks on the beach, hearty bowls of clam chowder, and small-town charm sound like a dream come true, we’ve got the perfect destination for you to visit this year—Nantucket, Massachusetts. Nantucket, in all of its seaside and historical glory, is a cozy 50-square miles, but there’s so much to do and see that it will feel anything but tiny.


Top 12 Adventures of 2017 - Perth, Australia

Lesser Known Perth—Family Capital of Australia

Allergy-friendly Travel Rating - 9Where else can you marvel at kangaroos (safely from a distance, of course), try a taste of Vegemite (if you’re brave enough), go diving with sharks (in a cage, but still!), or tour Western Australia’s world class wineries? You guessed it—we’re going to the land down under! (But not where you’d expect.) This week’s travel guide is all about Perth, Australia. So why not Australia’s better known attraction, Sydney? Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is Australia’s most family friendly city, and while Perth may not have the world famous Sydney Opera House, it does offer 19 pristine beaches. If you’re a surfer, you’ll find an abundance of surfing options from beginner to expert along Western Australia’s 8,000 miles of coastline. In Perth, you’ll find no shortage of shopping, walking trails, surfing spots, restaurants, and cultural events. So, pack your bags, you’ll want to stay for awhile.


Top 12 Adventures of 2017 - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai—The Zen-Like Counterpart to Bangkok’s Bustle

Let’s take a visit to the Rose of the North—a place where you can mingle with rescued elephants, enjoy delicious Thai food, and take in the beauty of a tropical jungle. This week, we’re featuring Chiang Mai, Thailand. Admire the colorful flowers of Northern Thailand, enjoy traditional cultural festivals, and learn about the history of Chiang Mai on this once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. Why choose Chiang Mai over the better-known Bangkok? Chiang Mai has a myriad of breathtaking sights and unique experiences to immerse you in authentic Thai culture, not the saturated tourist-view you’ll likely experience in Bangkok. Beyond that, it’s the perfect starting point for your Thailand vacation.


Top 12 Adventures of 2017 - Vail, Colorado

Vail—An Abundance of Year-Round Activities You Won’t Need Skis for

This week, we’re heading somewhere a little closer to home—Vail, Colorado. World famous for its skiing, Vail boasts stunning mountain views, perfectly snowy slopes, and brilliantly vivid evergreens. Grab your skis, lace up your hiking boots, pack your tennis racquets, practice your golf swing, and don’t forget your camera – this destination is a year-round adventurer’s dream.


Top 12 Adventures of 2017 - Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

Muskoka—Canada’s Diamond in the Rough

Just two hours north of Toronto, you’ll find the breathtaking region of Muskoka, Ontario, aptly nicknamed “Cottage Country” for its propensity of charming property design. Not as popular a destination as the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls, Muskoka is every bit as remarkable. Crystal clear air and ample privacy have beckoned several A-listers like Steven Spielberg, Kate Hudson, and Tom Hanks to purchase their own piece of solitude amidst the beauty of Canada’s rugged wilderness.


Top 12 Adventures of 2017 - Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town—Nature’s Magnificence Meets Urban Pizzazz

Picture majestic mountain summits overlooking brilliantly hued waters, a sparkling cityscape that boasts historic museums and world-class cuisine, and hundreds of adorable penguins waddling along a sandy beach. Where in the world could you find an escape like this? This week, the Pasha Travel Guide features the dazzling and exotic Cape Town, a city tucked away on the coast of South Africa.


Top 12 Adventures of 2017 - Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto—A Magical Sojourn for the Senses

Known for its vast number of exquisite temples and shrines, the well-preserved city of Kyoto is like a page out of a history book. Brilliant bamboo groves and charming cherry blossom-lined streets await you in Kyoto. Kyoto is rich with culture, and while many people think of Tokyo when they first consider planning a trip to Japan, Kyoto is an intriguing destination that you won’t want to miss.


Top 12 Adventures of 2017 - Aix-en-Provence, France

Simultaneously Chic and Quaint, City and Village

Beautiful shopping area in Aix-En-Provence with tourists walking betweens luxury shops on a warm summer day on Rue Nazareth

Gardens, fountains, cafés, and chateaus—Aix-en-Provence is simultaneously chic and quaint, city and village. When you first begin dreaming of your French rendezvous, you might immediately picture a vacation spent in the City of Lights, admiring the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. While a trip to Paris might be nice, we’ve decided to feature a city in the South of France, one that’s underrated yet completely worthy of the pomp and circumstance given to the oft-visited French capital. Aix-en-Provence (affectionately known as Aix) is a college town about 19 miles north of Marseille, but that doesn’t mean it’s just for students. Young adventurers, families, and empty nesters alike will find themselves falling in love with Aix. And with a pleasant 4 out of 10 on the Pasha Allergy Scale, you allergy sufferers will fall in love, too.


Top 12 Adventures of 2017 - Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem—Who Knew History Could Be So Stunningly Beautiful?

Street in the old part of Jerusalem, IsraelCreamy hummus, crispy falafel, and flavorful shawarma—we bet your mouth is watering just thinking about all of that delicious food, and your stomach’s growls are probably disturbing your coworkers. In between drool-worthy meals, you can enjoy ancient historic sights, a dip in the Dead Sea, and tours around the Old City. You’ll want to grab your walking shoes for this one—we’re headed to Jerusalem, Israel.


Top 12 Adventures of 2017 - Merida, Mexico

Mérida: That Ideal Mexican Destination—Romantic, Historic, Sumptuous, and Rustic—Really Does Exist

Plaza Grande at Mérida, MexicoIf you’ve kept up with the 2017 Pasha Travel Guide, we’ve given you a glimpse into the bamboo groves of Kyoto, the beaches of Perth, the rainforests of Lombok, the slopes of Vail, and so much more (not to mention, the allergies that come along with those destinations). To close the Pasha Travel Guide out, we thought it would only be fitting to choose a destination with relatively few allergens to worry about. We’re taking you south of the border to Mérida, Mexico, a destination chock full of ancient pyramids, tastebud-pleasing street food, and eye-opening museums. When most people think of a vacation to Mexico, they might picture beautiful (yet crowded) beaches and saturated tourist-trap shopping centers. Mérida is one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets—and there’s no wonder why. It’s full of charm, tradition, and authentic Mexican and Yucatecan culture.