Somehow when we travel we automatically turn into a giant mass of self-hating hipsters. “Yeah, Venice was nice,” we say, “but it was so full of TOURISTS.” Like we’re not one of them. Then we immediately go on a search to find a place that’s undiscovered and definitely not full of tourists. Then every other tourist-weary traveler does the same thing, learns about the same undiscovered spot, and the whole cycle repeats itself.
With a little time left in summer, and ample time to plan the rest of your 2018 travels, we thought we’d help you get a jump on the masses in finding the spots that won’t be full of tourists — yet. All of them are still pretty authentic, but in coming years might not be. From lesser-visited countries in South America to the increasingly accessible South Pole, here are seven destinations you should hit before the rest of the world gets there.