Here we are (again) at the start of another year. Where did the time go? As we take stock of the last 365 days, we’re all inclined to evaluate our ups and our downs, and to measure our progress and growth. At Departful, 2017 was an exciting year. We published 80 articles, welcomed several new contributors to our team, and featured content across five continents. We also hit the ground running with our new sister site Prostly – focused exclusively on beer and travel, we launched a fully redesigned, and we launched new travel planning and booking services. It was a busy one!

As we look toward another busy year ahead, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of our most read from this past year and to thank all of our readers and contributors for their ideas, energy and support. Happy New Year!

1. Iceland Road Trip: A Guide to Traveling by Camper Van


2. Hoi An Travel Guide and the Perfect 3 Day Itinerary


3. The Curious Case of Koh Phayam: Thailand’s Secret Island Getaway


4. Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsula: A Perfect Trip from Reykjavik


5. Hang En Cave: The Ultimate Phong Nha Travel Experience


6. Erlangen Travel: On the Trail of History and Beer in Franconia


7. Da Nang Travel: The Perfect Place if All you Care About are Beaches

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8. The Essential Guide to a South Africa Road Trip + Itinerary

South Africa National Parks - Golden Gate Highlands National Park


9. Maritimes Road Trip: A Truly Canadian Summer Classic

Maritimes Road Trip Canadian Classic


10. A Local’s Guide to Frankfurt: 5 Tips for Uncovering the Best of the City

Frankfurt Local's Guide