I have recently returned from a wonder-filled trip to the great Down Under where I fulfilled one of my lifelong dreams of diving the Great Barrier Reef. I’m still feeling the diver’s high of experiencing the most beautiful site I’ve ever dived, where I was surrounded by magical fish, sharks, coral, and sea life I’ve never seen before. Whether you love diving or have never been, I can’t recommend it enough for your 2018 travels. You don’t have to be an experienced diver to book an underwater trip, you simply need your SCUBA certification which you can get right here in NYC. Treat yourself to the trip of a lifetime this year at any of these highly recommended local and global destinations.