2 months ago (eek, I really am behind on posting), I decided I wanted to explore Sudan. It is probably one of the most challenging countries I've ever traveled in, but despite the many struggles, the pristine, untouched beauty made the visit totally worth it. My family and I had this national park off the coast of Port Sudan to ourselves that day, and it was the first time I'd ever seen such colorful coral in crystal-clear water. It's certainly inspired me to make lesser-visited destinations part of my 2018 adventures. What are your plans for 2018?