By experiencing different languages, traditions and cuisine, you can learn a lot about yourself and the world around you, so hopefully 2018 will be the year you plan your next big adventure!

Whether you’re hitting the road or taking to the skies, I bet you didn’t know the various ways in which natural gas and oil have an impact on that dream vacation you’re planning. From synthetic rubber car and bus tires, to the synthetic fabrics used to make airplane seats, to the convection oven that prepares your in-flight meal, the things that make your travel experiences more comfortable often involve oil and natural gas production.

If you need some travel inspiration for the year ahead, here are Lonely Planet’s Top 10 cities to visit in 2018:

  1. Seville, Spain
  2. Detroit, USA
  3. Canberra, Australia
  4. Hamburg, Germany
  5. Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  6. Antwerp, Belgium
  7. Matera, Italy
  8. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  9. Guanajuato, Mexico
  10. Oslo, Norway