Whoever said “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” was a basic ahead of his/her time, tbh, but it cannot be argued that the unknown walking Pinterest board had a point: getting out of your country and into another one both literally and figuratively broadens your horizons.

And us Aussies? We’re a bloody well-travelled bunch. At any given time, approximately .05% of our population is overseas in a hostel, trying to have a root in private. (This is hearsay but probably true.)
The folks over at Webjet have figured out which are the new hot countries Australians are flocking, based on the increase of Aussies travelling to these destinations in 2015 vs 2014.

And it looks like we absolutely fukken‘ love a bargain: Greece has taken out the #1 spot. Economic crises make the passport grow fonder, idk?

Here are the 11 newest most popular travel destinations in 2015. Mark ’em down for your bucket list / avoid list, depending on your ~style~.
#1. Greece

Up 162%.

Here’s a shot I took last month at Navagio beach on Zakynthos Island. Big thanks to @beautifuldestinations for featuring one of my other pictures from this trip, along with a short story about me – check it out on their page!

A photo posted by Jack Morris (@doyoutravel) on

#2. Spain

Up 107%.

Colours of autumn in the vineyards of #ElCiego, in the Basque part of #LaRioja, in #Alava. New wine is in it’s way… ???? #Spain #VisitSpain. Photo by @brooklynabroad

A photo posted by Spain (@spain) on

#3. Italy

Up 91%.

@ig_venezia_ #ig_venezia_

A photo posted by Nicola Campanella (@elcampa1969) on

#4. Japan

Up 78%.

At low tide, the water drains out of the bay. #Miyajima

A photo posted by 10_ya (@10_ya) on

#5. Switzerland

Up 71%.

#???? #Switzerland_Vacations . ??Location: Bernina Pass, (Good Morning). ??Photo Credit:??????@Mygreatescapes ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ✨??#Facebook link in my bio??✨

A photo posted by SWITZERLAND ???? ??% (@switzerland.vacations) on

#6. Turkey

Up 68%.

#Cappadocia #Turkey Photo by @kemalilter ???? #ComeSeeTurkey

A photo posted by ComeSeeTurkey (@comeseeturkey) on

#7. Cambodia

Up 59%. 

Koh Ker Temple, Cambodia. Tag your travel partner! Photo by Gable Denims

A photo posted by Travel Destinations (@theancientworld) on

#8. Czech Republic

Up 59%.

#Prague #Praha #Czech #kotenissimo

A photo posted by ?????????Around Prague (@aroundprague) on

#9. Denmark

Up 59%.

Amagertorv with its patterned surface designed by Danish artist Bjørn Nørgaard

A photo posted by VisitCopenhagen (@visitcopenhagen) on

#10. Ireland

Up 57%.

@muenchmax has done it again – marvellous! ???? This shot was taken with the #galaxyS6edge yesterday on Valentina Island, Ireland. Sponsored @samsungmobile #loveireland #irland #irlande #irlanda #island #wildatlanticway

A photo posted by Ireland (@tourismireland) on

#11. Sweden

Up 57%.

Photographer: @fjallbyfoto Tag your photos with #visitsweden and #swedishmoments for a chance to get featured. Chosen by @_thomaswijk

A photo posted by VisitSweden (@visitsweden) on


Lead image via Instagram.