With 2018 in full swing, what better time to plan your next trip? Lucky for you, TripAdvisor just released its "Destinations on the Rise" list for this year. And landing the top spot is a destination you've probably never heard of.

Famous for its white sandy beaches and Yaeyama soba noodles, the Japanese island of Ishigaki ranked first based on feedback from travelers on accommodation, restaurants, and attractions, as well as receiving increased booking interest.

Although it's a popular destination with snorkelers and foodies, and despite being the largest of the Yaeyama Islands in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, it's still relatively unknown, and as a result, pristine and well-kept. Read on for the top 10 "Destinations on the Rise" in 2018:

1. Ishigaki, Japan
2. Kapaa, Hawaii
3. Nairobi, Kenya
4. Halifax, Canada
5. Gdańsk, Poland
6. San Jose, Costa Rica
7. Riga, Latvia
8. Rovinj, Croatia
9. Nerja, Spain
10. Casablanca, Morocco