I didn't know much about Malta before visiting. I only knew that it's an island in the heart of the Mediterranean where I could have the best rabbit and enjoy some pristine nature. When two of my roommates announced they were moving to Malta, I decided it was my turn to check it out. Wander around Valletta's tiny, charming streets, watch the sunsets at Upper Barrakka Gardens, spoil yourself at Palazzo Consiglia's spa and live like the royals at Palazzo Prince D'Orange. Beat the crowd in 2018 when Valletta will be Europe's cultural capital and book your ticket stat.