I'm willing to be a fair share of us have made a pilgrimage to the land of ship lap.

Looking for a good travel bucket list for 2018? Why not check out the cities across the country that are up-and-coming travel destinations? Thanks to TripAdvisor, we've got that list and will be packing our bags in no time. What's even better is that this list is based strictly on user reviews and referrals.

And one of them is in Texas.

It's no surprise that this little town in Central Texas is drawing quite a crowd. Thanks to the popularity of Fixer Upper, Waco has landed at number 2 on TripAdvisor's list of "Top Destinations on the Rise - United States." I lived in Waco for seven years (four of those were for college... Sic 'Em Bears) and could list several incredible reasons to visit Waco outside of the Magnolia empire like the beautiful trails of Cameron Park along the banks of the Brazos River, BSR Cable Park, the Waco Mammoth Site. Did you know Waco is the birthplace of Dr. Pepper? Also, I believe that Baylor has one of the most beautiful campuses that's worth taking a tour through.

Here's TripAdvisor's top 10:

10. Lexington, Kentucky

9. Omaha, Nebraska

8. Greenville, South Carolina

7. Richmond, Virgnia

6. Paso Robles, California

5. Boulder, Colorado

4. Bend, Oregon

3. Wilmington, North Carolina

2. Waco, Texas

1. Kapaa, Hawaii