Where to Travel in 2012
Anyone up for a trip to Uzbekistan?
By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2011 10:01 AM CST
It's not too early to start planning those 2012 trips.   (Shutterstock.com)

(Newser) – 2012 is fewer than 45 days away and the traveling aficionados at Cox & Kings—who have been planning luxury vacations since 1758—see trends emerging for the coming year. BlackBook rounds up some highlights:

  • New spots: Adventurous travelers are looking to places not typically seen as vacation destinations, including Albania, Serbia, Uzbekistan, the Russian Far East, and Papua New Guinea.

  • Spiritual: Think meditation and yoga in the Himalayas, nutrition and lifestyle guidance in Bali, and ancient Buddhist temples in Laos and Myanmar.
  • Ancestors: Americans are exploring their roots in places such as Russia, the Baltics, China, Japan, Lebanon, and West Africa.
  • Off-season: Coveted hotspots become cheaper throughout the year. Consider India in May, Brazil and Turkey in October, and Moscow during Christmastime.
Check out the complete list here.

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Nov 19, 2011 1:32 PM CST
Oh, I love the headlines of the stories today on Newser Like: “Top 1% Nabs $30B a Year in Federal 'Welfare” “1 in 3 Americans Poor or 'Near Poor” And now….. “Where to Travel in 2012” What next? “Let Them Eat Cake?”
Nov 19, 2011 10:25 AM CST
...and Moscow during Christmastime. Years back, a Russian professor of mine was planning a for-credit trip to Moscow in July. Someone asked her, "Why July?" Her response: "That's the only month I would want to be there."