Laos Tops List of 53 Hot Spots
The 53 must-see tourist destinations of 2008
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Dec 10, 2007 9:52 AM CST
Rub elbows with Russian billionaires at the French ski resort of Courchevel.    (Shutterstock)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – The New York Times has anointed the top 53 tourist destinations for 2008, and some are a walk on the wild side.

  1. Laos: Because Vietnam is so over
  2. Lisbon: It's Europe, but affordable, and up-and-coming on the cultural map
  3. Tunisia: The next North African watering hole for luxury travelers
  4. Mauritius: Portal to the Indian Ocean

  1. Mid-Beach Miami: Where fading glamour has gotten a facelift
  2. South Beach Miami: Even more designer hotels
  3. Maldives: The post-tsunami comeback
  4. Death Valley: Nature lovers' haven
  5. Courchevel: Saint-Tropez of the Alps
  6. Libya: Home to little-known ancient ruins
Click the link below to see the complete list.