'Coolest Places' Travel List Includes a Southern US City
'Forbes' list has mostly foreign locales, but also Asheville, North Carolina
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2017 4:19 PM CST
The skyline of Asheville, North Carolina.   (Getty/SeanPavonePhoto)

(Newser) Forbes called around to travel experts to get a sense of the "coolest places" to visit in 2018 and came away with far-flung locales such as Bolivia and Cambodia. But also making the list is a specific US location—Asheville, North Carolina. The city has a thriving arts scene, a lovely backdrop with the Blue Ridge Mountains, and plenty to see around town, from mansions to a botanical gardens. In short, it "is at once hipster and classic Americana" says one travel industry expert. A sample of the other picks:

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