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10 Best Places to Visit in the World

See the Great Barrier Reef before it's gone

(Newser) - Visited New York City? Then you've already hit one of the top travel destinations in the world, according to US News & World Report . NYC sits at the No. 9 spot on its list, based on votes from editors and users, though it's actually No. 6 on this... More »

10 Best Places to Visit in the US

Grand Canyon, Maui top the list

(Newser) - Planning your summer vacation? US News & World Report has compiled a list of the top vacation spots in the US, based on thousands of votes. There's something for everyone, from nature lovers to beachgoers. Here's the top 10: More »

America's Top Travel Destination Is ... Queens

Lonely Planet gives the NYC borough No. 1 billing in rankings

(Newser) - The "place where tourists wound up only if they got on the wrong subway in Manhattan," as the New York Times puts it, has now ascended to the opposite end of the spectrum. Queens was anointed the top travel destination in the US in December by travel guide... More »

Where to Travel in 2012

Anyone up for a trip to Uzbekistan?

(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
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2012's Top Ten Getaways

List includes Ghana, the Yucatan, even Kansas City

(Newser) - What part of the globe should you trek to next year? The writers and editors at Frommer's have released their top 10 destinations for 2012 with selections among unconventional getaways, hot spots hosting high-profile events, and regions that have been re-energized, notes USA Today . Some of the choices: More »

10 Best Places for Fall Foliage

Get ready for some nice drives and yummy cider

(Newser) - Scenic drives, long walks with leaves crunching under your feet, hot apple cider ... there's nothing quite like autumn, and the spectacular foliage that comes with it. The US boasts the best displays of fall foliage, writes Christine Sarkis on SmarterTravel , but the rest of the world is certainly not lacking.... More »

12 Unique Destinations for 2010

National Trust offers up Dozen Distinctive Destinations

(Newser) - Looking for a getaway that's just a bit different this year? Look no further than the National Trust for Historic Preservation 's annual Dozen Distinctive Destinations. The list encourages travelers to, for example, skip Disneyland's Main Street, USA, and instead "travel to Ft. Collins, Colorado, to see the real... More »

Bottoms Up! It’s Beer Fest Time

Top hoppy weekends to educate your palate

(Newser) - They can’t promise German sausage or bonneted barmaids, but North American beer festivals pour pint after pint of terrific local brews. Portfolio lists the best in fests, from now through October.
  1. Mondial de la Bière (May 28-June 1): Try beer, cider, mead, and cheese over 5 days in
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Laos Tops List of 53 Hot Spots

The 53 must-see tourist destinations of 2008

(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:
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Hone Your Winter Tan in Cairo

Stop shivering and fly to Africa's largest city— sans mittens

(Newser) - Feel free to flee autumn's chill by visiting Cairo, where temps have dropped to a mild 70 degrees. Concierge says to check out the Egyptian Museum for its gold treasures, and Old Cairo, a Roman-era web of tiny streets near the Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas—the oldest mosque in... More »

15 Must-See American Sights

Forget Paris—these great vacation sites can be found in your own backyard

(Newser) - Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die, turns Forbes readers onto her top 15:
  1. The Pacific Coast Highway
  2. Monument Valley, Utah and Ariz.
  3. Texas Hill Country
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Top 20 International Travel Hits

The dollar may be down—but that isn't keeping Americans from spending their money abroad

(Newser) - Money may not be flowing the way it once did, but Americans are traveling more than ever. Forbes Traveler lists the top 20 destinations for Yankee jetsetters:
  1. Mexico
  2. Canada
  3. UK
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10 Hotels With a Wild Streak

(Newser) - For travelers bored with the conventional comforts of most hotels,  MSNBC offers some more creative choices:
  1. Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, Dubai—desert conservation preserve
  2. Anatolian Houses, Turkey—five adjoining volcanic caves
  3. Baron Island—nature reserve on volcanic island
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Get Some Color This Fall

(Newser) - Heading into prime leaf-peeper season, Travel + Leisure leads a pack of sites offering fun and affordable trip ideas. Serve yourself a double portion of red, ochre, and yellow at the Celtic Colours International Festival in Nova Scotia. Or, if Canada seems too far away, swing by the Pumpkin Festival... More »

Top 10 Up & Coming Destinations

(Newser) -
  1. Gdansk, Poland
  2. Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada
  3. Nesebar, Bulgaria
  4. San Ignacio, Belize
  5. Antananarivo, Madagascar
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