2012's Top Ten Getaways

List includes Ghana, the Yucatan, even Kansas City
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2011 5:36 PM CDT
2012's Top Ten Getaways
The Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia makes the list, and a whale shows why.   (AP Photo/Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership)

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:

  • Ghana: This enduringly stable African nation is positioned on the heritage trail for African-Americans as it was formerly a center of slave trade.
  • Fukuoka, Japan: This feudal Japanese town on the north shore of Kyushu province escaped the devastation of the recent earthquake.
  • Kansas City, Missouri: Good music and food, plus must-see museums.
  • Yucatan Peninsula: Besides Cancun, this Mexican region features gorgeous vacation spots and has been largely untouched by the country's drug violence.
Check out the other six destinations here, including the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. (Read more Travel stories.)

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