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Travel Trends 2013

Where are savvy travelers headed to in 2013? Here are the travel destination picks of National Geographic Traveler editors and Lonely Planet.

Kyoto
National Geographic Traveler Best of the World 2013

National Geographic Traveler Best of the World 2013:
Crimea (Russia), Marseille (France), Raja Ampat (Indonesia), Ravenna (Italy), Great Bear Rainforest (Canada), Malawi, Quito (Ecuador), Bagan (Myanmar), Cape Breton (Canada), Uganda, Hudson Valley (New York), Thessaloniki (Greece), Grenada, Bodø (Norway), Valparaiso (Chile), Missouri River Banks, St. Augustine (Florida), Memphis (Tennessee), Kyoto (Japan), Jarash (Jordan)

Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2013:

Top 10 Countries
Sri Lanka, Montenegro, South Korea, Ecuador, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Iceland, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Madagascar

Top 10 Cities
San Francisco, Amsterdam, Hyderabad, Londonberry Derry, Beijing, Christchurch, Hobart, Montreal, Addis Abbaba, Puerto Iguazú

Palawan, Philippines
Lonely Planet Top Ten Regions pick

Top Ten Regions
Corsica (France), The Negev (Israel), Mustang (Nepal), Yukon (Canada), Chachapoyas and Kuelap (Peru), The Gulf Coast (USA), Carinthia (Austria), Palawan (The Philippines), Inland Sea (Japan), Campania (Italy)

Note that Ecuador has been picked by both National Geographic Travel and Lonely Planet. This is a hot destination! What's on your bucket list for 2013?

Please read my articles on Kyoto, Palawan, Amsterdam, San Francisco and other destinations by checking the tabs under each region in the Home page. Happy travels in 2013.
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