Lonely Planet’s Where to go in 2017

Lonely Travel published its Best in Travel for 2017. It’s always a good compilation, you can get all the details on the link, but here are some of the highlights:

Top 10 countries

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  1. Canada 
  2. Colombia
  3. Finland
  4. Dominica
  5. Nepal
  6. Bermuda
  7. Mongolia
  8. Oman
  9. Myanmar
  10. Ethiopia

Top 10 cities

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  1. Bordeaux, France
  2. Cape Town, South Africa
  3. Los Angeles, USA
  4. Merida, Mexico
  5. Ohrid, Macedonia
  6. Pistoia, Italy
  7. Seoul, South Korea
  8. Lisbon, Portugal
  9. Moscow, Russia
  10. Portland, Oregon

Top 10 Regions

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  1. Choquequirao, Peru
  2. Taranaki, New Zealand
  3. The Azores, Portugal
  4. North Wales, UK
  5. South Australia
  6. Aysén, Chile
  7. The Tuamotus, French Polynesia
  8. Coastal Georgia, USA
  9. Perak, Malaysia
  10. The Skellig Ring, Ireland

Best Value

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  1. Nepal 
  2. Namibia
  3. Porto, Portugal
  4. Venice, Italy
  5. Debrecen, Hungary
  6. Belize
  7. Morocco
  8. Russia
  9. Bellarine Peninsula, Australia
  10. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, USA

Best in Asia

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  1. Hokkaidō, Japan
  2. Shànghǎi, China
  3. Jeonju, South Korea
  4. Con Dao Islands, Vietnam
  5. Hong Kong, China
  6. Ipoh, Malaysia
  7. Pemuteran, Indonesia
  8. Trang Islands, Thailand
  9. Meghalaya, India
  10. Taitung, Taiwan

Best in Europe

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  1. The Peloponnese, Greece 
  2. Aarhus, Denmark
  3. Venice, Italy
  4. The Dordogne, France
  5. Lviv, Ukraine
  6. Warwickshire, England
  7. Extremadura, Spain
  8. East Coast Tenerife
  9. Texel, the Netherlands
  10. Northern Dalmatia, Croatia

Best in the US

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  1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  2. Natchez, Mississippi
  3. Yellowstone National Park
  4. Birmingham, Alabama
  5. Alaska
  6. Somerville, Massachusetts
  7. Northwest Arkansas
  8. San Antonio, Texas
  9. Southern New Mexico
  10. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What do they think are the travel trends for 2017?

  • Micro-distilleries
  • The world is your office – Remote working on a roll
  • Bikepacking -Travel on two wheels
  • Sustainable travel- Making the right choices

 

 

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