El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
The lists are out and the hot spots for 2011 have been picked by Lonely Planet, Frommer's, The New York Times and National Geographic Traveler. Are there any places you'd like to see in 2011 from these lists?
Lonely Planet 10 Best Value Destinations for 2011
LP put together this list of places where the traveler's dinero can go a long way: Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Washington D.C., Paris, Namibia, Philippines, Argentina, Naples, Ukraine, and Syria.
Frommer's Top Destinations for 2011
Cliffs of Moher, Western Ireland
Frommer's authors and editors picked these winners as their top destinations for 2011: Rio de Janeiro, Santiago in Chile, Puerto Viejo in Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, Taipei, Hokkaido, Ponza and the Pontine Islands in Italy, Kent Coast in England, Stockholm, Doha, Cesme Peninsula in Turkey, Atlanta, Nahanni National Park in Canada. This year's Reader Favorite is Ireland. And mine too. It's such a beautiful country with so much to offer and the people are warm and friendly.
The New York Times 41 Places to Go in 2011
Oahu is #13 on NY Times 41 Places to Go in 2011
You can go far and wide with this list. Here are the top 10: Santiago Chile, San Juan Islands Washington, Iceland, Milan, Republic of Georgia, London, Loreto Mexico, Park City Utah and Cali Colombia. For the other 31, follow this link: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/travel/09where-to-go.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=homepage&src=me
National Geographic Traveler 20 Best Trips of 2011
Here are the picks of the editors of National Geographic Traveler: Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, Plitvice Lakes Croatia, Sardinia, Tasmania, Fjord Norway, Uruguay, Shimla India, Messinia Region Greece, Dominica, Namibia, Laos, Kodiak Island Alaska, Scottish Highlands, Tunisia, Palawan Philippines, Black Sea Coast Crimea, Gaspé Peninsula Quebec, Shikoku Japan, Papua New Guinea, Kurdistan, Iraq.
Palawan, Philippines is the choice of the editors of National Geographic Traveler and a Lonely Planet Value Destination.
Santiago, Chile appears on both the Frommer's and NY Times lists.
Namibia is a favorite of both Lonely Planet and National Geographic Traveler.
Kurdistan, Iraq was picked by both NY Times and National Geographic Traveler.
What's your favorite? Where do you plan to travel in 2011? Send me your comments please.
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