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Most Visited Destinations in 2014

And How You Can Break the Mold in 2015

When brainstorming for your next big vacation, it’s tempting to immediately jump to the destinations most commonly travelled. According to Forbes, the top 10 most visited cities in 2014 were:

  1. London

  2. Bangkok

  3. Paris

  4. Singapore

  5. Dubai

  6. New York

  7. Istanbul

  8. Kuala Lumpur

  9. Hong Kong

  10. Seoul

 
While all of these places offer world-renowned sights and activities, 2015 is the time to think outside of the box. Check out this list of unique, off-the-beaten-path destinations when planning your next getaway:

  • Derawan Islands, Indonesia: For the beach bum and underwater explorer

Discover a welcoming community, crystal clear waters, vibrant reefs and ocean life, and a clean empty beach.

  • Puglia, Italy: For your inner Italian

Find an authentic southern Italian experience in ancient vineyards, medieval castles, and white-sand beaches along with cobblestone piazzas, distinctive dialects, and the smell of ragú floating throughout the streets.

  • Córdoba, Argentina: For the history buff

See why UNESCO named the city center a World Heritage site based on the density of its mostly 17th Century Jesuit structures, many of which were built by African and indigenous slaves.

  • Riga, Latvia: For the trendsetter

Designated by the EU as a 2014 Capital of Culture, enjoy eclectic architecture including gorgeous art nouveau facades as well as wine bars and café’s with designer lattes.

  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado: For the outdoors lover

Hike these mountains through ponderosa pines, meandering streams, and snow-covered granite with the likely opportunity to spot tundra wildlife.

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