Happy 2014, everyone!
Now that we are officially living in a brand new year, it’s time to start planning those much-needed vacations. And though the Corridor is full of fun and exciting attractions and events, it’s always nice to visit new places.
Here are 14 places you need to visit in 2014. Whether it’s an ethereal island or a bustling city, we’ve included 14 awesome spots to put on your travel destination list this year. Enjoy!
Visit the first major city to ring in the New Year every year! This superb travel destination features awesome beaches, four great wine districts and adventurous attractions.
This island country has been under embargo for decades, which makes it a wonderful travel destination for culture-seekers. Travel to a place where it looks like life stopped in the ’50s. See brightly-colored, dilapidated buildings, classic cars and dazzling beaches.
Take a legendary historic route, see ancient monasteries or go on a safari in this Eastern African country. Ethiopia is home to everything from ancient civilization to the Rastafari movement, making it the perfect destination for history buffs.
Visit this Southeast Asian country for its gorgeous landscapes, rich history and up-and-coming coffee scene. One must-visit place is the Bolaven Plateau region, where countless waterfalls paint a landscape that was heavily hit during the Vietnam War.
This beautiful city boasts awe-inspiring red rock scenery, two national parks and the Colorado River. Both the adventurous and laid-back tourist can enjoy their time in this activity-packed 2014 travel destination.
As one of Central America’s most underrated travel destinations, Nicaragua is sure to become a hot travel spot in the near future due to its scenic views, hidden beaches and rich culture.
Engulf yourself in American history, art, food and tradition in the city of Brotherly Love. This East Coast city offers educational, gastronomic and family-friendly attractions and activities.
Brazil’s second largest city offers beautiful beaches, wonderful landscapes, a laid-back culture and a multitude of thrilling activities and attractions. As the host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the annual Carnaval, visitors will have plenty of reasons to visit this city this year.
Didn’t think you could visit France in North America? These rocky islands are a territorial collectivity of France and sit about 12 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. And because these islands are officially a part of France, the official language is French and official currency is the euro.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, so why not visit the city where Franz Ferdinand was assassinated? This tough city, which has endured three wars, will also commemorate the first Word War with ceremonies and the reopening of the National Library—which was destroyed in 1992.
This year will mark the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, so visit the city where grunge music exploded and impacted a decade in modern American history.
This archipelago of 115 islands sits in the Indian Ocean. Visitors can expect breathtaking views, exciting activities and much more at this “otherworldly” island destination.
Known as the “adventure capital” of China, this scenic, mountainous and high-energy 2014 travel destination is great for the athletes and thrill-seekers among us.
This Southern African country has been “acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world to visit” and is known to offer tourists a real African experience. Visitors will get to see a diverse wildlife, beautiful landscapes, fine Safari tours and amazing waterfalls, like the famous Victoria Falls.