Travel, just like any other lifestyle obsession, has its fashions and trends.
Every year, the establishment provides a collection of lists detailing where we should go in the next 12 months.
How they are selected we’re not sure. It could be the authoritative combination of exhaustive knowledge and prescience. Then again, it might just be pins stuck blindly into maps.
So what are the hottest destinations of 2013 according to the most respected travel publications on the planet? We’ve trawled the pages so you don’t have to! Our featured image is by D.H. Parks.
San Francisco. Photo by levork
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo by phibs_i
The Peace Bridge across the River Foyle in Derry / Londonderry, Ireland. Photo by yellow book
The Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China. Photo by Nagarjun
Marché Bonsecours in Vieux Montréal, Canada. Photo by abdallahh
Basilicata, a region in the south of Italy. Photo by LUCIOdb
Spoonbridge & Cherry by Claes Oldenburg, sits beside the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, USA. Photo by TBoard
Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo by Wonderlane
The Hautes Gorges de la Rivière Malbaie National Park is a provincial park in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, Canada. Photo by manumilou
The Uco Valley lies south of Mendoza, Argentina. Photo by tony.bailey
Gold Coast, Queensland. Photo by avlxyz
The Swallow’s Nest castle near Yalta in the Crimea, Ukraine. Photo by Andrew Kudrin
A view of Marseille from the Isle d’If. Photo by J.Elliott
Raja Ampat, Indonesia, a great scuba diving destination. Photo by lakshmioct01
The mosaics in Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy. Photo by mararie
The Great Bear Rainforest lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountain Range on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Photo by hern42
Philipsburg Manor and mill in the Hudson Valley, New York. Photo by cliff1066™
Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee. Photo by cwwycoff1
Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by Luke,Ma
Check out Kara Segedin’s blog: Top 10 Ethical Destinations of 2013
Punta Brava Lighthouse, Montevideo, Uruguay. Photo by Vince Alongi
Dresden, Germany. Photo by hko_s
Turner Contemporary at Margate, Kent. Photo by yellow book
Valparaiso, Chile. Photo by Lexe-I
Pueblo Indian Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo by Mr. T in DC
Brandenberg Gate, Berlin, Germany. Photo by pasa47
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City. Photo by Esparta
Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Photo by Infrogmation
Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic. Photo by abbynormy
Lake Bled, Slovenia. Photo by mirci
Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Photo by Raymond Brown
What do you reckon? What places have these publications missed? Which places aren’t worthy of the hype? Comment below or Tweet us.
Written by insider city guide series Hg2 | A Hedonist’s guide to… Brett Ackroyd