Hottest destinations for 2013 – in pictures, all the recommendations

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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.

Lonely Planet – Top 10 cities

San Francisco, USA
San Francisco. Photo by levork
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo by phibs_i
Hyderabad, India
Hyderabad, India. Photo by { pranav }
Peace Bridge across the River Foyle in Derry, Ireland
The Peace Bridge across the River Foyle in Derry / Londonderry, Ireland. Photo by yellow book
The Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China
The Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China. Photo by Nagarjun
River Avon, Christchurch, New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo by pandrcutts
Hobart, Tasmania
Sullivans Cove in Hobart, Tasmania. Photo by Charles Haynes
Marché Bonsecours in Vieux Montréal, Canada
Marché Bonsecours in Vieux Montréal, Canada. Photo by abdallahh
Orfanato de Kidane in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Orfanato de Kidane in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo by Fran Villena (villano)
Puerto Iguazu on the Argentine–Brazil border
Puerto Iguazu on the Argentine–Brazil border. Photo by Leandro’s World Tour

Travel + Leisure – Hottest travel destinations of 2013

Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica
Bahia Ballena, a small town in the Costa Ballena region, Costa Rica. Photo by Experience Costa Rica
Basilicata, Italy
Basilicata, a region in the south of Italy. Photo by LUCIOdb
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico. Photo by trishhartmann
Minneapolis, USA
Spoonbridge & Cherry by Claes Oldenburg, sits beside the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, USA. Photo by TBoard
Reunion, Indian Ocean
Reunion, Indian Ocean. Photo by Vvillamon
Manila, Philippines
Philippines. Photo by akeán2®
Nepal
Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo by Wonderlane
Charlevoix region, Quebec, Canada
The Hautes Gorges de la Rivière Malbaie National Park is a provincial park in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, Canada. Photo by manumilou
Uco Valley, Argentina
The Uco Valley lies south of Mendoza, Argentina. Photo by tony.bailey
Victoria Falls - Zambia Side
Victoria Falls, Zambia. Photo by jurvetson
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo by HanZuyderwijk
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Gold Coast, Queensland. Photo by avlxyz
Marseille, France
Marseille, France. Photo by smallkaa

National Geographic Traveler – Best Trips 2013

The Swallow's Nest castle near Yalta in the Crimea, Ukraine
The Swallow’s Nest castle near Yalta in the Crimea, Ukraine. Photo by Andrew Kudrin
Marseille, France
A view of Marseille from the Isle d’If. Photo by J.Elliott
Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Raja Ampat, Indonesia, a great scuba diving destination. Photo by lakshmioct01
Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy
The mosaics in Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy. Photo by mararie
The Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada
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
Lake Malawi, Malawi
Lake Malawi, Malawi. Photo by frankdouwes
Quito, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador. Photo by esteban_vera2001
Shwezigon Pagoda in Bagan, Burma
Shwezigon Pagoda in Bagan, Burma. Photo by victoriapeckham
Gabarus Lighthouse, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gabarus Lighthouse, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Photo by archer10 (Dennis)
Sipi Falls, Uganda
Sipi Falls, Uganda. Photo by fabulousfabs
Philipsburg Manor and mill in the Hudson Valley, New York. Photo by cliff1066™
Philipsburg Manor and mill in the Hudson Valley, New York. Photo by cliff1066™
White Tower of Thessaloniki, Greece
White Tower of Thessaloniki, Greece. Photo by George M. Groutas
Grenada, Caribbean
Grenada, Caribbean. Photo by Lee Coursey
Bodo, Norway
Bodo, Norway. Photo by AnneCN
Valparaiso, Chile
Valparaiso, Chile. Photo by keepitsurreal
Missouri River, Montana, USA
Missouri River, Montana, USA. Photo by kiszka king
St Augustine, Florida
St Augustine, Florida. Photo by Eccentric Scholar
Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee. Photo by cwwycoff1
Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee. Photo by cwwycoff1
Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan
Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by Luke,Ma
Jerash, Jordan
Jerash, Jordan. Photo by jess_star87

Ethical Traveler – The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations 2013

Check out Kara Segedin’s blog: Top 10 Ethical Destinations of 2013

Barbados
Barbados. Photo by Ben124.
Cape Verde
Cape Verde. Photo by antifluor
Costa Rica
Costa Rica. Photo by Wha’ppen
Lake Volta, Ghana
Lake Volta, Ghana. Photo by René Mayorga
The Powder Tower (Old Riga), Latvia
The Powder Tower (Old Riga), Latvia. Photo by David Holt London
The Romanov Church in Vilnius, Lithuania
The Romanov Church in Vilnius, Lithuania. Photo by ** Maurice **
Mauritius
Mauritius. Photo by subzi73
Palau, Micronesia
Palau, Micronesia. Photo by LuxTonnerre
Samoa, South Pacific Ocean
Samoa, South Pacific Ocean. Photo by Felipe Skroski
Punta Brava Lighthouse, Montevideo, Uruguay
Punta Brava Lighthouse, Montevideo, Uruguay. Photo by Vince Alongi

Rough Guides – Travel Hot List 2013

Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden. Photo by Michael Cavén
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik, Croatia. Photo by Jan Kucic
Kosice, Slovakia
Kosice, Slovakia. Photo by Jiri Brozovsky
Dresden, Germany
Dresden, Germany. Photo by hko_s
Northeast Iceland
Northeast Iceland. Photo by nicksarebi
Margate, Kent, England
Turner Contemporary at Margate, Kent. Photo by yellow book
Valparaiso, Chile
Valparaiso, Chile. Photo by Lexe-I
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by Payton Chung
Nowhere Festival, Spain
Nowhere Festival, Spain. Photo by activefree

Fodor’s – Go List 2013

Pueblo Indian Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Pueblo Indian Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo by Mr. T in DC
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo by gementricxs
Azores Islands, Portugal
Azores Islands, Portugal. Photo by Abspires40
Botswana, Africa
Botswana. Photo by jurvetson
Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Ze Carlos Barretta
Easter Island
Easter Island. Photo by neil alejandro
White Cliffs of Dover, England
White Cliffs of Dover, England. Photo by Tobias von der Haar
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Photo by Ted Van Pelt
Kerry, Ireland
Kerry, Ireland. Photo by bobfamiliar
Brandenberg Gate, Berlin, Germany
Brandenberg Gate, Berlin, Germany. Photo by pasa47
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by Turkish Travel
Maldives
Maldives. Photo by Sarah_Ackerman
Marseille, France
Marseille, France. Photo by britsinvade
Mexico City
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City. Photo by Esparta
Ostrog monastery, Montenegro
Ostrog monastery, Montenegro. Photo by torremountain
Myanmar
Myanmar. Photo by *christopher*
Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Photo by Infrogmation
New Zealand
New Zealand. Photo by zach.hodgson
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Photo by Sarah and Iain
Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon. Photo by StuSeeger
Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic
Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic. Photo by abbynormy
Sardinia
Sardinia. Photo by cristianocani
Seville, Spain
The Plaza de España, Seville, Spain. Photo by Alex E. Proimos
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Lake Bled, Slovenia. Photo by mirci
Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA
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.

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Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.