National Geographic: The best trips to take in 2014

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The 20 must-see places for 2014 were selected by the magazine’s global community of writers, editors and explorers. This year, for the first time, there’s a 21st destination, chosen by its readers

National Geographic has launched its inaugural Best of the World list.

The 20 must-see places for 2014 (including the featured image above Rocky Mountain National Park Photograph by Robin Wilson Photography/Getty Images) were selected by the magazine’s global community of writers, editors and explorers. This year, for the first time, there’s a 21st destination, chosen by its readers.

The list reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainable and superlative in the world of travel today. The destinations are featured in the December / January issue of Traveler magazine, available from December 3, and online.

The destinations featured in the 2014 Best of the World list are (in alphabetical order):

Alentejo, Portugal

Arbil, Iraq

Bolaven Plateau, Laos

Cacao Trail, Ecuador

2014 National Geographic Traveler Best of the World
Cape Verde. Photograph by Peter Adams/Getty Images
Surfer, Santa Maria, Sal Island, Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Cathar Country, France

2014 National Geographic Traveler Best of the World
Cordoba Cathedral (Argentina). Photograph by Christian Kober/Corbis Cordoba Cathedral at night, Cordoba, Argentina, South America

Córdoba, Argentina

Derawan Islands, Indonesia (the readers’ choice)

Guyana

John Muir Trail, Scotland

Liechtenstein

Nahanni National Park, Canada

New Orleans, Louisiana

2014 National Geographic Traveler Best of the World
Balancing Boulders (Australia). Photograph by Johnathan A. Esper/Getty Images
Man between two round balancing boulders, on rock formations in Northern Territory Australia.

Northern Territory, Australia

Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda

2014 National Geographic Traveler Best of the World
Trulli (Italy). Photograph by Francesco Iacobelli/Getty Images
Italy, Apulia, Bari district, Itria Valley, Alberobello, Street in town with Trulli, typical regional house.

Puglia, Italy

Ranthambore National Park, India

Riga, Latvia

2014 National Geographic Traveler Best of the World
Rocky Mountain National Park Photograph by Robin Wilson Photography/Getty Images Frost on the trees at a very calm Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sochi, Russia

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