The Best Trips To Take In 2014, According To National Geographic Traveler

The Best Trips To Take In 2014

2013 is nearly over. Time to start planning next year's trips. Thanks to National Geographic Traveler, you can get even more ideas of places that you wouldn't necessarily think of (i.e. not Paris...again).

Comprised of 20 places, the list features everything from New Orleans to Rwanda's Nyungwe National Park.

Herewith, the magazine's 2014 National Geographic Traveler's Best of the World, as featured in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine, out December 3rd.

Before You Go

Balancing Boulders, Australia
Photograph by Johnathan A. Esper/Getty Images
Australia’s “Top End” wears colors that sing: rust red earth, deep blue skies, and the golden eyes of watchful crocodiles in the flower-tangled waterways of Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.
Cordoba, Argentina
Photograph by Christian Kober/Corbis
Once the largest Spanish city in Argentina, Córdoba still rings with the tolling from more than 80 bell towers and churches.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Photograph by Robin Wilson Photography/Getty Images
Rising up along the Continental Divide, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado is a natural overachiever, with 77 mountains above 12,000 feet—including 14,259-foot Longs Peak—and a span of alpine tundra
Cape Verde
Photograph by Peter Adams/Getty Images
Cape Verde still feels like an uncharted hideaway, where tourism is nascent and blissfully small scale.
Trulli, Italy
Photograph by Francesco Iacobelli/Getty Images
The region of Puglia stretches a strategic 250 miles along the Adriatic Sea (and 95 miles on the Ionian), making it a key connection between Italy and Europe’s east.
The December issue