If you are superstitious, the thought of stepping into the year 2013 might have you shaking in your shoes, but worry not, Travel Bloggers from across the world have voted for the 13 Best Places to visit in 2013, and it looks as though it’s going to be one heck of a good year!
With five of my own favourite destinations featuring on this exciting list, the number thirteen doesn’t seem quite so unlucky at all, and just imagine how lucky you would be if you got to visit all of them in 2013!
So, without further ado, here are 13 places you should be visiting in 2013…
Brazil is booming right now, and with the upcoming 2014 World Cup and the Olympics of 2016, this South American star is set to grow and grow. When popular events like these come to town, prices soar, so it is definitely wise to visit Brazil in 2013 before the soccer madness begins!
The climate and the Adriatic coast have made this tiny country stand out with travel bloggers – who voted it the best place to relax.
3. Burma / Myanmar
It used to be quite tricky to get a visa for Burma, but thanks to the elections held last year, the country has opened up its borders to foreign visitors – and it’s definitely going on my bucket list!
Similarly, Mongolia is now more accessible than before with entry possible from China, so many intrepid travellers are sure to head over the border in 2013.
5. New Zealand
Love it, love it, love it, and after watching the Hobbit over the Christmas period you will LOVE IT too!
I am not surprise that Bolivia made it onto this list; it is the absolute gem of Latin America and has some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes on planet earth.
7. Sri Lanka
Sunshine, heat and the end of the civil war, makes Sri Lanka a popular choice for travellers in 2013.
Rich in sightseeing activities, Istanbul is both charming and enchanting, making a great choice for your spring holiday.
While the financial crisis of 2008 put Iceland over many a traveller’s budget, it has now stabilised and prices are relatively low.
Beautiful, clean and a shopper’s paradise, Singapore has got it all, and in 2013, the country will celebrate its 50th year of independence from the British Crown, so there are sure to be numerous celebrations.
With endless safari opportunities, expansive deserts, and the world’s most unusual landscapes, Namibia most definitely deserves its place on this list.
The set for the British epic film Lawrence of Arabia in 2012, Jordan is the place to go if you dream of riding camels along golden sand.
As with Singapore, Zanzibar will celebrate its 50th year of independence from the British in 2013 (makes us Brits sound terrible!!), and as such, you can combine your Kilimanjaro climb or Serengeti Safari with a beach break on beautiful Zanzibar.
With holiday destinations like that for 2013, I cannot wait for the New Year to begin!