National Geographic Traveler Magazine announces its best trips to take in 2014

For travel junkies around the world National Geographic Traveler Magazine recently announced its annual Best of the World list, featuring a total of 21 destinations to visit in 2014. These destinations will also be featured in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of the magazine.

“Our annual Best of the World list doesn’t reflect hot spots drawn from celebrity sightings or travel statistics,” said Keith Bellows, editor in chief of National Geographic Traveler magazine. “It reflects the expertise and experience of National Geographic Travel’s huge network of global travel experts. If you want to explore places worth visiting now, this is a great place to start.”

From Canada to Russia this list seems full of awesomeness, here are the destinations featured in the 2014 Best of the World list in alphabetical order:

Alentejo, Portugal

Alentejo © Madalena Pestana (Flickr)

Arbil, Iraq

Arbil© Omar Odeh (Flickr)

Bolaven Plateau, Laos

Bolaven Plateau© Jose Centellas Matínez (Flickr)

Cacao Trail, Ecuador

Cacao Trail© Sean’s Fotos (Flickr)

Cape Verde

Cape Verde© Marina Valenzi (Flickr)

Cathar Country, France

Cathar Country© Barry Lewis (Flickr)

Córdoba, Argentina

Carabado© Rubén Casares (Flickr)

Derawan Islands, Indonesia

Derawan Islands© Martin Hauskrecht (Flickr)

Guyana

Guyana© Royaldds (Flickr)

John Muir Trail, Scotland

John Muir Trail© International Appalachian Trail (Flickr)

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein© Stephen Miller (Flickr)

Nahanni National Park, Canada

Nahanni National Park© Melanie (Flickr)

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans© Fisherbray (Flickr)

Northern Territory, Australia

Northern Territory© John McNally (Flickr)

Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda

Nyungwe National Park© Safari Partners (Flickr)

Puglia, Italy

Puglia© Exper Giovanni Rubaltelli (Flickr)

Ranthambore National Park, India

Ranthambore© rbm0811 (Flickr)

Riga, Latvia

Riga© Ieva Jansone (Flickr)

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Rocky Mountains© Landiza (Flickr)

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo© Alan Hilditch (Flickr)

Sochi, Russia

Sochi© Jonathan E. Shaw (Flickr)

For more photos of these amazing destinations and more information visit the original post at National Geographic Traveler.

Source: National Geographic