Top ten destinations 2014

Top 10 Destinations of 2014

Get our list of the ten hottest destinations in Australia and around the world this year

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

The temperature is rising in South America and nowhere will be hotter than Brazil, where eight cities will host the 2014 World Cup. Football fans, celebrities and plenty of tourists keen to take advantage of the new infrastructure upgrades will be pouring into destinations like the Amazon rainforest, Sao Paulo, Rio, Salvador and Forteleza.

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Texas

Texas

Y'all ready for a big adventure in the lone star state? Then get ready for road trips through breathtaking scenery, foot stamping music and now, hipster enclaves. Texas' live music scene in Austin and beautiful Big Bend Country has always drawn the punters, but add to that a burgeoning arts and culinary scene, and things just got a whole lot more interesting.

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Tasmania

Tasmania

In 2014, Tasmania will continue its reign as Australia's hippest destination. With MONA, FOMA and MOFO attracting style-setters from across the globe, book now or you'll be sure to get FOMO. The time to see Australia's southernmost state is now.

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Myanmar

Myanmar

Already touted as the new 'Cambodia', Myanmar is quickly opening up to foreign tourists. Visit before the hordes and you will encounter a place rich in traditional Asian culture, colonial architecture and untouched attractions like the temple strewn plains of Bagan and Golden Rock pagoda.

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Antarctica

Antarctica

Need to get away from it all? You won't do better than Antarctica, the world's last great travel frontier and only accessible to tourists from November to March. Travel down from the most southernmost point of Argentina to encounter a world of pristine wilderness long forgotten on our crowded planet.

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Hawaii

Hawaii

Say aloha to the new Hawaii. With hip new designer hotels, swanky restaurants and plenty of celebrity sightings, it is time to revisit an old classic. Islands like Kauai have joined Oahu and Maui as tourist classics, offering the ultimate outdoorsy holiday amidst spectacular natural beauty.

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Adelaide

Adelaide

Shhh Book your trip to Adelaide before everyone else does. Locals like to keep WOMAD, the Fringe Festival and their empty city beaches to themselves, but with an emerging small bar scene and some of Australia's most underrated regional attractions, it's only a matter of time before the tourists start pouring into Adelaide.

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Iceland

Iceland

Following a starring role in the Game of Thrones television series, the land of Fire and Ice is roaring onto the hot destinations list. Travellers are going to see the ice walls, glaciers, hot springs and quirky local villages. Get there while the Krona is still relatively cheap.

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Cape Town

Cape Town

Appointed World Design Capital for 2014, Cape Town will be setting about regenerating urban spaces and upgrading public infrastructure. The City of Cape Town is also inviting people to honour the memory of the great Nelson Mandela in series of free concerts and events in 2014.

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Colombia

Bogotá

The curfews are gone, leaving a vibrant South American city with great local nightlife, a youthful art scene and delicious cuisine in their place. Travellers who like to go off the beaten track will be visiting while the lively cultural scene and wonderful colonial streetscapes are still intact.

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