What’s on your travel list for this year? The places that I’ve checked off so far (including weekend getaways): Mexico City, Woodstock, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque, San Antonio and Austin. St. Augustine, FL and California to come.
Even though it’s almost May, there’s plenty of time to plan your trip (or trips) for 2012! Let the New York Times help. Check out their article, The 45 Places to Go in 2012.
Go for the canal. Stay for everything else.
2. Helsinki, Finland
Design. Design. Design. Aesthetics fuel a new cool.
Back on the tourist map after being off-limits for years.
The Olympics! The Queen! Charles Dickens turns 200!
5. Oakland, Calif.
New restaurants and bars beckon amid the grit.
With some tourists slow to return, greater opportunities for those who do.
Coming into its own as an upscale safari destination.
8. Chilean Patagonia
Proof that adventure doesn’t have to mean roughing it.
9. Lhasa, Tibet
New luxury hotels bring respite — and controversy.
New cultural venues add a dash of the sacred and profane.
Zaha Hadid takes on a Scottish waterfront.
17. St. Vincent
A new resort may put this Caribbean island on the map.
The final frontier now has a ticket agent.