Frommer’s (Almost) Top Ten Destinations for 2010


Frommer’s (Almost) Top Ten Destinations for 2010

The ‘09 is wrapping up, a phenomenal year for TheExpeditioner and, well, travel in general (when is it not?). I think my eyes are actually welling up. Reflection aside, we look to the future. Where are your top spots you’d like to get to in 2010?

Frommer’s offers their top ten destinations around the globe. Detailing what they call some “under the radar” spots, they list Tunisia since it’s usually bypassed for Morocco, Abu Dhabi rather than its neighbor Dubai, and changing attitudes about Cuba making it a great spot already taken advantage of by non-Americans. Also listed is the Salta Province, Argentina which Brittany can probably attest to.

Then there are a few that I can personally attest to. Hanoi, Vietnam is a buzzing hub of culture I will make every effort to visit soon (I hope). Denmark is so often rated the happiest place on earth, but it’s capital, Copenhagen, might never get the credit it deserves, no matter how much it gets. On the bottom of the list, they snuck in the Florida Panhandle — as if we wouldn’t notice.

Yes, the town of Seaside was the set of The Truman Show. Yes, it may not get the respect it deserves, but don’t describe it as the “Redneck Riviera” and expect us to think it’s one of the top spots to visit in the world.

Then I realized why I almost cried . . .


Published on December 22, 2009