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Lonely Planet releases its picks for the top destinations in 2015

AFP Relaxnews | 2014-10-21 11:24:34.0
Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2015
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Travel experts at Lonely Planet have gazed into their crystal balls and come up with lists of the top 10 cities, regions and countries to visit in 2015, giving top nods to Singapore, Washington DC, and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.

Destinations that made the cut for Lonely Planet’s latest, "Best in Travel 2015" -- their biggest guidebook of the year -- are chosen for their “topicality, unique experiences and ‘wow’ factor.”

Here are the top-ranked destinations.

Top 10 Countries

1.  Singapore
2.  Namibia
3.  Lithuania
4.  Nicaragua
5.  Ireland
6.  Republic of Congo
7.  Serbia
8.  The Philippines
9.   St Lucia
10. Morocco

Top 10 Regions

1.  Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
2.  Rocky Mountain National Park, USA
3.  The Toledo District, Belize
4.  Tasmania, Australia
5.  Northern Norway
6.  Khumbu, Nepal
7.  Copper Canyon, Mexico
8.  Flores, Indonesia
9.  Atacama Desert, Chile
10. Macau, China

Top 10 Cities

1.  Washington, DC, USA
2.  El Chaltén, Argentina
3.  Milan, Italy
4.  Zermatt, Switzerland
5.  Valletta, Malta
6.  Plovdiv, Bulgaria
7.  Salisbury, UK
8.  Vienna, Austria
9.  Chennai, India
10. Toronto, Canada

Other categories include:

Best Value Destinations for 2015

Unforgettable Family Travel Experiences

The Best Free Things to do in 2015

Most Illuminating Experiences

Wonderful Workouts

Best Literary Walking Tours

Best Places for Extreme Eating

The Most Gay-friendly Places on the Planet

Lonely Planet’s  Best in Travel 2015 is out October 21 and retails for $15 USD.

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