It’s that time of year again, the moment to unveil my annual It List for that features the destinations that I think travelers will (or should be) keeping on their radars in the upcoming year. Some highlights:
* A number of the places are spots that I would love to travel to myself, like Burma and Sri Lanka.
* Two destinations that have made big impacts on me: Colombia and Venice, which has a number of recent hotels and museums breathing some new life into the must-see city.
* Black Tomato‘s Clemmie Harvey turned me on to Kyrgyzstan. At first, I must confess, I was somewhat skeptical, but after a little research, I was completely convinced that it is an adventure person’s dream: heli-skiing in the peaks of the Tien Shan mountains (with no other tourists around), horseback riding along the Silk Route. If I wasn’t knocked up right now I would head there in a heartbeat.
* Cuba has been on my wish list for years. With a bill going through congress that might open up travel there, it seems like we might be legally able to make the journey in 2010.
Read my It List for more.