What to Do in Salzburg
2020 marks the 100th anniversary for the Salzburg Festival--an annual festival celebrating classical music and theater. In addition to numerous performances, there will be special events and exhibitions to mark the occasion. What better place to experience classical music than the birthplace of Mozart?
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What to Do in Cairo
The pyramids of Giza are obviously a bucket list destination in Cairo, but they're also adding something new to the world of ancient Egyptian history. Assuming that all goes well, the Grand Egyptian Museum will open in 2020 and will feature the largest display of Egyptian artifacts ever assembled--including the remains of King Tut.
La Paz, Bolivia
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What to Do in Kochi
After you land in Kochi's one-of-a-kind solar-powered airport, you'll be surrounded by historical buildings, unbeatable views, and lots of authentic food. But the real reason to visit is the street art. You'll definitely want to check out their biennial art festival in 2020--and it will be hard to miss, considering that pieces are displayed throughout the city.
What to Do in Mostar
2020 marks 25 years of peace for the region, so there will almost certainly be informative exhibits and events about the history of the Bosnian War and its aftermath. However, there's lots of beautiful sightseeing to be done in town too, especially the historic Stari Most--it's a 16th-century reconstructed bridge that connects different parts of Mostar.
Guizhou Province, China
What to Do in Guizhou
While the province capital of Guiyang is a buzzing metropolis, there is lots to explore in the countryside here too. Visiting the small, remote villages is like stepping back in time. The farming and textile-based lifestyle of the rural regions in Guizhou can be a relaxing change of pace for some.
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Abu Simbel, Egypt
Tourism to Egypt took a hit in the early 2010s because of the revolution there, but things have slowly been improving, and tourists are starting to return to this historic and breathtaking region. In 2020, Abu Simbel is the place to be.
What to Do in Abu Simbel
The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx might be the historical sites that get all the love and attention, but Abu Simbel is also a must-see for fans of Egyptian history. Here, you'll find temples carved from a rock cliff by Ramses II in the 1200s BCE, including towering statues of himself and his queen, Nefertari.
Zakouma National Park, Chad
It might seem silly to travel half way around the world just to go to a park, but Zakouma National Park is worth the effort to visit in 2020.
What to Do in Zakouma National Park
The views here are unbeatable, but the real reason for visiting is the elephants. Only a decade ago, almost all wild elephants here had been hunted to extinction. However, thanks to conservation efforts, their numbers are growing once again, and you can see these majestic creatures with your own eyes. It's safe to say that you'll probably run into some other exciting wildlife during your stay at Zakouma as well.
What to Do in Palmero
While destinations on the Italian mainland might get most of the tourist attention, Palmero has a very nice "out of the way" feel for travelers who want a more intimate experience. In addition to the beautiful, classic architecture of the town, the volcano Mt. Etna is also nearby--for those brave enough to visit!
What to Do in Bariloche
Bariloche has a population of just over 100,000, so you'll find plenty of cultural activities to pass your time in this remote wonderland. But really, you're going to want to leave the city at some point and experience all that nature has to offer here. Whether you're a mountain climber, a skiier, or simply want to relax by a gorgeous lake, there's something here for you.
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Tel Aviv, Israel
What to Do in Tel Aviv
Amalfi Coast, Italy
What to Do at the Amalfi Coast
You might be tempted to spend your entire trip here staring out at the gorgeous views of the Gulf of Salerno...and we wouldn't blame you--it's absolutely beautiful. But there's lots more to do here than just watch the pretty waves roll in. The food is obviously a big draw anywhere in Italy, but there are also lots of architectural and natural wonders to explore in this region too.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
What to Do at the Great Barrier Reef
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
What to Do in Rio de Janeiro
In addition to being home to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World (Christ the Redeemer statue), Rio has something to offer all tastes and temperaments. There's plenty of opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Brazil as well as experience its food and culture on the streets of Rio. If you're there at the end of February, you'll also get to experience the huge Carnival celebration.
Prague, Czech Republic
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Saint Lucia, East Caribbean
What to Do in Saint Lucia
Most people come to Saint Lucia for one reason: chocolate. The handmade sweet treats on the island are world-famous, but there's so much more to do here besides pig out. No matter where you are on the island, the views are going to be stunning, but one can't-miss spot is Sulphur Springs--billed as the world's only "drive-in" volcano.