Go List 201221 Places to Go in 2012

Emerging Hotspots

Travel ahead of the curve in these cutting-edge locales

  • Photo of Colombia

    South America's rising star shines with new boutique hotels and big-name resorts. Read more

  • Photo of Cuba

    Superb art and culture tours grant insider access as Cuba reopens to American travelers. Read more

  • Photo of Istria

    Move over Tuscany: Truffles and hilltop towns are all the rage in Croatia. Read more

  • Photo of Panama

    This booming Central American hotspot has much more going on than its namesake canal. Read more

  • Photo of Rwanda

    Awe-inspiring gorilla trekking safaris spark a ravaged country's spirited comeback. Read more

  • Photo of South Korea

    South Korea
    Discover Seoul's inspired urban style, innovative arts scene, and mouthwatering culinary adventures. Read more

  • Photo of Wales

    Great walks, enchanting castles, cozy inns, and—if you're lucky—Will and Kate sightings, too. Read more