Join me on a journey around the world as I react to the New York Times’ “52 Places to Go in 2024”.
In my latest YouTube video, I’m examining the prestigious list with my travel expert eye, and bringing in some of my own personal experiences. Tune in to see which destinations stood out to me and why, including bustling cities, serene natural wonders, and ancient ruins.
For each, I’m offering an insightful and personal glimpse into these unique travel gems. You’ll not only learn where I spent my honeymoon and where I’m traveling next, but you’ll hear which of the Times’ destinations I think you should travel to next year.
Here are the destinations that most stood out to me from the New York Times’ list of 52 places to go next year:
Highlighted for the 2024 Olympics, Paris is buzzing with new hotels, museums, and exhibitions, making it a prime destination this year.
An off-the-beaten-path choice, Yamaguchi offers a quieter, yet culturally rich experience in southern Japan.
I’m celebrating Maui’s inclusion for its resilience post-wildfires, emphasizing the importance of tourism in supporting local economies.
Noted for its fascinating history and amazing food, Singapore is becoming more accessible with new hotels, airport expansions and increased flight options.
Geneva’s unique offering includes access to the CERN particle accelerator, adding a scientific allure to its existing charm.
Craters of the Moon, Idaho
This volcanic landscape offers a unique, moon-like experience, making it a worthwhile detour in the U.S.
Praised for its diverse attractions like beaches, cultural sites, and tea plantations, Sri Lanka is recovering well post-pandemic.
Acknowledged for its recovery from last year’s earthquake, Morocco’s rich culture and diverse experiences make it a top pick for tourism.
Valencia’s blend of medieval architecture and contemporary art and architecture, including a new museum, makes it an intriguing European destination.
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
The new train connecting Yucatan to Campeche and Palenque highlights remote ruins and offers a fresh perspective on Mexico.
Koh Ker, Cambodia
As a remote yet intriguing site north of the Angkor temples, Koh Ker offers an authentic and less-traveled Cambodian experience.
Peru is spotlighted for a newly accessible Inca site, offering an adventurous trek akin to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Monarch Butterfly Preserve, Mexico
This natural spectacle promises a breathtaking experience with millions of monarch butterflies, ideal for nature lovers.
After exploring these standout destinations from the New York Times’ list, don’t forget to check out my own curated list of top places to visit in 2024. It’s packed with my personal selections and insider insights, tailored to offer an even more diverse and enriching travel experience for cultured, adventurous travelers like you!