Top 5 Emerging Travel Destinations

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In the immortal words of Yogi Berra, “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” Paris and New York City may always be top travel destinations, but you can feel like a nobody in the crowd.

Luckily, there are several other places skyrocketing in popularity but are still staying under the radar enough to make you feel like you were the first one there. For the best places to travel, read our guide to the top 5 emerging travel destinations.

Chile

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Chile has long been one of South America’s most overlooked countries. Now, it is one of the continent’s hottest travel destinations.

Chile has stunning diversity in its ecosystems and topography. The country has 36 national parks and every climate one can encounter on Earth. It has everything from desert landscapes to chilly habitats filled with penguins.

Luxury hotels and fine dining dot the map in major cities like Santiago and Valparaiso. And the wine scene is among the best in South America. This industry alone is responsible for much of the tourism boom in recent years.

Morocco

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Morocco has become a popular tourist destination for travelers headed to Africa.

Morocco has a distinct blend of modernity and classicism. The capital city, Rabat, may best exemplify this phenomenon. Consider that it has both the innovation of the Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art and the ancient Roman city of Chellah. The possibilities for adventure are endless.

The coastal city of Essaouira is more traditional in its culture and architecture. Thrill-seekers also love this kite-surfing paradise with its beaches and brisk winds.

Northern Mariana Islands

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The Northern Mariana Islands is one destination that is both emerging and especially under the radar.

The World Tourism Organization reports that tourism is up 37.3% in 2017. That’s a massive increase, but a figure based on the 531,000 tourists who arrived 2016. In other words, you will still have plenty of room on the beach despite the marked increase in popularity.

Managaha Island is a hotspot for tourists here. It offers postcard-esque beaches, parasailing, even scuba diving down to a World War II shipwreck. The islands are a US commonwealth territory, meaning English-speakers will have an easy time navigating.

Iceland

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Tourism to Iceland has been skyrocketing. There were more American tourists in 2016 than the total of the country’s population. Yet it still flies under the radar as a tourist destination.

Many visitors come here to experience the mysterious Northern Lights on a clear night. Others come for the awe-inspiring Blue Lagoon. One of the 25 Wonders of the World, come here to dip into the therapeutic 98-degree water. It’s a visual marvel with its magnificent snow-covered lava rocks.

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Russia

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Russia is ever-present in the international news cycle. Not so much for tourism, but it might as well be, as its becoming an increasingly popular destination, especially for Americans.

The artistic and cultural history of Russia makes the country an incredible place to visit. The Russian Orthodox architecture with its multiple domes and bright colors is a must-see for anyone interested in architectural history.

Russia also offers plenty in the arts category. Its treasures range from the Hermitage Museum to ballets and classical music performances.

Don’t forget about nature, either. A trip the Black Sea coast or the Altai Mountains will show you that Russia is far more than frozen tundra.

Whichever new and exciting place you choose to make your own, make sure you use AllTheRooms for all your accommodation needs.

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