There's a good reason you see so many travellers with their nose in a Lonely Planet book. The publisher has the world covered with their guides going into every nook and cranny of the world to give you the lowdown.
In no particular order, the Lonely Planet's 10 hottest destinations of the year are:
Lonely Planet says "Greece will leave you clamouring for more". We can't argue with that.
In the 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the country has reinvented itself and tourism is blooming.
For purists, "this is a land of great tradition".
El Salvador and Suriname
Two surprises on the list. "El Salvador sneaks up on you" and Suriname, South America's smallest nation "is really like hitting several countries at once because of its cultural diversity".
After a decade of political instability, things have settled down in Nepal. Home of Mt Everest, "peace has returned to Shangri-la".
Making the list for its "roaring cultural smorgasbord" and "cheap connections to Europe" and "great exchange rates", Lonely Planet reckons these are just three good reasons to visit.
"Worldly wise and welcoming", the exotic country offers old and new.
Always popular, the US has become even more so with a great exchange rate and the Obama effect.
A constant favourite, Lonely Planet sums it up by saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
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