10 Regions To Discover In 2013

10 Regions To Discover In 2013
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Lonely Planet recently unveiled its handpicked selection of trending regions to discover next year, from Corsica to the Yukon. These destinations and more are featured in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013.

Corsica (France)

The French Mediterranean island will host the first stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France on June 29, 2013, unveiling its stunning landscapes to cycling fans across the world.

Points of interest include the natural reserve of Scandola, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the GR 20, a 180 km trekking path that crosses the island from North-West to South-East.

The Negev (Israel)

“For decades the Negev was regarded as nothing but a desolate desert. But today, this region is a giant greenhouse of development.

Think eco-villages, spa resorts and even wineries,” comments the Lonely Planet. Points of interest include the world’s largest box canyon, Makhtesh Ramon, and the ruins of the Nabatean towns of Avdat, Shivta and Mamshit.

Mustang (Nepal)

This “Forbidden Kingdom” was closed to tourists until 1992, and its upcoming road connection to the rest of Nepal and China is bound to bring in visitors.

Points of interest include numerous caves that serve as quiet locations for spiritual retreats.

Yukon (Canada)

The Great Canadian North is a haven of peace, with nary a human in sight (“there’s almost 14.2 sq km/5.5 sq miles for each hardy local,” according to the Lonely Planet).

Hurry up and book your trip before global warming alters the region’s wild landscapes. Points of interest include Kluane national park, where you’ll find five of the highest mountains in the country.

Chachapoyas (Peru)

This remote town in the Andes and its surroundings hide plenty of cultural and natural treasures for those adventurous enough to hike up the trail that leads to it.

Points of interest include the funerary site of Karajia and its anthropomorphic sarcophagi, and Gocta Cataracts (Catarata de Gocta), the third tallest free-leaping waterfall in the world (771m/ 2,530ft).

The Gulf Coast (United States)

The region is rebounding after being hit by Katrina and the oil spill. The beaches are clean again, and tourists are coming back to the “Redneck Riviera.”

Head to New Orleans for Mardi Gras revelry, and nurse your subsequent hangover by visiting the Frank Gehry museum and Biloxi’s Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.

Carinthia (Austria)

This mountainous region of Austria that borders Italy and Slovenia is a great destination for tourists who find the Alps too expensive and crowded.

Cheap ski resorts and beer are some of its greatest assets aside from its thousand lakes (1,270). Points of interest include Wöthersee, Faakersee, Ossiachersee and Millstättersee lakes, the Austrian Riviera, and hot water (26° C) springs.

Palawan (Philippines)

Offering a decidedly more authentic experience than the posh resorts of neighboring Boracay, the sprawling island of Palawan wild beaches and diving spots are a hit with tourists.

Points of interest include the underground river of Saint Paul and 34 Japanese ships that have sunk in the sea.

Seto Inland Sea (Japan)

The little-known sea is a great location for tourists fleeing the hustle and bustle of modern Tokyo.

The sea is dotted with several small islands and the whole region offers plenty of opportunities to discover traditional Japan through its village and temples.

In 2013, 11 islands of the Seto Sea will host an arts, music and theater festival. Points of interest include Mount Misen in Miyajima, a sacred place in Shintoist faith, the oldest religion in Japan.

Campania (Italy)

From April to July 2013, the southern Italian region will host a cultural festival with all kinds of events in store, such as exhibits, concerts, film screenings, ballets and street performances. Points of interest include Naples’ bassi, Mount Vesuvio and the ruins of Pompei and Herculaneum.

Chris Quinn | Elite.

Share Tweet
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Contributing Writer

Elite Daily is a medium for people tired of disingenuous content; we have sought to create a space where stimulating, applicable content can reach a like-minded audience.

More In Travel

Travel Sophie Winckel

From Sea To Snow: The Yacht Week Launches The Ski Week

Obertauern, Austria: March 15-22, 2014. The date and destination have been chosen by the same people who brought you the biggest summer event, now for the next biggest winter event… The creators of The Yacht Week decided it was about time to bring the exotic parties, sunshine and group of young international people to mother […]

Travel Contributing Writer

Your Guide To The Ultimate Bangkok Mancation

If you’re planning a vacation with your best friends, or you’re in charge of arranging what you hope will be the bachelor party for the ages, then I’ve got one word for you: Bangkok. There’s never been a better time to come to the Big Mango. Bangkok was named this year’s top city for travel, […]

Wine & Spirits Evelyn Pelczar

Russian Standard Vodka Brings Sophistication To The Bottle

Russian Standard Vodka adds vitality to celebrations with its smooth, clear taste. Crossing over from Russia, this spirit maintains its traditional character while adding a refined, new look. Its latest bottle, The Gold, adds hints of Siberian ginger that prove to be the perfection addition as it is subtle enough to keep you drinking through […]

Travel Eddie Cuffin

Vamizi Island Lodge, Mozambique

Life is all about trying new things – different things. Why not try switching up where you vacation by booking your next stay on Vamizi Island in Mozambique. Arching out of the Vamizi seas – twelve kilometres long and a kilometre wide – this whale-shaped curve of beach and bush is drenched in sunshine and […]

Travel Contributing Writer

World Class Driving

It’s hard to imagine a better way to blow off some steam after running through your bankroll than taking a dream car for a spin. World Class Driving offers you the opportunity to do exactly that, with available drives taking you to Red Rock Canyon, the Hoover Dam, or just past the strip at sunset. […]

Also On Elite


Navy SEAL Has Hilarious List Of Demands For Boys Who Want To Date His Daughter (Photo)

Marcus Luttrell remembers what it’s like to be a teenage boy taking a girl out for the first time, and he doesn’t like it. Luttrell, the Navy SEAL who famously authored the book “Lone Survivor,” has a 2-year-old daughter named Addie. After watching the film “22 Jump Street,” Luttrell began thinking about Addie’s future. Soon after, […]


If All The Bees In The World Die, Humans Will Not Survive

For some people, bees are simply an annoyance. They buzz around, crawl inside soda cans, chase people down the street and sometimes even sting. If you’re unlucky enough to be allergic, bees can literally be a lethal threat. Yet, the simple fact is, if bees didn’t exist, neither would humans. Accordingly, it’s extremely disconcerting that […]


This Is How You Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte For $1 (Video)

Pumpkin Spice Latte addicts, there is hope for you and your empty wallet. The culinary wizard behind BrokeAss Gourmet has put together a homemade version of the coveted latte that will only run you about $1.05. The recipe was then adapted and filmed by the Huffington Post. Whether or not you choose to shake your […]