If you’re seeking inspiration for your cheap holidays next year, then you might wish to take a look at the top travel destinations for 2012 suggested this week by respected travel guide publishers Frommer’s.
Various destinations which are perhaps not so well known to everyday holidaymakers have been flagged up by Frommer’s after consulting an international panel of travel editors, writers and experts.
One of the most spectacular places to visit next year is the Bay of Fundy, which can be found in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Frommer’s said that this was a must-see, due to its “dynamic and dramatic” coastline, which stretches for 170 miles and contains four Unesco-designated sites. As well as marvelling at the scenery, visitors can go on whale watching tours, trek along the Fundy Trail, or try their hand at kayaking and rafting.
Recently, students from the region’s Acadia University won a contest to promote the bay, by covering themselves in the red mud which marks the area and forming a huge number seven – to encourage voters to choose the Bay of Fundy in the New 7 Wonders of Nature campaign. The Canadian region faces stiff competition to be placed in the final seven, from such wonders as the Great Barrier Reef, Table Mountain and the Grand Canyon.
Another area of increasing interest to holidaymakers with a nose for something a little out of the ordinary is the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. Frommer’s said that this destination was to be recommended due to its great beaches, wildlife and festivals – as well as the excellent food and drink. The local cuisine was also cited as a reason to visit Girona in Spain, which can be found in the Catalonia region.
For more information on these, and many other, areas, check out the Frommer’s guides, or look online.