Top Places for 2005

This nice New York Times interactive narrated by Times’ Travel Editor Stuart Emmrich lists the top places to go this year. Bhutan is near the top of the list, and is recommended in part (aside from being amazingly beautiful) because the country restricts the number of people who can come into the country…something largely unheard of other places.

Los Cabos in Mexico is big, as are dude ranches in Montana. Virgin, of Richard Branson fame, has got safaris in South Africa where you can give your digital camera a workout. And for budget-minded folks who want to avoid the sticker shock of places like Paris, Slovenia is the new Prague. All the recs are pretty solid, I think, and I added a couple, particularly Slovenia to my personal list for the year.