Jen Murphy (Vogue) writes about the hottest travel destinations of 2017. The list includes Trinidad and Tobago in sixth place (described as having “just as much culture as Cuba, minus the crowds”) and Colombia in the tenth (highlighting the Caribbean city of Cartagena). See her descriptions of these two destinations below. The other locations she listed were Georgia; Oman; Langkawi, Malaysia; Madagascar; Sri Lanka; Idaho; Jordan; and Aarhus, Denmark.
Trinidad and Tobago (#6): Cuba will, of course, remain hot throughout 2017 but, also, logistically complicated. Yes, change will come but not overnight. Rather than join the “mad rush” to experience Cuba now, head to Trinidad and Tobago. The islands’ unique mix of wild nature and distinct culture make them a refreshing alternative to the typical Caribbean beach vacation. Katalina Mayorga, the trendsetting owner of El Camino Travel, was so blown away when she visited Trinidad and Tobago last year that she immediately developed a trip for 2017. The weeklong itinerary mixes cultural experiences (dancing to soca music and tasting that national dish, roti) with jungle adventures and beach lazing.
Colombia (#10): Bogotá and Cartagena have been buzzy for the last few years, but the recent signing of the peace accord ending the country’s 52-year war with the FARC guerilla army will attract tourists to cities like Medellín and Cali. Coffee aficionados should head to the interiors and explore Colombia’s coffee triangle. Plan a visit from November to March so you can partake in the coffee harvest. The best bases include Casa Galavanta, located in the heart of the lush Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range, and the eight-room Hacienda San Jose Pereira.
For full article, see http://www.vogue.com/13515667/top-travel-destinations-2017
[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.]