Theories abound that the world is coming to and end in 2012. Some people swear buy it, some people say it's nonsense, but whether or not you're a believer, it's always best to play it safe and if it's to be last, make 2012 the best year it can possibly be. And what better way to do that by travelling! Here's our top 5 destinations for 2012.
Portugal only has advantages: it's close by, it's incredibly cheap, the food is to die for, the weather is glorious, and it's pocket size. I'm not even kidding. Pick up a car hire in Lisbon
and you can see a great deal of the country with little expense and even less hassle.
If you'd rather visit some place more exotic, Turkey is just the place for you. Halfway between Europe and Asia, this country presents a delightful combination of familiar and alien. The home of ancient palaces, ruined castles and an incredibly rich and diverse heritage, this is a country not to be missed.
If you're in a cultural mood, the Czech Republic is famed for having what is considered by many to be the most beautiful capital in Europe. Prague is all of it easy grace and deliberate elegance, and you're bound to be wowed by its diverse architecture and gorgeous sights.
Located in the North of Africa, Morocco looks like something out of the Arabian Nights. Morocco has plenty of gorgeous sights to see, and architecture to appreciate, but the best reason to go there is without a doubt the food, which is incredibly rich and diverse, showcasing its many influences and the artful use of spices, imported to the regions for thousands of years.
While it's a long way to go for a holiday, visiting New Zealand in 2012 is a great way to pass the time till The Hobbit comes out by the end of the year. Pick up a car hire in Auckland
and in under two hours you can be in the charming Hobbiton.
This is our pick! What are your choices for 2012?