#TTOT Round-Up: What’s New in 2012

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Here’s the round-up of this week’s #TTOT on “What’s New in 2012!” 

Q1 via Himalfootsteps: What are you most looking forward to in 2012?

  • smallching: Bhutan in May, Sicily in July
  • ivonnenana: My honeymoon in “I still don’t know where” :) Maybe Argentina
  • yjgisaac: Traveling to Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore with my Mom this April 2012
  • hjortur: I’m hoping to be able to go to Northern Greenland this year. That is one amazing country
  • hyperren: My summer Eurotrip: Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, and Ruisrock in Turku
  • TravelApprentce: Thailand Beaches for my 36th birthday and Angkor Wat this April
  • DonNadeau: Taking steam-pulled Grand Canyon Limited train from the canyon to Los Angeles 

Q2 via MagellanPR: Name what you think will be up and coming destinations in 2012 and why

  • TheTravProject: I look forward to the Middle East and Central Asia to opening up more, especially the ‘Stans
  • OysterWorldwide: Burma – has first democratic elections for 20 years & is opening up to tourism offering visitors insight into traditional SE Asia
  • Inga_Ros: Jordan, Croatia and Iceland. All three have seen a rise in tourism and have been getting lots of great coverage
  • HomeExchangecom:: As a surfer, it appears the hot travel destinations are Nicaragua, Uruguay, and parts of Africa- Namibia for one
  • JimODonnell2: I do think it will be India. And I think it will be India for awhile. They have it all and are ramping up the tourism
  • BudgetTraveller: Upcoming destinations: Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia I think are going to be very popular. Ukraine too
  • Lozula: New Zealand just after Christmas when The Hobbit movie comes out

Q3 via economy_carhire: What NEW countries/cities/places are on your travel itinerary for 2012?

  • mariajessica: Biri Island and Tuguegarao in the Philippines are on the list this year. Planning on a jaunt around Taiwan too
  • GoSeeWrite: The tiny Euro countries (Andorra, etc.), Balkans, Iceland, maybe a few North African countries (Libya, Morrocco)
  • ScarletWLand: Germany… in Winter… earmuff/warm coat extravaganza I’m thinking
  • FreakOutOfTown: Might drop everything and go to Istanbul for a few weeks, which would be a first
  • giopalatucci: No plans yet but would love to explore some new cities in the US: Detroit, Seattle, Savannah, San Antonio
  • zorica_l: Poland, Norway, Canada
  • elatlboy: Great Barrief Reef
  • debbiejchan: All over Germany, Vienna and Pompeii

Q4 via SustainableTrip: What’s your number one must-see destination for 2012?

  • LifesGreatAdv: I’d prob say Vietnam before it gets over-run by tourists thanks to the new direct flights from Heathrow
  • MyDLondon: Cuba before Communism ends
  • alwaysaturdaze: Pamplona for the Running of the Bulls
  • viewontravel: Dominican Republic! I’m going for the first time in six weeks
  • earthxplorer: Antarctica, I leave tomorrow
  • Velcro108: Machu Picchu. Tickets already purchased for March 2nd

Q5 via FareBuzz: How will your travels in 2012 be different than your travels in 2011?

  • curlyhezzy: Won’t be backpacking solo anymore this year! Partner’s by my side
  • scoutfinch1: Travel without a plan
  • 1step2theleft: I’d like to stay longer in some place and try Housesitting. Where? Possibly in South Africa
  • sebaboerner: 2012 is going to be a sustainable year for me: Less flying more overland travels
  • goodtravellife: Less trips but more time spent in a place
  • dealchecker: This year we’ll take more pictures, share more memories and stay longer in more countries
  • NewYorkHabitat: More planning will be involved
  • LandLopers: Hopefully won’t differ at all. More exploration of some of the great destinations around the world

And there you have it, “What’s New in 2012″!   

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Have YOU got anything to add to the “What’s New in 2012” discussion? 

© Connie Hum 2012

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