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Best Exotic Destinations for 2012

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If you are looking for an escape from routine daily life in 2012, there are some stunning places around the world to which you can retreat. These exotic destinations offer the chance to fully relax and refresh yourself so that you can return to your normal life feeling reinvigorated. Whether you are enjoying Catalina Island hotels in the US or a luxurious resort in Fiji, there is no reason why you should not indulge in a little self-pampering this year at some exotic location in the world.

 
1. Vietnam
 
Southeast Asia is opening up and quickly becoming one of the hottest places to travel. Vietnam Tours are cost effective for the whole family and luxury resorts and hotels cater to the most discerning quests. Vietnam is full of many UNESCO World Heritage sites and a great safe place to take the family for a trip overseas. Whether staying at a beautiful beach resort or trekking through Northern Vietnam, the country has a lot to offer for every type of traveler.
 
2. Cambodia
 
Cambodia is becoming a popular travel destination for US Guests for 2012 Trips. Top on the list of Cambodia Travel is a Cambodia Cruise, Crusing the Mekong Delta along Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam is an exciting way to take an adventure. Stop by Angkor Wat in Siem Reap and discover the magnificnent Angkor Temples, ancient temples that thousands of people visit every year. These temples are truly a treat for families traveling to Southeast Asia.
 
3. Orlando
 
If you are looking for a twist on the exotic and want to indulge in your favorite movies genres,then heading to Orlando, Florida is a great idea. Here you’ll discover Universal Studios and Disney World, which allow a complete escape from everyday life. Within Disney World youcan explore the Animal Kingdom or the Magic Kingdom, either of which will enthrall the younger family members. Meanwhile, with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter now open for business at Universal Studios, you can thrill the family with a visit to this impressive world of magic.
 
4. Catalina Island
 
The undiscovered realm of Catalina Island is ideal if you want a luxury vacation without leaving America. Located in the Channel Islands off the coast of California, Catalina Island is sparsely developed, allowing you to explore the valleys, canyons and sunbaked hillsides without unsightly developments spoiling the view. A great range of Catalina Island hotels offer the perfect retreat so that you can vacation in an exclusive setting.
 
5. Sri Lanka
 
Sri Lanka is increasing in appeal for vacationers every year, largely because it offers some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Located in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is also very affordable, offering luxury at a cheaper price. Must-see sights are the Elephant Sanctuary, Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, and Negombo, a small and very quaint fishing village.
 
6. Malta
 
Malta is often a forgotten island destination in the Mediterranean, but it offers great weather and beautiful beaches away from the buzz of more traditional vacation spots in the Med. A Maltese break is ideal if you’re travelling with small children, and there is a lot to do in addition to long days spent on the beach enjoying the sun. St. Julian’s is home to a vast entertainment center to keep children happy for hours, and there are also restaurants and shops that cater specifically for children.
 
7. Fiji
 
One of the most idyllic and exotic countries in the entire world is Fiji. This collection of islands is situated in pristine waters, which makes scuba diving a particularly appealing attraction of this region. Colorful markets in which to buy food and souvenirs are found everywhere, whilst the palm tree fringed beaches provide a truly exotic landscape.
 
8. Nepal
 
For an exotic break with a difference, Nepal is highly recommended. This South Asian country is popular for those seeking a spiritual or meditative break. Nepal is not for the faint hearted because altitude sickness can plague tourists at the beginning of their holidays. However, the mountainous territory is breathtaking, and trekking to the Vishnu shrine of Ichangu Narayan offers some of the world’s most spectacular trekking. Meanwhile, a trip to Chitwan National Park provides an opportunity to see rhinos and tigers, making this exotic trip ideal for the
more adventurous traveler.

 

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