Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Countries 2015

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Newspapers, magazines and travel websites are always coming out with lists of top countries to visit for the upcoming year.

I’m always curious to see which countries make the top countries lists. Even more fun is seeing how many we’ve been to and how many we’d like to go to in the future. These kinds of lists can even be a good way to get some trip ideas and travel inspiration.

Lonely Planet came up with their Best in Travel 2015 lists. I decided to take a look over their Top 10 Countries slideshow to see what they’re suggesting for the upcoming year.

Here is the list:

  1. Singapore
  2. Namibia
  3. Lithuania
  4. Nicaragua
  5. Ireland
  6. Republic of Congo
  7. Serbia
  8. Philippines
  9. St Lucia
  10. Morocco

To my surprise I’ve only been to four countries from Lonely Planet’s list.

We visited Lithuania in 2007, Namibia in 2008, Singapore in 2012 and Serbia in 2013.

All of the other countries from this list have been considered as places to go at one point or another.  Hopefully one of these days we will get to visit and check them all off from the (mental) list!

If I had to pick a couple of top countries I’d like to visit in 2015, I’d probably go with South Korea, El Salvador and Iceland. I’m not sure if we’ll visit any of these places since it usually depends on award availability for us. There are a bunch of other places that I’d also love to visit in the near future but based on the length of some of our breaks this year, those won’t be a possibility.

Either way we have a trip to one more (new) country currently being planned before 2014 is over and I’m sure we’ll visit a bunch of others in 2015!

What do you think of Lonely Planet’s list of Top 10 Countries for 2015? Which countries would you most like to visit next year?

Find out about each of the countries on LP’s list¬†here.

2 thoughts on “Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Countries 2015

  1. Great to see Republic of Congo there despite the whole ebola epidemic going on in West Africa. I know it’s technically in Central Africa but still.

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