In case you are a “professional” traveler, each year you should have a list of the cities that you would like to visit. This might be the perfect time for you to come up with your list for 2014 just so you know what timing you will need to check all the destinations on your list.
It is possible that you have already been to the city of love, but if not, it is a must for you to visit it this year. In the past few years the officials tried to reduce the number of cars in the city, so there is more space for walking now.
The city is a Unesco World Heritage Site for its decorative wealth and architecture. Here you can find Carrara marble floors, French porcelain, and Mudejar ceilings. In fact the city is the result of the sugar boom of the 19th century which was based on slavery.
Cape Town, South Africa
This city is nothing like an average African city. In fact, it is the World Design Capital of 2014. It is rich in sustainable projects, industrial districts, and green spaces. It is also a great destination for gourmets and shoppers.
Riga is the capital city of Latvia, and the next year it will be the Cultural Capital of Europe. This is the perfect spot for you in case you would like to try some Nordic dishes. The city is filled with hipster-chic cafes and you can be sure that it’s nothing like all the other cities that you have seen before.
The people who would like to some nighttime fun for sure will appreciate the liberalization of the city and the growing number of clubs and cafes. Shoppers will also find a lot of boutiques and fashion houses of well-known brands.
China is often said to be the industrial motor of the world, and if his is the case, Shanghai is the engine itself. In 2014 a new metro line will be opened that will become the third largest of the world. When the Shanghai Tower will be finalized, it will become the second tallest building on the planet.
Vancouver is a city of the opposites: you will have part of both big city life and small town flair. The city is often referred to as the City of Glass. People are very active in the city, and so should you be.
The Windy City is known for the museums that it has. Make sure that you take a trip to Wrigley Field, The Second City, and so on. In case you are a sports fan, there will be a lot for you to do as well.
Although there is also Sydney and Melbourne to visit, Adelaide seems to be more appealing for tourists. There are a lot of events to attend, and you could take a trip to the wine yards as well.
Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland is a truly cosmopolitan city. It has a hip edge completed by an elaborate culinary scene. The newly refurbished art gallery will surely keep you busy.