The Top Places to Visit in 2016

via Lonely Planet
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    The top country recommendation for next year is Botswana, home to Mashatu Game Reserve.
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    More than 15 million tourists have already visited Japan in 2015, and 2016 is set to be another bumper year. With sights like Kawachi Fuji Garden in Fukuoka, they're onto a good thing.
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    The 50 states have plenty to offer, from road trips to beaches, from mountains to deserts.
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    Palau is a Pacific archipelago of about 200 limestone and volcanic islands, covered in rich forest and surrounded by turquoise seas. Its diving and snorkeling opportunities have led some to call it "the underwater Serengeti."
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    With Estonia to the north and Lithuania to the south, Latvia is "the meat of the Baltic sandwich," says Lonely Planet, and "loaded with colorful fixings."
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    Australia's sights include the Great Barrier Reef and Tasmania's wilderness, according to Lonely Planet.
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    Lonely Planet suggestions for a trip to Poland include visiting Wroclaw and Krakow.