The 10 spots to visit this year
When it comes to hot travel destinations in 2012, a slew of experts predict that intrepid travellers will be seeking out unexplored countries or rediscovering old ones. Whether it be celebrating the 200th anniversary of an ancient, forgotten city in the Middle Eastern desert, visiting a country awakening from a long, oppressive hibernation, or gambling with apocalyptic prophecies and ancient civilizations, here's a list of some of the hottest travel destinations in 2012, as predicted by experts from ABTA Travel Association in the UK and luxury tour operator Cox & Kings.
In the summer, southeastern Alaska's waters teem with humpback whales that have migrated north to feed on herring and other fish. One of their most fas... More In the summer, southeastern Alaska's waters teem with humpback whales that have migrated north to feed on herring and other fish. One of their most fascinating behaviors is bubble-net feeding, a complex and coordinated tactic for capturing many fish at once. Andy Szabo, director of the Alaska Whale Foundation, and naturalist Steve Maclean explain the phenomenon while aboard the National Geographic fleet on a recent voyage to Alaska's Inside Passage. Learn more about the expedition to Alaska's Inside Passage: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/alaska-cruise/detail?utm_source=NGdotcom-Video&utm_medium=link&utm_content=20140619_LEX_Video_BubbleNet_AlaskaInsidePassage&utm_campaign=NGdotcom Click to see more video highlights from the National Geographic - Lindblad fleet of expedition ships traveling around the globe: video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ngexpeditions/
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