Hot spots highly regarded for their natural wonders included Kauai in Hawaii.

London - As a new year approaches, globetrotters with itchy feet and a holiday allowance will be compiling their 2017 wish list.

National Geographic Traveller has released its annual list of the hottest cities and the best places to visit for nature and culture in the world.

Canada’s epic wilderness, Hawaii’s Jurassic World splendour and Finland’s unspoilt beauty have been highlighted among 21 of the top destinations to explore next year.

Hot spots highly regarded for their natural wonders included Kauai in Hawaii.

 

 

Hoodoo Valley, Bylot Island, Nunavut. #arctic #canadawilderness #sirmiliknationalpark #exploringtheglobe #naturalworld

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Offering visitors a chance to disconnect, Finland was listed by the publication as one of 2017’s best, thanks in part to its isolation and silence.

A rich and otherworldly marine life makes Mexico’s Baja California a scuba diver’s paradise.

 

 

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Papua New Guinea offers a chance to discover indigenous cultures on a rainforest island where many languages are spoken.