The Winter Olympics will be held in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia in February. If you're planning ahead, the 2018 World Cup will be here as well.
November brings both the World Hula festival and Van's Triple Crown of surfing on Oahu's North Shore, but is there a bad time to visit paradise?
Many visitors choose a cruise to visit the islands, but it is possible to be land-based in Santa Cruz and take day trips to the islands as well as explore the undersea life through scuba or snorkeling. Remember that most of the Galapagos is a park that you can't explore on your own, so booking with a guide is a must.
Mozambique offers pristine beaches, Portuguese architecture, amazing seafood and a 3 hour drive to the western entrance at Crocodile Bridge to Kruger National Park in South Africa, so it's easy to combine some game viewing with your beach vacation.
Riga – Riga, Latvia becomes the European Cultural Capital in 2014. The calendar of events offers a variety of music, film, theatre, and art all year long including fire sculpture, a competition for up and coming fashion artists, and the Children's Carnival of Europe.
ANZAC Centenary events beginning next year are already making Turkey and France popular destinations for the next several years. Remember that commemorative ceremonies may have limited availability. There is an official site for remembrance events.
The World Cup is in Brazil in 2014 – 12 June through 13 July and many fans are already making their plans. For ticket information, visit the FIFA website. Matches are taking place throughout Brazil so be sure to know where your tickets are before making your travel arrangements.
And rounding out the list are the perennial favourites for beach, golf and general relaxation — Bali and Fiji.
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