Lonely Planet has released its selection of the best destinations for 2017.
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With dramatic mountains hiding wildlife you can't see anywhere else, it's no wonder Lonely Planet says "Ethiopia is exotic as countries come."
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Often called "Southeast Asia's most secretive country," a newly elected government is helping this tranquil culture open up to the world.
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Equipped with the luxury and opulence you'd expect from the region, it makes sense that Lonely Planet describes Oman as "the ace in Arabia’s pack."
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A country experiencing rapid growth and modernization, this period of transition makes now the best time to visit Mongolia.
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According to Lonely Planet this elegant island lets you enjoy "a bit of Britain mixed with island flair."
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After a devastating earthquake in 2015, witness the ancient temples and mountaintop villages that are remarkably still standing.
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Visit the Caribbean's stunning ‘Nature Island’ before it opens its first large resort in 2018.
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As the country gears up to celebrate 100 years of independence, there's never been a better time to see the best of what Finland has to offer.
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A rich culture of hospitality, along with its natural beauty, have finally eclipsed Colombia's past decades of civil war.
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According to Lonely Planet "dynamic cities that dominate global livability indices and a reputation for inclusiveness and impeccable politeness" are helping the world recognize what Canadians have known for generations.