17 places to visit in 2017 -- As Canada turns 150 this year, what better place to visit than Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island? It's where the Canadian nation was born.
Bermuda -- This British Overseas Territory will host the America's Cup sailing competition for the first time ever, attracting even more fans to this beautiful archipelago.
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Colombia --The pope's planned visit to Colombia will draw even more attention to this booming South American country, including the historical area of the city of Cartagena.
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Chengdu, China -- Want to get close to these amazing animals? The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China's Sichuan province is open for educational tours.
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Malaysia -- An increase in visitors to Malaysian treasures such as Khoo Kongsi temple in Penang Island, is expected this year, just as the country celebrates its 60th birthday.
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Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, United States-- One of the newest US National Park Service sites, the monument is open year-round for fans of Maine's snowy winter season and the more temperate times of year.
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Isaan, Thailand -- A Khmer temple complex is set on the rim of an extinct volcano at 1,320 feet above sea level. Located in Buriram province in the Isaan region of Thailand, the Hindu shrine was built in the 10th to 13th centuries.