Three giraffe on Kilimanjaro mount background in National park of Kenya, Africa; Shutterstock ID 608911916


For sheer awe-inspiring travel, few countries can match Kenya. Its national reserves and conservancies are well-protected havens for some of the most endangered wildlife on the planet, from lions and cheetahs in the Maasai Mara in the south to elephants and black rhino in Samburu in the north. Its tribal culture has its roots in the Great Rift Valley, the cradle of human civilization itself. And in Nairobi, it has one of Africa's most bustling, up-and-coming cities. Those looking for a more laid-back trip will find azure waters and white sands near Mombasa, where Kenya meets the Indian Ocean.
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New York
It’s the most happening of cities, a place where over 200 languages are spoken and millions flock each year to see its world-famous sights. New York draws visitors in like nowhere else. The crowded streets of Manhattan are the stuff of legend. First timers will want to head to the top of the Empire State Building and stand beneath the glare of the lights of Times Square. But there’s so much more to see and do, whether it’s catching an Off-Broadway play, checking out world class art at MoMA or shopping the streets of SoHo. Brooklyn’s hip neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Fort Greene offer a more relaxed vibe, while the food in Queens’ Chinatown is worth the long subway ride.