Italy's fashion capital will focus on the future of food for Expo 2015, when an estimated 20 million visitors will hit Milan.
Courtesy Filippo Romano/Expo Milano 2015
Mons, Belgium —
"The Passengers," an installation by artist Arne Quinze, is one of more than 1,000 cultural events in Mons in 2015. As the European Capital of Culture 2015, the Belgian city is expecting 2 million visitors.
Courtesy Mons 2015
Bahamian Riviera —
On Nassau, Bahamas', Cable Beach, Baha Mar includes four hotels, a golf course, 30 restaurants and bars, 14 pools and a casino large enough to rival any in Macau.
Courtesy Baha Mar
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. —
Quickly becoming the Middle East's cultural center, the Louvre will open in Abu Dhabi next year. Zayed National Museum will open in 2016.
Downtown Los Angeles —
New hotels, shops and restaurants are reinvigorating downtown LA. In 2015, The Broad's honeycomb-like museum will open.
Courtesy The Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Faroe Islands —
On March 20, 2015, Faroe Islands will be one of two places in the world to see a total solar eclipse. Tours and cruises are filling up.
Salta, Argentina —
Despite colorful colonial towns and great wineries, Salta, Argentina, is ignored by foreign tourists. That'll change in 2015 with a $160 million plan to turn this local secret into an international hotspot.
Courtesy Vinas de Cafayate
Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers —
The Mekong and Irrawaddy will welcome more than a dozen new boat cruises in 2015. The rivers are main arteries through Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Courtesy Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Singapore's 50th birthday will be celebrated in 2015 with fireworks and shows. The National Gallery will finally open, diversifying cultural offerings.
Courtesy StudioMilou Singapore 2013 / National Gallery Singapore
Coober Pedy, Australia —
Australia's "underground town" of Coober Pedy will celebrate it's centenary in 2015 with an opal festival, gem show, marathon and street parties, during which you can see the locals' famed dugout homes.