A new year calls for new vacation-planning ideas. From the foods you'll experience to the arts and culture you'll encounter, going away to a new destination can be exhilarating and send your mind, body, and soul on an unforgettable journey. With some vaca ideas from Lifestylemirror.com we're excited to have these locations on our long list of places to visit!
TURKISH BLACK SEA Just a 90-minute flight from Istanbul the mountainous eastern Black Sea region—with its local specialties like gooey fondue and grilled anchovies—makes for a delightful counterpoint to the now in-vogue Turkish capital. Perched in a wooded cliff, the grand 4th-century Greek orthodox monastery of Sumela is reached via twisting roads. Tea plantations cover the lower riverine hillsides, while in Alpine-like villages travelers bask in hot springs and sleep snug in small chalet inns.