Ambitious Newcomers

Popular travel spots are constantly changing. Places that were once considered dangerous and off-limits are now welcoming a record number of tourists. They’re safe and eager to show off their beautiful beaches and mountains. Here are three ambitious newcomers, plus one place we still have to wait a little longer to enjoy.

Photo: Anto (talk) 12:46, 3 August 2009 (UTC) (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Anto (talk) 12:46, 3 August 2009 (UTC) (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Enjoy still-warm, early fall days in Neum, a city with orange-roofed houses, a glittering bay, and white-sand beaches on the Balkan Peninsula.

Photo: Hotel Arxhena
Photo: Hotel Arxhena

Kosovo: Head into the Šar Mountains to find Ottoman-style architecture, deep canyons, and the peaceful village of Brod in a recently war-torn country.

Photo: Île à Vache, Haiti
Photo: Île à Vache, Haiti

Haiti: Go off the beaten path to find gingerbread-style cottages, lost pirate treasure, and beautiful beaches in a recovering Caribbean country.

Photo: Jim Gordon [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Jim Gordon [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
Iraq: Hope that you’ll soon be able to return to the citadel, the maze-like bazaar, and the grand mosques in Erbil.

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