A 2013 calendar of travel destinations

If your resolutions for the New Year including traveling more – and to more new places – then these month-by-month tips from travel experts about the best times to visit various cities may help you plan your travel year. So pull out that fresh, new calendar and start penciling in your 2013 trips. And don’t forget to send us some postcards.

Text by Harriet BaskasPhoto editing by Connie Ricca

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Jan 3, 2013 10:36PM
Vjinnj we voted for the same guy ****
Jan 3, 2013 10:35PM
Onewhocares don't use the words over the Internet. That's a face to face talk ****
Jan 3, 2013 4:02PM
Again, I live 4 hours from Fargo, and my sister is a Danish citizen. I know these things. I comment on what I have experienced first hand.
Jan 3, 2013 4:01PM

If you want to get the whole Nordic snow thing, might I recommend Fargo/Moorhead? Great shopping, some good restaurants, and much, much nicer people than the Danes.


Oh, and much less smoking.

Jan 3, 2013 3:59PM

My sister lived in Copenhagen, and I visited Tivoli---grotesquely OVERRATED. However, Danish pastries are excellent.


But beware---the whole city shuts down at 5 PM except for the bars, and gas is OUTRAGEOUS. Copenhagen has the traffic density of Decatur, Alabama for a reason.

Jan 3, 2013 3:56PM
Northern Minnesota in Summer---wonderful lakes, and near the Canadian border, Fourth of July is 72 degrees, and the sun doesn't go down until after 10 PM.
Jan 3, 2013 3:54PM
Try Nashville in April; from May on it starts to SWELTER (lived in Northern Alabama, too). Otherwise, concur---Nashville is fun with nice people and good food.
Jan 3, 2013 3:53PM
Louisville during Derby time: Yup, what I want to do is spend time next to a group of Drunken Kentuckians REEKING of whiskey and tobacco smoke. (Former resident of Owensboro, Kentucky, for 5 years, and a visitor to Louisville---when I slam a place, I've lived there. Hollyweird, CA, Fort Worth Texas, Galveston Texas, Rotorua NZ, Albuquerque, NM, Las Cruces, NM, Chicago, IL)
Jan 3, 2013 3:47PM

Former permanent resident of New Zealand. North Island is Grotesquely OVERRATED. Go to Yellowstone for Geysers.


In addition, they don't like Yanks, and they hate Asians.

Jan 3, 2013 3:27PM
Let's focus on travel sites in the United States for awhile
I bet there are places here that a lot of people have never been too and just need to find out about them
I have traveled all of the states and find things I wish I had seen and done, but never knew about them
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