Places Not to Visit in 2012

Places Not to Visit in 2012

Avoid: Cairo, EgyptCairo's streets don't look the same following the violent protester and police clashes of 2011. Hopefully democracy will restore the city to its former glory in the years to come. Read More: Places Not to Visit in 2012



Places Not to Visit in 2012

Alternative: Ann Arbor, Mich., USASchool spirit and a youthful demeanor bring a vibrant life to Ann Arbor that you won't find in Detroit. Although most people have come to watch football, the University of Michigan marching band also puts on quite a good show in "The Big House." Read More: Places Not to Visit in 2012



Places Not to Visit in 2012

Avoid: KenyaThe beautiful resort town of Lamu was the site of a tourist kidnapping in October, 2011. The U.S. Department of State cautions against travel to Kenya, particularly in Nairobi and near the Somalia-Kenya border. Read More: Places Not to Visit in 2012



Places Not to Visit in 2012

Alternative: GhanaStable, democratic Ghana has some gorgeous sandy beaches that don't have the crowds you'll find elsewhere. And if you ever tire of the shoreline, you can take a safari farther inland. Read More: Places Not to Visit in 2012 Also check out: Most Dangerous Vacations 7 Travel Nightmares The Most Notorious Tourist Traps



Places Not to Visit in 2012

Alternative: Sharm el-Sheikh, EgyptFar from the streets of Cairo, the shores of Sharm el-Sheikh are as peaceful as ever. Plus, you should be able to find some great hotel deals in 2012. Read More: Places Not to Visit in 2012



Places Not to Visit in 2012

Avoid: Birmingham, United KingdomWith its unique design, the Selfridges department store is one of the most recognizable buildings in Birmingham. If a few more über-modern architectural gems pop up, Birmingham may just become the United Kingdom's next "it" destination. But, until then, we'll pass. Read more: Places Not to Visit in 2012



Places Not to Visit in 2012

Alternative: London, United KingdomIf you thought 2011's royal wedding was huge, just wait: London has been prepping for a big 2012. With the Olympics, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and Charles Dickens' 200th birthday, the city has a lot to celebrate. Find out more about: London Hotels The Best Things to Do in London Read More: Places Not to Visit in 2012



Places Not to Visit in 2012

Avoid: Cuidad Juarez, MexicoThe Cathedral of Chihuahua is one of the main attractions in Cuidad Juarez. And while its beauty may encourage you to visit, Ciudad Juarez is a destination best avoided. This city has been plagued with violent murders in recent years. Read More: Places Not to Visit in 2012



Places Not to Visit in 2012

Alternative: The Mayan Riviera, MexicoThe Mayans predicted that 2012 could be a big year for the world-its final one, in fact. If they are correct, we don't know where we'd rather be than the gorgeous Mayan Riviera for earth's last days. Find out more about: Tulum Cancun Playa del Carmen Cozumel Read More: Places Not to Visit in 2012



Places Not to Visit in 2012

Avoid: Oslo, NorwayThese sad figures sit in Oslo's Vigeland Park. And you might be a little down, too, once you check your bank statement after a Norwegian vacation. The country's capital is one pricey place. Find out more about: Oslo Hotels The Best Things to Do in Oslo Read More: Places Not to Visit in 2012



Places Not to Visit in 2012

Alternative: St. Petersburg, RussiaYou'll be delighted by the magnificence of St. Petersburg's historic buildings. Plus, you'll find the city a nice price break from the exorbitant cost of living in Scandinavia. Find out more about: St. Petersburg Hotels The Best Things to Do in St. Petersburg Read More: Places Not to Visit in 2012



Places Not to Visit in 2012

Avoid: Detroit, Mich., USAYou'll find many abandoned homes and buildings in Detroit. The city's wealth has diminished so drastically that the local government expects to go bankrupt in 2012, unless drastic measures-like cutting police patrols-are taken. Find out more about: Detroit Hotels The Best Things to Do in Detroit Read More: Places Not to Visit in 2012
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