The New York Times just published "The 44 Places to Go in 2009," a compilation of "this year's most compelling destinations, awash in sublime landscapes, cutting-edge art, gala music festivals, and stylish new resorts." There were definitely some quirky selections in my opinion (#1 Beirut and #36 Kazakhstan aren't exactly at the top of my list), and only two locations in South America made the cut – the Galápagos Islands and Florianópolis, Brazil.
Of the 44 hot spots, I've been to 3: #2 Washington, D.C., #5 Las Vegas (when I was 7 years old!), and #43...a Pennsylvania farm?! Well, I've seen more than my fair share of Pennsylvania farms! Who knew I was so ahead of the curve on that one? Why am I moving to Argentina!?
Here's what those of you who haven't made it to #43 are missing out on.