Travel trends: 9 places to visit now

By Jenny Karzak , CNN Staff Contributor

(CNN) — The great balancing act for every traveler is deciding where to go: where to see sights, where to eat and where to visit museums. Here’s a head-spinning list of places to check out if you’re looking for the latest travel trends.

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Africa is becoming increasingly popular and the millions of Americans who want to experience Africa can visit the continent from a number of online portals.

The best way to get there is via a flight from the United States to Europe or South America via Asia and then east and north to Africa. You’ll save a ton of money.

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Asia is becoming increasingly popular for African travelers as well, with over 60% of travellers from the United States going to Asia.

The best way to get there is to fly to Asia, fly to southern Europe, then avoid Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro via Istanbul, Kiev and Brussels.

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Hollywood doesn’t mean tourist traps, for the majority of Americans it means new homes.

Americans love Spain, Canada and Iceland, while the most popular destination for U.S. citizens is China. Americans spent over $170 billion on international travel last year.

Travelers from the United States will go anywhere, but Americans have an insatiable appetite for adventure and are only too happy to fly to the south for some sunshine.

U.S. citizens are tired of sitting in airports for 10 hours with just a few lousy layovers before they fly home.

All flights from the United States to Latin America leave from Mexico City airport. Travelers can stay in high-end and all-inclusive accommodations.

From Mexico, tourists can explore the beaches of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. There are superb restaurants and bars in the northern part of the region, around Zihuatanejo. Cabo San Lucas in the west of the country is a big tourist area, but is easily accessed and good for less expensive flights.

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Americans are most likely to vacation in Latin America, but that has to do with Mexico, most likely.

In Africa, travelers will go to South Africa, Rwanda, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda, Djibouti, Nigeria, Gabon, Seychelles, Togo, Tunisia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Namibia, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Cyprus, Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Gaza, Turkey, Israel, Bahrain, Laos, China, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, UAE, Thailand, Japan and Singapore

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