Best Places to Travel in 2014

vacation destination Sochi, Russia
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New hotels and tours, emerging food scenes, and special events make these places the hottest travel destinations in 2014.

Sochi, Russia

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Up-and-Coming Cruise Port: Sochi
Excursion: Long before this city was chosen to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, the region was a favorite retreat of Joseph Stalin. Tour the dictator’s austere 1937 dacha, still filled with his personal possessions. The day ends in the 30-acre subtropical Dendrary Botanical Garden (mind the roaming ostriches!).
Voyage: Celebrity Constellation, to and from Istanbul. October 14; 11 nights from $2,499. —Jane Wooldridge

vacation destination Sochi, Russia

Best Places to Travel in 2014

Sochi, Russia

Up-and-Coming Cruise Port: Sochi
Excursion: Long before this city was chosen to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, the region was a favorite retreat of Joseph Stalin. Tour the dictator’s austere 1937 dacha, still filled with his personal possessions. The day ends in the 30-acre subtropical Dendrary Botanical Garden (mind the roaming ostriches!).
Voyage: Celebrity Constellation, to and from Istanbul. October 14; 11 nights from $2,499. —Jane Wooldridge

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