Best Places to Travel in 2015

Norman Hardie Winery on Prince Edward Island
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Courtesy of Norman Hardie Winery

The world is getting smaller, but the chances of having an extraordinary new experience are only increasing. Whether it's an emerging style hub in North Africa or a quiet stretch of sand in the Caribbean, this year's standout destinations are changing the travel map.

Prince Edward County, Canada

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Cross Montauk, NY, with California’s Napa Valley circa 1970, and you get Prince Edward County, a tiny wine-producing region that’s becoming a haven for creative types. It’s within a four-hour drive from either Montreal or Toronto and just welcomed the lakeside Drake Devonshire, a high-design spinoff of the edgy Drake Hotel in Toronto’s Queen West. Stop at some of the 40-plus area wineries for affordable tastings of Burgundy-style Pinot Noirs (Norman Hardie and Hubbs Creek are favorites); take a detour to Sandbanks Provincial Park, a gorgeous white-sand beach with sweeping dunes; and stroll down Main Street in Bloomfield (population: 687), with its boutiques and the raved-about ice cream parlor, Slickers. On lucky nights, you’ll even catch a glimpse of the northern lights. —Nikki Ekstein

Norman Hardie Winery on Prince Edward Island

Best Places to Travel in 2015

Prince Edward County, Canada

Cross Montauk, NY, with California’s Napa Valley circa 1970, and you get Prince Edward County, a tiny wine-producing region that’s becoming a haven for creative types. It’s within a four-hour drive from either Montreal or Toronto and just welcomed the lakeside Drake Devonshire, a high-design spinoff of the edgy Drake Hotel in Toronto’s Queen West. Stop at some of the 40-plus area wineries for affordable tastings of Burgundy-style Pinot Noirs (Norman Hardie and Hubbs Creek are favorites); take a detour to Sandbanks Provincial Park, a gorgeous white-sand beach with sweeping dunes; and stroll down Main Street in Bloomfield (population: 687), with its boutiques and the raved-about ice cream parlor, Slickers. On lucky nights, you’ll even catch a glimpse of the northern lights. —Nikki Ekstein

Courtesy of Norman Hardie Winery
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