Compiling the shortlist for Travel + Leisure's 2015 Destination of the Year was almost—dare we admit it—too easy for our editors. After all, it's an exciting, dynamic time to travel, and over the last 12 months, reliable old favorites like Paris and Charleston, South Carolina have proven themselves in staggering ways, an exciting new guard of hot spots has emerged, including Adelaide, Australia and Mexico City, and previously overlooked places like Detroit now rank high on our lineup of must-sees.
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