Lonely Planet Annual List

Photo Source: Hobart Docks at night
Wow. The secret is out! The world is finding out about our hot spots. Hobart, the capital city of the state of Tasmania, has made #7 on the Lonely Planet Top cities to visit.

The Sydney Morning Herald commented on the annual Lonely Planet lists. Online travel editor, Craig Platt reports that LP Spokesman, Adam Bennet mentioned that the choices are "our pick of where we believe travellers really should consider visiting in 2013."

Destinations make the list for a variety of reasons. Here are the lists. Note that Australia's Hobart rates #7 and New Zealand's Christchurch, just pips us at #6.

Lonely Planet's top 10 cities to visit in 2013 

1. San Francisco, US
2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
3. Hyderabad, India
4. Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland
5. Beijing, China
6. Christchurch, New Zealand
7. Hobart, Australia
8. Montreal, Canada
9. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
10. Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

A trip to Tasmania is on our agenda

We are already working on our travel plans for Tasmania, including Hobart as our next major trip! Soon I will get to see for myself what Hobart has to offer the world. We intend to take our vehicle over in possibly November 2013 and spend several months
I have been to Christchurch before the earthquakes when it was both beautiful & charming. My 'adopted' son has recently been and came home with some fascinating photos of Christchurch's innovative & colourful shopping container shopping mall.

Horseshoe Falls

What about you?

Where are your favourite places you’ve visited and where would you like to go if money were no object.

Wineglass Bay


  1. We're heading to Tasmania this summer... our first time. I'm so looking forward to it!

    1. Oh good Lauren, you can let me know all the best places to include on our trip. Michelle


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