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Chicago named among top 10 cities in Lonely Planet guide

Friday, November 01, 2013
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At No. 110, Chicago is rated as a highly affordable world city. (AP Photo)

Lonely Planet has announced its picks for where to travel to in 2014 with the release of its annual series, Best in Travel 2014, which covers the world.

The number one picks to visit for 2014 include: Brazil as the top country, Paris as the best city and the Greek Islands for the best-value destination. Chicago was ranked eighth in the world of cities to visit, and is the only U.S. city to make the top ten.

Content Featured in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014

Top 10 Cities
1. Paris, France
2. Trinidad, Cuba
3. Cape Town, South Africa
4. Riga, Latvia
5. Zurich, Switzerland
6. Shanghai, China
7. Vancouver, Canada
8. Chicago, USA
9. Adelaide, Australia
10. Auckland, New Zealand

Top 10 Countries
1. Brazil
2. Antarctica
3. Scotland
4. Sweden
5. Malawi
6. Mexico
7. Seychelles
8. Belgium
9. Macedoni
10. Malaysia

Top 10 Regions
1. Sikkim, India
2. The Kimberley, Australia
3. Yorkshire, UK
4. Hokuriku, Japan
5. Texas, USA
6. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & Zambia
7. Mallorca, Spain
8. West Coast, New Zealand
9. Hunan, China
10. Ha'Apai, Tonga

Best Value Destinations
1. Greek Islands
2. Italy's Heel
3. Nicaragua
4. Bulgaria
5. Portugal
6. Fiji
7. Mexico
8. Karnataka, India
9. Palawan, The Philippines
10. Ethiopia

Lonely Planet is a travel media company that was born after a couple took a yearlong honeymoon in 1973 and wrote a travel guide based on their extended trip.

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