Travel Picks: Top 10 destinations for 2010

Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:42am EST
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SINGAPORE (Reuters Life!) - For those wondering where to go this year, U.S.-based travel company Gate 1 Travel ( has come up with a list of what it believes will be 2010's top holiday destinations.

This list is not endorsed by Reuters.

1. Italy

From the hills of Tuscany to the ruins of Rome, Italy is known for its unparalleled beauty, food and shopping. Travelers often find themselves exploring the vast countryside or jumping on a train to see the sites. For most, the main attraction is the country's rich history.

2. Egypt

For an affordable yet fascinating vacation, Egypt ranks high on the charts. Not only has Egypt remained consistently geopolitically stable, but it is also home to the Great Pyramid of Giza. Despite the hot temperatures year round, tourists never seem to get enough of Egypt's many facets.

3. Greece

Greece is a sought-after destination where beauty, culture, and history collide. With gorgeous beaches, ancient ruins, and tributes to the Gods, honeymooners often retreat to the Greek Isles for a romantic getaway, while avid travelers dig deep into the history of the country.

4. Turkey   Continued...

<p>A group of young people pose in front of the Coliseum of Rome, Italy, August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Hazir Reka</p>