Talk to anyone who's post 50 and they'll tell you about the places they plan to visit in their golden years. Indeed, in one recent retirement planning study, 72 percent of those questioned said they planned to take really "nice vacations." So where do people want to go? To the magnetic sites in the City of Lights or the dazzling beaches of Rio de Janeiro?
According to Lonely Planet, the 10 best places in the United States to visit next year include Yosemite National Park and the Jersey Shore. When it comes to the best places to visit overseas in 2014, Brazil, Panama, and Myanmar come out on top.
So what's on your traveling radar in the coming year? Would you like to go back to nature on Cumberland Island, Georgia or eat your body weight in barbecue in Kansas City, Missouri? We asked our Facebook fans about the places they'd like to visit in 2014 above all others -- and were rewarded with a wide range of interesting responses. Take a look at what they had to say. And if you have something to add, please do so in comments.
1) "Sardinia, Rome, Naples, Gibraltar, the Black Sea ports and Spanish ports," said Rachel Cracken Herbig.
2) "Road trip across the country and back, only on the back roads and avoiding large cities," said Kristine Ellis Ritter.
3) "Venice," said Amara Yammine.
4) "The New England area," said Kimberly Agnew Dickey.
5) "Nascar Hall of Fame and the Nascar shops in NC," said Judith C. Warren.
6) "Alaska, Canada," said Edith Rosnay.
7) "Switzerland and I'm going!!" said Marion Rabinowe.
8) "Vietnam! My dream destination!" said Laureen Lund.
9) "Cruise to Hawaii," said Carol Cohen.
10) "Italy," said Jaye DeVeney Gilleland.
11) "Paris," said Suzanne Miller.
13) "I can't afford anything but I would love to visit Scotland and Israel," said Cheryl Roark Irrizary.
14) "Hubs and I are going to Ireland in August for two weeks," said Peggy Bell Nolan Hubs.
15) "I have traveled all over the world but have not been to the continent of Africa. Would like to do that next year," said Nettie Walker Wood.
16) "Australia," said John Emfinger.
17) "Seattle, Washington....OR Italy," said Capere Momentum Photography.