12/14/2011 07:34 am ET Updated Dec 14, 2011

Travelzoo's Top Destinations For 2012 (PHOTOS)

As we look back on the top travel stories of 2011, it's also time to look forward, with a look at the destinations that promise adventure and value in the coming year.

Though we've already seen such predictions from Frommer's and Lonely Planet, the crew at Travelzoo also has ideas about where we'll be spending our 2012 travel budgets.

"One of the neat things about this list is that it's completely editorial," says Travelzoo's senior editor Gabe Saglie. "We have a lot of well-traveled people that work for the company and amass a lengthy list of places, either for reasons that are personal or because of research that we've done. And then we whittle it down to these five."

Travelzoo's Top Destinations For 2012