01/05/2012 09:25 am ET Updated Mar 06, 2012

Jetsetter's 12 Destinations For 2012 (PHOTOS)

Here's a New Year's resolution for you: Get your passport stamped in one of the year's hottest destinations.

London, Myanmar, Panama -- each of our picks is a classic in the midst of transformation or a sneak-up-on-you surprise. Cheer on Olympians in a futuristic Zaha Hadid-designed pavilion, witness the brightest Northern Lights in 50 years or lose yourself in once-in-a-lifetime reggae festival.

Sure beats hitting the gym.

Jetsetter's Where To Go In 2012