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12/30/2014 12:48 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Richard's Picks: The 6 Best Places for 2015 -- Can You Guess?

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So, once again we raked the globe, dug into the sands, felt the heartbeats, swayed the stages, and lazed in the marvels. Over the months of Sundays we've surveyed over 190 countries, but we do not choose a "best" because "it is a super place," and certainly not because it has fabulous resorts or restaurants. We choose a place because it inspires us.

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The destinations in this year's list were chosen because they swept us away. Yes, there are the amenities, the views, the spas, but at the start of the day we look for four key qualities: adventure, romance, delight, and something we might call glamour.

What makes us quest to the reaches of the world? Glamour may not be the right word, but not because it is too overreaching; it is only insufficient. In short, we have selected the places herein simply because they open our eyes and make us wonder.

The hints are below. Can you guess these places?

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