Monday 21 Jan, 2008

Looking back, looking ahead

The New Year—even if it is already three weeks old—always give us pause. It’s the time of reflection, resolutions and … travel lists.

Plenty of posts over the past few weeks pondered the best and worst of 2007 and what’s to come in 2008. The most interesting may be The New York Times’ feature on The 53 Places To Go in 2008. From No. 1 Laos to No. 53 New York, it’s quite an comprehensive look at the mysterious to the hackneyed.

In case you missed them, here’s a look back at some of the look-backs and look-aheads:

• The look back included Gadling’s A look back at the year in travel; Gadling’s top stories of 2007; Intelligent Travel’s A Look at the Best Travel Stuff in 2007; World Hum’s Travel Books We Loved in 2007 and World Hum’s 21 Most-Read Stories of 2007.

• In addition to the New York Times piece, the look ahead included Gadling’s Ten Travel Books on Tap for 2008 and Another round of “top travel picks” for 2008. Plus, the Los Angeles Times had Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan’s top 5 travel picks.