Photograph by Carsten Peter
From Malawi to Quito, Raja Ampat to Memphis, 20 wildly diverse places make our wanderlust list for the new year.
Take a rare aerial look at Libya's remote Fezzan region, where ancient societies thrived and collapsed as the rains came and went.
2014 Traveler Photo Contest
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