AFAR Launches New Travel Awards

Now book your safari to Botswana.

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Choosing your next travel destination can be a stress-inducing project—beach or mountains? Explore a big city or go off-the-grid for a digital detox? How are you supposed to choose?

AFAR media has just announced the launch of its annual “Experiential Travel Awards.” Whether readers are interested in finding the best river cruise (Orient-Express Road to Mandalay), a dream remote beach destination (the Maldives), or a domestic getaway (try Jackson Hole, Wyoming), AFAR has curated the best travel experiences for 2014. With a judging panel composed of a 13-member travel advisory board made up of high-end U.S. travel agents and an extensive survey of readers, the AFAR awards have named winners in 23 categories, ranging from best street food and nicest locals to best overnight flight and best international airport.

The awards are accompanied by the announcement of a major design refresh for the magazine debuting in the March/April issue.