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Another New Year and globetrotters are compiling lists of cities to check off their bucket lists.This year, some Lebanese travelers are planning more unusual escapes than the French Riviera, from ancient Latin American cities to hipster hotbeds like Portland, Oregon.That's not surprising, as travel agencies say Turkey, Istanbul in particular, remains one of the most sought-after travel destinations for Lebanese throughout the year.Turkey doesn't require Lebanese to apply for a visa, a sometimes expensive and futile process for other destinations.Pauline Bader, who works at the customer services department at Wild Discovery, says Dubai and Greece also make for popular destinations during the summer.Other popular destinations include France and Italy, summer cruises, as well as ski destinations in winter such as the Alps. But Istanbul and European cities don't satiate Naim Frewat's wanderlust, he says. Frewat, a technical adviser at GIZ, a German international development organization, says his ideal destination for 2014 is the city of Portland in the northwestern state of Oregon. Frewat, 33, says he hopes to visit the American city during the fall season for the idyllic scenery of the changing seasons.
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