The 5 Most Googled Travel Destinations Of 2016

Northern Lights, anyone?
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There’s no denying that Google is an integral part of our lives; we can’t remember the last time we lasted an entire day without it. And we’ll be the first to admit that on days when we need a little motivation at work, we daydream about the places we long to visit. And we’re sure we’re not alone in this. According to Google, the top five most searched cities, in order, are Reykjavik, Havana, Toronto, Mexico City, and Tokyo.

1. Reykjavik, Iceland

During the summer, Iceland is a must-visit for its art festivals, but the rest of the time, people flock to Reykjavik to see the Northern Lights. Google says, 20-something and 30-something women made up the majority of people looking up trips to Iceland.


2. Havana, Cuba

This year, President Obama visited Cuba, and he was the first president to do so since Calvin Coolidge in the 1920s. Naturally, Cuba’s tourism skyrocketed, with the majority of visitors coming from Florida!


3. Toronto, Canada

A lot of the people who looked up Toronto came from Michigan—there are probably a lot of hockey fans over there. And the American-to-Canadian dollar exchange rate right now is the stuff of dreams. But we’re really just dying to go so we can bask in the city’s major food movement.


4. Mexico City

Mexico City is the country’s capital, and travelers are finally showering it with the love it deserves. If you’re visiting South America for the first time, it’s the perfect place to start.


5. Tokyo, Japan

No explanation needed! Who doesn’t want to go to Tokyo?!


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