2014 Travel Forecast: Most Hotly Anticipated Trips

Posted Dec 31st 2013 11:23 AM

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To closeout the year, AOL Travel asked our colleagues at MapQuest about their 2013 travel and plans for next year. Despite being busy with the releases of critically acclaimed major updates to their iPhone and Android apps, MapQuest employes took some killer trips in 2013. And it looks like they've got no plans to slow down in 2014 either. Responses are in no particular order. We've shared our own, too. Readers, feel free to do likewise in the comments.

Q. Most hotly anticipated trip of 2014?


David Kenna, Director of PMO: Ireland

Jeff Keil, Product Designer: San Diego

Sarai Hopfe, Contracts Manger: White Sands/Carlsbad Caverns revisit

Jess Moss, Senior Editor: The only trip I actually have planned -- three-generation family trip to Portugal for my grandma's 85th

Jake Thiewes, Editor: I think a serious beach vacation to the Outer Banks is in order. Or somewhere more exotic that's not planned yet!

Elizabeth McIlhany, Sr. Product Manager: April in Paris

Tim Baldwin, Account Director, Central Region: Golf getaway in Tucson, AZ

Tiffany Herrick, Business Planning, B2B and Customer Support: Hawaii (island is TBD, a surprise trip my husband is planning)

Andy McMahon, Director, Product Management -- Search and Local Data: Think I'm going to try to hit Hawaii

Zach Everson, Travel news/travel buzz editor: Boston -- love that dirty water, but sadly haven't been back to my hometown in more than a year

Justin Paluch, UX Lead: A weekend in Southern California

TaraLynn Morana, West Region Sales: I would love to go to Portugal!

Gregory Bourcher, Product Manager: Disney with the kids.

SuAnne Hall, Designer: We loved the Maldives so much, we're going back this year for our 10-year anniversary

David Ciaburro, East Region Sales: Not planned yet, but there's always a trip

Laura Maxwell, Marketing Manager: Whistler, BC and perhaps New Zealand later in the year!

Beth Warner, Senior Software QA Engineer: Something around Houston, TX, starting to plan!

Natty Zola, Director of Product: South Africa in January!

Austin Brown, UX Lead: Vancouver BC for the Vancouver Marathon
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