Top travel destinations for 2012

(EndPlay Staff Reports) - Summer is calling and that means vacation season. But with so many places to go and visit, it's hard to narrow down where to spend your money to go on your vacation.

Here are 5 top travel destinations to put on your list, and as a bonus, most of them are budget friendly.

London: Although not the most budget-friendly travel destination ( one USD converts to .64 GBP ), London is a must-visit travel destination to put on your list. Besides hosting the 2012 summer Olympics and just celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, MasterCard named the capital of the United Kingdom the top destination city for the second year in a row.

Montreal: If you can't make a trans-Atlantic flight happen this summer, try visiting Montreal instead of Paris. U.S. News and World Report put Montreal seventh on their top international places to visit. The great cafes and architecture gives you a taste of "French culture with a friendly Canadian feel."

Caribbean: Making the list on U.S. News and World Report and financial blog Money Crashers , islands in the Caribbean like the U.S. Virgin Islands and Jamaica are all travel destinations worth visiting. According to Budget Travel , Jamaica's new international airport has made it an even more affordable destination.

Thailand: National Geographic and Money Crashers both put this Asian destination on their list. Beautiful beaches and cheap eats make Thailand a great vacation spot for relaxation and affordability.

Sonoma and San Francisco: No need to leave the country to enjoy a vacation rich in good food and scenery. U.S. News and World Report recommends San Francisco for its diverse culture and great tourist hot spots like Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz. Travel north after you get your fill of San Francisco and enjoy the scenery and good wine and food in Sonoma.

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