The credit crunch and sluggish economy may have many travelers postponing their itineraries, but for individuals who can afford to do so, there’s no better time for travel.

Many hotels and tourism companies have slashed their rates to entice travelers out of their homes. And air travel and car rental agencies each offer packages to make transportation far more affordable than in previous years. Add that to lowered gas prices and the incentive to travel keeps getting more attractive.

Here are some global travel destinations that are incredible in their own right. Whether you can visit in the next few years or not, these hotspots are more than enough to induce wanderlust in even the most avowed homebody.