Top 10 vacation hot spots

  • HomeAway

    Looking for the hottest vacation spots of the year? You won't necessarily find them near Miami or Myrtle Beach.

    Many Americans are seeking out new vacation destinations in 2014, off the beaten path and away from the throngs of tourists flocking to the nation's tried-and-true spots, according to HomeAway.com, an online marketplace for vacation rental properties.

    According to their data of traveler inquiries, the Florida Panhandle is seeing a big spike in interest, the Jersey Shore is coming back after being battered by Superstorm Sandy and some small spots along the coasts of Florida and California are turning heads.

    Here are 10 of the country's newly popular destinations.

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