The Most Popular Stories of 2016

From a behind-the-scenes look at Outlander to the best rooftop bars, the plushest cruise liner to America’s next big destinations, here are the most-read stories of the year.

Martin Scott Powell
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Over the past 12 months, DEPARTURES contributors and editors have scoured the world to find the most interesting stories to share with our readers. This year, that’s included an in-depth travel guide to the Republic of Georgia for wine lovers; a first look at Barney’s newest flagship in Chelsea, New York; the best restaurants in Osaka, Japan; and the trendiest spa treatments on offer at hotels around the globe. Missed any? Don’t worry: These stories won’t stop being helpful, or a pleasure to peruse, once 2016 ends and 2017 officially begins. In fact, these 20 stories were so beloved this year, that they're worth going back to even if you caught them the first time around. Trust us: our readers said so.