Might be time to get that passport ladies... For most people, good-looking men don't normally qualify as a tourist attraction. But that could all change thanks to Traveler's Digest and their newly-published list of where the world's hottest men call home. While the magazine doesn't give much detail about their choices, they do assure readers that the selection process was based entirely on a woman's perspective. We're not sure which woman, but we hope she didn't bring home any permanent souvenirs. So pack your bags, lady travelers, and declare your independence from the tired, wack man crop in your neck of the woods. After all, mingling with the natives technically counts as a cultural experience worthy of more than just a notch on the bedpost.
10. Tel Aviv, Israel
Due to its enviable proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, artistic Bauhaus architecture, high-end dining, and a contemporary cultural scene, Tel Aviv has become a hot spot for trendsetters worldwide. Local cuties flaunt their fit bodies –-made all the better by their year-round tans-- at any of the numerous beaches and cafés found on the 10-mile seaside strip. In the evenings, you’ll find these guys dancing the night away at the trendiest venues in town. Reputed to be opinionated but ultimately marriage–minded, you could do worse.
9. Milan, Italy
Considered by many to be one of the most fashionable cities in the world, Milan is home to some of the most stunning looking guys with an added bonus of stylish flair. Everywhere you turn you’ll spot a light-eyed, golden-skinned specimen of a man, ready to romance you in front of a cozy café near Il Duomo or at any of the trendy high-end fashion-themed nightspots. Be ready for some flirty fun and compliments a plenty, as Italian men are famous for their coquettish ways. Ciao Bella!
8. Berlin, Germany
Berlin is one of the most culturally- diverse cities in Europe, with its many museums, cafés, historic landmarks and infamous underground nightlife. The men tend to be intellectuals, with an unending quest for knowledge and a spirit for adventure. They enjoy stimulating conversations with smart and sassy women that possess a tiny dash of wickedness. What makes these German guys so hot? Their intelligence, their sense of originality and let’s face it - their strong and chiseled good looks.
7. Madrid, Spain
The boys from Madrid – a city built on tradition and classical architecture – possess the dark, smoldering good looks that make the term “Latin Lover” a formidable description indeed. Whether you’re taking a stroll in the romantic “El Retiro” Park or sharing a tapa or two, these smart and sensual creatures will seduce you with their cool and sophisticated charm. Simultaneously, they will practically convince you that their passion for life as well as for their fair city is the only way to go. Olé!
6. Sydney, Australia
Fun-loving Aussies seem to have it all; wit, brains and brawn. Known for their thrill-seeking versatility, these hot commodities can spend the day teaching you how to surf at the picturesque Bondi Beach then switch gears for an evening of refined entertainment at the Sydney Opera House. Their relaxed sensibilities will put you at ease in no time. And if that’s not enough, what can one say about their gloriously mischievous accents? It’s enough to tempt you to spend a week (or more) in the remote outback country.
5. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sensuous describes the world-renown dance of Argentina – the Tango-- and could easily be used to categorize the men of Buenos Aires as well. Sporty and cultivated, complicated but charming, these conflicting characterizations make up the essence of these mysterious hombres. Indulge in a day strolling along the posh Recoleta district with its pristine French-style buildings; spend your nights in the historically significant San Telmo area in one of the many exciting alternative clubs. Enjoy everything you experience in this vibrant capital city, for your companion will keep you mesmerized from dusk till dawn.
4. Lisbon, Portugal
Portuguese men tend to be worldly, well-educated and brimming with pride for their small but scenic country. In Lisbon, the often tall, charismatic and athletic gentlemen might surprise you with their firm grasp of not only their own culture but that of the other nations as well. All this said, tradition is still held in high regard for these divine manifestations of old-world values. They would surely appreciate an impromptu Fado performance at one of the many bars in the Barrio Alto, or a nostalgic stroll in the Alfama District – one of the most delightfully preserved sections of the city. Whatever you decide to do, these Latin seducers are guaranteed to sweep you off your feet.
3. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam is filled with jaw-dropping, good looking guys. Taller than the average Europeans, these lovely lads dress impeccably and like to engage interested ladies in polite, easy-going conversation. Despite their sometimes reserved dispositions, Dutch men can set the right mood for romance by taking full advantage of the quaint, canal-filled haven that is Amsterdam. Spend an afternoon riding your bikes around town (the best form of transportation found around here) or fall in love the old-fashioned way while visiting the city’s enchanting, medieval old town.
2. New York City, United States
For many, New York City still reigns supreme as THE most exciting city on the planet. Whatever you want to do, whichever culture you wish to explore, wherever you wish to dine, this fantastic metropolis has an unending list of possibilities. Bearing this in mind, it should surprise no one that the most incredible looking men from every corner of the globe flock here to seek their fame and fortune. Just walking down the street on any given day will bring you eye-to-eye with the man of your dreams – at the very least in the physical sense. So ladies, train yourselves to gussy up even when going to the laundromat and maybe prince charming will one day make a date to meet you atop the highest deck of the Empire State Building.
1. Stockholm, Sweden
Swedish men have long been misunderstood. Case in point: they are often stereotyped as cold, emotionally distant loners and inexplicably mistaken for Swiss guys. On the plus side, they are also generally considered aesthetically pleasing due to their fine-boned Nordic attributes and exceptional height advantage. Although there always seems to be some truth to these types of classifications, in the case of these Scandinavian studs, the deeper reality is quite a pleasant surprise. Your average man in Stockholm is an impeccably-dressed clotheshorse that truly indulges in the enjoyment of the finer things in life: from food to fashion, culture to hearth. But what really makes them unique? Despite the fact that one must practice patience when engaging in the slightly bizarre ritual known as the Swedish courting process, once you have captured the heart and imagination of your elegant gent he will be devoted to you for life. What’s more irresistible than that?