We’ve already told you that 2009 is going to be a great year for travel. If you can afford an international vacation, the world is your oyster this year. What are some of the top travel destinations for 2009? The travel industry is not immune to the frenzy of listmania that seems to descend on everyone with the start of a New Year, and almost every travel website has its own list of the best places to visit in 2009.

If you’re trying to make travel plans and need some inspiration, I’d recommend saving yourself some time and heading over to Budget Globetrotting. They’ve created a handy compilation of lists from other travel websites, so you can see them all at once without having to search for them individually.  See recommended destinations from Frommer’s, Lonely Planet, Bootsnall and more, and start making plans for the year to come!

Now, some of these destinations, like Washington, DC (recommended by Frommer’s and TravelMuse), are in the US. However, many of the more intriguing destinations are overseas. Do you fancy kayaking in Vilnius, Lithuania? How about checking out the scenic Bay of Fire in Tasmania, as Lonely Planet suggests? If you’re going overseas in 2009, you need to arrange for passport services now if you don’t have a valid passport. There are two ways to get passport services-you can go directly through the government, or you can arrange passport services with a private passport expediting company like RushMyPassport.com. If you’re in a hurry to leave, getting passport services from an expediting company is often worth the extra cost. Using an expeditor means that you’ll have a trained passport specialist to help you through the process, ensuring that everything goes smoothly and you have your passport in hand when you need it!