Will December 21, 2012 the end of the world as we know it? Not likely. But, even if there's a remote chance that the ancient Mayans knew something we don't, you should visit one or more of the hottest vacation rental destinations for 2012.
Belize is hosting events near the date of the possible apocalypse. The big event will be at the ruins of Xunantunich on December 21. The celebration includes a concert, light show, fire ceremony and more.
The Hobbit films are set for release in December, and fans of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy are booking vacations to leading up to and coinciding with the event. The books are set in a mythical land, but the film's director, Peter Jackson, chose New Zealand as the setting because of its otherworldly beauty. Experience it for yourself to the fullest by staying in a New Zealand vacation rental.
Portugal's struggling economy means you'll find value, not to mention Portugal vacation rental owners, shopkeepers, vendors and tour operators who'll be truly grateful for your visit. Try staying near Lisbon, or the southern coastal area of Algarve, where you'll find the energetic city of Lagos, historical locations, and enjoy great golf and many other outdoor activities.