Cape Town, South Africa is filled with new, edgy boutiques, independent galleries, and forward-thinking restaurants like vegan eatery Dear Me, where all of the fresh ingredients are purchased from local and organic farms. According to StumbleUpon, Cape Town is one of the top 10 destinations generating interest among its community of 30 million users! The city has been named the World Design Capital for 2014, with more than 450 events in the works. The World Design Capital is a city promotion project held biennially that celebrates the merits of design, it seeks to highlight the accomplishments of cities that are truly using design as a tool to improve the social, cultural and economic life of cities! It’s also an opportunity to pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela with a visit to Robben Island, where he spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. For day trips, be sure to visit the quaint town of Stellenbosch and to set aside time for serious hiking for the most incredible views of the city.