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Torch bearers in the pre-Olympics relay in western
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Torch bearers in the pre-Olympics relay in western Siberia. The Winter Olympics take place in Sochi Feb. 7-23, raising the profile of the Russian Black Sea resort that's one of the least-known Olympic destinations in years. (Nov. 29, 2013)(Credit: AP)

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Big 2014 events encourage travel

Big events in 2014 -- The Olympics, the World Cup and commemorations of World War I, D-Day and the fall of the Berlin Wall -- put the spotlight on destinations including Russia, Brazil, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France and Germany.