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Absolutely Inspiring Places to Visit in 2019 • McCool Travel

Mississippi Gulf Coast sunset by Charles McCool

Certainly you will have been dreaming of the place 2019 travels, if not already deliberate some journeys. As an alternative of merely writing one other listing of locations I would like to go, I requested a number of the world’s foremost journey specialists for his or her ideas. These completely inspiring locations to go to in 2019 are prompt by skilled vacationers and journey business influencers from around the globe.

Bookmark this listing for uplifting locations to go to in 2019 and past.

Under are responses from over 4 dozen fabulous journey insiders and there are locations included everywhere in the world! The listing is organized principally in order of once I acquired the responses, somewhat than by geography. So please learn the complete record as there are some superb journey gems all through this text. Surprisingly, nobody instructed anywhere in Australia or New Zealand however each different continent is represented.

I merely requested outstanding vacationers, journey bloggers, journey business superstars to recommend: “a place you want to visit in 2019 or think people should visit.” The suggestions could be locations they’ve been to or not, locations they need to go or have been to and love.

I’ve linked to their fundamental web site and two of their social media accounts—so please comply with them. In truth, the “web” hyperlink for a lot of the entries hyperlinks immediately to the journey skilled’s article concerning the instructed vacation spot, so you’ll be able to see extra footage and ideas there.

Lots of them additionally contributed to my inspiring locations to go to in 2016 and 2017 and 2018 articles. Do you marvel what number of of them did certainly go to these locations? I do!

Absolutely Inspiring Places to Visit in 2019

Charles McCool, McCool Travel (net : Fb : Instagram) suggests Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Somebody ought to have advised me years in the past about this magical land with beautiful seashores (with exceptional sunsets), 500 yr previous majestic oak timber, freshest potential seafood to be discovered anyplace in the world (#BigShrimpin), and a cool artsy laid again vibe. In any case, Jimmy Buffett was born right here however I discover much more telling that almost everybody I met chooses to reside right here (#MSCoastLife). I can’t recall ever flying anyplace 3 times in one yr, however in 2018 I did, to Mississippi Gulf Coast, a spot I undoubtedly recommend y’all go to in 2019.

Mississippi Gulf Coast sunset by Charles McCoolMississippi Gulf Coast sunset by Charles McCool

Mississippi Gulf Coast sundown by Charles McCool

Paul Johnson, A Luxurious Travel Weblog (net : Fb : Twitter) suggests Tokyo.

I’m wanting ahead to the potential of a return to Tokyo, hopefully this time going with my household who haven’t been earlier than. 2019 can be an enormous yr for Tokyo with the Rugby World Cup and the Olympics quickly after. A lot is occurring in the town proper now, and it’s all the time a tremendous cultural expertise for any first time customer.

Mike and Anne Howard, HoneyTrek (net : Fb : Instagram) recommend Alaska.

We now have been street tripping across the USA and Canada for the previous 20 months. And whereas we touched the underside of Alaska in Hyder we have now been dreaming of visiting the remainder of Alaska. In 2019 we plan to take Buddy, our 1985 Four-cylinder Toyota Camper, into The Final Frontier!

Tiffany Dowd, LuxeTiffany (net : Instagram : Twitter) recommend Anguilla and St. Barths, Caribbean.

The Caribbean is again and higher than ever. Prime on my listing of locations to journey subsequent yr can be Anguilla and St. Barths. The seashores are spectacular in Anguilla, and it has a wonderful eating scene regardless of its small measurement. St. Barths is among the most refined and enjoyable locations in the Caribbean. Nice seashores, resorts and villas and exudes a European aptitude.

Lillie Marshall, Across the World “L” (net : Instagram : Twitter) recommend Curacao, Caribbean.

My vote for many inspiring place to go to in 2019 is the Caribbean island of Curacao. I explored it as a solo traveler, and the complete time there, I used to be enchanted by the rainbow colours of Willemstad, and the beautiful seashores across the island. Most of all, nevertheless, I liked how inclusive Curacao is of variety, embracing numerous cultures, languages, races, and ethnicities with heat and pleasure. The island is likely one of the most welcoming and delightful locations I’ve ever visited.

Willemstad Curacao by Lillie MarshallWillemstad Curacao by Lillie Marshall

Willemstad Curacao by Lillie Marshall

Amber and Eric Hoffman, With Husband in Tow (net : Twitter : Fb) suggests Italy.

On the lookout for a brand new vacation spot in Italy? There are a great deal of issues to do in Bologna whether or not you want tradition, historical past, or a few of the greatest Italian meals. Attribute porticos cowl the sidewalks and walkways of a lot of the town. There are quite a few medieval towers that proceed to stand all through the town, a few of which seem to defy gravity. However, sure, Bologna is all concerning the meals. In any case, it’s referred to as “La Grassa,” or the Fats One, and is among the facilities of the Emilia Romagna meals scene. Pellegrino Artusi, the daddy of the nationwide delicacies of Italy supposedly stated: “When you hear speak of Bologna cuisine make a bow, for it deserves it.” We agree. It’s residence to a few of the most well-known Italian dishes, together with lasagna and tagliatelle ragu, in addition to mortadella. It’s additionally now residence to Eataly World, an Italian meals “amusement park.”

Lori Sorentino, Travelnmad (net : Instagram : Fb) suggests Austria.

South Styria in Austria captured our consideration – and our hearts – this yr, and ought to be a brand new addition to your 2019 bucket listing. In truth, it’s referred to as the ‘green heart of Austria” and with good reason: it’s acquired superb wine, beautiful views, and enjoyable harvest actions like celebrating with sturm, the tantalizing first wine press of the season.

South Styria Austria from Lori SorentinoSouth Styria Austria from Lori Sorentino

South Styria Austria from Lori Sorentino

Kristen Gill, Kristen Gill Media (net : Instagram : Fb) suggests Mexico.

In case you are a nature or outdoor lover, you must go to Mexico’s Baja California Sur. Brimming with wildlife (one of many world’s most biodiverse marine areas), you’ll be able to snorkel with angel fish and whale sharks, witness the grey whale migration, and swim in the nice and cozy waters of the Sea of Cortez, famously named the “World’s Aquarium” by Jaques Cousteau. You can too hike the desert surrounded by thousand-year-old cacti and think about prehistoric rock artwork from the Guaycura and Pericú Indians.

Claudia Tavani, My Adventures Throughout the World (net : Instagram : Twitter) suggests Guyana.

Guyana is the place to go to in 2019. This little recognized South America nation is getting growing worldwide consideration thanks to the truth that it’s nonetheless utterly unspoiled. Do you have to determine to deal with your self to a visit there, make sure that to go on a day journey to Kaieteur Falls. It’s a bit costly, however completely value it.

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana by Claudia TavaniKaieteur Falls, Guyana by Claudia Tavani

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana by Claudia Tavani

Carl Hedinger, Travel By means of Life (net : instagram : Twitter) suggests Cambodia.

I feel all vacationers ought to begin with a go to to Angkor Was in 2019. The huge complicated and the various temples that encompass it have been one of many first locations we visited in Southeast Asia. Seeing it in individual is a should for any individual and going again for spherical two is completely acceptable, contemplating Angkor Wat’s background, significance, and resilience by means of Cambodia’s tumultuous historical past.

Angkor Wat by Carl HedingerAngkor Wat by Carl Hedinger

Angkor Wat by Carl Hedinger

Chris Christensen, Newbie Traveler (net : Instagram : Twitter) suggests Prague, Krakow, and Budapest.

I took a gaggle of listeners of my Novice Traveler podcast to Prague, Krakow, and Budapest in 2018. Prague and Budapest get a whole lot of consideration, however I don’t really feel like sufficient individuals are speaking about what an exquisite vacation spot Krakow is. It’s a lovely metropolis with a really walkable metropolis middle. It’s wealthy in historical past together with WWII historical past together with a museum set in the manufacturing unit of Oskar Schindler. It additionally has a vibrant nightlife scene and nice meals.

Krakow Poland by Amateur TravelerKrakow Poland by Amateur Traveler

Krakow Poland by Novice Traveler

Nina Ragusa, The place in the World is Nina (net : Fb : Instagram) suggests Morocco.

The eclectic mixture of verdant and desert, surfable seashores and snow-capped mountains, and sleepy villages to chaotic cities completely captivated me throughout my not one, not two however three-month go to to Morocco. You’d assume I might have gotten all of it out of my system nevertheless it truly left me wanting extra. If Morocco is a rustic that you simply’re unsure about, let me guarantee you, it’s value a go to!

John Roberts, Within the Loop Travel (net : Fb : Twitter) suggests Canary Islands.

Every of the seven islands in this Spanish archipelago supply a unique appear and feel and are prefect for exploring by cruise ship. Journey throughout the moon-like lava fields on Lanzarote, a volcanic island outlined by its lively volcanic historical past and super-dry local weather. It holds protected standing as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Gran Canaria’s capital metropolis provides museums, eating places and sandy seashores, superb for absorbing the plentiful solar. La Gomera contains a beautiful cloud forest surroundings and residents who maintain onto the custom of the island’s whistled speech that helped shepherds talk between the huge steep ravines that reduce between the hills.

La Gomera Beach by John RobertsLa Gomera Beach by John Roberts

La Gomera Seashore by John Roberts

Eric Stoen, Travel Babbo (net : Instagram : TripAdvisor) suggests Greenland.

Visit Greenland earlier than everybody else does! We spent a tremendous week mountaineering, kayaking, horseback driving and fishing in South Greenland. We stayed in small inns and on sheep farms, and we solely noticed a handful of different guests – primarily Danes. And the icebergs are unimaginable!

Greenland by Eric Stoen, Travel BabboGreenland by Eric Stoen, Travel Babbo

Greenland by Eric Stoen, Travel Babbo

Angel Castellanos, Angels Travel Lounge (net) suggests Egypt.

Whereas the 2011 Revolution has slowed tourism to Egypt, particularly by People, the outlook for one of many bedrocks of civilizations is wanting very shiny. Private security isn’t a problem and I felt utterly protected in Egypt, particularly outdoors of Cairo. Due to the worth of the Egyptian Pound, touring in Egypt is cheap and at present a terrific worth worth proposition. The epic new mega billion greenback Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza is about to open in 2019. The additional south you go, the higher the nation will get. The perfect offers on river cruising could be discovered in Egypt.

Egypt by Angel CastellanosEgypt by Angel Castellanos

Egypt by Angel Castellanos

Dave and Veronica James, Gypsynester (net : Twitter : Instagram) suggests Galapagos.

Each time we’re requested about our favourite place we’ve visited the Galapagos Islands spring to thoughts. So not only for 2019, however for any yr, we really feel that this can be a should for each bucket listing. There’s a lot extra to see than the well-known big tortoises and red-footed boobies. Swimming iguanas, frolicking sea lions, tons of of chook species, and even penguins on the equator await guests, and all of them present no worry of people. The archipelago can also be a geologic marvel, with every island revealing quite a lot of volcanic options and providing distinctive ecosystems. It’s no exaggeration to say it’s like no place else on earth.

Galapagos by GypsyNesterGalapagos by GypsyNester

Galapagos by GypsyNester

Josh McNair, California By way of My Lens (net : YouTube) suggests San Francisco.

San Francisco. I feel individuals ought to go to San Francisco in 2019. This metropolis is a type of locations I proceed to fall in love with increasingly every time I go to it. San Francisco has a few of the greatest eating places in California, superb seashores, lovely bridges and historic locations to go to. It’s an ideal vacation spot if in case you have by no means been and even when you have been a dozen occasions.

San Francisco by Josh McNairSan Francisco by Josh McNair

San Francisco by Josh McNair

Gary Arndt, Every thing In all places (net : Fb : Instagram) suggests US Nationwide Parks.

I feel that folks ought to go to a few of the lesser recognized Nationwide Parks in america. Places like Yosemite and Yellowstone are so crowded that there at the moment are visitors jams contained in the park. Nevertheless, locations comparable to Theodore Roosevelt Nationwide Park and Nice Sand Dunes Nationwide Park solely get a fraction of the guests and rarely see any overcrowding.

Scott and Collette Stohler, Roamaroo (net : Instagram : Fb) recommend Aeolian Islands.

If there’s one place you need to go to in 2019, it ought to be the Aeolian Islands, the last word Italian island escape. Situated off of the northeastern coast of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands effortlessly embody “La Dolce Vita.” The Aeolian Islands possess lovely seashores, epicurean experiences, and 0 vacationers. Regardless of vacationer journey growing to Italy yearly, this remoted archipelago has managed to protect its authenticity.

Aeolian Islands by RoamarooAeolian Islands by Roamaroo

Aeolian Islands by Roamaroo

Dave Briggs, Daves Travel Pages (net : Instagram : Twitter) suggests Milos, Greece.

One of many locations I’m eager to revisit in 2019, is the Greek island of Milos. This island has over 80 of one of the best seashores in Greece, which as you’ll be able to think about is saying one thing! I’ve hung out on about 20 of them to date—60 seashores left to go. The summer time of 2019 feels like onerous work already!

Barbara Weibel, Gap in the Donut Cultural Travel (net : Fb : Instagram) suggests Bulgaria.

My present ardour is Bulgaria. From its cosmopolitan capital (Sofia) to historic cities on the shores of the Black Sea, to conventional festivals in little-known Thracian villages, it gives one thing for everybody. Add scrumptious meals, pleasant individuals, and very reasonably priced costs, Bulgaria ought to be on everybody’s journey want record.

Magura Cave Bulgaria by Barbara WeibelMagura Cave Bulgaria by Barbara Weibel

Magura Cave Bulgaria by Barbara Weibel

Sarah Gallo, The 5 Foot Traveler (net : Fb : Instagram) suggests Indonesia.

In 2019, I hope that everybody visits Labuan Bajo in Indonesia. Sometimes individuals discover Bali or Java, however Labuan Bajo—the gateway to Komodo Dragons—is definitely not to be missed. It is likely one of the most breathtaking locations I’ve ever skilled (which says rather a lot since I’ve been to over 100 nations), and seeing Komodo Dragons up shut and private is just mesmerizing. Whether or not you take pleasure in mountaineering, snorkeling, diving, exploring, or enjoyable, there’s one thing for everybody in Labuan Bajo.

Labuan Bajo Indonesia by Sarah GalloLabuan Bajo Indonesia by Sarah Gallo

Labuan Bajo Indonesia by Sarah Gallo

Paula Schuck, Thrifty Mommas Ideas (net : Fb : Twitter) suggests Germany.

There are numerous locations I’ve nonetheless not been which might be undoubtedly prime of thoughts shifting into 2019. For the final six months of 2018 I’ve felt Germany calling to me. I’ve by no means been there earlier than, however I do know that a few of my kinfolk got here from that space many, many, years in the past so I’d love to go to Germany and most particularly Berlin. I hope to get the time to go to and discover. Nearer to house – I’ve been wanting to go to Prince Edward island ever since I learn Anne of Inexperienced Gables as a child and naturally the meals looks like a ok cause alone to make that journey.

Howard Blount, Backroad Planet (net : Pinterest : Twitter) suggests Norway.

I visited Norway for the primary time this yr. I used to be completely blown away by the scenic great thing about the deep fjords, plunging waterfalls, and quaint fishing villages. I might love to return through the winter months and witness the northern lights. Norway is a extremely advisable year-round vacation spot for 2019!

Hamnøy Norway by Howard BlountHamnøy Norway by Howard Blount

Hamnøy Norway by Howard Blount

Ann Tran, Ann Tran Style (net : Instagram : Twitter) suggests Ha Lengthy Bay, Vietnam.

Have you ever visited Ha Lengthy Bay? It’s a magical marvel of nature that features 1,600 islands product of limestone forming a surreal chasm of peaks rising from the ocean. It’s not shocking that Ha Lengthy interprets to “descending dragon,” which has the job of defending Vietnam’s shoreline. I recommend an additional night time at Ha Lengthy Bay if you’d like to commune with nature. It’s super-hot in Southeast Asia, however attempt the day boat cruise in Ha Lengthy Bay in case your go to is a single day. There are 300 day boats and 200 sleeper boats for extra leisurely in a single day cruises. I took a day boat tour and stayed busy snapping pictures and video.

Jarryd and Alesha, NOMADasaurus (net : Instagram : YouTube) recommend Kyrgyzstan.

For those who’d like your 2019 to be full of tradition, journey and off-the-beaten-path experiences, then you possibly can’t go previous Kyrgyzstan! This mountainous nation in Central Asia is likely one of the most visually beautiful locations on the continent, and with a booming tourism business now’s the time to go to earlier than the crowds get there.

Lesh Mountain Kyrgyzstan by NomadasaurusLesh Mountain Kyrgyzstan by Nomadasaurus

Lesh Mountain Kyrgyzstan by Nomadasaurus

Sarah Dandashy, Ask a Concierge (net : Twitter : YouTube) suggests Banff, Canada.

I’ve heard a lot about Banff through the years, and I’m fortunate sufficient to get an opportunity to go to in 2019. It’s a fantastic trip vacation spot nestled in between the Rocky Mountains and Banff Nationwide Park. There are numerous outside and lively issues to do like mountaineering, rafting, and snowboarding! I’ll be there in the winter, however I’ve a sense I’ll want to come again to discover it in the summertime. I really like that it isn’t one of many first locations that folks consider, and as a bonus, it’s so darn picturesque.

Johnny Jet, Johnny Jet (net : Fb : Twitter) suggests York Durham Headwaters, Canada.

York Durham Headwaters (YDH) since I guess most individuals have by no means heard of it, together with me till a few months in the past. YDH is situated in Ontario, Canada and is only a brief drive from YYZ Airport nevertheless it seems like a world away. It’s particularly lovely in autumn. It’s the right escape from the large metropolis and guests will need to keep at Hockley Valley Resort and take a look at Adamo Estates Vineyard subsequent door. The perfect half is because it’s Canada, the present trade fee for People is 25% cheaper.

Adamo Estate Winery Ontario Canada by Johnny JetAdamo Estate Winery Ontario Canada by Johnny Jet

Adamo Property Vineyard Ontario Canada by Johnny Jet

Kristin Luna, Camels and Chocolate (net : Twitter : Instagram) suggests Puerto Rico.

Regardless of visiting properly over 100 nations and all 50 states, I’ve by some means by no means been to Puerto Rico! So on my birthday in February, I’m altering that. Puerto Rico is cheaper than ever—you possibly can’t beat $250 round-trip airfare—and 18 months post-hurricane, they want our vacationer dollars, so it’s a win-win for me: heat, tropical, new-to-me vacation spot in the midst of the harshest time of winter and I can really feel like my cash helps an financial system get well.

Bret Love and Mary Gabbett, Inexperienced International Travel (net : Fb : Instagram) recommend Kenya.

Should you love watching wildlife, Kenya is tough to beat. The nation provides 25 nationwide parks, 16 nationwide reserves, and numerous conservancies for guests to discover. We spent three weeks there, exploring in all places from Nairobi Nationwide Park and world-renowned Ol Pejeta Conservancy to less-frequented reserves like Meru Nationwide Park and Lewa Conservancy. However Kenya’s unmissable spotlight is the Masai Mara Nationwide Reserve, the northern cease of the annual Nice Migration route. The Larger Mara space is house to about 25% of Kenya’s wildlife, together with an distinctive inhabitants of Massive Cats (cheetahs, East African lions, and leopards) in addition to their prey.

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Kenya by Inexperienced International Travel

Melvin Boecher, TravelDudes (net : Fb : Twitter) suggests Japan.

Why not mix an enormous and loopy sport occasion together with your subsequent journey in an uncommon and extremely fascinating vacation spot? If that’s of curiosity to you, then it is best to get your flight ticket to Japan! Japan is internet hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and individuals are already now getting excited. A lot of the video games can be hosted in Yokohama, the second largest metropolis of Japan and only a brief 45 minute practice journey South of Tokyo. Yokohama is way extra relaxed than it’s even greater neighbor and nonetheless supplies all of the enjoyable and good meals. Yokohama can also be a terrific spot to discover extra of the nation, like the gorgeous mountain area Hakone, which incorporates views in the direction of Mount Fuji. Or leap into the practice and go to Kamakura, just a little laid again city on the sea, with a gorgeous shrine and lots of little outlets in the town middle.

Yamashita Park, Yokohama by Melvin BoecherYamashita Park, Yokohama by Melvin Boecher

Yamashita Park, Yokohama by Melvin Boecher

Meg Jerrard, Mapping Megan (net : Instagram : Fb) suggests Morocco.

From historic cities to Saharan dunes, Morocco is a type of locations that really captures your creativeness; a dizzying variety awaits vacationers whether or not you’re in trekking in the desert, buying in the maze of medinas, or just individuals watching. Why do you have to go to in 2019? Assume lyrical landscapes, richly coloured souks, unique tradition and a various geography; this can be a bucket-list vacation spot if there ever was one!

Patricia Schultz, 1000 Places To See Earlier than You Die (net : Fb : Twitter) suggests Ashford Fort, Eire.

Ashford Citadel’s lofty charges comes as no shock. However when you’ve got ever dreamed a few fairy-tale-like lakefront castle-hotel on the coronary heart of 350 acres of historic woodlands and forest, that is it. Each formidable and luxurious, additionally it is snug and welcoming, and recent from a painstaking medieval-turret-to-dungeon renovation. Extra mortal charges can be found at The Lodge at Ashford Fort, on the identical resplendent grounds however a unique constructing that’s extra “cozy” than “royal.”

Ashford Castle, Ireland by Patricia SchultzAshford Castle, Ireland by Patricia Schultz

Ashford Fort, Eire by Patricia Schultz

Chris Owen, Chris Cruises (net : Instagram : Twitter) suggests Caribbean.

I do know the Caribbean is part of the world fairly acquainted to cruise vacationers however one I’ve not visited intensely for years. I’ll do this in February with Windstar Cruises on a ship with sails. Tiny ships get into ports the place others can’t bodily go. Higher but, lower than 200 individuals and a really targeted land exploration plan, this guarantees to open new doorways and maybe delight in a singular Caribbean cruising choice.

Julie McCool, Enjoyable in FairfaxVA (net : Instagram : Twitter) suggests Northern Virginia.

Visit Northern Virginia in 2019 and see why Amazon selected the area for its new east coast headquarters. Situated simply throughout the Potomac River from Washington DC, with straightforward metro entry to the town, it makes a terrific base for exploring websites like George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Nice Falls, and Shenandoah Nationwide Park.

Great Falls Park, Northern Virginia, by Julie McCoolGreat Falls Park, Northern Virginia, by Julie McCool

Nice Falls Park, Northern Virginia, by Julie McCool

Mar Pages, As soon as In a Lifetime Journey (net : Fb : Instagram) suggests India.

In 2019 I will probably be visiting India once more. This can be a nation which I’m very keen on and which I’ve visited numerous occasions. It’s also the place of origin of my associate and I all the time take pleasure in discovering it with him. We’ve been watching plenty of films about India, made in Bollywood, Hollywood and in addition indie and artwork films made regionally as a result of his greatest good friend is a producer and actor from Mumbai, and I uncover new traditions, elements of the nation’s historical past I didn’t find out about and alternative ways of seeing India with each film. Subsequent yr I plan to discover the lesser recognized elements of the nation. The south Tamil Nadu, the north Tibetan Ladakh and the Western elements of Gujarat, perhaps on a luxurious practice that heads in the direction of the salt lakes. I’m positive that I will even go to majestic and regal Rajasthan once more as a result of its forts, palaces and royal previous all the time has me mesmerised.

Michael and Ashley Bustillos, Adventurpro (net : Fb : Instagram) suggests Bali.

Swing into 2019 for an journey of a lifetime! Think about strolling the Tegalalang rice terraces at dawn, image scuba diving unimaginable reefs in Nusa Pineda with big Oceanic Manta Ray gliding above your head, seize the right reminiscence excessive above the jungle on a well-known Bali swing, or trek to the highest of a historic Bali temple with a tremendous view of Mount Agung. Your journey awaits in Bali!

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Bali Indonesia by Adventurpro

Paul Marshman, Travelling Boomer (net : Twitter) suggests Costa Rica.

The place I’d most like to go to in 2019 is Costa Rica. In case you love nature, Costa Rica is paradise. Stay volcanoes, white sand seashores, cloud forests, unique birds and animals: it has every part you might ask for. It’s protected, and the individuals are pleasant—I can’t wait to return.

Sasha Taratov, Sashsa Eats (net : Twitter : Instagram) suggests Cuba.

Cuba has a really particular place in my coronary heart. A rustic of superb landscapes, timeless villages and charming individuals, Cuba gained’t fail to mesmerize you. I traveled to Cuba in 2016 and 2018. It has modified fairly a bit in two years. When you love historical past and haven’t been to Cuba, I encourage you to go to Havana in 2019 earlier than it modifications utterly and loses its appeal. Belief me, you can’t replicate a stroll round Previous Havana’s cobblestone streets or a journey in a basic convertible. Havana is a jumble of tradition, music and pleasure – anticipate the sudden.

Cuba by Sasha EatsCuba by Sasha Eats

Cuba by Sasha Eats

Chris McGinnis, TravelSkills (net : Fb : Instagram) suggests Kyoto, Japan.

I would like to go to Kyoto in Japan. Since most of my journey is enterprise associated, I’ve solely actually seen Japan via the lens of Tokyo, however I do know that there’s a lot extra on the market. Kyoto has been calling me for some time now and what I’d actually like to do (if I had the time) is to take the 10-day stroll alongside the traditional Nakasendo Means from Kyoto to downtown Tokyo because the autumn leaves attain their peak.

Rick Griffin, Midlife Roadtrip (net : Fb : Twitter) suggests Portugal.

Portugal is my prompt vacation spot for 2019. With quaint villages, opulent castles, crystal clear rivers, lush inexperienced mountains, and beautiful coastlines you are feeling such as you stepped inside a postcard. In contrast to lots of Europe’s higher recognized locations which might be overrun with vacationers, Portugal offers extra alternatives for genuine experiences.

Heidi Siefkas, Heidi Siefkas (net : Fb : YouTube) suggests Cuba.

All politics apart, I’ve to stress the necessity to expertise Cuba. You might assume it’s all basic automobiles, cigars, and rum, however that’s solely a slice. The actual takeaway from Cuba is its appreciation of the second and the key to happiness. Cuba’s tradition and its individuals have so many life classes to share with the world. Uncover them for your self.

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Yunque River Palms Baracoa by Heidi Siefkas

Anwar Yafai, Past My Entrance Door (net : Twitter : Instagram) suggests Ethiopia.

Most individuals have little to no concept about Ethiopia, however there exists a lot historical past and tradition in this nation that it is among the most inspiring nations to go to. From the rock hewn church buildings of Lalibela, to the Simien mountains, or the traditional capital of Axum there’s a lot to see and do. And naturally the white honey and occasional usually are not to be missed both.

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Ethiopia by Anwar Yafai

Dana Freeman, Dana Freeman Travels (net : Instagram : Twitter) suggests Costa Rica.

I might completely love to return to Costa Rica in 2019! Regardless of being small in measurement, there are countless issues to see and do making it a really perfect place to trip. There are waterfalls, volcanos, nationwide parks, and miles and miles of pristine shoreline. You possibly can keep in luxurious resorts or lease a beachfront villa. I liked the Pacific Coast close to Guanacaste. It’s scorching and dry, with world-class seashores. It’s why we select to lease a house there this yr make it our base for exploring the northwest aspect of Costa Rica.

Adam and Hannah Lukaszewicz, Getting Stamped (net : Fb : Instagram) suggests Yucatan, Mexico.

We’re barely addicted to Mexico and particularly the Yucatan. Get off the all-inclusive resort in Cancun and get a style of what Mexico actually has to supply. We go to no less than annually as there are such a lot of beautiful seashores, cute little cities, superb meals, and we love all of the distinctive cenotes in Mexico. Contemplate staying in: Playa del Carmen, Xpu Ha, Tulum, Valladolid, or Isla Holbox.

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VALLADOLID by Getting Stamped

Lori Moreno, Travel Foodies TV (net : Twitter : Instagram) suggests Machu Picchu, Peru.

Once I began touring, in my 20s, I deliberate a a number of month journey to South America. One of many superb locations I used to be lucky to journey to was Machu Picchu in Peru. It was probably the most superb adventures I ever had. I extremely advocate this as a spot to go in 2019.

Chris Militzer, Miliman 12 Images (net : Instagram : Fb) suggests Colonial Seashore, Virginia.

I feel everybody, particularly in the Richmond or Northern Va space, ought to go to Colonial Seashore. A brief drive, sandy seashores, palm timber, brewery, wineries, good meals, and tiki bars. What extra do you want?

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Colonial Seashore Virginia by Chris Militzer

Kim Orlando, Touring Mother (net : Fb : Twitter) suggests India.

The sights, smells, sounds and colours of India have stayed with me in the yr since I visited this nook of the world. India is an exotic-as-they-come vacation spot. Within the arms of well-planned tour, it’s additionally as protected as could be.  Do you have to make it a household trip and take the youngsters? Sure! Culturally it is going to be an eye-opening and perhaps life-altering expertise. Who doesn’t need to see iconic sights just like the Taj Mahal? There are mosques and minarets to tour, forts to climb, bazaars to store, and camels, elephants, and mischievous monkeys that wow. And simply take into consideration all that fantastic Indian meals to eat in situ. I beloved it a lot that I helped design a Golden Triangle tour for households in February 2019!

Pola Henderson, Jetting Round (net : Fb : Instagram) suggests Lyon, France.

France’s third largest metropolis, after Paris and Marseille, is called the meals capital of the nation, thanks to high-quality regional merchandise and lots of prime cooks. Eating places referred to as “les bouchons” serve up typical Lyonnais dishes, reminiscent of rosette de Lyon (pink cured sausage) and salade lyonnaise (lettuce with bacon, croûtons and a poached egg). Lyon’s structure displays 2,000 years of historical past and is probably going to impress. There’s a Roman amphitheater, Renaissance buildings in Vieux Lyon, and trendy buildings in the Confluence district (named after the Rhône and Saône rivers that meet there). Passageways join buildings in the previous city and La Croix-Rousse hill, and are greatest explored with an area information.

Lyon France by Pola HendersonLyon France by Pola Henderson

Lyon France by Pola Henderson

Anton Diaz, Our Superior Planet (net : Fb : Instagram) suggests Siargao, Philippines.

Siargao is residence to the most effective browsing spots in the world and one of the best place to escape for even non-surfers. One of many final frontiers in the Philippines amidst the approaching booming tourism market on the island. A should place to go to in 2019 to expertise its uncooked attraction with your folks. Can’t wait to deliver my household right here.

Siargao Philippines by Anton DiazSiargao Philippines by Anton Diaz

Siargao Philippines by Anton Diaz


Wow, take a breath after studying that lists of wonderful locations to go to in 2019.

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Inspiring Places to Visit in 2019 was revealed December 10, 2018