We can never get enough of travel suggestions, especially when they bring light to some less-known, unexplored gems worthy of every globetrotter’s bucket list. 2018 has been a year of travel in many a sense, from foodie hipsters who have redefined the industry all the way to travel agency itineraries that now focus on delivering more than just monumental highlights, but more of a local experience. With that in mind, we can only expect 2019 to get even better.
Without further ado, let’s reveal the top five 2019-perfect spots you should add to your vacation must-go list, so that you can stop reading and start packing as soon as humanly possible!
Mexico’s tranquil jewel
Bacalar may have already been on the map of versed tourists, but it’s not your typical hectic destination such as Mexico City. On the contrary, it’s a little oasis tantalizingly close to Tulum, yet another dreamy spot in the country that you should most certainly add to your itinerary.
The most prominent spot in this town is the famous seven-tone lagoon that boasts a palette of soft greens, azure, and heavenly turquoise that have earned it its name. For the full spectrum of these shades, make sure to rent a kayak and take a swim in its refreshing waters.
It’s a vast country with many a hidden spot and well-known nooks you should visit, but make sure to explore Vietnam in the spirit of the local culture and lifestyle. The best way to do that is to book a tour with a trusted agency such as Xo Tours and let their expert guides take you on a scooter ride through Saigon, a foodie tour of Vietnam’s most valued menus, or even a custom-made experience.
The key is to avoid getting lost in the hectic crowds but to immerse yourself in the bustling buzz of the country! To truly appreciate this remarkable country, head to their open markets, hop on a scooter, go to the botanical gardens and make sure to taste some of their unique dishes.
Albania’s soothing beaches
Next to Croatia’s rugged coastline and the stunning Macedonian lake of Ohrid, it’s no wonder Albania was only known and visited by keen European travelers. Now that the “secret” is out, you can rest assured that their stunning shores will offer an equally sublime experience as the many Mediterranean rulers of exotic vacations, such as Greece or Spain.
If you want to go away from the practically non-existent crowds, then Ksamil should be your go-to village. You’ll get the sandy beaches, the timid waters, and the delicious cuisine, all without the hustle and chaos of a major Greek island.
The wilderness of Rwanda
It has always been synonymous with untamed wildlife and unprecedented safaris, hence the need for every nature enthusiast to book the very first 2019 flight to Rwanda! Brace yourself for being enchanted by the beauty of its national parks, boasting creatures from lions, rhinos and elephants all the way to mountain gorillas. It’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience to gain a new appreciation of the destipale blue dot we call home.
Outside of its wilderness retreats, the city of Kigali is a blooming spot for tourists if you’re in need of some company and sightseeing. Balance the tours you book by opting for those that will take you into the wild as well as those to show you the perks of city life in the capital of Rwanda.
Slovenia’s endless verdure
Dubbed the world’s most sustainable country, this little emerald wonder is well worth your trip, no matter where you come from. It may be small in size, but its wealth of green landscape is truly out of this world, so in addition to a trip to the capital of Ljubljana, make sure you head to the renowned Lake Bled, as well as Bohinj, and other equally stunning spots.
While the city does boast a nightlife scene worth exploring, Slovenia has predominantly earned a spot on this list thanks to its activities in nature. Hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and swimming are some of the most wonderful ways you can possibly experience this extraordinary little European treasure trove.
It’s never too soon to start planning your next year’s adventures, so make sure you do your homework, look for the most immersive locally-inspired experience, and embark on another journey to make 2019 a year to remember!