Where to next?
Inspiration and travel ideas for 2019 – a new year offers a host of fresh travel possibilities! As travel becomes increasingly digitised and, with so much information available at your finger tips, it may seem as if the planet has shrunk a little. Yet the reality is that the world is huge and our travel options endless. The hardest piece of the jigsaw is to work out where you want to go. So, with the help of travel experts Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019, here are a host of countries, cities and regions which just might inspire your travel ideas for 2019.
We highly rate Lonely Planet for its excellent travel guides and advice – always a good reference point when you’re looking to find out more about a particular destination. And with the trend towards seeking out travel experiences that leave a lasting emotive mark, it is always worth taking good travel advice on board.
At Ultimate Destinations, we are all massive advocates of travel in lots of different forms and can give you detailed first-hand experience and knowledge about many destinations, worldwide. We jump at any chance to pack in some travel time! Andy has just returned from an amazing trip to Uganda where he cam face to face with gorillas. Alan has been exploring northern Crete with luxury tour operator Carrier. And Deborah is fresh from a two-week holiday in Costa Rica, a country rich in natural wonders. They’d love to tell you about what they particuarly enjoyed about their recent trips.
Lonely Planet’s top 10 countries to visit in 2019 are:
- Sri Lanka – an up and coming destination with something for families, adrenalin seekers, eco-tourists, foodies and more
- Europe – celebrating 100 years since the inception of the Bauhaus school in 1919
- Zimbabwe – a traveller’s dream and one of Africa’s safest destinations with so much to see and do
- Panama – a small country packed with a wealth of travel treasures at the crossroads of the Americas
- Kyrgystan – tucked away in Central Asia, this land-locked country is rapidly becoming an independent traveller’s favourite
- Jordan – dripping with history and culture and incredible landscapes
- Indonesia – a melange of cultures, religions and cuisine, ranged over more than 17,000 islands
- Belarus – quietly cutting a great art and cafe vibe, centred around Minsk which is also home to the 2019 European Games
- São Tomé & Principe – off the west coast of Africa, this largely undiscovered tropical destination is fast appearing on adventurous, independent travellers’ radars
- Belize – a tiny piece of Central America that is still relatively untouched yet easy to get to. It is home to an amazing marine environment that’s not to be missed and much more
- Copenhagen – the Danish capital of cool.
- Sh?nzhèn – China’s most inventive city
- Novi Sad – this Serbian city is soon to be the European Capital of Culture in 2021
- Miami – rapidly becoming an US art and cultural hub
- Kathmandu – rejuvenated after the earthquake of 2015, this old Nepalese city is a captivating place
- Mexico City – home to hundreds of years of Americas architectural design and artistic movements
- Dakar – already a vibrant city, Dakar is set to become a new travel hub for West Africa
- Seattle – buzzing with creative energy, a host of new projects are upgrading this North American city
- Zadar – on the Adriatic coast, this is a vibrant, cultured Croatian city
- Meknès – former imperial city with magnificent Moroccan architecture
This is a wider ranging list, from the familiar to the undiscovered, which just might spark fresh travel ideas for 2019 :
- Piedmont – tucked away in the northwestern corner of Italy, Piedmont is home to a wealth of things to do
- The Catskills – beautiful region of upstate New York with an indie vibe
- Northern Peru – stunning and spectacular landscapes and currently under-explored
- The Red Centre, Australia – home to Uluru, the Aboriginal spiritual home, this is a thought-inspiring World Heritage site
- The Scottish Highlands and Islands – remote, beautiful and wild. Wonderful.
- Russian Far East – traditionally overlooked but now on the up with the city of Vladivostok leading the way
- Gujarat, India – a calm, serene corner of India and birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi
- Manitoba – the geographical centre of Canada with a multi-cultural ethos set in stunning natural surroundings
- Normandy – dripping with history and delicious French cuisine; 2019 is also the 75th anniversary of D-Day
- Elqui Valley – one of north Chile’s secrets and only recently making it onto the travel maps, this is a breathtaking corner of South America brilliant for star gazing
Travel is so personal. And we all have different tastes and interests., making it so important to have the right travel information at your finger tips. We want you to be able to plan trips that meet and hopefully exceed your expectations.
So for travel ideas for 2019, ask Ultimate Destinations to inspire and excite you. Call 01923 284148 or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy dreaming!