Ready to plan an exciting vacation this year? I have put together a list of the 8 best places to vacation in 2019
Japan – The Land of the Rising Sun
Tokyo is preparing to host the Olympics in 2020 and is hosting the Ruby World cup in 2019. The country’s investment into entertainment and tourism has never been higher, making Japan one of the best places to vacation in 2019. Tokyo was named the world’s top city for the third year in a row in the Condo Nest’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
Highlights of a Japan vacation: World Heritage Site – the hidden Christian sites of Nagasaki, Ultramodern architecture juxtaposed with traditional temples, Twenty-eight 3-star Michelin Star Restaurants (the most in the world!)
Namibia – Africa for Beginners
Few African countries can match Namibia’s sheer natural beauty and prolific wildlife. With diverse landscapes including deserts, mountains, sand and sea it’s difficult to imagine of an iconic African landscape that Namibia doesn’t possess
Highlights of a Namibia vacation: Etosha National Park (nature conservatory), Fish River Canyon (second largest canyon in the world ), Sossusvlei and Deadvlei (largest sand dunes in the world), Twyfelfontein (UNESCO World Heritage Site and unique rock engravings)
Belize – A Curious place for the explorer
Belize boasts the world’s second largest living coral reef and with a rash of new development it has transformed what was once a backpacker’s haven into a luxury destination for 2019. Eco-resorts combine luxury travel with adventure in the country’s stunning cayes (keyes) and jungle hideaways.
Highlights of a Belize vacation: the Maya ruins of Xunantunich, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Caracol (the largest Maya site in Belize), the Great Blue Hole(massive sinkhole under the water is near the Lighthouse Reef and creates a perfect circle of deep blue water.)
Turkey – Be Our Guest
Turkey is rich in history and boasts stunning scenery making it a top place to vacation in 2019. Explore Turkey’s beautiful coastline and exciting events and cultural festivals.
Highlights of a Turkey vacation: Two wonders of the ancient world (The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus & The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus), Sixteen UNESCO World Heritage sites, Fairy Chimneys and Hot air balloons.
Egypt – Where it All Begins…
Witnessing over 5000 years of history, Egypt is essential to the very story of humanity. Explore the ancient port city of Alexandria, the rock temples of Pharaoh Ramses II. Part of the new Grand Egyptian Museum is expected to open in 2019. The museum will feature a wealth of Egyptian national treasures including Tutankhamun’s entire burial collection in an exact replica of his tomb.
Highlights of an Egypt vacation: Pyramids & Great Sphinx of Giza, Al-Azhar Mosque, the Red Sea, The Nile River, Old Cairo, Roman Amphitheatre
Whitsunday Islands via Brisbane, Australia
Home to some of the world’s prettiest beaches and a stretch of southern Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands are a spectacular vacation destination for 2019. One of the best ways to get ot Whitsunday Islands is from Brisbane. Once considered a stogy business destination, Brisibane is gaining in popularity as a chic city with super-cool hotels.
Highlights of Whitsunday Islands and Brisbane: 74 beautiful isands, the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven beach, Heart Reef, Anzac Square, Mount Coot-tha Lookout, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Palermo, Italy – Italy’s Most Sensual City
Palermo is the capital of the Italian island of Sicily and features a variety of architecture and culture styles that were influenced by the many nations that invaded the area throughout history. Beautiful churches, creepy catacombs, sandy beaches all make Palermo a great destination in 2019.
Highlights of a Palermo, Italy vacation: The Church of Casa Professa, Le stanze al Genio Museum, UNESCO Heritage Site: Puppet Theatre, Street food and ancient markets.
The 118 Islands of Tahiti conjures up images of romantic overwater bungalows and pristine sand beaches. The incredible volcanic landscape of Moorea, the mesmerizing Tahiitan dancing, the privacay of luxury resorts all will continue to make Tahiti a top vacation destination.
Let’s Talk About the Best Places to Vacation in 2019!
Be sure to give luxury travel advisor, Margi Arnold a call to discuss your vacation. With over 25-years’ experience in the travel industry Margi, is an expert that will help you personalize your trip and will ensure a worry-free vacation. Start by completing a vacation request or call Margi at 303-694-8786.