THE MOST ON-TREND HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS OF 2019
Every year brings with it a new selection of undiscovered jewels that tourists begin to flock to. Trending destinations depend on flight prices, political stability, and each countries’ financial situation. These changes bring trends that you can take advantage of to experience a new country you may never have normally thought to visit, whether that be a remote European island or a more exotic locale. This guide with showcase the most fashionable holidays destinations of the coming year, so that you get leave the winter weather behind you, and look forward to the sunnier days to come.
1. Sicily, Italy
Although mainland Italy’s cities may be flooded with tourists wandering down the canals of Venice of gasping at the Renaissance architecture of Florence, Sicily is an unspoiled paradise whose landscapes vary over the expanse of the small island. Well-known as the home of the infamous Mount Etna, you can stay under this active volcano’s shadow to experience the local’s way of life. In fact, Sicily has well-preserved all the traditional images that Italy is famous for. Whereas the backstreets of Venice may now be flooded with cameras and sunhats, Sicily is a peaceful residence for peeling facades, citrus leaves, and an extremely traditional old town that is not quite as littered with tourists as other destinations.
Sicily is the perfect destination for walking and hiking holidays, as well as days sprawled at the beach and nights immersing yourself within the local culture. To experience Sicilian culture at its best, Italy Villa Holidays are the best way to live like the locals and enjoy your holiday at a relaxed and independent pace.
2. Valletta, Malta
Similar to the tourist boom that hit the pristine coasts of Croatia in 2019, Malta is the next destination to be discovered by the newest generation of traveller looking for perfect beaches, mild weather, and an unspoilt landscape. Therefore, it is best to visit this beautiful island sooner rather than later, and staying in its capital, Valletta, will give you easy access to every part of this beautiful island. Located in the Mediterranean and wedged between Sicily and North Africa, Malta has mild and pleasant weather all year round, although it may be stormy during the months of January and February.
Malta is the perfect place for relaxing beach trips or water sports, with many divine destinations such as the Blue Lagoon and Azure Window perfect for those looking to scuba dive or snorkel. Additionally, if you are a wildlife lover, Malta is the perfect European destination to see aquatic mammals such as dolphins, which frequent the island’s coast in abundance due to its warm waters. If you are more interested in history, Malta is also home to a rich and vibrant culture ad history, and there are many well-preserved temples and burial chambers for you to explore in between those cherished stops at the beach.
3. Los Angeles, USA
Los Angeles is the classic road trip destination, enticing starry-eyed young people and aspiring actors since it first became the up-and-coming destination for film producers. This gives Los Angeles a rich and exciting landscape littered with icons of the film industry that are simply must-sees. For instance, the Chinese Theatre’s courtyard, home to many Academy Awards, is imprinted with the handprints of many famous casts and actors. There are also many cultural and walking opportunities here, with a hike up to the Hollywood Sign or the Observatory being the perfect break from the pollution of the city’s glitz.
Additionally, Los Angeles is surrounded by bustling beaches such as Santa Monica, the family-friendly destination complete with a pier and seaside rides, and the artsy Venice Beach, home to a more alternative scene which is perfect for young people.
4. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Croatia was a must-visit for travellers in 2018, and the stream of tourists hitting Croatia’s coasts show no sign of stopping. However, this is for excellent reason- Croatia’s coastlines are home to excellent beaches, beautiful oceans and a cultural history that far surpasses any of that in Game of Thrones. Although Dubrovnik may attract television fans, the city is home to a history and culture that will suit every traveller. Whether you climb the historic city walls, visit its astounding fortresses, or simply stare out at the magnificent view, Croatia is sure to capture everyone’s imagination. Additionally, its second city, Split, is just as wonderful and popular a destination for 2019. Its coastline makes the perfect destination for water sports such as kayaking, and its ocean is an excellent and inviting temperature all year round, allowing you to explore its caves and aquatic landscapes for yourself.
5. Transylvania, Romania
Although Transylvania was brought to the forefront of public imagination in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, before 2019, this destination was an off the beaten track pilgrimage for the adventurous. Although its fame as a place of horror and vampires does not make it sound like the perfect destination, there is much more to Transylvania than a spooky castle. The castle is a must-see, if only for a tick off the bucket list and some eerie vampiric pictures. However, journey further into this town, and you will discover a natural landscape barely touched in recent years by human hands. The buildings in Transylvania are now starting to come alive, with guesthouses and shops beginning to take root in its forests and meadows. Now is the best time to visit, and explore its wealth of UNESCO protected medieval villages as well as its exciting wildlife, such as brown bears.
2019 looks like an exciting time to think about travel. From cheaper flights to long-haul destinations, and a wide array of unspoilt landscapes to discover, now is the time to explore all of the places on your bucket list, as well as destinations that are slightly off the beaten track.
If you are considering a holiday soon, be sure to make it an on trend destination, that can offer diversity, culture, and a memorable experience, no matter how long you are going for and the group you may be going with.