Planning a surprise vacation any time soon? Well, these trending places should surely be on top of your list! Don’t believe us? Scroll down to know what all awaits you on your next holiday!
Deutschland shifts into anniversary party mode in 2019. This year marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the city is celebrating with a host of exhibits, events, and performances. It’s the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus modern design movement, marked by events all over the country as well as the September 2019 opening of the Futorium museum and idea lab in Berlin.
Travelers are looking for newer, less crowded European destinations and finding them in Central and Eastern Europe—and Slovenia is one of the hottest trending destinations there. Since last year, tourist arrivals swelled 23.5 percent in Slovenia, according to the UN’s World Tourism Barometer. The country is one of Europe’s hidden pearls and a favorite among hikers.
In April 2019 the new 186-mile Julian Alps Hiking Trail is open, linking picturesque villages and offering views of Lake Bled’s iconic island church and medieval castle. New flights into the capital city of Ljubljana begin this fall on Aeroflot.
The Andaman Islands
For anyone who’s ever fantasized about running away to a remote island, the Andaman Islands are the stuff of dreams. A chain of more than 300 islands (some sources cite as many as 572) strung between India and Thailand, they seem almost too perfect to be real, with unspoiled beaches, clear water, coconut trees, and tropical mangroves.
Many of the archipelago’s islands are uninhabited or off-limits in order to protect the tribes who live there. But one, Havelock Island, became more accessible this March, when Taj Exotica Resort & Spa — the Andamans’ first five-star resort — opened on Radhanagar Beach. Spread out over 30 acres, the property comprises 75 luxurious villas inspired by the huts of the indigenous Jarawa tribe, three restaurants serving local specialties and global cuisine, and the tranquil Jiva spa.
Geopolitical stability, new air routes, and successful marketing are paying off in Israel. This year, the destination celebrates its 70th birthday.
A variety of different cultures have inhabited Acre throughout its history, including the Crusaders and the Ottomans, each leaving their mark on this region. With interesting, culturally molded buildings, ruins and sights around every corner, Acre is a must-visit location in the north of Israel. Enjoy a romantic evening walk along the port, have a meal at one of the local restaurants or take a relaxed stroll through Acre’s markets.
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 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.
Egypt is preparing its new Grand Egyptian Museum, a 117-acre museum built in view of the ancient Pyramids of Giza, for a 2020 opening. More than 43,000 artifacts—including chariots, mummies, masks, and sandals—have been returned to Egypt to make up the collection, a large portion coming from King Tut’s tomb.
Tourism is rebounding mightily in Egypt, according to UN World Tourism Barometervisitor statistics. G Adventures saw 110 percent booking increases over last year, and the country’s revenues from tourism jumped by 155 percent in the first nine months of this fiscal year.
The Grand Canyon
In 2019, the park dedicated to America’s most famous geologic marvel will celebrate its 100-year anniversary with a series of talks, concerts, and special exhibitions throughout the year. And while you can certainly have an awe-inspiring experience without venturing far from the designated lookout points, new tours make 2019 the ideal time to explore the Canyon’s less-traveled corners.
The Visitor Center is the first place to begin planning your vacation to the Grand Canyon. The Center provides year round information on lodging, attractions, exhibits, shopping and tours. Find out what is best to pack for different parts of your trip and what you should wear when hiking, mule riding, river rafting or while on any of the available tours.
For more information please visit Roadlink Trips