17 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings Of 2019

In the Instagram age, where every colorful corner of the world is snapped, geotagged, posted and then becomes overcrowded, it’s a struggle to find something new. To help you stay ahead of the trends, Forbes Travel Guide’s editors searched north, south, east and west to find the hotels that everyone will be talking about in 2019.

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Inside InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland: The World’s First Underground Hotel

A long abandoned former quarry in one of Shanghai’s distant suburbs hardly seems like a promising site for a new resort. But more than a dozen years and $300 million later, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is truly a sight to behold. The 18-story resort hugs the rock face in a harmonious yin and yang design, reimagining the relationship between city and nature.

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These Romantic Valentine’s Day Travel Experiences Will Bring Couples Closer Than Ever

It’s no secret that travel compatibility is important in a relationship. And the more you travel with your partner, the more you learn about each other. Traveling with someone you love is an opportunity to not just experience new places and cultures together, but to see sides of yourself and your S.O. that you didn’t even know existed.

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The best wellness retreats for 2019

Once, a simple hangover breakfast might have sufficed for a reset on January 1, but not today: The world is moving lightning fast and keeping up doesn’t generally include taking a moment to breathe.

So, it’s no surprise that the retreat trend continues to grow: According to the Global Wellness Institute, worldwide wellness was a $4.2 trillion industry in 2017, with $639 billion dedicated to “wellness tourism.”

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The Upgrade: 4 Apps For Women Who Travel Solo

Solo travel is one of those journeys that can help you discover yourself and change your mindset forever. We believe that every woman should go on a solo adventure at least once, but we’d be lying if we didn’t acknowledge that it can be scary and challenging for many people. From worries over navigating foreign language barriers to safety and combating loneliness, the experience definitely tests you.

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Travel tips, before you go advice: Why every traveller should have a bucket list

I have a bucket list. I only came up with it a few weeks ago when I wrote a story for Traveller about the idea of a “reverse bucket list” – the things you shouldn’t do – and was asked to also list the experiences I genuinely did want to have before I died.

Until then I’d never really, properly, thought about it. I’ve written about the concept of a bucket list plenty of times. I’ve advised other people to put things on their list that I’ve enjoyed. But I’ve never sat down and thought about the five things I really, really want to achieve in my travelling life.

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