From the world’s deepest lake to a once-in-a-generation winegrowers’ festival, destinations abound for those with a strong case of wanderlust.– The Australian Financial Review
How does someone travel successfully in 2019? With social media occupying so much of our time, it’s easy to define a successful trip as one that pulled in all the likes. But while taking advantage of your Instagram-worthy destination isn’t a bad thing, there’s definitely more to an incredible vacation. To get the most out of your travel, you want to experience things you’ve never encountered before. You want to immerse yourself in a new culture, and visit a combination of “must-see” spots and off-the-beaten-path destinations.– Travel+Leisure
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CheapOair has announced its travel trend analysis for 2019 and top affordable destinations for each month in the new year. By analyzing year-over-year data and taking factors into consideration such as the economy, fuel costs, demographics of travelers, and airline trends, CheapOair is anticipating some rising travel trends and interesting destinations throughout 2019.-Travel Agent
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The experience is immersive, and incredibly private, guests (equipped with hot water bottles for the chilled early-morning adventures) head out for intimate game drives with conservation-minded guides skilled in tracking down desert-adapted giraffe, elephants, zebras and carnivores. In true colonial form, evenings, of course, are spent sipping Namibian gin and tonics around a fire and chatting with guides about their giraffe conservation work, or having the evening’s menu performed by native staff in their highly expressive click language.– Hollywood Reporter
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If you’re planning a trip to Africa in 2019, below are a list of African cities that you should visit throughout the year.– Travel Noire
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WANT to get ahead of the crowd? These destinations are set to be big news in the next few years.
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As locavores preach, food tastes better when eaten as close as possible to its place of origin. Fried clams are guaranteed to be fresh in Ipswich. Blue crabs taste sweetest on the Chesapeake Bay. Plan a summer weekend trip to one of the following destinations to enjoy the local culinary specialty along with the scenery.
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Swoon-worthy spas, Zen-inducing hikes — most travelers crave blissful escapes and wellness trips that re-charge the body, mind and soul.
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Families can take advantage of a full school-free month. The days surrounding the Fourth of July are the most popular for travel. But many people take time off during other times of the month.
Many destinations have a variety of festivals during the month. And there are plenty of cities that have beautiful parks for outdoor activity.
Here are a few destinations that are good deals for fun and value:
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Before Game of Thrones shot new scenes for Season 7 at Spain’s quiet San Juan de Gaztelugatxe heritage site, not many of us knew of its existence. Now, for fans of the show at least, it’s highly recognisable as the dramatic backdrop for Dragonstone, Daenerys Targaryen’s castle – and, following the release of the lastest season, started drawing some 2,500 tourists per day.
Croatia’s Dubrovnik was subject to the same surge in interest after King’s Landing was shot there in earlier seasons of the show, and continues to be overrun six years later.
Similarly, the Lord of the Rings franchise was attributed, at least in part, to a staggering 50 per cent growth in tourism in New Zealand, where it was filmed, between the release of the first movie in 2001 and 2016.
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