A new year means new resolutions and newer plans for another 365 days. Travelling is always included in our new year resolutions, even if we traveled the year before. Traveling trends, for tourists, have been changing over the years and similarly, 2019 also has seen a change in the places people want to visit. Everybody has been in Dubai and its humongous shopping arenas. The majority has been to Paris and Germany. The search for ancient landscapes and ‘closest-to-nature’ sites have taken over. Six most desired places on everybody’s bucket list are mentioned below :

Egypt

The land of pharaohs is the top travel destination for 2019. Egypt offers a vacation full of exploration and relaxation. The pyramids of Giza are an enchanting mystery for the visitors. The hieroglyphics in the temples and the mummified bodies are a site to awe at the advancement of the ancient people, in an era with no resources. You can take a cruise or boat to explore the beautiful River Nile. The Red Sea has resorts constructed along its vicinity, where you can enjoy the watersports. 2019 is the best time to visit Egypt because the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum is just around the corner.

Matera, Italy

This city is famous for its ancient-looking architecture which offers a very romantic ambiance. There is a variety of sites to explore here such as magnificent art galleries, cave-like hotels, splendid food places,and historic cathedrals. Matera is the cultural hub of Italy. This year the cultural programme will begin in January where thousands of artists will be performing live while marching along Matera’s streets. This will be a site to witness.

The Arctics

If you take a flight from Oslo, you will land in the world’s northernmost city that is Longyearbyen, within three hours. You can pack your bags for Arctic exploration from this very location. You will witness coldest temperatures, ice and icebergs, rocky shores and vegetation-rich hills throughout your journey. The best part about is that the sun never sinks so you can try your luck at sightseeing of whales, seals, polar bears and the cutest penguins.

Sao Tome & Principe, West Africa

These are two tropical islands on the coastal side of West Africa. Your visit here will be your dream come true because you will get to see the wildlife, the trees, the jungles and the beaches these Islands have. Don’t miss out the elephant rides and meeting the turtles at the beach.

Vietnam

This country has diversity in its landscapes and lifestyle. The rural and urban cultures are different here. The food and people of Vietnam are both heartwarming. There is so much to explore here.

Greece

Is there anybody who hasn’t seen the most aesthetic pictures of Santorini on Instagram and had not fallen in love with it? Greece has been flooding with tourists all year round. The tiny, close –knitted houses here in Santorini, all painted in whites, are to die for. The streets are tiny but spacious enough to take a stroll to the mountains. Hiking, paragliding,and rock climbing are only a few of the numerous adventures you will find in Greece.