Best travel destinations in 2019
American citizens love to travel and we can definitely see it from statistics. More than 41 mil. U.S. citizens traveled in 2018 abroad (overseas), which has increased from 37 mil. in 2017. The favorite destination for Americans is Europe, following Caribbean and Asia. The “high season” months to travel are June and July with approximately 4,6 mil. travellers. On the other hand, January and February are considered as a “low season” with approximately 2,5 mil. travellers. As you already read, summer is the period of time when we travel the most, especially abroad to special resorts. Very popular months to travel are April and September as well.
We all want to travel and we have different reasons to do so. Here are a few main reasons why we travel around the world:
- Exploring new destinations
- Having a good time with friends or family
- Finding ourselves
- Expanding our perspective
- Learning and challenging
Depending on your reason to travel abroad, you should think of a place that fulfils your needs. The best way to find vacations to go, (in case you don’t have a destination yet) is to think what’s the most important thing for you. Do you want an adventure, or you just want to relax on the beach and have a few drinks? That’s why we have prepared several vacations to go for you to choose from.
Top 10 destinations
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
Top 10 cities
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Kathmandu, Nepal
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Meknes, Morocco
- Seoul, South Korea
- Cape town, South America
- Porto, Portugal
- Rome, Italy
- 10.Toronto, Canada
The cheapest vacations to go in 2019
- Sri Lanka
- Czech Republic
One of the best destinations for travel backpack is Asia. Most of the countries in Asia are very affordable and if you plan your trip in advance, it can cost you the same amount, as you would just go to another city in US.
I would definitely recommend Bali, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Thailand and Vietnam are probably the most affordable places for travel backpack. You can order a meal in the restaurant for approximately $2, or even less. Renting a scooter is going to cost you less than $5 a day. If you want to rent a scooter for a longer period of time, it will be cheaper as well. In all of these 4 countries mentioned above, people tend to negotiate the price. So, something that cost $10, after a few negotiations, can cost $5. I am not telling you to do that. If you prefer to explore Europe instead of Asia, then I recommend you Norway, Portugal and Spain.
Cruise travel is getting extremely popular in US. People do cruise travel as a family vacation, holiday cruise, wedding cruise or just to explore world from a different point of perspective. If you are in love with ocean and water in general, then this is most likely the perfect vacation for you.
- Almost everything is paid before you leave home
- Great food
- Amazing view all the time
- Lots of interesting people to meet
- A lifetime experience
- Only unpack once
- Hard to leave – if you are in a middle of the ocean, you will have to wait until the cruise stops in the port
- Sea sickness
- Tired of the same place
Traveling with family is an amazing experience, but it also might be a disaster for some people. If you are the first type of person, who loves to spend time with their family, then you should definitely pay close attention.
As I have been talking about before, I am mentioning only destinations outside US. Theoretically the destinations are more less the same, as for other type of travellers. On the other hand, it can be super dangerous when traveling with your kids. I think we should all be willing to spend a bit more when traveling with our kids, to make sure everything will be alright.
There is lots of reasons why we travel solo. It can be part of a business trip, self-indulgence, not having the right travel buddies, or simply feeling of freedom.
When we travel on our own, we can literally do whatever we want to. We don’t have to discuss it with another person, or more. We can literally do whatever we want and go wherever we want. It has lots of great benefits and most people who prefer traveling solo do that, in order to find themselves.
Solo travel is an amazing experience, mostly because we learn from our own mistakes. If something goes wrong, we cannot blame our friends, or family. We have to take the credit for it, be responsible and obviously, careful.
There is a huge increase in solo travel lately, and people are in love with asian culture. Nepal is probably one of the most favorite places to go, when solo traveling.
However, solo travel is a great way to explore lots of places, get an amazing experience and find ourselves, many people might find it boring or sad.
I recommend visiting LonelyPlanet.com. You can find lots of useful information, get an inspiration and knowledge for your next vacation. You have a possibility to book a hotel, flight, insurance, car, or tours. They even have a shop section, where you can purchase guides, magazines and many more.
If you liked the article, but you would like to travel within the US, read another article I have prepared just for you.