Top 10 countries to travel to in 2019!

Top 10 countries to travel to in 2019!

 A new year and a new supply of vacation days, that means time to make new travel plans! To help you on your way, we put together our top 10 countries for 2019 in random order. To which country are you going to make a round trip?

1. America

Monument Valley in West America.

Whatever you may think of the political system, culture and / or mentality, America is one of the most exciting countries in the world. With vast national parks, rugged mountains and canyons. With legendary, endless motorways through wild prunus, past dusty prairie towns where a lost “motel” flashes in neon light. With coastlines you say you are against and with some of the most iconic cities in the world (New York! San Francisco! Las Vegas!).

Read more about the most important destinations in America and read the travel experiences of others.

2. Norway
Lofoten
Lofoten in Norway.

The land of fjords, glaciers, Vikings, old fishing villages and endless green forests. Norway is one of the most prosperous countries in the world and you can see that. Cities and roads are well laid out, nature is protected, tourism is well organized and the population is friendly but reserved. Nature lovers and active lovers in particular seek their fortune in Norway, but Norway also has great destinations for city trips such as Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen. Adventurers can indulge in glacier kayaking, ice climbing, whale or bird safaris, whitewater rafting, mountain biking or climbing the spectacular and terrifying Trolltunga or Preikestolen.

Read more about the most important destinations in Norway and read the travel experiences of others

3. Indonesia
Borobudur
Sunrise at the Borobudur temple in Java.

A fascinating culture, rich history, fantastic cuisine, landscapes full of rice fields, volcanoes and rainforest and hundreds of tropical islands with blue waters and white beaches: Indonesia is a huge paradise that offers endless relief to both casual travelers and adventure seekers. Travel between the islands is done by plane or ferry. You can rent a scooter or a car with driver on site, which is popular and inexpensive throughout Indonesia.

4. Belize
Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Great Blue Hole in Belize.

The small, hilly Belize is the youngest country in Central America and forms a mix of cultures and landscapes. From the bright blue Caribbean sea with paradisiacal islands to the green jungle & wildlife inland and from the ancient Mayan ruins to the beautiful coral reef with the famous “Great Blue Hole”. In Belize people speak mainly English, but also Creole and (sometimes) Spanish; a fascinating melting pot. Off the Caribbean coast of Belize are three atolls and the second largest coral reef in the world. Along the reef are hundreds of tropical islands, the so-called “Cayes”, where everyone can find their personal paradise. Best known are Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker.

5. Australia
Twelve apostles
The Great Ocean Road in Australia.

From the deserted outback to the tropical rainforest, from white beaches to green vineyards, from dry deserts to fabulous sea cliffs, from the Great Barrier Reef to the opera house of Sydney, from Aboriginals to surfers and from kangaroos to crocodiles. Australia is a very varied country. Not surprising, given its huge size. “The Land Down Under” has been a backpackland and traveler favorite par excellence for decades. The best thing is to go out on your own with a rented minibus or camper. The adventure ahead!

6. Jordan
Petra by Night
Petra by Night.

For centuries people have been fascinated by the kingdom of Jordan, a well-arranged but varied travel destination. You can wander around the majestic ancient city of Petra (one of the wonders of ancient times), visit countless biblical sites, marvel at rugged landscapes, float on the Dead Sea, relax on Aqaba beach, party in Amman capital or sleep under the stars in one of the most extraordinary deserts in the world: Wadi Rum. In Jordan you make a journey through time.
7. Colombia
Cartagena
View over the rooftops of the old center of Cartagena during sunset.

Deserted prairies, tropical Amazon jungles, snowy peaks, bizarre rock deserts, beautiful national parks and snow-white Caribbean beaches. Picturesque colonial villages, sacred lakes, valleys full of coffee plantations and authentic Indian towns full of colorful markets. A travel brochure cliché: but Colombia really has everything. Except flourishing tourism. At least not yet. The country is slowly shaking off its drug and rebel reputation and travelers are discovering its natural and cultural resources. A beautiful country, still very affordable and largely undiscovered.

8. Madagascar
Allée des Baobabs, Madagascar
Allée des Baobabs, Madagascar.

For lovers of largely unspoiled nature, Madagascar is heaven. Beautiful parks with primary rainforest full of lemurs and chameleons, the unique stone forests or “tsingy”, the rugged forests in the northeast (the habitat of the endangered aye aye, or of course the exotic baobabs). On the sandy road between Morondava and Belon’i Tsiribihina you will find the fantastic “Avenue of the Baobabs”, the most famous photo snapshot from Madagascar. Oh yes, and there are also wonderful beaches and islands. The northwest coast is full of tropical pearls, with Nosy Be as the most popular resort location.

9. Oman
Oman
The Hadara mountains in Oman.

The Sultanate of Oman is an authentic country that has taken a new course since 1970. Under the new leader, sultan Qabus bin Said Al Said, the economic situation has improved enormously. The country is accessible to tourists, schools, hospitals, infrastructure and irrigation projects have been built and Oman is at peace with all other countries of the Middle East. Those who cannot go long and far, but want to go to a completely different world, should consider Oman. Age-old forts, vast deserts where Bedouin live, beautiful valleys with oases and wadis (river beds) with turquoise water pools, hidden white beaches along rugged rocky coasts, picturesque fishing villages and fascinating old towns with exotic souks. Oman is nature and culture in overdrive. Tip: go wild camping!

10. Vietnam
Tam Coc
Top view of the Ngo Dong river at Tam Coc in Vietnam.

Vast rice fields, misty mountain villages, a coastline full of enchanting bays, the mighty Mekong and crawling scooters through lively streets full of open kitchens. The land of the rising dragon is blessed with a variety of impressions. Vietnam has left its war past behind and is bustling like never before. Travel from northern Hanoi to southern Ho Chi Min City (or vice versa) and discover a country full of wonderful people and fascinating culture. A journey from north to south or vice versa takes you through the highlands of Sapa, colonial Hanoi, the fabulous Halong Bay and the atmospheric town of Hoi An, via the seaside resort of Nha Trang to surf mecca Mui Ne, the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh, the Cu Chi tunnels the Mekong Delta. Travel along the coast by public transport or head into the mountains on the back of the motorcycle with the Easy Riders.

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