April 02, 2019 2 min read


Can you believe it? 2019 is now a quarter of the way over! Have you created your travel wish list for the year? If you haven’t, there is no time like the present. Below is our top 5 places to visit in 2019.


Elephants in BotswanaFor an authentic experience, head to Botswana for an unforgettable glamping (or upscale camping) endeavor. This is a fantastic way to get away from the realities of life, while basking in nature and connecting with wildlife with the added luxury of a comfortable place to stay. Consider the Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge located in Chobe National Park in Botswana. Here you can expect gorgeous wildlife viewing while staying in a beautiful lodge.


Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, SloveniaLjubljana, Slovenia is a charming and lively European destination that should fall on everyone’s travel wish list. Sail the Ljubljanixa River on a traditional wooden boat for fantastic views of the city. Stay in a modern chic hotel like the new InterContinental Ljubljana, located near Old Town, Park Tivoli and the train station. Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s rooftop B-Bar and B by Alfredo Russo restaurant while enjoying spectacular views of the city.


Krabi, Thailand

Krabi, Thailand - Railay beachKrabi still flies under the radar where hordes of travelers are concerned, leaving it mostly uncrowded and offering peaceful repose for visitors. Krabi resembles Halong bay in Vietnam, but without the business. Crash at Phulay Bay, which is considered to be a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Located on a white sand beach, the little bungalows offered here are like tiny houses with lap pools and massive beds within. Enjoy soaking in a lotus flower-shaped bathtub while staying here for a calming experience. Enjoy barbecues on the beach hosted by the hotel as well as boat trips around the islands.


Placencia, Belize

Placencia, BelizeBelize has more to offer than inland eco resorts and the cays. Further inland is the adorable waterfront fishing village, Placencia. This little corner of the earth is filled with bright buildings and houses and is home to Itz’ana, the first luxury resort to arrive in the area. The lobby of Itz’ana is made to give guests the feeling of being in a guest house rather than a hotel. You can also enjoy a stay at one of the may villas with private plunge pools! 


The Azores

Azores, Portugal - Sao MiguelFound in Portugal, the Azores are a beautiful set of islands seated smack dab in the middle of the Atlantic. The Azores are known for the exciting outdoor adventures they offer, including natural swimming pools, volcanic crater lakes, world-class whale watching, diving, surfing, gorgeous waterfalls, vineyards, thermal springs and much more. This natural playground is filled with plenty of natural beauty as well as historic cultural charm. You can catch a good night’s sleep at the Furnas Boutique Hotelor head over to Ponta Delgada and slumber at Azor Hotel, where you can chill at the amazing rooftop pool.

Brenda Phelps
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