National Geographic Says These are the World’s Best Trips for 2019

If I know you, which I don’t but can still make a reasonable assumption about, travelling will be near the top of your New Year’s resolutions.

The big question, of course, is where on this wonderful planet you’d like to spend your precious vacation days. Trust me, I know they’re precious.

Good thing National Geographic, as good a resource on the matter as many, has just released their ‘Best Trips‘ guide for 2019. And yes, Canada got a shoutout thanks to Toronto’s invitation for visitors to “mix and mingle to the beat.” Oh, and because of Drake, The Weeknd, Momofuku, Kensington Market, and Chinatown. Probably could have done better there, NG.

Anyway, I’m not going to waste any more time talking about travel, so let’s get right to it. Here are the world’s most fantastic destinations to explore next year in four categories:


  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Salvador, Brazil
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Matera, Italy
  • Perth, Australia
  • Mexico City, Mexico


  • Peruvian Amazon
  • Montenegro
  • Belize
  • Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
  • South Walton County, Florida
  • Fanjingshan, China
  • Tahiti, French Polynesia


  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Hoang Lien SonVietnam
  • Galway, Ireland
  • Bauhaus Trail, Germany
  • Oakland, California
  • Vervey, Switzerland
  • Dordogne, France


  • Greenland
  • Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, New Mexico
  • Isla de los Estados, Argentina
  • Macedonia
  • Canterbury Region, New Zealand
  • Caño Cristales RiverColombia
  • Oman