Travel in 2018 was all about far-flung, unexpected experiences—and 2019 is no different. But rediscovering the world's must-sees, delving deeper into already-trendy destinations, and visiting countries worthy (and in need) of tourism are only some of the ways to travel well this year. Sometimes the new year is not all about novelty, and travel in 2019 will require taking another look at destinations already on your radar. Here, BAZAAR's 19 places to visit in 2019—whether you're looking to adventure, or indulge in some much needed self-care.
“The sprawling Skeleton Coast, a previously hard to access corner of the country, is now ripe for adventure with several new design focused luxury lodges which have recently opened, like Shipwreck Lodge,” says Marchant of Black Tomato. The property features 10 mock-shipwrecks, each appointed with chic, contemporary finishings. Also worth a stay in this remote part of the world? Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, which Marchant dubbed one of BAZAAR‘s Best Hotels in the World. This alternative wilderness retreat is set in the heart of the Namib Naukluft wilderness, and only accessible by air. After a night spent in a perfectly-appointed luxury tent, take a drive out into the Hoanib river bed to spot desert wildlife like lions, elephants, giraffes and native herds of gemsbok and springbok.
“Now the otherworldly landscapes, unique desert adapted wildlife, and haunting shipwreck relics are waiting to be explored. Our Travel Experts suggest taking a scenic flight to Möwe Bay. From here, you will have the opportunity to explore the dunes at Little Oasis, and explore the corroded remains of the Suiderkus shipwreck. For travelers looking for something a little different, we love to set up bespoke luxury camps in the middle of the remote deserts. From Swakopmund we can arrange for clients to set off on a sunset quad bike ride through the desert to reach their bespoke camp set up just for them under the star-lit sky. For adventurers, we can also arrange unforgettable night-walk safaris along The Hoanib River route, which takes guests through game rich valleys and river beds in search of a fresh track of black rhino or desert elephant.”