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.
What’s old (or f-trending) is new again, and Sri Lanka is case-in-point. Dubbed as one of our places to go in 2017 given its rich mix of cultures, religions, natural wonders, and more—this hub of wildlife, otherworldly beaches, and stunning temples is also a paradise for foodies, surfers, adventure-seekers, and the wellness-obsessed.
Time well spent in Sri Lanka is all about balance. Spend days enjoying the surf and the country’s lush beaches, and follow up lazy days with trips to Udawalawe National Park, hikes to World’s End, and trips to the country’s endless array of historic ruins and temples. A vast array of luxury hotels and tented camps, destination spas, and to-die-for restaurants make this destination ideal for those looking to relax and reboot before (or after) activities with an ample dose of history and adventure.