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.
How is Panama still under the radar? The in-the-know travelers who’ve already had the chance to embrace this country’s tropical climate, lush rainforests, white-sand beaches, and vibrant culture aren’t sure why. Panama City celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2019, and the year promises to be filled with epic parties to rejoice.
As for where to stay, two new resorts worth noting are popping up on the west coast: Isla Palenque in the Gulf of Chiriquí (think small, with only eight casitas and one large villa on 400-acres) and Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge, a 14 private island archipelago and sleeps up to 18 guests. Per Embark Beyond, “This new private island resort is the first of its kind, bringing exclusive eco-adventure opportunities for explorers looking for unique marine adventures in a virtually untouched landscape, bringing a new level of experience to the country’s beautiful coastline.”