For those intrepid adventurers, Lonely Planet’s has released it’s Best in Travel report for 2019, “primed to capture travelers’ imaginations.”
Topping the countries list is Sri Lanka with the notable entry of Zimbabwe at third – on the comeback trail following years of despair and turmoil before the recent removal of Robert Mugabe.
Denmark’s Copenhagen is the must visit city, topping that list, next year while Shenzen in China and Dakar in Senegal are apparently worthy options you may never have before considered.
Australia’s outback gets a mention, coming in at fourth among the regions where Italy’s Piedmont came on top.
The travel bible’s report is based on the nominations of editors, researchers, locals, and influencers. Nominations are then run down into top 10 lists by a panel of judges, who are trying to find the best places that are unique, compelling and timely.
Lonely Planet’s top 10 countries for 2019
- Sri Lanka
- Sao Tome and Principe
Lonely Planet’s best cities for 2019
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Shenzhen, China
- Novi Sad, Serbia
- Miami, FL, USA
- Kathmandu, Nepal
- Mexico City, Mexico
- Dakar, Senegal
- Seattle, WA, USA
- Zadar, Croatia
- Meknes, Morocco
Lonely Planet’s best regions for 2019
- Piedmont, Italy
- The Catskills, USA
- Northern Peru
- The Red Centre, Australia
- Scotland’s Highlands and islands
- Russian Far East
- Gujarat, India
- Manitoba, Canada
- Normandy, France
- Elqui Valley, Chile
By Cameron Jenkins with Erene Oberholzer.
TOP IMAGE: Sri Lanka (Lonely Planet/Youtube)