As we bundle up on the couch in our sweaters and blankets and sip on hot cocoa, it’s about that time when we start mentally planning our future getaway to a far-off land.
There are the usual vacation spots that run through your mind, but the world is so much bigger than that.
Discover rare destinations making a name for themselves in the coming year – and find out why you don’t want to miss out on these experiences of a lifetime.
Here are five countries that will be getting some hype in 2020, so get ahead of the curve and get your itinerary locked in.
Morocco is considered an impossible dream destination for many, being home to the famous city of Casablanca.
This colorful city, rich in Arab and European culture, is located on the border of the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
Streets of Marrakech are lined with souks (local outdoor markets), and highlights a historical medieval quarter.
Now, Royal Air Maroc is offering non-stop flights to the North African country, making it easier than ever to book a trip.
Neighboring Buenos Aires gets a lot of tourist attention, but Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, has been named as Ibero-American Culture Capital twice.
The city is not as crowded, leaving you free to see the people and culture in all its unique beauty.
Uruguay is making its way on the map as a wine country with their award winning Tannat grape. Taste it for yourself with a relaxing stay on the white sand beaches of Punta del Este.
You may think of the popular Iceland when you imagine rolling green hills straight out of a fantasy novel, but the European country of Slovenia gives the same jaw-dropping sight.
The terrain is left virtually untouched thanks to extensive environmental policies – and tops any of those in the Balkans with its towering trees and natural landscapes available for your touring pleasure.
One of the most coveted attractions is Postojna cave, where the vast Predjama Castle is nestled inside. It is a fairytale picture like you’ve never seen before.
Hawaii’s main island, Oahu, brought in 5.9 million tourists in 2017, according to Hawaii Guide, but the small, less popular island of Lanai didn’t even make the list.
The smallest inhabited island of the Hawaii chain has a newly renovated Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Koele, opening as a Sensei retreat.
The all-inclusive wellness retreat pampers you with fine dining and individualized attention, while the island offers remote beaches and private nooks.
It’s not often you get a sparsely habited beach to yourself, so take advantage of a tourist’s dream while you have a chance.
Ever wanted to be the star of an action flick? You know, the one where you navigate your way around exotic animals in the rainforest and a giant volcano?
Well, now you can.
Off the coast of Africa, this Portuguese island is beginning to draw tourists from the Portuguese mainland and Europe.
The island is rich in European culture with intricate, well-maintained gardens all over, giving it a natural royal look.
Become a cutting-age traveler and get to these hot destinations of 2020 ahead of the hordes of American tourists.
There is so much exotic and pristine landscapes to explore that are far-removed from the streets of peddlers and tour guides.
And putting the holiday budget towards an unforgettable travel experience wouldn’t be a bad idea either – giving you more than Santa ever could as we’ve previously shared with our readers.
Please let us know the most tourist-free area you have ever visited, and how it changed your vacation experience.