5 Destinations You Should Visit In 2019
By: The Nixplay Team
Even the most well-traveled among us will agree: There will never be a shortage of interesting places to discover. If you haven’t booked your vacation leaves yet for the year, we’ve lined up some picturesque locales to suit every kind of traveler. Whether you’re on the lookout for a cosmopolitan hotspot or an idyllic tropical paradise, there should be a destination here that’s perfect for you. Don’t forget to display your travel photos on your Nixplay frame!
Still feeling the Crazy Rich Asians fever? Same here—we can’t wait for the sequel, China Rich Girlfriend! And if we had our way, we’d be jetting off to Singapore, the movie’s spectacular location, to live out our crazy rich dreams. And if you’re flying there in 2019, you’re in luck: The small nation-state has a lot to celebrate this year, starting from the bicentennial of its founding to the completion of the iconic Raffles Singapore’s renovation. There’s never been a better time to hunt for your own Nick Young or Astrid Leong!
2. The Peloponnese, Greece
Need a break from the crowds at Mykonos and Santorini? Head to the Peloponnese, a laidback region in the south of Greece known for having more wineries and grape varieties than any other place in the country. Its west coast is lined with beautiful beaches, and its spas and retreats promise a tranquil time. If relaxation is your utmost priority, this is the place to be.
3. Matera, Italy
There’s more to Italy than the history of Rome, the fashion of Milan, the art of Florence, the gondolas of Venice, and the food of, well, the whole country. The prehistoric city of Matera, located in the southern region of Basilicata, is known for its sassi: clusters of cave dwellings thought to be among the first human settlements in Italy. The city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, slowly transforming into a cultural hotspot with charming hotels, galleries, and restaurants. Matera was declared the European Capital of Culture in 2019, kicking off the year on January 19 with a music-filled street celebration.
4. Siargao, Philippines
White sand beaches and pastel sunsets. Crystal-clear turquoise waters teeming with vivid corals. Waves for surfers of all levels, and unspoiled islands located a short boat ride away. The teardrop-shaped island of Siargao, located in the south of the Philippines, offers all these, and more. This island, perfectly situated to embrace the Pacific Ocean, is a legendary surf spot, and beginners can try the sport at one of the many surf schools lining the shore. Siargao was voted the world’s top island in 2018 by Conde Nast Traveler despite its lack of international flights: A testament to its sheer beauty.
5. Vevey, Switzerland
Every 20 years, the lakeside town of Vevey holds the Fête des Vignerons, a UNESCO-recognized festival that pays homage to the region’s vineyard traditions. First held in 1797, what was formerly a grape harvest celebration has since turned into a three-week spectacle punctuated by lavish performances. Interested in going? Mark your calendars: This year’s Fête des Vignerons will be held from July 18 to August 11.