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39: Best Travel Spots for 2019 (Places You May NOT Know)

November 15, 2018
In this podcast episode, we share ideas for your 2019 travel wish list. We are not going to talk about the top 20 travel destinations around the world but focus on the locations that sometimes get overlooked. We look at 10 of our favorite spots for doing all the things we love to do - food, scooters, beaches, culture, history, festivals, music, meeting new friends and socializing. Our list includes Lisbon, Krakow, Greek Islands, Panama City, Da Nang, Sicily, San Pedro de Atacama, Koyasan, Alicante, and the Isle of Man. This may be the first time you are hearing about some of these locations. Tune in to find out why you need to consider each for 2019. Main Topics Covered: Best Travel Spots for 2019 (Places You May NOT Know) Links Mentioned in the Episode: An easy way to support us is by checking out our Amazon Store. We list all of the items we love there.  Look through the TrustedHouseSitters website and get your discount by using our link Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index recently came out. We have been to over half of the top 20 list including the TOP destination Bangkok, Thailand. Other cities include Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Tokyo, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Bali, Osaka, Pattaya. This is our list of top cities to visit in 2019 beyond that top 20. Matt freaking loves Lisbon, Portugal for so many reasons. We get into a bunch of them on Podcast 18: Lisbon, Portugal (Our Second Trip to the Romantic & Festive City).  We also described Lisbon Portugal – 14 Top Things to Do in that detailed post.  The history and culture to be found in Krakow, Poland is endless. We discuss it in great detail in Podcast 22: Poland – Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz.  Greek Islands! You gotta love it! We highlight our favorites in Podcast 21: Five Greek Islands We Love (with Tips and Tricks).  Panama City, Panama is a treasure in the same time zone. In Podcast 24: Panama City, Casco Viejo, and San Blas (Sailing Adventure in Panama) we talk all about our love for this Central American location.  You all know that Da Nang, Vietnam is one of our favorite places on Earth. Check out Podcast 11: Vietnam Travel to hear more about why you should go.  If you like poker check out Playing Poker in Vietnam [Millions at Stake] to learn about how it goes down there.  Would you want to see motorcycles flying by at 180+MPH? Listen to Podcast 16: Sicily and Isle of Man (2 Very Different Island Experiences) for those details.  Nikki is in love with San Pedro de Atacama. After you listen to her passion on this episode check out San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (The Best Itinerary with Videos).  If that is not enough, also check out San Pedro de Atacama Travel Tips (Top 7) and then book your trip.  Koyasan, Japan is one of the most unique places on the planet. So spiritual. Listen to Podcast 32: Japan Travel Part 2 (Sumo Wrestling, Geisha, and the Countryside).  Oh, Sicily! We loved you for so many reasons. Castellammare del Golfo stood out for many reasons. Read Sicily Restaurants (Top 5) That We Can’t Get Out of Our Minds to get inspired.  The beaches of Alicante, Spain are some of the best in the world. Listen to Podcast 19: Alicante (Spain) to hear why we fell in love with this beautiful destination.  If that is not enough, read Alicante Spain (The Best Beach City in Spain) and you will want to pack your bathing suit immediately.  Make sure you understand what to pack. Pack Less! Here is a great post on everything we packed in a single backpack.  Sign up for our Newsletter to get the latest tips in Travel and hear about our weekly visits around the world