Will any of these destinations be in your travel plans for 2020?
6 MANCHESTER, ENGLAND
5 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
4 CRETE, GREECE
For nature lovers: you can throw your towel on the pink Elafonissi beach or the palm beach of Vai. Hiking the Samaria Gorge – which is one of the longest in Europe – is perfect outside the hot summer season.
I haven’t done it, but my mom raves about it. Our Cretan friend recommends wintertime as the best time to hike and by then prices is lower and fewer tourists. Hmm, we’ll see if we get around to do that.
If you travel individually and not on a package deal (which is the cheapest option for Crete), you should stop in Athens. It has great local places near the university and is still cheap. So much, that Lonely Planet has it as on Best In Travel 2020 as a destination for good value.
2 ISTANBUL, TÛRKIYE
Türkiye is beautiful, friendly and it’s not expensive. You can even enjoy a Luxury Weekend on a Budget
I dream of driving from Istanbul down by the coast and visit all the old important Mediterranean cities and ruins in Troy, Pergamon, Smyrna and Ephesus.
1 SVALBARD, NORWAY
I hope my best and worst destination from 2019 helps you to plan where to go in 2020.
Next year, I will once again go skiing in Norway, my mom invited me to Pompeji (bucket list), enjoy a weekend trip with friends, go solo somewhere new, take a work trip to Norway (again) and hopefully go on a hiking trip in Tatra Mountains in Slovakia. And who knows…
What was your best trip in 2019?