Seven Dream Destinations to See This Year
When I was putting together this year’s travel wishlist, I couldn’t help but notice that it’s a little less city-centric compared to last year’s list. It’s no surprise that living in New York has me looking for some quieter escapes in 2019. Last year I revisited a couple old favorites (Savannah in the fall and London at Christmas), explored Los Angeles and New York. I’m not sure where 2019 will take me, but these are the top spots on my list!
photo by KT Merry
3. Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Pretty much since Pinterest became a thing, this hotel has been on my travel wishlist - and my list of hotel crushes. The manor is on a reserve that’s home to endangered Rothschild giraffes who wander up to the windows for a bite of breakfast. Maybe 2019 is the year I finally make the trip!
photo by Merritt Beck
After exploring Los Angeles and San Francisco, the next spot on my California list is Carmel-by-the-Sea - a town that looks like it was plucked from a fairytale. During a road trip along Highway 1, I’d plan a couple nights here to explore Carmel and take in the famous views around Point Lobos.
photo by Gal Meets Glam
6. A Sunny Island Getaway
The not-winter-but-not-spring weather of March and April always makes me crave a really great beach trip. I rarely give in, but that’s half because there are too many places to choose from - Harbour Island (above), Hydra, Costa Rica… if you have a favorite, let me know!
photo from My NYC Favorites (so far!)
7. New York City
Is it too cheesy to list my own (new) city? Even though we’ve been here for eight months already, it feels like we’ve barely scratched the surface. You can read about some of my New York favorites - so far - and some ideas for a wintry visit, but I can’t wait to keep exploring.