Where to Travel in 2019

It’s time to start planning new travels! I love looking back at old posts to see what I’ve been able to scratch off the trip list and what places are still pending a visit. If you’re searching for ideas on where to travel in 2019, you’ve come to the right place. Below are destinations that have caught my attention and I feel are worth a visit (or revisit) this new year.

San Juan, Puerto Rico 

We visited San Juan in 2016 and I’ve been wanting to return since the day we left. I fell in love with the city, the architecture, the food, and the people. As Puerto Rico continues to rebuild after Hurricane Maria, the island is very much in need of tourism. San Juan is up and running and eager to welcome visitors. If it’s been on your list, please don’t put it off. Puerto Rico needs us, and this is a great way to contribute to their economy. For more San Juan inspiration, check out my post HERE.


I’ll admit it, I’m a Europe person. My travel lists rarely include anywhere in Asia. Though there are several Asian countries I’ve been eyeing, I think the first one on the list has to be Japan. It’s a country that intrigues me even if I’m terrified of how often they get earthquakes. Everything from the cherry blossoms to the unique architecture and food is drawing me to Japan for 2019.

source: instagram.com/japan.vacations

New England, USA 

If I haven’t made it clear with all my foliage posts, fall is my most favorite season and I want to continue the tradition of exploring a new part of the world during this time of year. New England is famous for its foliage, and I kind of want to be in the middle of it. The states (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island) look beautiful year round, but my goodness do they shine during autumn.

Alexandria, Virginia, USA 

I get a lot of my inspiration from people I follow on Instagram. A lot of igers who live on the east coast visited Alexandria this past year and I was so charmed by their photos and stories. Alexandria’s old town is just my style so I’m aiming to spend a night there this summer followed by Philly and NYC *pancakes*. I wouldn’t skip this town if you’re visiting that side of the US. It’s super close to D.C. as well so you can always do a day trip!

source: instagram.com/visitalexva

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Last time we were making our way up to NYC from D.C. we made a quick stop in Philadelphia to visit the “oldest street in the USA“. When I was doing research for Philly, I realized how much there is to do there and how picturesque the city is beyond just Elfreth’s Alley. I’m hoping to revisit and spend time exploring more of what Philly has to offer.

Bruges & Ghent, Belgium 

Back to Europe, of course. I’ve been dreaming of walking the streets of Bruges and Ghent in Belgium for sooo long now. Yet every time I try to add it to the itinerary something changes that plan. My goal is to visit these two cities possibly in the fall (imagine how much prettier they’d look). I’m eager to see their medieval architecture, try all of their waffles, and eat all of their fries.

source: happytowander.com

Alberobello, Italy

I was so sad that we didn’t get to revisit Italy last year, so we want to make it happen for 2019. Yes, we’ve been there 4 times before, but we never tire of this country. I really want to go back to Rome, Naples, Tuscany, and add in a new place I’ve been eyeing for some years now, Alberobello. Christie of Ckanani.com inspired me further with her photos of this unique town.

source: ckanani.com

I’m not sure where 2019 will take us, but I pray we can make some great trips happen. Either way, I hope this post was an inspiration for your list as well. I’d love to hear what travels you have planned for this upcoming year.

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  • Reply Krissy September 30, 2019 at 5:53 am

    The photos are compliments to the blog. Great read and good tips. Keep up the good work. And happy travelling.

    • Reply Lily September 30, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks so much for reading Krissy!

  • Reply Rachel January 12, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    So many of these places are on my list. I’ve visited Bruges before but I really want to book a trip for the Christmas markets this year. Visiting New England in the fall would be a dream! xo

    • Reply This Darling World January 12, 2019 at 11:12 pm

      Bruges looks like a dream I can only imagine it during Christmastime! And yes New England is something else with that foliage.🤩

  • Reply Dylan January 12, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks for convincing me to look in to a trip to Puerto Rico in 2019! I’d been considering it, but I haven’t been sure whether the tourism would be a boon or a burden. I’ll definitely look into it!

    • Reply This Darling World January 12, 2019 at 11:10 pm

      So happy to hear this!! You’re going to love Puerto Rico😍

  • Reply Sarah January 12, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Great bucket list, fingers crossed you manage to tick them all off this year

  • Reply Christie January 1, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    I’m famous!!! Why don’t you love the West Coast though? 😩

    • Reply This Darling World January 2, 2019 at 1:17 am

      Haha I do love the west coast! I have it on my list to return at a later time though.

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