2019 is ready and raring to go, so it’s time to start thinking about the latest travel trends for the year ahead. From destinations to apps, take a peek at our round-up of the best in travel, and look forward to an adventurous and memorable year…
Copenhagen has recently been named ‘Top City: Best in Travel 2019’ in Lonely Planet’s annual campaign, and it’s not hard to see why. With its Scandi-cool vibes, Insta-worthy architecture and multitude of things to do and see, Denmark’s capital makes for an excellent place to tick off your travel list. Our top picks include the charming, 19th century Tivoli Gardens amusement park, the hipster haven Nyhavn and the opulent Christiansborg Palace.
Make 2019 the year of getting your stuff in order with some handy packing cubes. Simply collect everything you intend on packing for a trip, and organise into categories with the help of these nifty storage nets. Toiletries, clothes, accessories, chargers, documents… you name it, you’ll now know EXACTLY where they are.
Whale watching, beer spas, the chance of seeing the elusive Northern Lights… sweet dreams are made of this. Make 2019 a year of true adventure and intrepidity with a trip to Akureyri; Northern Iceland’s hidden gem. The town is sure to inspire with its stunning vistas, delicious Scandi-inspired cuisine and plethora of activities. Akureyri is most definitely bucket list worthy.
Since being the filming location for titles such as Peaky Blinders, Ready Player One and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Birmingham has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. Learn more about the history of chocolate (yes, please) at Cadbury World, shop ’til you drop at the iconic Bull Ring retail centre or pay a visit to the nearby Black Country Living Museum. It’s all for the taking.
Feel like you’re always rushing around at 100mph? Any.do promises to make you feel more in control of your daily chores and activities, while getting more done in the long run. Your tasks and events can be sub-categorised e.g. shopping lists, people to call, errands to run etc, so there’s less time for procrastination and more time for, well, doing!
New York has long been known as the place to go for a break away, but the current trend is to explore beyond Manhattan while taking a bite out of the big apple. Head to Brooklyn and have fun at Coney Island, eat traditional Greek food in an authentic taverna in Astoria, Queens or meet the animals at Bronx Zoo. All of New York’s boroughs offer something unique and memorable during your trip to the USA.
Picture the scene… you’re at the baggage claim and all you can make out is a sea of black and grey suitcases swirling around the conveyor belt. This needn’t be the ‘case’ (pardon the pun) anymore, as Head Case is here to save the day. The personalised skin comes in a range of sizes and designs, and if you’re feeling brave you can even choose your pet, partner, or indeed, yourself to be the head shot!
Nottingham?! I hear you cry. Well, yes, Nottingham is pretty up and coming as it goes. The city is packed with cultural delights, great places to eat and enticing attractions. Explore Nottingham Castle, take a selfie with the iconic Robin Hood statue or brave the City of Caves. Alternatively, take a day trip to the stately Wollaton Hall.
Map your adventures with ease thanks to LiveTrekker. The app cleverly tracks every step you take, creating journeys that you can later look back on and cherish. Whether it’s a walk through the woods with a loved one or an epic voyage through a new country, it’s never been easier to save the memory.
Ever reminisced about a trip and wondered when you went on that once-in-a-lifetime safari? Or what month it was when you braved the heights of a mountain? It can be really confusing, especially if you travel often! Go old school this year with a travel diary. Choose a sleek design and, if you’re feeling fancy, get it personalised so you’ll eagerly want to jot down all of your exciting experiences. You never know, your travel memoirs could be published one day!