5 Must Do Global Experiences for 2019

We’re into the countdown to 2019 and many of us are already planning what new experiences we’d like to have in the coming year. Seasoned travellers will know that the Christmas break is an ideal chance to do a little research on your wishlist destinations for the new year, looking at the best time of year for each adventure and mapping your plan around them.

There are brochures everywhere in my house at this time of year…

Perhaps it’s being back at home with family for the festive season that gives you that wanderlust again, either way now is the ideal time to start thinking about your ideal travel schedule, and checking out the following must see sights could be part of it. So push yourself out of your travel comfort zone and explore these amazing destinations…

A Blackout in Chile

An extremely rare event, on 2nd July 2019 a total solar eclipse is happening in the Southern Hemisphere. For two minutes the sun will be totally obscured and the phenomenon will only be visible from a narrow band in central Chile and Argentina. Plan a visit to the outskirts of Buenos Aires, the coastal plains of Chile or winemaking hot-spot San Juan, and you’ll be in prime position to witness it. How’s that for an unforgettable moment?

Go Trekking In Iceland

If you have always dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights, you have a chance from January to March, and what better way than a thrilling hike through the remote highlands of Iceland? Across lava fields, multi coloured mountains and shining glaciers, this is one adventure that will get you back to nature – if you can stop snapping the sights for your Instagram feed that is! Specialist travel company Global Adventure Challenges is now leading treks into the heart of Iceland, complete with the bright lights of Reykjavik and unspoilt landscape and hot springs of the Icelandic wilderness.

Get out your walking boots…

Travel The Old Silk Road

Uzbekistan is a bit of a hidden travel gem, and since introducing easy e-visas this year for stays over five days and scrapping them entirely for those under, it’s welcoming visitors to discover it’s little known wonders. The ancient trading route of the Silk Road ran from China to Turkey, and some of it’s most important stops are located in Uzbekistan, such as Samarkand – with it’s glittering minarets and domes and beautiful mosaic walls. Meanwhile the walled city of Khiva is a UNESCO world heritage site as well as being home to families and businesses, functioning like a working museum.

Cycle Milan To Monaco

If you want to get fit and see some real European gems, this trip will be calling your name. Riding 240 miles from the fashion capital of Europe to the beauty of the French Riviera is a trip you’ll never forget. Ending up in Monaco, the playground of the rich and famous, you can go yacht spotting or time your visit for an event like the Cannes Film Festival to really bring the glamour. Cross the finish line in style and then relax with an Aperol Spritz – how’s that for travel goals!

Happy Travelling!



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34 thoughts on “5 Must Do Global Experiences for 2019

    1. Both of these are definitely high up on my bucket list – they both sound like fantastic experiences don’t they!
      Kate x

  1. Great list of potential adventures Kate. Iceland is a must-see place for both of us but not sure when we’ll get there. Never thought of Uzbekistan but the Silk Road does sound fascinating.

    1. Thanks – I’m hopeful I’ll make them all at some point! I’d not thought of the Silk Road before, but I went to an illustrated talk about it a while ago and it looked absolutely fantastic…
      Kate x

    1. I’m forever adding new places to my list… how I’m ever going to find the time to do them all I have no idea, lol!
      Kate x

  2. I’d love to travel the silk road!! I lived in Hopkinsville, KY during the total solar eclipse in August 2017. It was the epicenter of that event and absolutely amazing. I definitely suggest experiencing one if you’re ever available.

    1. I heard a talk on the Silk Road a while back and it just looked incredible! I’d love to see a solar eclipse… one day!
      Kate x

  3. The blackout sounds so interesting, but we will be in Disney World that day (my boys have never been!). And as much as I absolutely hate the cold, trekking in Iceland sounds so fun!

  4. All the places you mentioned sound great to visit. I’ve never been out of the United States but do hope to travel outside soon. I just need to get over my fears of traveling.

    1. They are all on my (lengthy) bucket list… You’re so lucky to have so many fantastic places to visit in the US – but I hope you get to travel overseas soon too!
      Kate x

    1. I’ve yet to visit Iceland, but it’s high up on my list of places I want to visit – it looks so beautiful! I’d love to see the Northern Lights too…
      Kate x

    1. Don’t they! I think it would be worth the cold to see them – you’d just need to wrap up very warm lol!
      Kate x

  5. A friend of mine recently went to Uzbekistan. It wasn’t really on my radar until I heard about her amazing trip. I can’t wait to go!

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