Happy New Year! The beginning of 2020 ushers in both a new year and a new decade. Health and happiness are the goals, of course. Travel is a big focus, too. Here are seven spots to consider as you start making your travel plans for the new year. We’re dreaming about big destinations in Asia, Europe, and South America. An old favorite, in the Southwest, is also on the list. The adventure starts now.
Osaka: Eat ramen, udon, donburi, Japanese curry, takoyaki, yakiniku, and a 17-dish tasting menu in Japan.
Si Kham: Find karstic formations, elevated plains, steep river valleys, limestone caves, hidden waterfalls, and a boutique resort in Northern Thailand.
Dauin: Keep your New Year’s resolutions with a reset, a change of scenery, tropical rainforests, hot springs, dive sites, and one of the top-rated resorts in the Philippines.
Fiskars: Wander to an old ironworks village, a popular center for art and design, a museum, a candle shop, a bookshop and a cafe, and an old hotel that’s been restored beyond its former glory in Finland.
Stacze: Spend the summer hiding at a small village that was part of East Prussia, a lake, a manor house that was turned into an elegant hotel, and a secluded retreat in Northern Poland.
Marinilla: Explore part of the mighty Andes, lush hillsides, a protected forest, and a zero-waste property in Colombia.
Bluff: Discover steep switchbacks, prehistoric villages, mighty sandstone buttes, organic erosion, a cool little town, and a rustic inn in the southeast corner of Utah.