Our top travel destinations for 2019

Our top travel destinations for 2019

Whether home shores are set for rain or shine, the season of escapism has begun and at Whistles HQ, we’re dreaming of remote islands and foreign landscapes to ward off the winter chill. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next getaway, dive into Team Whistles’ top travel destinations for 2019 – perfect for if you’re seeking out the sun, or longing for an easy escape.

SRI LANKA

 

“Sri Lanka is definitely a must-visit for 2019. I can’t wait to delve into the history of the island while exploring the dramatic landscapes. Not without some downtime, you’ll find me on one of the many sandy beaches, or tasting some of the best cuisine Sri Lanka has to offer.”
 

Resourcing Manager, Alys

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

“I love a quick weekend away to Europe, and I can’t think of anything better than visiting Budapest. My plans? To get stuck into the city’s fascinating history, try out authentic Hungarian dishes, and of course, dive into one of the many thermal spas.”
 

E-commerce Assistant Trader, Lucy

HAVANA, CUBA

 
“Cuba has been on my bucket list for a long time – there’s something about the faded grandeur, pastel-coloured buildings and slow pace of life that really appeals to me. It’s got a great mix of sleepy beaches, fun cities, and is steeped in history and culture.”
 

Brand & Content Editor, Charlotte

PHILIPPINES

 
“I’ll be island hopping in the Philippines this year, and I can’t wait to spend my days relaxing on the postcard-perfect beaches, exploring the Chocolate Hills and the islands’ famous waterfalls. I’ve also heard rumours that the locals love karaoke, so I know where I’ll be spending my nights!”
 

Merchandiser, Lucie

NEW YORK

 
“After growing up watching Sex in the City, Friends and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I’ve always wanted to go to New York. This year I’m finally making a trip to the Big Apple and I can’t wait to experience the city’s energy, take in the views and explore all the foodie hot spots.”
 

Brand Copywriter, Helena

ATHENS, GREECE

 
“Greek mythology has always been a fascination of mine, and this spring I can live out my dream of spending a weekend away in one of the world’s oldest cities. I plan to immerse myself in not only Athens’ ancient history but also its new wave of creative energy and rule-breaking art scene.”
 

Editorial Assistant, Daniel

BHUTAN

 
“It’s been a dream of mine to go to Bhutan and meet the happiest people in the world. I feel as though the littered landscapes of the sounds of the prayer flags have been calling for me. Cradled high in the eastern Himalayas, with rolling hills and the prominent snow-capped Mount Everest watching over, I’ve always been intrigued by Bhutan’s rich culture, religion and of course their philosophy in Gross National Happiness.”
 

Junior IT Support Analyst, Shivani

JAPAN

 
“This year will mark my third visit to Japan and every time it’s a completely different experience. The country never fails to amaze me with its fascinating futuristic culture. In a place like Tokyo you can jump from a peaceful shrine in the middle of nowhere, to a restaurant where giant robots battle right in front of you! It’s a total mix of past and future, calm and crazy!”
 

Creative Online Stylist, Camila

PATAGONIA, CHILE

 
“For 2019, I’m challenging myself to hike around the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, southern Chile. Boasting unpredictable conditions, the rewards of sailing down azure lakes that light up the Grey Glacier, and watching the purple and red sunrise through the mountain peaks are unimaginable.”
 

Graphic Designer, Chloe

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