6 Travel Trends of 2019

Last Updated on February 3, 2019 by Janet Frost

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Travel, just like fashion, experiences trends from one year to the next. I am sure you have heard references to how Millennials are doing just about everything differently than us “old” Baby Boomers. Whatever your generation or your next adventure, new travel trends come in and out of fashion every year. If you want to keep up with the “in crowd” this year, check out these six travel trends for 2019…

Let’s Go Learn Things about the travel trends of 2019

Focus on bite-sized travel

Most of us don’t have the luxury of quitting our jobs and traveling the world. Making the most of bite-sized travel is the perfect solution. Instead of packing your bags for a long-haul flight and a two-week adventure, micro travel allows you to utilize your weekends to see the world. This could be a neighboring country, a town just up the road, or a destination on the other side of your country. This way, you can leave on Friday evening and return on Monday morning without any time at work lost. 

Focus on exploring the Unknown

In just a few years, travelers will be able to take their adventures outside of our atmosphere and into space. Until then, however, we can explore the unknown in other ways. To experience something truly remarkable, more and more people are finding ways to see uncharted territory with their own eyes. From underwater hotels to deserted islands and mountain top retreats, it’s becoming easier than ever to ‘explore the unknown.’ For us scuba diving opened up a whole new frontier. To be successful at the bite-sized travel mentioned above, a spirit of adventurous explorers is essential.

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SCUBA Buddies on Grand Turk

Focus on Wellness

With more and more people talking about self-care, health, and wellness, it should come as no surprise to learn that a focus on wellness has made its way into our travel trends. In 2019, experts suggest that yoga retreats, quiet getaways, and underrated destinations will be filled by those who simply want to relax and unwind. You can also do this by traveling alone and giving yourself time to focus on yourself and your needs.

Focus on Instagrammablility

We currently live in a digital age, and it’s now easier than ever to make money from traveling. Whether you’re a blogger or influencer, being able to take impressive photographs of your traveling adventures is hugely important. Because of this, the focus on Instagramability is going to be huge this year. We all carry amazing cameras (AKA smartphones) in our pockets these days. It is easy to show off our adventures. A beautiful and bustling location always makes a great shot. Don’t worry about the shot with no tourists in it, just show us what a fun and vibrant place it is.

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I love this shot with the lady and her striped umbrella in front of San Xavier Mission

Focus on becoming a conscious traveler

In today’s day and age, we’re becoming more and more conscious of the world around us and our place on this planet. So, it should come as no surprise to learn that conscious travel will be all the rage in 2019. It could be that you refuse to travel to a destination if you feel it will negatively impact the people who live there, or it could be that you travel to a destination because you want to take part in a march or festival you feel strongly about.

Thailand for instance, is a hugely popular destination for travelers who wish to help out people or animals in need, as it’s packed full of volunteering opportunities. However, it’s important to remember that insurance is a legal requirement in Thailand, even if you’re volunteering, so make sure you’re covered before you go.

Focus on Learning

Obviously learning is a priority here at Go Learn Things. Every travel adventure is an opportunity to learn about our world around us. There’s so much more to traveling than meets the eye, and vacations where you learn along the way are going to be hugely popular this year. Although you learn a lot through traveling as it is, volunteering and taking part in skill-based activities will help you truly understand your life and purpose.

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