Green boat in shallows on an island
Visit Panama City for its 500th birthday — it's sure to be a colorful celebration for a beautiful city.
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Your Adventure Is Waiting: Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2019

Panama

Petite Panama manages to squeeze all sorts of tropical treasures into its small borders. From the colorful Caribbean enclave of Bocas del Toro, to the semi-autonomous and perfectly preserved Guna Yala archipelago, all the way to the towering buildings of modern Panama City, this is a country that knows how to delight and surprise visitors.

On August 15, 2019, Panama City will celebrate its 500th birthday — yes, it was founded half a millennium ago. The old quarter of Casco Viejo is getting a makeover in time for the celebrations, with old hotels and palaces being restored and re-painted. This will be one party you don’t want to miss, and it’s a great chance to explore more of Central America.

Wild horses with mountains in backgroundYou may even get acquainted with semi-nomadic shepherds. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan has been a name on the lips of many keen trekkers in recent years, and now the word is well and truly out. This Central Asian nation is one of the most exciting countries to visit in 2019. Mass tourism has yet to arrive in Kyrgyzstan, so you’ll get to enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty of the country without the crowds.

Kyrgyzstan is ready to welcome more international visitors in 2019, introducing 2,700 kilometers of newly-marked trekking trails and a surge in community-run tours. This means a wealth of authentic travel experiences, such as homestays, and the possibility to get to know the semi-nomadic shepherds who live in yurts out among rolling pastures and the craggy mountains.

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Colorful street in BulgariaGet your fill of mystery, history and incredible cuisine in Bulgaria.Photo Credit: Getty Images

Bulgaria

From hiking through misty mountains to exploring Sofia’s gritty nightlife to sunbathing on golden beaches, Bulgaria has all the essential ingredients for an ultimate travel destination. Throw in some mysterious Communist monuments, gold-domed churches, and a delectable cuisine, and you will find yourself completely under Bulgaria’s spell.

2019 is the perfect time to visit Bulgaria, as it will spend the year celebrating diversity. Plovdiv, famous for the Roman theater in the center of the town, has been nominated as the European Capital of Culture for 2019. There will be year-long activities embracing Bulgarian culture and highlighting the delights of Plovdiv.

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