The start of the new year brings with it new resolutions and aspirations. While some pledge to live a healthier lifestyle and exercise more, others plan to use their time to capture experiences and travel more. Traveling allows for the opportunity to immerse oneself in a new culture and surroundings while making memories that will last a lifetime. If your resolution is to use your vacation time to explore new areas of the globe, these countries are some of the top destinations for 2020. 

 

Canary Islands, Spain

The chain of Spanish islands contain incredible landscape variations. Each island carries its own show stopping features, including misty highlands, black sand beaches, and historic archeological sites. The islands boast the perfect skies for late-night star gazing thanks to the lack of pollution in the sky. 

 

Dominica

Following the brutal aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017, the Caribbean island of Dominica has pledged to become the first climate-resilient country in the world by 2030. They plan to do so by eliminating all single-use plastic and styrofoam and utilizing renewable energy sources from the island, among other initiatives. The island is home to stunning beaches, natural water features, and adventure to be found around every corner. 

 

Mokpo, South Korea

The easy sea access of this port city makes for a foodies dream destination. The city is home to some of the world’s most desired delicacies, with seafood markets and world renowned chefs plenty. The food found throughout the city can range from adventurous to homemade and everything in between. While you digest from each incredible meal, take in the sites that this city has to offer of Japanese and Koreon architecture, dazzling seas, and breathtaking mountains. 

 

Copenhagen

Located on the outskirts of Denmark, Copenhagen has long been known as a noteworthy travel destination. Following the trend with it’s appeal to food lovers worldwide, the city is the location of the Alchemist and Restaurant Lola, two kitchens known for producing globally inspired dishes with modern and interesting techniques. Copenhagen is also home to synthetic and real ski slopes, markets, theater, and energy efficient technologies. 

 

Bahia, Brazil

Having recently dropped the visa requirements for U.S. citizens, Brazil has become a major hotspot for U.S. tourists. Bahia’s capital city of Salvador is rich in African dishes, Brazilian heritage, infectious music, stunning coastlines, and deep history. There truly is something for every traveler in Bahia.