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TravelTatler Editors Share What's On Their Travel Bucket List For 2019

Tatler Editors Share What's On Their Travel Bucket List For 2019

Tatler Editors Share What's On Their Travel Bucket List For 2019
By Elizabeth Lee
December 31, 2018
On the last day of 2018, the Tatler team look forward to a fresh year, and exciting new destinations to explore
Photo: Courtesy of Unsplash
Photo: Courtesy of Unsplash

1/9Naoshima, Japan

"This island has long been on my travel list and I hope to finally visit it (together with neighbouring island Teshima) next year, in time for the Setouchi Triennale art festival. I was particularly inspired after seeing a recreation of the island at a recent Centre Pompidou exhibition centered on the works of Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Tadao Ando. He is the creative mastermind behind Naoshima’s art-driven built environment which contributes as much to the visiting experience as the art and sculptures that the galleries showcase; such as the Chichu Art Museum, a primarily subterranean building that co-exists with the island’s rugged natural beauty." - Hong Xinying, Managing Editor of Singapore Tatler Homes

Photo: Courtesy of Pixabay
Photo: Courtesy of Pixabay

2/9Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

"I’ve seen so many photos of Lake Wanaka in New Zealand on Instagram, and I just can't deal with its astounding beauty. Plus, I've read that there are chances to catch a glimpse of auroras as well." - Nicola Ng, Videographer

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Photo: Courtesy of Pixabay
Photo: Courtesy of Pixabay

3/9A road trip across the United States

"One of my fondest memories as a child is a road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and I've always wanted to recreate that epic experience as an adult. Route 66 is probably one of the oldest and most legendary highways, which winds through Chicago, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. It'll be a two-week adventure filled with iconic sights and kitschy Americana." - Elizabeth Lee, Digital Editor

Photo: Courtesy of Pixabay
Photo: Courtesy of Pixabay

4/9Similan Islands, Thailand

"After getting my diving certification earlier this year, I've found myself planning trips to places with these three similarities: great food, scenic drives, and an awesome diving spot. The Similan Islands in Thailand are top on my travel bucket list for next year, as well as Australia and Oman." - Chong Seow Wei, Associate Editor

Photo: Courtesy of Zannier Hotels
Photo: Courtesy of Zannier Hotels

5/9Namibia

"I recently visited Chile’s Atacama Desert and the trip made me realise how much I enjoy travelling to expansive places. That is enough reason for me to want to go to Namibia (Namib translates to “vast place”), one of the world’s most sparsely populated nations. It intrigues me how a country can have emptiness and bounty all at once—it is home to the world’s oldest desert and the eerie Skeleton coast, and with large swathes of conserved land, it also has legendary wildlife. Nature aside, I’m dreaming of staying at Sonop, the second Zannier hotel in Namibia, which opens in Spring 2019. It doesn’t surprise me that following their jaunt to Botswana, Harry and Meghan are supposedly planning to honeymoon here." - Kissa Castañeda, Editor-in-Chief 

6/9Wherever Red Hot Chilli Peppers performs

"For me, it’s not so much of a place but more so of a band. After the untimely death of Chris Cornell (lead vocalist for Soundgarden and Audioslave) earlier this year, I decided to start traveling to see the musical acts that I really wanted to see. So for 2019, I’m planning to go see the Red Hot Chilli Peppers perform live. As long as it’s a place I’ve never been to outside of the Asia Pacific region, I’ll be on the first ticket out! But if they don’t end up touring this year, New York is definitely on my wishlist." - Cheryl Chan, Associate Fashion Editor

Photo: Courtesy of Belmond
Photo: Courtesy of Belmond

7/9South of France

"Trips feel like vacations when they’re leisurely and peppered with fantastic food. In 2019, I’d love to explore the South of France’s scenic canals and rivers, winding through Canal du Midi, Burgundy, Provence and Champagne in one of Belmond Afloat In France’s seven private barges, each with own chef and most with a heated swimming pool- it’s pretty much like your own personal party boat. Each day would start with an exploration of something unique, like gothic architecture in the capital of Beaune or one of the rolling vineyards in Provence, and ends with drinks at sunset, sailing down France’s celebrated waterways." - Daphne Chen-Cordeiro, Digital Content Director

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8/9Hartbeespoort, South Africa

"South Africa has been on my bucket list since 2018, and hopefully, I will be able to visit as part of Volunteer Southern Africa's Living With Big Cats program in 2019. The program takes place in a sanctuary in Hartbeespoort, where volunteers can stay on site and participate in the care and maintenance of rescued animals, including elephants, hyenas, and of course, the big cats like tigers and white lions. Imagine waking up to their majestic roars! I've never participated in volunteer tourism, so I think this would be the perfect opportunity to step out of my comfort zone in 2019." - Chloe Pek, Digital Writer

Photo: Courtesy of Pixabay
Photo: Courtesy of Pixabay

9/9Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia

"The country’s beautiful mix of unusual architecture and wild hinterlands make a rail trip across its landscape quite an attractive prospect. Plus, I’m a big balletomane, so a pilgrimage to the mecca of classical ballet is always a good idea." - Nicolette Wong, Senior Writer

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