The best places to travel in 2019

Frommer's editorial director Pauline Frommer shares her top getaways for every type of traveler.
3:40 | 01/01/19

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travel in 2019. We have an editorial director here. She has advice for every kind of traveler in the new year. Thank you. Thank you. I have taken advice from you and enjoyed all of your suggestions. I can't wait to hear what you have in store for us this year. How do you pick the top travel spots each year? Well, to create the guide books, we have journalists all from around the planet and we pull them saying, what's going to be exciting and great in 2019? We then create an article and here I am. I love it. All right. Let's get right into that list. First up, you say and this was kind of surprising to me. Memphis. Yeah. That's the place to go. Why? If I were Elvis, I would say -- ??? happy birthday, baby ??? . It is the 200th birthday of Memphis. They're going to have years' worth of celebration. The barbecue and music will be great, but this is a city on the upswing. They have invested $70 million into the waterfront, a fabulous mile-long bridge. They have taken their attraction graceland and made it even better with the multimillion dollar visitor center and on a more somber note, it's 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther king was assassinated in Memphis. Where that happened, the Lorraine motel is the centerpiece for the national civil rights museum. We're really moving here. So much history. Something that I think could shock a lot of people, space major list. We're not saying, shoot yourself off in a rocket. We're saying let's have a science vacation. It's 50 years since man walked on the moon, and so -- yeah. So that too is going to be celebrated all around the U.S., but specifically on the space coast where there will be astronaut parades and special exhibits, and there are going to be 19 space launches from Tesla. If you wanted to see those live, you can do it. As well, Disney. Disney is giving us "Star wars" galaxy's edge. It's going to be a game changer. They are spending $1 billion to create these new theme parks. Wow. That's exciting. Let's get back down to Earth and talk about vacations for nature lovers. National park. Olympic national park in Washington state. I have heard great things. Gorgeous. It's the size of Rhode Island, but 95% of it has no roads, so totally pristine nature with towering peaks with glaciers on them and 70 miles of undeveloped coastline. This rain forest just a fabulous place. I have been there. It was, like, 20 years ago, but you're making me want to go back. It was beautiful, and the Puget Sound right there as well. Incredible. If you are looking to go overseas, Europe say, it's expensive. What's your solution? For Portugal, and restaurants, the problem is that's no secret. It can get overcrowded. We're saying do the interior Portugal and take the equivalent on their route 66. It's called the Estrada wine country number two, and it's a fabulous road. I want to go. Amazing. Thank you so much. Happy traveling in 2019.

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