Each year brings a new crop of up-and-coming destinations from all around the world. For 2019, the focus among world travelers seems to be turning toward locations give a more authentic travel experiences and an escape from the overpopulation of tourists plaguing many of the top destinations.
1. FINNISH LAPLAND.
Lapland is Finland’s northernmost region, the perfect winter destination for travelers to check out the Northern Lights away from the crowds. A more than 2,300-foot mountain in the municipality of Kolari, Ylläs (Yllästunturi in Finnish) boasts some of the longest downhill skiing runs and visitors can also immerse themselves in the indigenous Saami culture.