The New Year is upon us, and along with our usual resolutions comes a renewed desire to travel the world and get to know new places, people and cultures.
Some of the important travel trends for 2020 include pet-friendly holidays, minimalist retreats and digital detox trips, as well as more train travel as we make an effort to reduce CO2 emissions. We can also expect to see more people travelling in low season and avoiding tourist hotspots in favour of lesser-known destinations.
Fortunately, whether you love active holidays and rising with the sun, or prefer long lie-ins and lazy beach days, there’s always a trip to suit your preferences. Need some ideas? Here are our top recommendations for trips and travel destinations that are worth putting on your bucket list.
1. Mont Blanc Circuit
Looking for a challenging yet low-impact travel adventure to tackle this year? The Mont Blanc Circuit, which stretches through the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps, is one of Europe’s most magnificent long-distance treks complete with jaw-dropping scenery and a fascinating array of wildlife.
There’s a variety of hiking trails, each with its own level of difficulty, so depending on your experience and fitness levels, you can opt for either a guided or self-guided trek circumventing the Mont Blanc. In addition to sharpening your Alpine skills, you’ll also be staying in cosy mountain chalets and enjoying hearty local cuisine in traditional mountain bars and cafes along the way.