It’s officially the New Year. So what’s it gonna be? Eat more vegetables? Go to the gym four times a week? Drink more green tea? Hmmm… thank you, next. We ain’t got time for boring New Year’s resolutions. It’s time to make 2019 count. It’s time to travel the world!

Take a look at these 11 amazing travel experiences and make your 2019 New Year’s resolutions all about travel. We’ll see you on the road.

1. Cruise the fjords in Norway

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Isn’t it about time you learnt why Norway is on the top of bucket lists? We’ll give you a clue: the fjords here are nothing short of EPIC.

If you’re not hiking, the best way to take in the natural beauty of the fjords is by boat. Cruise through the mighty Geirangerfjord and you’ll probably cry. It’s that stunning.

2. Chase the Northern Lights in Iceland

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They’re mysterious. They’re beautiful. They’ll give you all the feels. Nope, we’re not talking about puppies… It’s all about the Northern Lights!

While visibility can’t be guaranteed every night in Iceland, if you do manage to catch a glimpse of this natural wonder in Iceland and snap a pic, you’ll be winning at life.

3. Check out ancient wonders in Egypt and Jordan

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Trust us when we say archaeology = totally awesome.


Prepare to feel small and insignificant in the best possible way as you stand in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza, play ‘got your nose’ with the Sphinx and embrace your inner Indiana Jones as you explore the magic of Petra. Bring. It. On.

4. Go on a game drive in Africa

Hear the call of the wild? Yep, us too.

From the Maasai Mara National Reserve to Kruger National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park, each area has its own vibe, ecosystem and animals. Ten points if you spot the Big Five (elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo).

Let’s go to Africa!

5. Sail the Whitsunday Islands in Australia

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What could be better than taking to the seas and exploring the perfect Whitsunday Islands on a private yacht? Not much, that’s what.

With swim stops, island stops, snorkelling and a BBQ on the go, gear up for a fab sailing adventure.

6. Do some wine tasting in New Zealand

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Marlborough in New Zealand’s South Island is famous for crafting some world-class wine.

So, are you keen to get to know your Chardonnay from your Pinot Noir? That’ll be a yes. Save some space in your backpack to bring some home for seconds.

7. Scuba dive/snorkel in Thailand

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Koh Tao is where it’s at when it comes to scuba diving and snorkelling in Thailand.

Keep your eyes peeled for turtles and other cute sea creatures as you take to the water and explore. Underwater camera at the ready!

8. Fall in love with the Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are up there with the most beautiful places on Earth.

Check out the incred mountain landscapes, emerald/turquoise lakes and keep your eyes peeled for classic Canadian wildlife (we’re talking about moose and bears).

When you’re in Jasper National Park, after a day of hiking and exploring, go take it easy in the hot springs. With different temperatures in each pool, you can take on the hot springs any way you want. Game on!

9. Take to the skies over the Grand Canyon

Cue the Jurassic Park soundtrack as you hop in a helicopter ride over the one and only Grand Canyon.

The only way to truly appreciate how freaking huge this place is, is from above. And you won’t believe your eyes as you soar over big ol’ GC. Up, up and away!

10. Ski or snowboard in Japan

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Shred the day away in world-famous resorts in Japan.

Niseko has some perfect powder and gorgeous scenery to get excited about. And there’s night skiing too if you’re up for it!

Not your thing? People watching with a mug of hot chocolate in a cute chalet is also 100% acceptable.

11. Give group travel a go

Amazing new friends? Awesome Trip Leader? Heaps of included meals? Fab accommodation? Checking off the best sites and must-dos? Yep, you guessed it. We’re talking all things group travel.

Whether you’re joining a group solo or with friends, travelling in a group really is a travel experience that’ll stick with you forever. Come get to know your Topdeck family and find out what it means to be a #topdecker. Let’s do this!

Ready to make 2019 count? Travel the world with Topdeck and tick off some of these epic adventures.

Want more inspo? Have a read of our blog: These 19 Photos Will 100% Make You Wanna Travel In 2019.

Marianne Lampon
Marianne is the Content Assistant at Topdeck. She writes the copy for anything and everything and also manages The Collective. Originally from Cambridge, she’s officially caught the travel bug and loves her movies and fitness.