A Lonely Planet Editor Has Spoken—These 8 Destinations Will Be Huge in 2019

Now that we're in the throes of inclement winter weather, naturally we're dreaming of escaping to warmer locales. Given that you're reading this article, it's safe to assume that you're also suffering from a bout of chill-induced wanderlust. Although peak travel season is still months away, it's never too early to start planning your next vacation, right?

For expert advice on where to book our first trip of 2019, we tapped Bailey Freeman, the South America and Antarctica destination editor at Lonely Planet, for recommendations. As anticipated, the professional traveler did not disappoint. From the otherworldly deserts of New Mexico and the crystal clear waters of Brazil to the towering skyscrapers of Tokyo and the graffiti-strewn streets of Berlin, these are the eight destinations she recommends flocking to in 2019 (before everyone else does).