Vacation Inspiration: Make 2019 Your Best Travel Year Yet

Are you ready for a new year of vacations? Whether you’re an avid traveler or you’re a newbie who’s resolved to introduce more adventure into your life, you can make 2019 a year of unforgettable travel. And we’re here to help you make the most of your vacations, one getaway at a time.

travel inspirationWhat Are Your Travel Goals?

Do you prefer relaxing in a spacious villa with friends and family while enjoying golf, skiing, theme parks and beaches? Or is your ideal vacation a spontaneous city escape full of world-class arts, entertainment and cuisine?

Maybe you love the idea of setting sail on a luxurious cruise and letting several exotic destinations come to you. Or you could be daydreaming about exploring a new corner of the world by joining a vacation tour and immersing yourself in an unfamiliar culture.

Whatever you decide, you’ll find plenty of travel tips and inspiration from vacationers like you, right here on the Marriott Vacation Club® blog. Here’s a look at some of the destinations and experiences you might want to explore this year:

resort travelResort Stays Around the World

From the beaches of the Caribbean to the ski slopes of the Rocky Mountains, from the bright lights of New York City to the diverse wildlife of the Land Down Under… the hardest part about planning a vacation is deciding where to go first.

Orlando is one of our most popular locales, thanks to its beloved theme parks. But did you know that you can enjoy abundant outdoor activities in Central Florida, too? Take a road trip to Winter Park for a scenic boat tour, watch manatees in picturesque local springs or challenge yourself to a round of golf on one of the area’s premier courses.

las vegas travelOr, opt to enjoy an exciting Las Vegas vacation and discover the city’s surprising culinary scene, off-the-beaten-path activities and even some fun for the entire family. You can also take a day trip to discover the natural wonders of Zion National Park.

Another perennial favorite: Palm Desert, which is known for its year-round sunny climate, making it a great destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. You’ll also find plenty of family-friendly excursions, from exploring the San Andreas fault to snacking on date shakes.

cruise travelCruises, Vacation Tours and More

With seemingly endless options for exploring the open seas, it’s easy to find the perfect cruise itinerary for you. Whether you travel to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Alaska or even the Arctic, make sure you know how to pack, what to expect and how to make the most of your cruise experience.

Vacation tours are another way great way to explore a destination for a day, a week or more, and you’ll find exciting options available in popular locales such as Italy, Ireland and Costa Rica. If you’re a foodie, check out culinary vacation tours that give you an authentic taste of local flavor in popular travel destinations such as Thailand, Switzerland and the Napa Valley.

winter travelIf you’re traveling in a large group for a family reunion or a special event, you can even reserve a vacation home in a awe-inspiring location, such as the alpine wonderland of Whistler or the breathtaking coast of Croatia. Whatever destination or experience you choose, we’re here to help you plan your next adventure, with helpful travel tips and authentic advice from locals and expert vacationers.

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Bethany is a managing editor for Marriott Vacation Club International in Orlando, Florida.