Looking to get away in the new year but not sure where to go? Lonely Planet has the hookup, putting together a list of the best destinations to visit in 2019. Get your passports ready as Sri Lanka comes in at number 1. According to the travel guide company, the Indian Ocean island nation tops the list thanks to “Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavorful food.”
“Soul-stirring scenery” puts Germany in second place, while for those who want to see the Big 5 (leopard, lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo) or one of the natural wonders of the world, Zimbabwe comes in third. Panama and Kyrgyzstan round out numbers 4 and 5, with Jordan, Indonesia, and Belarus all making the top 10.