The top lesser-known travel destinations have been announced from each continent (excluding Antarctica).
The U.S.-based travel website TravelLemming.com surveyed 31 one of the most influential travel bloggers/vloggers/podcasters—who have a collective following of 6.5 million followers on social media—to determine the winners. This recognition is part of the 2019 Emerging Destinations Awards sponsored by the site.
Check out the top six emerging destinations below.
Europe: The Faroe Islands
This picturesque group of 18 islands between Iceland and Norway was also named Travel Lemming’s top place to travel in Europe for 2019 by a unanimous vote by the judges. The divine landscape is most notable here, with plunging cliffs that meet the Atlantic and rolling green hills with wandering steams throughout.
North America: Manitoba
It’s a nature-lover’s dream in Manitoba, Canada. Come for the mesmerizing Northern Lights and stay for the wild polar bears and beluga whales often spotted along the coastline. Manitoba was named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 regions to visit in 2019.
Australia & The Pacific: Tasmania
A secluded island off of Australia’s South coast, Tasmania has beautiful beaches, lush green hills that roll into clear water, unique and abundant wildlife, and tastes that will excite the most-traveled foodie.
Africa: Diani Beach, Kenya
While many think of wide open desert in Africa, Kenya is home to the gorgeous Diana Beach. Visitors here experience crowd-free coastline with soft, white sand and aqua blue waters.
South America: Cali, Colombia
Travel Lemming describes Cali as “the undeniable king of the Latin dance.” If you’re not into dance, though, you can observe its neoclassical architecture, Cristo Rey statue (Cali’s version of the famous Christ the Redeemer in Rio) and Los Farallones de Cali National Nature Park.
Asia: Sri Lanka
Ranked as the top country to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet, Sri Lanka is a destination for all types of travelers. The island offers boundless beaches, a captivating culture, exciting wildlife and ancient ruins—some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Here is the full list of 44 winners. Have you been to any of these places? Share your stories below.