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Winter is coming. It’s true, whether you like the cold weather or not! Winter is a great time of year for travel since you have so many options, including heading to warmer climates (a favourite of mine), exploring Christmas markets, doing winter sports or experiencing the sheer beauty of winter.Some of my favourite travel bloggers have put forward their top choices for winter destinations this year… where will you choose to go?

The Badlands is definitely one of the most underrated national parks in the USA and is a must visit when in South Dakota! The main thing I struggled with when planning our trip to South Dakota was the best route through Badlands National Park and the best viewpoints to stop at. I was really surprised by the lack of information pertaining to where to stop along the Badlands loop road for the best views of the park. So, of course, I made a guide about it once we got back!Our trip to South Dakota and the Badlands was part of a larger road trip covering Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Montana and Nebraska so our start and end points for our route through Badlands National Park were affected by our onward journey to Mount Rushmore and down into Nebraska.So, if you're planning a South Dakota road trip and are looking for the best route through Badlands National Park then keep on reading!

Where should you travel to in 2019? From emerging travel destinations to trending hotspots, here are the best places to travel in 2019! There are so many amazing places that deserve to be on this list so it was tough to cut it down to only this many.From Berlin, celebrating 30 years since the fall of the Berlin wall, to Kaikoura in New Zealand, which is now fully accessible again by road and rail after the destructive 2016 earthquake. Both Matera in Italy and Plovdiv in Bulgaria were named European Capital of Culture for 2019, so expect both destinations to be trending this coming year!Here are the top destinations you should explore in 2019:

This post was written by the amazing Alyssa Acree of She Went to Spain.

Alyssa just returned to the U.S. after a year in Southern Spain teaching English in a Spanish high school. The experience left her with the desire to share her travel adventures with others and encourage everyone to follow their dreams. Her goal is to see everything, to learn about other cultures, religions, and traditions and explore this beautiful, vast world.

Check out her amazing blog for destination reviews, travel tips, and a great "Ultimate Packing List" and read on to find out why you should visit Iceland, Morocco, Croatia and many other countries this year...