As the year comes to a close, travel editors recap and look forward to the year ahead. The editors at Departures have already gathered the destinations that should be on your 2019 travel bucket list; from Detroit to Bangkok these destinations were chosen for their booming food scenes, luxury hotel openings, and cultural events. Now, we look towards a pick of the best destinations for the year ahead, this time, picked for their photogenic angles and Instagram clout.
Cinque Terre, Santorini, and those swings in Bali aren't leaving feeds anytime soon but there has been a slew of other destinations creeping into our news feeds this year, from France's Alsace region with its whimsical rolling hills to Jaipur's ornate pink palaces. These destinations are an Instagram photographer's paradise, no filter necessary.
Whether you're reading this as "must-visit" bucket list or for intel on where Instagram's army of travel content creators will likely be traveling to next, we've recapped the trending destinations we've seen pop up in our feed time and time again. How many have you already scrolled past?
Lake Louise, Banff
Milos Island, Greece
DUMBO, New York