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Where Our Editors Want to Go in 2020

If you're like us, you've already got your 2020 travel plans in the works. From the Greek Islands to Chile and beyond, here's where our editors are going this year. Happy travels.

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Town of Angra do Heroismo on Terciera Island, Azores


"In 2020, I’m really looking forward to a long trip to Portugal. My boyfriend and I plan to spend some time on Terceira Island in the Azores where I’ll get to meet his family who live on the island and we will attend an end-of-summer festival in Praia da Vitória with bullfighting, parades, concerts, and food festivals. From there, we plan to fly over to the island of Madeira to sightsee, hike, and sip on Poncha. To prepare for my trip and be able to communicate with his family, I’ve downloaded Pilmseur and am currently learning European Portuguese; estou muito animado!"

— Melissa Sciorra, Senior Manager, SEO + Content Marketing

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Typical houses in the French quarter of New Orleans (USA)

New Orleans

"I couldn’t believe how cheap flights to New Orleans after the New Year were going for, so I booked a weekend in January on a whim. I’ve never been to NOLA, and honestly, it’s about time. There is so much I want to cover, but with only two days to work with, I’m going to have to be strategic. I’m thinking breakfast at Willa Jean, lunch at Turkey and the Wolf, dinner at Toup’s Meatery, drinks at Hot Tin, jazz wherever the rest of the night takes us, and a few nights at Maison de la Luz—a gorgeous new property from Atelier Ace."

— Lindsey Olander, Senior Editor

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The Andes peaks of Paine Grande, Cuernos del Paine and Torres del Paine on a summer day


"South America has been on my list for ages. I haven’t made it there yet, but I’m hoping this will be the year! My ideal trip would be to fly into Santiago, Chile, and from there, explore the small towns of the Los Lagos region in the Andes before continuing south to visit the epic Torres del Paine National Park in Chile’s Patagonia region."

— Gretchen Dorosz, Senior Photo Editor

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Airlie Beach of the Whitsundays, Australia


"I’m hoping to go back to Australia and visit some good friends. I lived in Sydney for a couple of years in my early twenties and haven’t been able to visit since I moved back to the U.S. four years ago.  On this trip, I want to make it to Tasmania and spend some time on the Whitsunday Islands."

— Elizabeth Mullen, Marketing Strategist

RELATED: The Best Places to Visit in Australia Beyond Sydney

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A boulevard next to the river Thames with Tower Bridge in the distance


"After discovering how cheap flights are to Europe on Norwegian in 2019, I’ve decided to do a new European country every year. For 2020 I’m finally going to spend longer than a layover in London! There were so many amazing hotel openings, like the Standard and the Hoxton Southwark, this year, and I can’t wait to check them out.  I’m also dying to see the Andy Warhol retrospective opening at the Tate Modern that includes works from his Ladies and Gentleman series, which are being shown for the first time in 30 years."

— David Hattan, Photo Editor


Los Angeles

“Los Angeles is top of my list for 2020. I’m dying to check out the new Hoxton hotel downtown and all the buzzy bars and cool art galleries that surround it. The hotel’s own restaurant, Sibling Rival, is definitely a must for me, too, since it was dreamed up by the team behind NYC’s Sunday in Brooklyn—one of my favorites.”

— Jackie Homan, Style + Travel Editor



"This is so crazy to me but I've never been to Greece! 2020 will be the year. I want to go to Athens for a couple of days to visit all the ancient sites like the Acropolis and Parthenon, and then get some beach time in on the lesser-known islands—Skopelos, Patmos, Naxos, Chios. I'm already counting down the days!   

— Clara Sedlak, Executive Editor

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