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2019 Year in Review: Travel Guides

Here at Design Milk, we love to travel and see the world, and from what we can tell, so do you! Traveling to a new locale can be daunting with so many options to choose from, like places to stay, visit, and shop. To help make things easier, we’ve done a lot of the hard work for you by narrowing it all down into travel guides of some of the most popular destinations in the world, as well as ones that are off the beaten path. Take a look back at the travel guides we compiled this year of some really incredible places.

12.26.19 | By
2019 Year in Review: Travel Guides
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Design Milk Travels to… The Hudson Valley
New York’s not just the city. Drive 2 hours North and you’ll find an eclectic mix of natural beauty, modernist homes, and designer stores in the Hudson Valley.

Design Milk Travels to… Connecticut
A mere one to two hour drive away from New York, we retrace the roots of Modernism to the East Coast of the United States to explore Connecticut, otherwise known as the Modernist enclave of the East Coast.

Design Milk Travels to… Stockholm
There may be no city that best embodies the description “winter wonderland” as does Stockholm during the months spanning December through February, and while destinations per day in winter may be limited, the experiences are magnified and every moment feels indeed wondrous.

Design Milk Travels to… Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Unlike Machu Picchu, Miraflores, which means “look at the flowers,” is very much alive. Dubbed Ciudad Heroica or “Heroic City,” a designation it earned during the War of the Pacific, is where 8.7 million people reside beside ancient ruins, modern boardwalks, open-air food courts, a park for romantics, and even the 8th best restaurant in the world.

Design Milk Travels to… Tbilisi, Georgia
If there’s anywhere in the world to go today it’s Tbilisi, Georgia, which is currently experiencing a boon in tourism, catering to Russian and European tourists drawn to the city’s colorful pastiche of dilapidated, yet captivating architecture peeling away toward inevitable modernization.

Design Milk Travels to… Lapland, Finland
Lapland, a region stretching across the Polar Arctic Circle, resembles the kind of magical, fantasy world that you may have conjured up as a child when you were wondering where Christmas presents came from.

Design Milk Travels to… Savannah, Georgia
While it may seem all prim and trim, Savannah is also home to a vibrant, young artistic community – many of whom were drawn to the town thanks to the presence and vision of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

Design Milk Travels to… Zürich, Switzerland
Zürich, the city famous for its extravagant and upscale shopping, medieval architecture, renowned chocolatiers, and glorious waterfront lifestyle will have you imagining what it might be like making a home in one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Design Milk Travels to… Athens, Greece
Visiting Athens today, you’ll find a friendly modern art scene informed by classical handicrafts, the world’s best cocktail bars, as well as boutique hotels with personality.

Design Milk Travels to… The Baltic Sea
Cruise providers like Viking Ocean Cruises offer itineraries catering to interests in art, architecture, culinary adventures, and history through numerous ports, including the six-city itinerary that delivered us across the Baltic Sea.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.