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2019 Early Bookings Reveal Hot Travel Trends – Europe, Active River Cruises, National Parks and California Wine Country

Berkeley, CA (October 2, 2018) Backroads, the World’s #1 Active Travel Company, today announced its top destinations for winter and holiday travel, from evergreen tropical hits like Maui or the sunny Sedona desert to the winter wonderlands of the Canadian Rockies and Yellowstone & Tetons. The company has added a brand-new bike trip in Sri Lanka to its list of hot winter travel destinations in Asia, including Vietnam & Cambodia, Bali and India.

Based on early sales bookings for 2019, Backroads also announced destinations trending popular with travelers next year. Europe remains a huge seller for the company, including destinations with Active River Cruises. North America is also trending hot with California Wine Country, Yellowstone & Tetons and Glacier National Park topping the list.

As the colder months approach in the Northern Hemisphere, trips in warmer regions south of the equator are top-sellers for Backroads, such as Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure trips in New Zealand and the Galapagos, and bike trips in Cuba and Chile. Over the holidays and into early 2019 is a great time to visit Latin America with your family to enjoy fewer crowds, fantastic weather, abundant wildlife and incredible scenery.

Backroads’ sales have shown that not all travelers migrate south in the winter – Snow Adventure trips in Canada’s Banff, Kootenay & Yoho, as well as national parks in Wyoming & Montana, are a unique way to spend the holidays and to see the flora and fauna of these remarkable regions in their uncrowded off-season. For the ultimate polar excursion, Antarctica’s frozen tundra awaits on an Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure trip.

At a time of year when many are making New Year’s resolutions, Backroads is offering trips with yoga in 2019, adding this additional activity to many of its Hiking, Biking and Multi-Adventure itineraries. Yoga classes are designed to complement core trip activities, are suitable for all levels and are always optional. Sun-seekers can head to Palm Springs, Mexico’s Yucatán or Costa Rica, while other travelers can keep cool and see the northern lights on Iceland Multi-Adventure trips with – or without – yoga.

“There’s nothing like spending the holidays actively,” said Tom Hale, Founder and President of Backroads. “Whether it’s taking a vacation to a winter wonderland destination or enjoying the warmth of Maui, Sedona or Costa Rica, we’ve got holiday trips to suit every type of traveler.”

A pioneer in active and adventure travel, Backroads’ celebrates 40 years in business in 2019. Backroads was founded on the principles of creating extraordinary experiences for its guests, being the most guest-focused travel company on the planet and incorporating the highest quality possible into the philosophy and fabric of the company.

About Backroads Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale and has been in business for more than 39 years. The company hosts thousands of guests each year, 75% of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests, in hundreds of locations across the globe. Backroads is a founding member of the Adventure Collection. For more information, please visit backroads.com or call 800-462-2848 daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pacific time.

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