10 Instagram-Worthy Destinations for 2019 Travels

Cars driving on the Bixby Creek Bridge on California's Big Sur coast

Wondering where to plan your first trip in 2019? The travel experts at Jucy, in conjunction with a few top travel influencers, have curated a list of some of the most photogenic destinations in the U.S. for travelers to add to their list of locales for 2019. An added bonus: Jucy RVs makes it easy to check these destinations off.

“This list captures some of nature’s most beautiful spots, along with a few manmade showstoppers,” said Hiron Menon, Jucy’s general manager. “Jucy vans make it easy to truly immerse yourself in the culture of a destination while checking off those bucket list trips.”

Topping the list is Big Sur’s Bixby Bridge. This is one of California’s most iconic sights and can be found on one of the state’s most scenic drives.

Oregon’s Rowena Crest is number two on the list.

“Rowena Crest is the kind of location that Instagram dreams are made of, especially when you visit this gem at golden hour,” said Nicola Easterby of Polkadot Passport.

“Once you’ve got a photo in front of the very-Instagrammable bend road at the Rowena Crest Viewpoint, cross over the road, and you’ll find the most beautiful meadows with amazing views over the Columbia River Gorge. In springtime, the meadows are brimming with wildflowers. It is the kind of place where it’s almost impossible to take a bad photo.”

In the number three spot is Antelope Canyon in Arizona. The backdrop of surreal colors and shapes makes this landscape seem otherworldly.

The Venice Beach Boardwalk is a California classic where travelers can photograph beautiful wall murals, street art and spectacular seaside panoramas.

Utah’s Monument Valley rounds out the top five.

“Driving through Monument Valley makes you feel as though you’ve just traveled back in time. It combines old country western feel with road trip vibes, and offers some of the most perfectly framed photo ops that are totally ‘Instaworthy.’ It was one of the top spots to visit on my JUCY road trip and did not disappoint!” Said Katie Purling of My Colourful World.

Below is the full list of 10 destinations:

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California

Rowena Crest, Oregon

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice, California

Monument Valley, Utah

Yosemite National Park, California

Angel’s Landing, Zion, Utah

Sequoia National Park, California

Salvation Mountain, Calipatria, California

Woman Travels With Daughter's Passport and Officials Don't Notice

British passport

With so much security in place at borders, you’d think that someone would notice that a woman was traveling with a passport that’s not her own or even close to her age. That wasn’t the case for one British woman.

Anita Turner, 58, accidentally picked up her daughter, Rebecca’s passport instead of her own for a road trip to Belgium with friends. Turner had already made it past three separate security checkpoints on her way to Belgium and only realized her passport mistake when she got to the Port of Dover, Kent.

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Turner told Metro.co.uk, “We went down to the docks in the morning. My friend noticed I had the wrong passport when she was about to hand them over to a woman in the booth in order to get our tickets. I thought that would be the end of the trip, I felt awful because I was the driver. But I decided to go ahead even though I knew I wouldn’t get through.”

“But incredibly, the woman accepted it and just told us which lane to get into.”

She was waved through going through the U.K. and Belgium by Border Force officials, shocking the mother.

On the return journey, Turner was sure she’d be stopped trying to re-enter the U.K.

“When we were coming home, I pulled up at the dock and my friend handed over the passports again and everything was okay at the first checkpoint,“ she said.

“But then we went to the second one and I thought it would get picked up. So, I got there, and the man asked us to wind down our windows so he could see everyone. He took all our passports and read out everyone’s name and had a look at us,” Turner recounted.

“When he got to my passport, I didn’t really want to answer when he said Rebecca. I said yes and he looked at my photo, then he looked at me and then he started doing something in his booth. But then he just told us which lane to get into. We couldn’t believe it.”

Anita and her daughter Rebecca have a 28-year age gap, with Rebecca’s passport stating she is 30 years old.

According to the U.K. Border Force, this experience was a fluke. In a statement to Metro.co.uk, they said:

“Border Force officers are rigorously trained to prevent those using fraudulent documents from entering the country. Our officers are also involved in the training of airline staff and immigration officers overseas to spot false documents to stop people from even beginning their journey to the UK.”

They added, “Between April 2010 and December 2018 more than 159,000 people were refused entry to the UK, including those refused for traveling on invalid documentation.”

If Border Force in the U.K. is trained to spot these discrepancies (and presumably the same is done with Belgium officials), the question remains: what was it about Turner and her daughter’s passport that had officials ignoring or not noticing the discrepancy in the photo and age?