I’ll do pretty much anything to promote my new book on travel.
Like, for example, link to it in this very sentence. But I draw the line when a TV or podcast interviewer asks me on to discuss, say, “the hottest new destinations for 2019.” Even considering such a list is travel writer malpractice. Why would you recommend a place bound to be overpriced and packed with tourists?
Instead, I’d rather be invited to recommend places that are not hot this year, or next year…and may never be. Like the six places below, cities and regions that you’ve likely never heard of. I certainly hadn’t, anyway, when they were recommended to me.