With borders open and flights becoming more affordable, 2023 is set to be a great year for travel. Make up for lost time by ticking some of these amazing travel destinations off your bucket list.
For Paris Lovers – Belgrade, Serbia
Often referred to as the ‘Paris of the East’ because of its lively streets, vibrant nightlife, and captivating culture and history, Belgrade is an exciting alternative to a trip to Paris. While it’s nowhere near as picture-perfect as the French capital, Belgrade is a city on the rise, with lots of fresh energy, modern art, and unforgettable cuisine. If you’re looking to discover a new city in 2023, add Belgrade to your bucket list.
For Wine Lovers – Alentejo, Portugal
If you’ve already ticked Provence and Tuscany off your bucket list and you’re looking for a lesser-known destination to immerse yourself in the rustic countryside, try Alentejo Portugal. The region is well-known in the wine world for its exceptional red wines and with tourism just starting to pick up, the region now offers plenty of comfortable but authentic hotels which have been converted from farmhouses.
For Wilderness Explorers – Svalbard, Norway
With global tourism such a massive industry, it’s increasingly difficult to find places that are relatively untouched by development. Svalbard in Norway provides a true Arctic wilderness experience, with its stunning terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra playing host to astounding wildlife including polar bears, walruses, seals arctic foxes, and reindeer. Not for the faint of heart, this wilderness destination remains relatively untouched because it is difficult to get to, but the effort is worth it if you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.
For Beach Lovers – Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Of course, there’s nothing quite like a stunning beach holiday to tempt even the most seasoned of travellers. But if you’re looking for the hottest beach destination for 2023, skip the obvious destinations and opt for Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands instead. It’s got the white sand beaches and crystal clear water that the Caribbean is famous for, but is lesser known than The Bahamas or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Virgin Gorda is most famous for the Baths, which is a series of huge boulders sunk among the pristine waters forming a number of pools and grottoes.
For Food Lovers – Lecce, Italy
Gastronomes simply can’t get enough of Italy, but if you’ve already ticked off the nation’s go-to destinations, head down south to Lecce in Puglia which is famous for its rustic home-style cooking using fresh local produce and seafood. The region is also known for its laid-back traditional Italian culture, so it’s a great place to soak up some authentic cultural experiences that you won’t get in the tourist-clogged capital.
For History Lovers – Lausanne, Switzerland
If you’re a medieval history buff, you’ll be in heaven walking the hilly streets of Lausanne. Filled with small, car-free alleyways lined with cafes and boutique shops, the city also boasts stunning views of the Alps and Lake Geneva. If you’re into architecture, you won’t want to miss the 12th-century Gothic cathedral, while art lovers should make sure they pay a visit to the Palais de Rumine which dates back to the 19th century and now plays host to a fine art museum.
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