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10 Best Places to Travel in 2023

Get Ready for Adventure

If you're looking for the best places to travel to in 2023, look no further. From the Galapagos Islands to the good times of New Orleans, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to plan your next epic adventure!

1. Galapagos Island Tour

The lure of the Galapagos Islands, born of fire, cannot be underestimated as a premier wildlife destination. An extensive group of volcanic Islands known as an archipelago, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador.

The Island is best known for its gentle giants, with the best time of year to visit from December to May as the warmer weather brings the breeding season and great weather for beach lovers alike.

2. Grand Canyon, USA

For the adrenaline junkie, there can be no better playground than the Grand canyon. Think towering red cliffs dropping into deep canyons carved by the mighty Colorado River.

From breathtaking views of the West Rim to riding the river rapids or zip-lining over the canyon, there is something for everyone. Get your boots dusty by taking a hike through one of the many national parks, such as the wild Sloan Canyon National Wildlife Reserve, or opt for a horseback tour.

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3. Marrakech, Morocco

The labyrinths of the Marrakech Souks hold many secrets of a bygone era. An early morning visit is recommended or, even better, a few hours after sunset, mixing with the locals and not tourists.

Peek into the world of a Moroccan blacksmith or souks filled with brass, leather, and wool dyed with jeweled colors. Book a night in a bohemian-style BnB and spend a few days taking in the sights and sounds of this magical place.

4. Petra, Jordan

Known as one of the world's seven wonders, a visit to the towering red rocks of Petra is a must. Also known as the Rose City due to the hue of the rocks at sunset, Petra was once a thriving trading city, established in 312 BC, making it one of the oldest cities in the world.

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5. Mississippi River, USA

The Mighty Mississippi River where the legend of the River Paddlewheeler stirs your soul to a bygone slower era. Book a riverboat cruise rolling along the Mississippi River with soul-stirring river views to explore the region of America’s hidden gems.

The Mississippi is one of the world’s longest rivers and a playground for travelers and history buffs. Visit the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum on the banks of the Mississippi River or the Trail of Tears State Park and the colorful city of New Orleans.

6. Great Lakes Region, USA and Canada

Stretching across eight states and Canada and is made up of the Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario lakes, making this a stunning holiday venue. The best time to visit is spring and autumn, and the best way to travel the lakes is on a cruise.

The wildlife habitats provide a stunning backdrop to many outdoor activities, such as kayaking, diving, boating, and fishing. Cruises start in the USA or Canada, with prices from $5,480 for eight days.

7. Glacier Bay Alaska

Home to some of the continent's most spectacular scenery and wildness, from the highest summit to the glacial fjords, this is a land of resilience.

The region is a marine park, a national heritage site, the spiritual home to the Huna Tlingit, and a place of dynamic change due to the dramatically moving glaciers. Spend a day on the water and take in the magnificent tidewater glaciers and the beasts of the seas, the whales. Book a trip aboard a luxury catamaran, starting at $243.74.

8. Discover the Amazon Forest

No travel bucket list can be complete without a trip to the rainforests of the Amazon. Book a trip during the dry season from July to December to experience the best jungle trekking hikes and animal viewing as the rivers have receded.

Accommodation in lodges deep within the rainforest is available in Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. Explore the sacred valley of the Incas or the Machu Picchu Peruvian Amazon. Visit the local people, and bargain for tapestries as you create memories of a lifetime. Tours are available from $2,251 for ten nights.

9. Paso Robles, California

A California city known for its wine route and olive groves, steeped in culture and history, this laid-back gem is located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, with easy access to great beaches.

Enjoy farm-to-table where world-class foods meet small-town charm. Book a wine trail while taking your pick of accommodation from rustic to luxury.

Visit Paso Robles in the fall and enjoy the harvest season or the many outdoor family activities such as horseback riding, hot springs, and a water park.

10. New Orleans, USA - “Let the good times roll.”

Ranked as one of the best cities to visit in 2022, New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, with a melting pot of cultures. From the cuisine of the French Quarter to its Creole influence.

Famous for the Mardi Gras Season in February, known for its over-the-top costumes and street parade, making this one of the best times to visit for those who crave nightlife and a vibrant live music scene. New Orleans is known as the City of the Dead and is a travel draw card, especially at Halloween. Book a tour and see for yourself from $35.00 USD.