If you’re looking for travel inspiration for 2023, then look no further. We’ve curated a list of breath-taking travel destinations to inspire your next trip.
To help you narrow down your choice, we’ve categorised our selections depending on what it is you’re looking for from your adventure.
Best destinations for foodies
With every country offering a different culinary experience, it can be challenging for food lovers to choose where to head next. So here’s a list of places to visit if seeking out your next delicious meal is your favourite travel pastime:
Bologna, Italy: While Venice, Rome and Florence are often touted as the places to see in Italy – and understandably so – Bologna shouldn’t be overlooked. Tortellini originated here, as did tagliatelle al ragù. To immerse yourself into the food culture of the city, head over to the food market, Mercato di Mezzo, where you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious plate of pasta at Sfoglia Rina.
Buenos Aires, Argentina: When it comes to meat, nowhere else cooks a steak as well as the Argentinians. There’s no surprise that Argentinian steak is famous across the globe, as they are committed to rearing livestock as naturally as possible, which leads to a seriously delicious end product. For a meal you’ll never forget, we recommend checking out La Cabrera, where you’ll find a selection of delicious grilled meats, best washed down with a few glasses of Malbec.
Best for adventurers
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or simply a lover of staying active, here’s our selection of top destinations for adventure seekers in 2023:
Isla Guadalupe, Mexico: What could be more hair-raising than swimming with some of the sea’s deadliest predators? Experience shark cage diving off the coast of Isla Guadalupe, and get up close and personal with great white sharks. Fear not, the sharks are usually curious about taking a look at divers but are generally disinterested in attacking anyone.
Angel Falls, Venezuela: Ever heard of base jumping? It’s where individuals leap from objects, such as cliffs, and then parachute to the ground. If this sounds up your street, what better place to try the activity than at one of the most impressive waterfalls in the world? Here you’ll find several tour operators that offer thrill-seekers the chance to trek through the jungle before leaping from Angel Falls.
Best for city-breaks
A tried and tested favourite amongst those who love to travel but have little time to spare, city breaks offer the perfect opportunity to escape from the mundanity of the working week. Here are our top picks:
Seville, Spain: With a mild climate during the winter, compared to the rest of Europe, Seville is a great place to escape to in early 2023 to avoid the dark depths of winter. The Real Alcazar – a palace – and the Cathedral of Seville are not to be missed.
Copenhagen: Bitterly cold during the winter, Denmark’s capital is best reserved for the spring and summer months. Packed full of restaurants, cafes, and attractions, there are plenty of things to keep you busy over a weekend break in Copenhagen.
Best for beach getaways:
Sometimes, all we want from a holiday is to lie down in the sun, a good book in hand, with the sound of waves lapping at the shore. If this sounds right up your street, check out our top recommendations for beach breaks:
Bora Bora, French Polynesia: Known for its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, Bora Bora island is one of the most popular islands in French Polynesia. Book yourself into a beachside bungalow and spend your days swimming in the warm waters of the South Pacific and your evenings sipping cocktails under the stars.
Maldives, The Indian Ocean: Located in the north-central Indian Ocean, The Maldives is an independent island country known for its unrivalled beauty. There are 200 inhabited islands in total, and around 120 have been developed to be visited by tourists. Expect clear blue waters, white sands, and lush greenery. With vibrant and exotic sea life, the Maldives is an excellent destination for those who love scuba diving.
Best for jaw-dropping scenery
From glorious mountain ranges to wild and vast landscapes, our favourite destinations for glorious views are bound to leave you breathless:
Reykjavik, Iceland: Head to the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavik, to kick-start a tour of Iceland. Here you’ll find a whole range of beautiful sights, from the Northern Lights and waterfalls to explosive volcanoes.
The Canadian Rockies, Canada: A segment of the Rocky Mountains, the Canadian Rockies is popular with millions of visitors every year due to its breathtaking views. Peyto Lake, in particular, is worth checking out due to its beautiful, bright colour, that’s best enjoyed during the summer months.