2023 appears to be the year that travels officially returns. This year, we took a different approach to compile our list of the 7 of the Best Places to Visit in the World in 2023:
Laos, a landlocked Southeast Asian country, is underappreciated in comparison to neighboring Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
In ages past, Laos was commonly referred to as “The Land of a Million Elephants.” Today, Laos is best known for its breathtaking natural scenery and waterfalls, as well as Vang Vieng, known as the capital of adventure tourism, and Luang Prabang, known as the charming French colonial city.
The country’s first semi-high-speed railway opened in 2021, making it easier than ever to get around and explore this unique country. It’s also one of the least expensive places to visit in 2023.
Tanzania is one of the most popular destinations in 2023.
This Eastern African country is jam-packed with incredible sights and activities. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, going on a safari in Arusha Serengeti National Park, and relaxing on Zanzibar’s picture-perfect beaches are just a few of the best things to do in Tanzania.
Tanzania was one of the most popular travel destinations in 2022, and its popularity will only increase.
Poland is a fantastic European destination with a lot to offer, particularly for history buffs. It also provides excellent value for money, with some of the most affordable prices in Europe.
During WWII, more than 85% of Warsaw, Poland’s capital, was destroyed and rebuilt. Meanwhile, Krakow was largely spared and retains much of its original architecture.
Poland has fairytale castles and the stunning Tatra National Park, as well as sobering reminders of WWII, such as the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
While Mexico continued to set new tourism records in 2022, neighboring Belize remains an underappreciated Central American gem.
Belize is a small country with a big punch, with everything from awe-inspiring Mayan ruins to pristine beaches and lush jungles to explore.
Caye Caulker is known for its beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere, while the Great Blue Hole offers some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the world.
The archaeological sites of Xunantunich, Altun Ha, and the ATM Cave are must-sees for anyone interested in Mayan history.
Rwanda is on many people’s bucket lists because of one thing: gorilla trekking.
One of the main draws to this African country is the opportunity to get up close and personal with gorillas at Volcanoes National Park. Rwanda, on the other hand, has even more to offer visitors.
Nyungwe Forest National Park is a breathtaking natural wonder where you can walk across a 300-foot canopy bridge above the rainforest. In Kigali, the Genocide Memorial honors the victims of the horrific conflict that engulfed the country only decades ago.
Fiji is a remote South Pacific destination ideal for adventure travelers.
When you think of “tropical paradise,” the palm-lined beaches and rugged beauty of Fiji come to mind.
And, while it is still not a cheap destination, it is one of the South Pacific countries with more options for budget travelers than endless expensive resorts.
Despite its reputation as an East African safari and wildlife destination, Uganda has been shaking things up and expanding its tourism offerings in recent years.
In addition to attempting to spot the Big Five, visitors to Uganda can go volcano trekking, whitewater rafting on the Victoria Nile, hiking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, or experiencing local Ugandan food and culture in Kampala and smaller villages throughout the country.
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