Top Travel Trends

The last two years have greatly impacted how we live, work, and travel. With restrictions around the globe easing, and travel making a BIG comeback, let’s take a look at a few of the top travel trends for 2023 and beyond!

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Epic Trips

Revenge travel has never been hotter, and big bucket-list trips are taking travelers (and travel advisors) by storm. With all of the time spent at home, in lockdown, teaching your kids through remote schooling, and saving money that would ordinarily be spent on vacations– travelers are ready to go all out on their next escape.

Active travelers are planning treks across the Serengeti or looking to scale Machu Pichu. Luxury lovers are considering pampered stays at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, or yachting across the Med, and honeymooners are dreaming about not just one, but two or more honeymoon destinations – all rolled into a loved-up mega getaway!

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Workcations

More employees are taking their laptops on the road and blurring the lines between work and play. Whether it’s a weeklong escape to a cabin or a month-long tropical getaway, as long as there’s a WiFi connection – workcations can be made possible.

While gracing the 2022 travel trends list, workcations are not new. Digital nomads have been plugging away on their laptops for years in the jungles of Costa Rica, the beaches of Mexico, and at cafes in Paris. Now it’s just an option for an increasing number of remote workers.

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Staycations

Something else that we’ve all done a lot lately is staying home. While there’s great comfort in your own space, there’s also something to be said for soft high-thread-count sheets, room service, and uninterrupted quiet time.

For individuals who are unable to travel, staycations can provide the perfect antidote. Local spa visits and hotel stays. Discovering nearby attractions. Travelers don’t need to venture far to relax, unwind, or explore somewhere new.

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Niche Travel

Travel is deeply personal, and for many, their trip is built around a specific theme or desire to learn.

Growing with popular demand is voluntourism (combining your holiday with giving back). Culinary tourism (with a focus on regional cuisine, chefs, and cooking classes). Agro Tourism (visiting working farms or ranches), polar tourism, and even getting in line for space exploration.

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The Best Travel Apps

Let’s face it, technology has changed the way we live, work, and travel. While there’s an app for just about anything, for every useful app there are a dozen or more not-so-useful ones, simply taking up space on your phone for no good reason. Before you embark on your next trip, consider downloading these (actually useful!) best travel apps to help make your planning and the journey itself run smoothly.

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Packpoint

Travelers who hate packing, rejoice! Packpoint takes the guesswork out of packing and shows you what to bring based on the length of your journey, the weather in your destination, and the activities you have planned.

Lounge Buddy

Regardless of which airline or class you’re flying, Lounge Buddy offers access to premium airport lounges around the world. When you enter your trip details, the app advises which lounges you have access to based on the airports you pass through, and how to purchase access if you don’t have it already.

Timeshifter

Traveling through different time zones? Timeshifter will help you avoid jet lag long before you take off, as well as offer in-flight and post-flight suggestions. The app itself relies on neuroscience and circadian rhythm research and creates a personalized plan for you based on your age, gender, sleep patterns, and specifics surrounding your travel plans.

Calm

One of the most popular meditation and sleep apps on the market. Calm offers an array of themed meditations, sleep stories, and music. Meditation topics run the gamut and include self-awareness, calming anxiety, breathing, lowering stress levels, and happiness.

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XE Currency Converter

The XE Currency Converter app will keep you from getting swindled on those exchange rates the next time you’re abroad! Providing live up-to-the-minute rates that you can store and view off-line. You’ll be glad you had this techy travel companion to keep track of your funds.

Google Translate

Easy to use and navigate, Google Translate allows users to translate over 100 languages while typing. You can access 59 languages off-line, and translate bilingual conversations into over 70 languages. It’s fast, it’s free, and it’s convenient for travelers who want to get around and communicate with those around them.

TripWhistle

Safety is paramount when traveling, and TripWhistle is built around just that. Users can map their location to send to loved ones, along with GPS coordinates. TripWhistle also offers emergency numbers for firefighters, police, and medical personnel in over 200 countries. Don’t forget, 911 is just for North America.

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Taking a ‘mini-moon’ before your wedding

There is a new trend emerging, as more couples are opting for a pre-wedding vacation before their wedding day to reconnect, relax and alleviate the stress that goes along with planning a wedding. It’s no surprise that the task of wedding planning can take a toll on  romance and strain a relationship. Nights and weekends that were spent enjoying time together, are now filled with appointments and decisions that need to be made.

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A ‘mini-moon’ is a chance to enjoy some rare time alone together before the big day. It is a chance to escape from the stress and any drama that comes with planning a wedding. Taking a mini-vacation is a chance to celebrate your engagement, and also get excited about the wedding. Traveling before the wedding instead of after, may help you save some money if your wedding is taking place during peak travel seasons.

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It could be something simple like a long weekend getaway closer to home, or a few days at the beach. Sip some wine, enjoy a couples massage, and return renewed to take on all the tasks ahead of you. For mini-moon inspiration, read this post on Caribbean destinations.

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