Bucket List Adventures for 2023

Write the next chapter of your life’s adventures and dreams. I am on a mission to explore the world with you and to help you plan life’s best adventures so you too can live life to the fullest through travel. If this sounds like something you’d be into, check out these bucket list adventures for 2023!

Jigokudani

If you’ve ever wanted to go on an exotic jungle safari and see animals in their natural habitat, then this is the trip for you! The Jigokudani Monkey Park in Japan offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys in their natural habitat. Jigokudani is home to Japanese Macaques, which are also known as Snow Monkeys. During the winter months, you can even see them soaking in the area’s hot springs to keep warm.

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Costa Rica

You’ve never been to Costa Rica? Well, you are in luck because you are going to love it. Costa Rica is a beautiful country with plenty of adventure options. From surfing to snorkeling, this Central American country has it all. If you’ve ever wanted to visit Central America, the best place to start is Costa Rica. Costa Rica is hands down the most amazing place to visit if you are a traveler looking for something different and amazing. With wildlife parks, a tropical forest, and endless adventure options, Costa Rica is a dream come true for nature lovers. Costa Rica should definitely be on your list of bucket list adventures for 2023!

Philippines

A country filled with beautiful locations begging to be discovered. A melting pot of cultures with some of the most amazing food and beaches you will ever see. If you are looking for an adventure off the beaten path, the Philippines is the place to go. Made up of more than 7,000 islands. Its three main islands are Luzon (where the capital city is), Visayas, and Mindanao. The best places to visit in the country are mostly beaches, some tourist-friendly like Boracay, and some that you would have to travel further for, to find heaven on the sand. 

African Safari

An African safari is the ultimate bucket list experience if you are interested in animals and nature. Explore Victoria Falls and the Serengeti. See the best of Kenya and Tanzania. Experience wildlife up close with a local guide. Accommodations range from luxury lodges to rustic safari camps. Explore hidden gems, discover the charms of Capetown, and you can sip the best wines in Stellenbosch.

Australia

Australia is a bucket list destination in and of itself. From the history-rich cities to the Outback, Australia is a fascinating place to visit. There are many species of animals that you can only find in Australia. The Koala, Kangaroo, Wombat, and the Thorny Devil. There are some animals that really stand out amongst all the others. One of them is the Emu! These flightless birds can still be found in the wild and are believed to be extinct. Plan to go on an Emu adventure!

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South America Safari

A trip that is truly a bucket list trip in itself. The South America Safari is one of the most challenging and beautiful wildlife experiences you will ever have. Taking you from the rainforests of Brazil to the snow-capped peaks of Chile, this journey is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Discover majestic waterfalls, jungles of the Amazon, tropical beaches, wildlife that is fascinating and mysterious, and stunning scenery. These are just some of the reasons to visit this unique continent.

These are just some ideas for your bucket list adventure in 2023. The world is an amazing place, and no matter where you want to go, I will help get you there. Reach out to me to start planning your trip of a lifetime.

Romantic European Cities

romantic european cities

The history of European cities is filled with romance. From the moment you set foot in them, they tell you stories of the past and present. Whether it’s the ruins of Roman towns or medieval walled cities, these locales have their own stories to tell. Here are a few of my favorite romantic European cities for a love letter romantic getaway.

Rome: The Eternal City

Located on the Italian Peninsula, Rome has a storied history dating back millennia. With so much to see and do, it’s easy to see why it’s been called “The Eternal City.” From the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain, there are many sights to explore. Make sure to set aside time to visit the Colosseum, one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.

St. Peter’s Square is one of the most popular places to visit in Rome. At night, the square transforms into a visual and aural celebration of the city and its history. If staying in Rome, consider staying at the Hotel Excelsior, which offers a beautiful view of the city’s famous facade.

Florence: The City of Italy’s Dream

Just a short train ride from Rome, Florence is another city with a long and storied history. Its central location made the town a natural choice for artists and inventors. Today, it is still home to a thriving artistic community. The Uffizi Gallery is a leading example of Italian Renaissance art and is easy to visit. There are plenty of places to stay in Florence, that offer great views of the city and the famous Pitti Palace.

Paris: The City of Love

The “City of Light” is the place where love is said to begin, and Paris has something for everyone. From the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, there are many places to spend a romantic Parisian evening. If you’re looking for an over-the-top romantic experience, consider staying at La Reserve Hotel and Spa.

Venice: The City of Opera and Romantics

Among Venice’s most popular attractions is the San Marco Basilica, in the heart of the city. There are plenty of activities to check out while in Venice, including boat tours of the San Marco Basilica, canal boat rides, and visits to the Doge’s Palace. To venture further out, plan a day to visit Murano to see the art of glassblowing.

Madrid: The Universal City

If you’re looking for a more active experience, you might consider taking a canal boat ride through the city’s waterways. Visit the many galleries, or rent a bike and cycle around the city. Madrid is a wonderful city to visit for a love letter. From the high rises of the city’s arterial canals to the gardens, parks, and museums, Madrid has it all. If you’re hoping to start your visit on a higher note, plan to see The Royal Palace of Madrid.

Brussels: Home of the EU and its Capital

Located just a short train ride from Paris, Brussels has a very different feel from the French city. The “Capital of the World” as it has been called. It has been the center of European life for hundreds of years. During the centuries, Brussels has been a place for trade and business. If you’re hoping to get a head start on your romantic getaway, the Grand Place in central Brussels is a great place to start. The Grand Place or Grote Markt, is the central square of Brussels, Belgium. It is surrounded by opulent Baroque guild halls.

London: The Magic Place for a Love Letter

Located in the home country of Shakespeare, London has a long and fascinating romantic history. As a busy financial center, it’s also home to the world’s most recognizable architecture. London is a great place to begin your love journey. If you’re looking for a sky-high experience, the London Eye, which stands 619 feet tall, offers an amazing view. If you’re hoping to relax, you can take in the British Columbia Museum or the Natural History Museum. Plan a visit to the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Stroll through the many gardens and parks located in central London.

There are many romantic European cities in which to write your love letter. Reach out to me when you are ready to start planning your visit.

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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