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.

Want to chat more about the top travel trends, or work with me to plan your next vacation? Contact me here.

Top 10 Places to see in Europe

Despite being the second smallest continent in the world, Europe is one place that encompasses nearly everything. From magical and logical attractions to ancient and modern ones, you will always have something new to explore whether it’s your first or tenth time there. This is why millions of travelers visit Europe, to get a taste of the history and rich culture that this continent has to offer. The only challenge travelers have is choosing from the thousands of unique attractions and sites to visit. To help you, I have compiled a list of the top 10 places to see in Europe for your next trip.

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Louvre, Paris

Built-in 1793, this is arguably Europe’s and the world’s most visited museum. It is a central landmark of the city and receives more than 8 million visitors annually. Being an art lover’s paradise, the museum displays more than 35 thousand objects all coming from the 6th BC up to the 19th century.

Vatican, Rome

As the center of the entire Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican definitely needs no introduction. Being located inside the city of Rome, the Vatican has a rich history and more artwork than any other city in the world. It also houses St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s square, and the Vatican museum all of which are the world’s big tourist attractions.

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Buckingham palace, London

After being built in the year 1705, this palace was first known as the Buckingham House. However, it was later named a palace in 1837 following Queen Victoria’s accession. The palace has a total of 775 rooms including 19 State rooms, 188 staff rooms, 52 guest rooms, 92 offices, and 78 bathrooms all decorated using precious works of art.

The Colosseum, Rome

Situated in Rome’s capital center, the Colosseum is the largest known Amphitheatre. Its construction started in the 70AD during the Roman Empire when Vespasian was the empire. The Colosseum was anciently used for gladiator fights but what remains are the ruins which are a major tourist attraction in Rome.

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Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower was originally built to represent the 1989 exhibitions that marked a century ever since the French Revolution. It later became a symbol of Paris. Having been designed by Gustave Eiffel, the tower is now the world’s most visited entrance-paying monument. The tower enables visitors to experience breathtaking views of the city and houses a wide range of restaurants inside.

Disneyland Paris

With more than 12 million visitors visiting here annually, Disney Park is questionably one of the most visited places in Europe. It is divided into two main parks with each one holding separate attraction areas. This entertainment resort encompasses more than four thousand acres of theme parks, golf courses, and an entertainment complex.

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Venice, Italy

Spending some time in Venice feels like you are in a world away from reality. Visitors here are greeted by the breathtaking views of the Grand Canal when they Step from the Santa Lucia train station. There are tour guides at the Doge’s palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica to give visitors some great historical insight.

Acropolis, Athens

Located on the rocky hills along the valley of IlIssos, the Akropolis in Athens is the most famous in the world. Since it is situated right in the city center, it offers visitors impressive sights of the city of Athens. There is also a wonderful museum located just under its southern slopes.

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British Museum, London

London is known to be a real treat when it comes to museums. Located in Bloomsbury, the British Museum is among the largest and most comprehensive in the world. Here, visitors are open to viewing more than 7 million objects and 2 miles of galleries. Thanks to its free admission, the British Museum receives more than 5 million visitors annually.

Belfast Castle, Ireland

A visit to the Belfast castle is a must if you are a history enthusiast. Located on the edges of Belfast city on Antrim road, this castle can be seen even far away from the town. This classic sandstone building offers amazing views of the city. Visitors can choose to have scenic views of the city from the castle or go for a hike to the summit of Cave Hill and get a chance to view the castle from above.

To start planning your visit to see some of the top 10 places in Europe, and much more, contact me when you are ready.

Best Destinations For Foodies

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.”― Virginia Woolf. The only thing better? Eating good food while traveling somewhere new and exciting! Read on for some of the best destinations for foodies.

Why not enjoy a heavenly cup of coffee while enjoying the view from your hotel balcony somewhere in Florence? Maybe traveling makes you hungry, or perhaps being somewhere new stokes the fire of your inquisitive personality: Whichever the case, if travel only heightens your foodie nature, these destinations should be high on your list.

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Barcelona, Spain

The Mercat de la Boqueria lets you know right away that Barcelona is a destination for food. One of the largest food markets in the world, with some of the best ingredients available in the Mediterranean. Tapas are on the menu when visiting Barcelona. Take a tapas tour to try some of the many varieties available, see the city and make new friends through food.

Italy

It’s difficult to choose just one place. Italy is well known for pasta, cheeses, olive oil, and of course wine. Enjoy Mediterranean dishes along the coast with fresh seafood. In Tuscany, pair a bold red wine with pasta and enjoy vineyard views. Add an authentic cooking class to your travel itinerary, and learn to make some of the best local dishes with your own hands.

Paris, France

Continuously voted the best foodie destination in Europe, Paris undoubtedly takes the lead as the top food destination in the world. French Chefs have an unmatched reputation for preparing deliciously satisfying meals. From dining at the Eiffel Tower to a dinner cruise along the River Seine, Paris is definitely one of the best destinations for foodies.

People travel for any number of reasons; some for love, some for work, and some for adventure. Regardless of your reason for travel, finding an exciting new foodie destination to treat yourself to will always be a perfect way to enjoy a new or familiar place. To plan your foodie adventure, contact me when you are ready.