Top travel destinations 2023

by possandruby

Travel is back baby! Both domestically and globally borders are open and travel restrictions eased. So are you ready? Where are you heading for 2023?

It’s like being a kid in a candy shop with destinations enticing visitors with new attractions, accommodation, experiences and restaurants and of course showcasing the old favourites as well. Prices are competitive and there are some great deals to be had if you can book in advance or even nab a last-minute offer.

With all this good travel news travellers should be aware that there are still some restrictions to certain destinations and COVID-19 testing required. It is as important as ever to ensure you have travel insurance organised prior to travel and that it covers COVID-19 impacts, we recommend that you read all the fine print. Global pandemic aside there is ongoing unrest in some countries, travellers should consider the implications of this when selecting destinations minor challenges include possible disruptions to bookings, impacts on flight paths and potential border closures.

For some inspiration for the year of travel ahead, we have shared some of our current favourite destinations for you to consider for 2023. We have been lucky enough to visit all the destinations listed in the past year. We have collected a range of trip styles and experiences including; relaxation and luxury, adventure activities, bucket list stops and budget trips. 

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

A little island that is bursting with spectacular natural attractions and things to do, Kangaroo Island lies an easy 45-minute ferry ride off the coast of South Australia’ s Fleurieu Peninsula. Choose from wine, beer and gin tasting, 4wd tours, sand boarding, beach walks, seal viewing and gourmet food experiences. Read about more attractions and activities in our recent article . And yes – you can see kangaroos on Kangaroo Island!

Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

Discover one of the most stunning coastlines in Europe with a cruise on the Dalmatian Coast. Stop in at historic ports such as Split and Dubrovnik and visit island villages where time appears to have stood still for many years. Options are endless from short small group tours to longer sailings. Ship types also vary from yachts to large ocean liners. Swim in the blue warm waters of the Adriatic Sea and explore historic towns and village by day and experience fresh seafood, friendly locals and unique restaurants and bars by night.

Petra, Jordan

One of the modern wonders of the world, Petra is a bucket list destination that certainly won’t disappoint. From the moment that you begin to walk into the valley you start to see remnants of ancient civilisations. A full day is required at a minumum to see the various monuments and ruins, mosaics and tombs. While in Jordan visit some other highlights including the red desert sands of Wadi Rum, take a float in the Dead Sea, visit the romans ruins of Jerash and snorkel the coral reefs of the Red Sea.

Bali, Indonesia

For an exotic relaxing break not too far from home (for Aussies) consider a visit to Bali. At Revivo, Nusa Dua guests can enjoy a fully inclusive program featuring daily exercise, food, and spa treatments. The resort is nestled in expansive tropical gardens where you can unwind by the pool or enjoy mindful activities throughout your stay.  For a change of pace stay in the trendy region of Uluwatu for all the sun, sand, and surf.  Here you can hire a board or take some professional lessons.  A visit to Ubud is a must, one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Bali it is just a short drive inland through expansive rice fields. Ubud is the perfect place to book a villa, get daily massages, spend time shopping in the markets and enjoy delicious local food.

Maribor, Slovenia

Breathtakingly beautiful with soaring rugged mountains and lush green forests –  the second biggest city in Slovenia is Maribor, a destination for nature lovers, food lovers and history buffs alike. Maribor is situated on the Drava River, and the area is famous for its wine production, home to the world’s oldest noble vine which still bears fruit dating back over 400 years.  The city oozes Eastern European charm and the best way to have a local experience is to hire a bicycle or walk. Read our top tips in our latest travel guide.

There is sure to be a destination to suit your style of travel in this or the past years recommendations 2018 and 2019, 2020, 2022.

We would love to hear where you are planning on going in 2023 and beyond. Please share in the comments below or tag our social media @possandruby

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