Where shall we travel in 2023?
Instead of giving you an overwhelming list of beautiful places to visit one day, I want to help you and make things more concrete and possible. This "to-travel list" is best if you are based or travelling from Europe. It is broken down per season to make it easier to understand where to travel and when.
Here is my selection of great holiday and adventure destinations with the family, so where shall we travel in 2023?
Pyramids of course, but not only! Perfect for kids passionate about Egyptian mummies and history. Experience ruins, temples, a cruise on the Nile River, a night train ride between Cairo and Luxor, a hot air balloon trip, and yummy food.
I mean, it is just stunning, right? It is a perfect region for hiking, biking and breathing the fresh air of the outdoors, watersports and spending time by the beach. It is really easy to get there from Milan and a very relaxed and relaxing trip for parents. Plus, Italian food... 😋
It is guaranteed sunshine and warmth. Enjoy city life and culture in Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech. Spend some time in the desert on a bivouac. Go hiking, camel riding, quadding and sand surfing. Take a cooking class, a pottery lesson and a music immersion.
The beaches are just so special! Head north for beautiful beaches, coves, boating and fancy restaurants. Head south for hikes, old churches, ruins, national parks and more remote nature.
You will be warm but will avoid scorching temperatures in summer. Float in the Dead Sea, Visit Little Petra and go hiking in Wadi. Take a hot air balloon trip. Go camping in the nature reserve. Make it a nice, relaxed and safe road trip.
The beautiful nature, the rather pleasant weather and the never-ending days! Take a cruise on the fjords, and explore Oslo and its culture. Take a trip to Tromso and go whale watching. Hike, bike, camp and live outdoors.
Go on a self-drive safari, spot some pretty exceptional animals, camp straight on top of your car, stay in wilderness lodges, and play and sandboarding in the dunes. Go seal and whale watching, and meet wild flamingos.
The culture shock and the fascinating life in Tokyo. Eat Ramen. Learn how to roll the best sushi, see a sumo tournament in Nagoya, climb mount Fuji (with teenagers), go hiking in Nagano, see snow monkeys, take the shinkansen, go to the beach and even surf.
The big wide nature of course. Do it with a camper van, wild camping or in hotels you will get to see lots. Spend time on lakes, see Niagara falls, go on boat trips, enjoy delicious ingredients, taste wine, go hiking in national parks, meet bears, do watersports, and spend time in a cabin.
For nature across the different islands. Explore the Portuguese culture remote in the Atlantic. Enjoy natural springs, hiking in this beautiful green, swimming and remote beaches, biking and beautiful canoe excursions.
Embrace the weather and take long walks on moody islands. Visit Glasgow and Edinburgh for fun culture and delicious cooking. Play golf. Discover the fauna and flora. Meet the Loch Ness. Take a boat trip. Visit castles. Stay in cosy bed and breakfasts.
It is still beautifully sunny and warm. Take a road trip or make it a train trip around the region. Sevilla, Granada and Malaga for culture and beautiful towns. Museums, art galleries and historic monuments will keep everyone entertained between the nice walks.
That warm Mediterranean weather when it starts getting dark early. You will still be able to enjoy time on the beach and swimming in the pool. This is your dose of vitamin D to last the darker months to come. Boat trips, delicious food and some hikes to entertain you too.
The number one reason will be hiking and walks in nature. There are lots of family-friendly activities in Funchal and then some spectacular hikes, mostly easy on the rest of the island. Waterfalls, natural pools and delicious Portuguese food.
Pizza. That is enough of a good reason, right?
Joke aside, head to Pompei for some fascinating history for kids. Take a pizza-making class, explore the medieval city, spend time in parks, observe Mt Vesuvius, go hiking, and explore one of the many museums.
Cold for cold, might as well be proper cold. Dog sledging, fairytales about Christmas, and the silence of snowy villages will draw you to this frozen land. Walk in snow shoes, visit a snow village, take a reindeer safari, and go cross-country skiing.
When you need to escape it all. Head to the beach, discover Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, hike around waterfalls, head to the rainforest, go kayaking, and horseback riding, dive into the Afro-Brazilian culture and be amazed by the nature and the wildlife.
Safari of course. The best wildlife you can meet. Horseback riding. Culture in Capetown. Visit wineries. Enjoy the beach. See penguins, and hike table top mountain. Take a boat trip and taste delicious oysters. Hang out with elephants.
Colours. This small island can give so much joy in the depth of winter. Flavourful curries. Beach time. Boat trips. Tuk-tuk rides. Markets. Galle fort. Meet elephants. Visit national parks. Learn all about spices.
Why not? A big country which has so much to offer from beaches to ruins and Mayan culture. A thriving capital. Beautiful boat trip opportunities. Avocados and tacos. Stunning beaches. A real sense of community. Colours.
Don't forget, we don't only travel for the weather, and this one is particularly unpredictable nowadays. Travelling off-season will allow you to get much better prices, fewer people, more choices and a better understanding of the place you visit. So don't get too stuck on the temperatures!
I hope this is helpful, and as always, do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions.