Where should you travel in 2023? With much of the world reopened, 2023 is shaping up to be the year travel really bounces back.
Track Polar Bears in the Arctic
The Arctic is imbued with a romance—from the history of polar exploration and dauntless early Vikings to the 18th- to 21st-century Northwest Passage and North Pole explorers. It has a reputation for extraordinary beauty and majesty, which is reflected in its central symbol, the polar bear.
Lindblad Expeditions has explored the Arctic for over 30 years, which enables them to offer an Arctic expedition exploring several diverse sectors of the vast Arctic geography—and assure your safety and comfort. With a fleet of three top-tier ice-class vessels fanning out across the vast Arctic, they offer a great variety of ways to explore this region.
Go on a Safari in Africa
The beauty of going on safari is that not just every season, but every day too, holds its own unique charm. No two seasons, no two days, and in fact no two game drives are ever the same in terms of sights, smells, wildlife interactions, landscapes, and experiences. There are 54 countries in Africa, 9 of which are renowned for world-class safaris: South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, and Rwanda. Consider which landscapes are on your bucket list and decide exactly what animals are on your wildlife wish list.
Indulge in an Overwater Bungalow
Set on beautiful Motu Tautau, a private islet looking onto the lush shores of Taha’a on one side and the majestic silhouette of Bora Bora on the other sits Le Taha’a an intimate resort offering 58 remarkable suites and villas inspired by timeless traditional Polynesian architecture and style.
Le Taha’a was the first member of Relais & Chateaux in the Islands of Tahiti. It embraces the exclusive network’s philosophy of sophistication and authenticity, in harmony with its preserved environment, people, and local culture.
Whisk Away to the Golden Age of Travel
Allow Belmond Trains to whisk you back into the golden age of travel. Glide from Épernay, a jewel of the Champagne region, to Sillery aboard Coquelicot, Belmond’s new floating villa. Explore the picturesque Scottish Highlands aboard Royal Scotsman. Or discover the romance of the rails as you journey from Vienna to Paris on the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Take in the Beauty and Mystique of St. Lucia
Saint Lucia captivates anyone who sets foot on her coastline. Always evocative, she welcomes visitors with her soothing waves, warm beaches, and hospitable people. Imagine yourself reclining on the sandy white beaches, soaking in the volcanic mud baths of Soufrière, indulging in authentic island food. Envision exploring abandoned sugar plantations, snorkeling in crystal clear waters, chasing brightly colored fish in the shadow of the Pitons, or experiencing a live sea turtle hatching in the last light of dusk.
Plan to attend the Jazz & Arts Festival May 5 through 14, or Carnival July 1 – 19.
You can take a nonstop flight to St. Lucia from any of these cities:
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