Cue the wanderlust! Frommer’s travel editors have gone big with its annual “Best Places To Go” list, which includes destinations around the world.
After two years of domestic travel recommendations – while grappling with understaffed airports, flight delays and high petrol prices – the publication is declaring itself (cautiously) optimistic about this far-flung roster of cities, countries and regions on six continents.
The 15 destinations run the full gamut from white sand beaches to historic splendours. Some offer an alternative to over-touristed regions – head for Italy’s coastal Maratea, they say, which lies 177km south of the famous and very crowded Amalfi Coast.
Some offer major celebrations – Lithuania’s Vilnius is turning 700, for example. And some – including Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula – will offer new, streamlined ways to travel next year. The first phase of a US$10bil (RM44.8bil) rail project, a “train through the jungle” route that will ultimately link Cancun, Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Chichen Itza, is set to open in late 2023. – Tribune News Services
Frommer’s 15 best places to go in 2023
- The Virgin Islands
- Tokyo, Japan
- San Sebastian and Bilbao, Spain
- Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument, Colorado, US
- Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
- Karnataka, India
- Athens, Greece
- Oahu, Hawaii
- Maratea, Italy
- Macon, Georgia, US
- Exmouth, Western Australia
- Dawson City, Canada
- West Africa (via the Expedition Ship cruise)
- Vilnius, Lithuania