2023 is going to be a big year for travel. With the exception of a few places, we’re pretty much back to normal. Even cruise lines are removing all covid restrictions and you have plenty of options to board a ship without proof of a vaccine or a negative test. After the past 2 years, these are exciting times.
Like most of you, I’m taking time this week to plan my own vacations. And since I ask you guys what’s on your dream list pretty often, I thought I’d share my 2023 list with you. Here’s 5 places I hope to go in 2023:
Las Vegas, NV
2 years ago, my best friend from high school and I realized we’d be hitting a milestone birthday this year. We decided Las Vegas was a great place to celebrate. So this trip has been in the works for 2 years and we both couldn’t be more excited. While this trip is just a girl’s trip, we are also trying to plan a family trip for the near future and maybe see the Grand Canyon while we are there.
To…anywhere (but I’ve got my eye on a Princess cruise to Alaska)
If you know me at all, you know cruising is my favorite way to travel. All-inclusive with no need to cook or clean. A Princess cruise would allow me to experience one of the cruise lines I sell frequently and the Alaska stop would check off one of the states from my dream list. This one is a long shot, but I'm still dreaming :) But whichever cruise we take, I want that view right there.
Flashback to 15 years ago when we were planning our honeymoon. Los Cabos was high at the top. And then things happened and our honeymoon budget was slashed drastically. We wound up in a cabin in Gatlinburg. We both were happy with the mountains, but Los Cabos has always been somewhere we’ve wanted to go. Honestly, this one is also a long shot, and is probably the least likely to happen on this list, but I’m still holding out hope for a 15th anniversary surprise.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach, SC
Our annual girl’s trip to the beach is on again for this year. It’s always a great time with lots of laughter, fun, and exploring. I recommend everyone take a girls (or guys) trip at least once a year and Myrtle Beach is an excellent destination. Of course, there is the beach to hang out on, but we've also done other activities like Ripley's Aquarium, shopping, Escape Rooms, the beach amusement park. There's so much more that will give everyone in your group something to enjoy.
Honorable Mention: St. Augustine, Fl
St. Augustine gets "honorable mention" because we're so close. We can make this a day trip, or a weekend. I know I haven't mentioned it in a while (we've been focusing this year on their neighbor to the south, Orlando), but St. Augustine is still one of my favorite places on the planet. It's been over a year since we've been there, so I'm hoping to at least do a day down there soon. Nights of Lights are up until the end of January, so this month is a great time to go and see the lights without the crowds.
Are any of these places on your dream list? Leave a comment and let me know where you're planning to go in 2023!
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