BEST IN TRAVEL 2023
Sometimes it’s not the destination but the journey itself that’s transformative. Looking for a trip that moves you? These places should be on your radar.
The beauty of Nova Scotia can’t be confined to one town. The best way to experience the postcard-perfect communities that dot its shores is by taking a journey, driving between seaside villages.
Historically a pilgrimage route, the fully-restored Trans Bhutan Trail reopened to visitors in September. Its 250-miles of scenic footpath will offer visitors a unique perspective of the Asian country and likely will become one of the world’s most iconic cross-country walks.
PARQUES NACIONALES NATURALES COLOMBIA
From the beauty of the beaches of Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona to the peaks of Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados, Colombia’s 59 protected natural areas are a must for nature lovers. Along with protecting some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world, 26 of these areas are also inhabited by indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities.
ISTANBUL TO SOFIA TRAIN
The recently restored overnight service between Sofia and Istanbul will whirl two adventures into one, leaving the place where east meets west in Istanbul and depositing you in Bulgaria’s laid-back capital city 11 hours later.
Whether you have just a few days or weeks, the mind-blowingly large region of Western Australia offers so many opportunities to take an epic journey. So hop between cities by air, or spend days (or weeks) driving by car, there's a lot to check out on the western side of down under.
With memorable activities like swimming on the ledge of a mighty waterfall to a walking safaris, it’s surprising Zambia is less visited than other spots on the continent of Africa. We recommend making it top of mind if you are considering a journey that involves spotting wildlife.