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Bucket List Travel Ideas for the New Year

by Eugenia Lazaris

Dec 27, 2022

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A new year is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to get out the travel planner and start thinking about where to visit next on your family travels. After the past few years of shutdowns, travel restrictions and general fear about the state of the world, it’s time we start thinking big and planning those bucket list trips we’ve been putting off.


As 2023 rolls around, plan meaningful trips to allow you to make the most of your time off with vacations that will make memories to last a lifetime. Read on for some of the most exciting adventures for families.


Easter Island
More than 1,000 towering Moai dot the landscape of this beautiful South Pacific island off the coast of Argentina. The heads of these mysterious statues, the only parts visible above ground, comprise just part of the allure of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Easter Island remains one of the most remote destinations in the world, giving adventurous travelers a chance to experience one of the last bastions of true adventure and exploration. Once there, you can not only view the iconic Moai in person, but you can also discover the culture and history of the Rapa Nui people who created them and built their civilization on this remote island.


Iceland gained increasing popularity in recent years, and for good reason. The dramatic landscape offers everything from volcanoes to frozen fjords and everything in between. It is the ideal place for travelers who want to take a break from commercial hot spots and connect with nature, whether you want to go skiing, hiking or take a dip in the hot springs and geothermal pools. There is plenty of wildlife to see, like whales, puffins and the elusive arctic fox. And don’t forget the piece de resistance, the Northern Lights, which can be seen across the country in winter and spring.


African Safari
Many travelers dream of visiting the wilds of Africa to see the majestic wildlife that call this land home, so make 2023 the year you make that dream come true. Lions, giraffes, zebras and rhinoceros are just a few of the incredible animals awaiting on the African continent and there is nothing quite like seeing them in their natural habitat. An African safari is a great way to not only teach children about the world’s diverse wildlife and ecosystems, but also teach them about its peoples too, by introducing them to customs and cultures that may be different from their own.


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