We’re nearly halfway through the year, so if you haven’t booked a holiday to explore new and exciting places, what have you been waiting for?
Grab your vintage backpack, SLR camera, notebook, toiletries and clothes and hit the road, soaking up the sights of some of the most popular destinations of the year.
According to Lonely Planet, these include South Africa, Western Australia, Alaska, El Salvador and Jordan.
Foodies who love to discover new flavours, ingredients and dining cultural practices should head to Lima in Peru for its fresh ceviche, lomo saltado, which is a beef stir fry, and of course, cuy, or guinea pig, roasted on an open fire.
Somewhere a little closer is Umbria, which was also hailed for its food, including fine cured meats, black truffles, and rich full-bodied wines.
If you want to go on a journey of discovery, Nova Scotia in Canada, Bhutan, Zambia, Parques Nacionales Naturales in Colombia and the Istanbul to Sofia train were recommended.
The publisher suggested Accra in Ghana, Albania, Sydney, Guyana, and Boise in Idaho for somewhere to connect with people.
Among the other top 50 destinations in 2023 were New Mexico, Marseille, Dominica, Halkidiki, Jamaica, Malta and Raja Ampat in Indonesia.
This archipelago has all the ingredients for a holiday in paradise, from white sandy beaches to lush rainforests, and coral reefs to powder blue seas.