| Updated: Nov 16, 2022, 12:19 PM IST
The travel guidebook company, Lonely Planet reveals its top 30 travel destinations for 2023 by the name of, “30 Places To Inspire You.”This is for the first time that they have divided their comprehensive list of itineraries into five categories according to the type of trip one is looking for- eat, journey, connect, learn, and unwind.
Take a look at the top countries in each category-
Eat at Lima, Peru
The capital of Peru, Lima tops in the ‘eat’ category of Lonely Planet list, defining it as “a gastronomical delight centuries in the making”. The capital is best known for its Pisco cocktails, freshly served seafood, and the Peruvian cevicherías. Cevicherías or ceviche is a Peruvian dish made from fresh raw fish cured in fresh citrus juices, like lime or lemon.
Take a journey through Nova Scotia, Canada
Nova Scotia, one of the three maritime provinces of Canada, famous for its seaside villages made the first spot in the “journey” category. The candy-stripped lighthouses, salty fishing towns and towering red cliffs make this coastal town a road-trip-worthy destination. In winter, storms hitting the coastline and in summer, Nova Scotians lounging on the beaches make this place a perfect getaway for people who like journeys more than the destination.
Unwind yourself at Dominica
“Sometimes you need a trip where you can unwind and reconnect with yourself, your portner, your family or just thw world around you”, reads Lonely Planet in the “unwind” category that is topped by Dominica. Dominica is a small island country in the Caribbean sea, which is also known as the Nature Island for its majestic rainforests and hot springs. This place is mostly famous among independent travellers and environment-loving adventurers.
Connect with the energy of Accra, Ghana
The capital and the largest city of Ghana, Accra, tops in the “connect” category. Describing the eccentric beauty of the place, Lonely Planet wrote, “The capital’s hot, sticky streets are perfumed with sweat, fumes and yesterday’s cooking oil. Like balloons waiting to be burst, clouds of dirty humidity linger above stalls selling mangoes, banku (fermented maize meal) and rice.” The city is full of energy, bustling markets, skate parks and creative spaces for artists where one can’t help but connect with the culture of Ghana.
Learn something new in New Mexico, USA
New Mexico, also known as the Land of Enchantment has topped the list in the “learn” category. It is in Southwestern USA and is home to 23 native tribes of America, which makes it an ideal place to learn about the indigenous art, culture, and music. The juniper-adorned hills and sunset at the dunes makes the landscape of this place undeniably mesmerising.