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5 Must-Visit Vacation Destinations in the Second Half of 2023

by Thomas White

As the world gradually recovers from the pandemic, the year 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting time for globetrotters. With numerous countries lifting travel restrictions and inaugurating new attractions, the second half of 2023 promises an array of fantastic vacation destinations. This article will guide you through the top five destinations you should consider for your next vacation.

1. Prince Edward Island, Canada

Often overlooked for its larger, adrenaline-filled counterparts, Prince Edward Island (PEI) in Canada offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural charm. Known for its dramatic cliffs, red-sand beaches, and an impressive golf scene, PEI is not just a destination for outdoor thrill-seekers but also for those who appreciate tranquility and simplicity.

The Island Walk, a 435-mile trail tracing the entire coastline, is one of the major draws for adventurous travelers. The trail, which opened in 2021, takes you through small towns and fishing villages, immersing you in local culture and scenery. While walking the entire loop may take about 32 days, you can start and end at any point, enjoying the unique offerings of each stop along the route.

2. Tanzania

A new era is dawning in Tanzania, with President Samia Suluhu Hassan leading the way in infrastructure, women’s businesses, education, health care, and sustainable travel. Tanzania’s natural beauty is more accessible than ever, thanks to the high-speed internet installed at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain.

In addition to its technological advancements, Tanzania also offers remarkable experiences in wildlife and nature. The Usangu Expedition Camp in Ruaha National Park and the Selous Safari Company’s private reserve on Fanjove Island offer immersive “marine safaris” for those seeking a unique adventure. Both these destinations promise unforgettable encounters with Tanzania’s rich biodiversity.

3. Uttar Pradesh, India

After a prolonged closure due to the pandemic, India is now ready to welcome travelers with open arms. Uttar Pradesh, the country’s fourth-largest state, is an excellent choice for those seeking to explore India’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty.

Home to iconic attractions such as the Taj Mahal and the sacred Ganges River ghats of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh also boasts new attractions like Vana, a wellness retreat nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Dehradun. Managed by the award-winning Six Senses, Vana offers rooms and suites with balconies and terraces that overlook the lush landscape, offering a true breath of fresh air.

4. Bermuda

Just a short flight away for East Coasters, Bermuda has become even more accessible with American Airlines resuming flights from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by a new $400-million terminal equipped with automated immigration gates, a putting green, and an outdoor nature trail.

The island’s resort scene is also booming, with recent renovations at Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa and the opening of the high-end St. Regis Bermuda. The island has rolled back all COVID-19 entry requirements, making it a safe and convenient destination for vacationers.

5. The Cayman Islands

With Cayman Airways offering non-stop flights from Los Angeles International to Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands are easier to reach than ever before. Once there, visitors will find a wealth of activities and attractions to explore.

From the newly renovated Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman to hiking reserves like the century-old Mastic Trail on Grand Cayman andthe Bluff on Cayman Brac, the Cayman Islands offer an excellent blend of relaxation and adventure. Art enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the vibrant local art scene, with the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands and innovative new hotels like Palm Heights offering an array of exhibitions and events.

As we look towards the second half of 2023, these destinations offer a mix of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and unique experiences, all ready to be explored. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a cultural immersion, these five destinations promise to make your vacation a memorable one. Happy travels!

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