Daniel is a copywriter who has well and truly been bitten alive by the 'travel bug'. After ticking off several North American National Parks and exploring Europe by train, his sights are now set on South East Asia. Usually with at least one camera locked and loaded, you'll find Daniel wherever there are mountains, lakes or beaches.
The end of the year is in sight, time to get ready to say goodbye to 2023 and welcome in 2024!
With a new year comes new vacation opportunities and we’re excited to reveal the top travel destinations for 2024!
Thailand has something for every traveler, whether you’re looking for an escape into nature, a place to party, or to get in touch with your spiritual side. Known as the ‘Land of Smiles,’ and for good reason, a vacation to Thailand is guaranteed to be one of a lifetime. For those seeking adventure, take the overnight sleeper train to the jungles in the north. If you’re looking for a bit more luxury, check out the river cruises for a perfect mix of opulence and sightseeing.
If you enjoy island-hopping across idyllic shores, eating incredible food, and visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Greece. With an estimated 6,000 islands, there’s no shortage of areas to explore. Arguably the most famous of them all is the island of Santorini where you can catch breathtaking sunsets and marvel at the island’s colorful architecture.
Not exactly a highly well-known vacation spot, Morocco is fast becoming the place to go and rightfully earns its place on the list of top travel destinations for 2024. You won’t find many more thrilling activities than exploring the Sahara Desert on camelback, finding great deals on authentic Moroccan goods in the Marrakech markets, or hiking the Gorges of Dades. Despite its deadly earthquake in 2023, it is still considered safe to travel and the income generated from tourism will help support the nation’s recovery.
Growing in increasing popularity since the city of Dubrovnik appeared in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Croatia is now one of the bonafide top travel destinations for 2024. Its draw goes well beyond fans of fantasy TV though, with pristine beaches, historical towns, and affordable accommodation it’s the perfect summer destination. It is now also part of Europe’s borderless Schengen Area, so you won’t need to apply for a separate visa when visiting if already in Europe.
Standing strong as a top travel destination for decades, Barbados doesn’t need much of an introduction. Famous for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and wildlife, there are few better destinations for water lovers. It’s also a hot spot for cruise stop-offs so it can easily be ticked off the list if a cruise is on the cards for 2024.
This one might come as a surprise feature on the top travel destinations for 2024 but Uzbekistan is fast becoming a popular spot for those seeking adventure. Fast train travel and reliable internal flights make traveling around the Central Asian nation easier than ever. Despite the technological advancements, you’ll still find ancient fortress towns and communities living off their land painting an authentic picture of traditional life in Uzbekistan.
Italy is another destination that needs no introduction and one that has long been a huge tourist draw for visitors around the world. The nation’s food and wine are enough to warrant booking a ticket today and heading to Italia. Then you have the stunning architecture of its cities, from Venice to Florence, and don’t get us started on picturesque islands. If you haven’t visited already, or even if you have, Italy is most definitely one of the top destinations for 2024.
Thanks to newly developed flight routes and airline partnerships, it’s never been easier to visit India as it makes it onto the list of top travel destinations for 2024. When you combine the regular flights to hubs like Mumbai, Goa, and Delhi with India’s revamped railway system, you can travel just about anywhere in this gorgeous country. Whether you hop aboard one of the longest river cruises in the world or find some inner peace when exploring its temples, India should be added to your travel list ASAP.
Famed for being the number one choice for honeymooners, Saint Lucia has recently transformed its tourism focus to bring in all types of travelers. From the white sand beaches to its vibrant food to the majestic Piton Mountains, Saint Lucia is no doubt one of the top destinations for 2024.
Travelers with a passion for adventure, culture, history, gastronomy, and art are increasingly drawn to Mexico. Enjoy a novel train journey to the Caribbean beaches and the timeless Maya ruins; experience the awe-inspiring 2024 solar eclipse from the sun-kissed sands of Mazatlán; or embark on a scenic road trip to the charming bohemian beach towns nestled along the strikingly beautiful coast of Oaxaca.