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Photo: Lara Jameson

Summer 2023 is winding down... If you’re already feeling a little bit down in the dumps at the prospect of no more vacationing for a while, then you might make yourself feel that little bit better by planning for Summer 2024. Get things started now, and you’ll have something to look forward to – and you’ll ensure that next year’s summer break is as incredible as possible!

  • Japan

To get the best from your trip to Japan, it makes sense to indulge in as much Japanese culture and tradition as possible. From modern Kawaii culture to ancient temples and architectural wonders, this is a country with a huge amount to offer. Of particular interest are the traditional Onsen – these being resorts that have been built around a natural hot spring. You’ll get an experience that’s a little similar to a Western spa resort but with an unmistakably Japanese character.

  • Thailand

Vacationing in Thailand tends to be exceptionally affordable – once you’ve paid for the flights. Consequently, a longer break might be appealing. The capital, Bangkok, is a cultural hub, being home to around a tenth of the population. It’s among the hottest cities on the planet, thanks to a combination of humidity, sunlight, and heat-absorbing concrete. In the countryside, there are around 35,000 temples to explore, as well as thick jungles, rich in incredible wildlife.

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Thera, Greece
Photo: Alex Azabache

  • Greece

Many of the ideas that have shaped the Western world can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks. A visit to the country itself might provide a unique perspective, therefore. In Athens, there’s the Acropolis and Parthenon to explore. On the other hand, you might favor a beach break on Evia or a hiking trip around Crete. Adventure vacations in Greece tend to be memorable for all the right reasons.

  • Morocco

There’s no country in the world quite like Morocco. It was historically the gateway to the wider African continent and a place where cultures have collided repeatedly to produce something new and distinctive. In Marrakesh, you can see this culture in action, with bazaars, snake charmers, and street vendors all providing incredible entertainment.

Arrive at the right time of year, and you’ll be able to attend a music festival in the desert. Whether you’re looking for jazz, techno, or metal, there’s something here to appeal.

If you’d prefer to spend your time immersed in nature, on the other hand, you might instead venture up into the Atlas mountains, from where you’ll enjoy some of the more spectacular vistas in North Africa. Naturally, if you’re planning an active holiday in this notoriously sweltering part of the world, it makes sense to travel outside of the summer and to make sure that you’re prepared to deal with the heat.

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Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Safi, Morocco
Photo: Taryn Elliott

  • Barbados

Barbados, a captivating Caribbean gem, offers a blend of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality. Known for its stunning white-sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters, the island is a paradise for sun-seekers and ocean enthusiasts. Beyond the beaches, Barbados boasts a rich history influenced by both British colonial heritage and African roots. 

Visitors can explore landmarks like the Garrison Savannah and St. Nicholas Abbey, gaining insight into the island's past. The rhythm of calypso and reggae music fills the air, inviting travelers to immerse themselves in lively festivals and local traditions. Barbados offers an irresistible combination of relaxation, exploration, and cultural immersion that leaves a lasting impression on all who visit.

Final Thoughts...

So, there you have it, the top 5 destinations for every traveler in 2024. Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, culture, or something in between, you're sure to find something to love on this list. So start planning your trip today and experience the world in all its wonder!

Lots of love,