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Why you should be planning your next holiday, and where you need to go


Think of your top five stories or memories. The ones you reminisce on time and time again. It might be the first concert you went to. Or perhaps your wedding day? Maybe it’s the time you were sipping Limoncello in Italy, with great company, as the sun set over the coastline?

It’s easy to understand why a love for travel never fades when it’s connected to our greatest memories. Travel opens your world. It challenges you to think outside the box, connect with new people and make new memories.

Studies have shown that simply planning your next holiday boosts your happiness up to eight weeks before the trip. On top of that, holidays are proven to strengthen your physical and mental health along with your memory and focus. That’s enough evidence to have us click “book now” on that future holiday.

Trafalgar have made planning easy by expertly crafting over 300 trips all over the world including must-see icons, bucket list sites and one-of-a-kind experiences on every itinerary. From the moment you arrive at your destination to the time you depart; everything is taken care of, leaving you to simply enjoy.

So, to give yourself something to look forward to this year, where should you plan your next international tour to?

A must-see destination in 2023 is the country of ripe vineyards, endless coastlines, rugged mountain ranges and historic villages – Spain. You’ll get to know the culture of Andalucía when you visit the fiery city of Seville. One of Spain’s top destinations, this grand and charismatic city reveals a long history. Visit the tomb of explorer Christopher Columbus, wander the 14th-century Moorish Alcazar, and feel the passion, rhythms and clapping beats of flamenco.

Maybe Canada’s Rocky Mountains are at the top of your list. Witness phenomenal landscapes with snow-capped mountains and glacier-carved fjords. Learn from experts about bears, glaciers, and tradition, and be immersed in culture as you listen to historic stories told by a local over a home-cooked meal. Tours to Canada are becoming increasingly popular, and the country’s endless natural beauty is just one of the many reasons you should be planning your next holiday here. 

Picture yourself wandering up to the imposing Great Pyramids of Giza and imagine what life was like in the kingdom of Ancient Egypt. Spend an unforgettable time gawking in awe at the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, then marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the mighty Sphinx. One exciting reason to plan your next holiday to Egypt is the highly anticipated opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum. Expected to open in 2023, the new museum is set to be the largest archaeological museum in the world and will house an impressive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the complete collection of Tutankhamun’s treasures.

So, give yourself something to look forward to and fill your empty calendar with a dream vacation. Where will you travel to next?