From nine-month-long cruises to space tourism, recent travel trends have our heads spinning! Don’t get us wrong, we are on the edge of our seats for the unveiling of the flashiest upcoming hotels and desperate to score a reservation at that notorious restaurant that books faster than Taylor Swift’s tour – we’re looking at you, Noma.
But we’re even more interested in those rare trends that we can enjoy no matter where, when, or how we travel. Here are a few of our favorite trends that transcend a single destination and leave a lasting mark.
When it comes to adventure, we live by the old words of wisdom, “There ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough.” This year, we’re journeying into uncharted territory to discover some of Mother Nature’s best-kept secrets. From the glaciers of Antarctica to the canyons of Australia’s Kimberley region, we’re exploring the world’s most far-flung destinations to chart adventures that can’t be found in any old guidebook.
Taking It Slow
If there’s one thing we’re ready to say farewell to, it’s jam-packed itineraries. Travel shouldn’t feel like a whirlwind; it should feel like, well, a vacation! Savor your time away and immerse yourself in one destination, rather than cramming in as many places and activities as possible.
It’s time to go beyond the Billboard 100 of travel’s greatest hits. Many lesser-known destinations offer the same, if not more, beauty and charm as our favorite travel hotspots. While the allure of iconic destinations like Paris and the Big Apple can never be replicated, there is something magical about exploring a new place. Avoid the crowds and put a new pin in your map? That’s a win-win.
Last-minute weekend getaway? Why not! A Mayan cooking class to learn the art of making tortillas? Sí! More champagne? S’il vous plaît! Embrace new experiences with open arms and don’t let excuses hold you back. We promise we’ve never regretted taking a trip and keeping an open mind.
Disconnect to Reconnect
Thanks to technology, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch with loved ones, and nothing delights us more than watching our grandparents answer every FaceTime as if it’s their first. Travel gives us the rare opportunity to spend quality time together, away from the routine of daily life. Seeing the world together creates lasting connections and shared stories that become sources of joy and nostalgia for years to come.