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As we approach the end of 2022 it has us looking forward to the new year and the different travel opportunities that it has to offer.

A new year offers the perfect chance to broaden your horizons, tick off your travel goals and see new parts of the world. You have resolutions to make and an incentive to find new things to do.

If you are wondering just how you can make the most of your travel in 2023, we have put together some top tips for you to follow. These should enable you to make the most out of it and really enjoy your experience. 

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Travel In 2023

Decide How Many Places You Want To Go

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One of the best things about travel is that there are so many places to go, but this can also make deciding where to head that little bit harder.

When you are planning a trip for next year, consider where you want to go and how you can make the most of this experience. Perhaps you want to do one big blowout holiday such as heading to the Maldives, or maybe you want to try and group a few different destinations into one.

If you are going to Europe for example, it is relatively easy to road trip between the countries, visiting multiple destinations in one go.

You could start off somewhere such as France where you can visit the Eiffel Tower, to Barcelona to discover the Parc de Güell, before heading over to Porto where you can eat some of the most delicious seafood.

Think ahead about the logistics of where you are going to go and how easy it is to get between the locations. If you can drive it would be much easier to adventure to multiple destinations.

Consider Upgrading Your Experience

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Another thing to consider as a way to upgrade your travel in 2023 is to think about upgrading your experience.

There are many ways that you can do this and it can be from the moment you get to the airport to when you are actually on your vacation.

One of the first things that you can think about doing is to book into an airport lounge where you can enjoy a range of complimentary drinks and snacks as well as a premium setting to spend your time before your flight.

You can sink into plush armchairs and make the most of a quiet and relaxing setting where you can do some work if you need to, read a book, or just chill.

There are often airport lounge vouchers or discounts so you can get it for cheaper than you might do otherwise.

This helps to make your airport experience a lot more fun and easy – some can even offer you premium security allowing you to skip the queues.

There’s nothing like turning up to your flight feeling full, refreshed and relaxed.

Start a Travel Blog

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Another fantastic way to get the most out of your travel in 2023 is to document it.

You want to be able to look back at your travel experience fondly and remember all the little things that you would otherwise forget.

There are many ways you can do this, but we recommend you start your own travel blog.

A travel blog is something that you can continue to grow by documenting your future travels, or you could simply use it as a little personal diary for yourself.

If you do want to grow it, it can be a good idea to look into things such as SEO monitors that can help you to grow your SEO and ensure your blog is seen by the right audience.

You could choose to eventually monetize your blog and it might even turn to a side hustle. Just by starting it up you never know what you might eventually achieve – the possibilities are endless.

Couple up your writing about your experiences with a host of photos and videos and it is something that you can share with friends and family and look back on fondly in years to come.

Think About What Sort of Travel Experiences You Want

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When it comes to enhancing your travel in 2023, you need to consider what sort of travel experience you want. 

Are you looking for a trip where you can turn up and all you need to do is lie on a beach or by a pool all day?

Where you can worry about nothing and just drink and eat to your heart’s content? Or are you looking for a holiday where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and discover a host of things to do?

Before you go, think about the travel experiences that you want and find a location that is ideal for this.

It’s better to book your trips and excursions ahead of time to make sure they don’t sell out and that you know the price before you go.

Ensure You Have a Budget Set Up Before You Go

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One thing about travel is that the costs can soon rack up. Because of this, it’s a good idea to set a budget before you go so you know what to spend.

Think about costs such as accommodation, activities, food and drink.

You will also want to have a bit of extra money with you in the case of any incidentals or if you want to get anything extra while you are there.

You might need to pay tourist tax at your hotel for example, as well as any other costs.

These are just a few things that can help you to get the most out of your travel in 2023.

No matter if you are deciding to go somewhere fairly local or further away, there are so many ways you can elevate your travel.

Where are you considering going next year? Have you got any travel hacks or plans to get the most out of it?

If so, let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you.

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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