For Condé Nast Traveler editors—and most of our readers, we suspect—travel is at the top of our new year’s resolutions. It’s been a tough few years for travel, but we’ve come out of it with a reimagined sense of wanderlust. Daydreams of cable cars, vibrant art galleries, and iconic eateries are taking us to destinations across the globe this coming year.
Usually, our editors come to you after we’ve had our fill of fun and returned home—now, we want to let you in on the planning process. We’re narrowing down our travel plans and gathering itineraries for the places we’re visiting in 2023. Some places will come as no surprise as they were named the most sought-after travel destinations in the new year in our annual Best Places to Go list. Other trips are centered around big celebrations, visiting friends and family, reliving old memories, and starting new traditions. From Singapore to Israel to Tennessee, keep reading to see the passport stamps the Traveler team plans on collecting this year.
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It’s been five years since my last vacation to Asia, which was my honeymoon, and I’ve been dying to go back ever since. In early 2023, my husband and I are traveling to Vietnam and Singapore. Aside from the culture and history of a place, our largest travel motivators are amazing hotels and food. This trip will be no different and while we’re staying at some amazing properties, including a night on a traditional private boat in the middle of Ha Long Bay, it is the food I’m most excited about. We’ll be eating our way through both countries, visiting everything from night markets to Michelin-star restaurants. —Eugene Shevertalov, senior entertainment editor
It’s been five years since I’ve been to South America, so I’m ecstatic that two friends’ wedding is getting me to Quito in mid 2023 so that I can practice my Spanish and act on all the local recommendations their family will be able to dole out. Already on my list is the Telefériqo cable car and Mindo Cloudforest, mountain biking down Cotopaxi Volcano, wandering the central historic district, salsa dancing the night away, and eating all the empanadas and salchipapas in sight. —Shannon McMahon, destinations editor