TOP TRAVEL DESTINATIONS FOR SUMMER 2023
With summer just around the corner and no matter how many countries you've managed to have checked off your list, there's always a new city, region, or country to explore...
From air safaris and train adventures, to picturesque towns and tropical lagoons, these summer vacation should definitely be on your to "visit list"
Explore Croatia’s Hidden Gem in Cavtat
Cavtat, Croatia, located just south of Dubrovnik, offers a relaxed pace of life, drawing a resemblance to St Tropez before the crowds. The unique town on the Adriatic has a stunning waterfront promenade lined with palm trees, beaches, churches, monuments, and museums while also being full of picturesque outdoor restaurants and cafes, specialty boutiques, and gift shops. There are more than 5 miles of crystal clear water, beaches, and hotels of high and luxury class.
Located in the heart of the charming historic center of Cavtat, Hotel Supetar Cavtat sits perfectly overlooking the Adriatic. Food lovers in the region savor Mediterranean fare with a focus on products from the sea, seasonal specialities, and local fresh ingredients. To please the palates of wine lovers, an inviting Wine Bar offers a focus on Dubrovacka Malvasija, the local indigenous white wine grape from the Konavle region.
Experience the Culture Capital City in Oslo
Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. Known for its green spaces and museums, but specifically its deep roots of culture and heritage, travelers in Oslo can take a stroll in one of the many lively neighborhoods while exploring everything from innovative architecture and world-class museums to spirited bars and devine eateries.
When looking for a place to stay, travelers can choose from A-One's new portfolio of exclusive homes with hotel services like personal welcomes, daily housekeeping, and round-the-clock concierge - all in complete privacy. Each property meets WELL criteria and places great emphasis on unique architecture, central location, distinctive neighborhoods, hand-picked furniture, and artwork.
For those searching for guidance on planning a trip in Norway, sustainable luxury travel curator Up Norway has created journeys that start and end in Oslo while also taking travelers to hidden gems all over the country.
The Ultimate Family Vacation in Riviera Maya
A true summer vacationer’s paradise, Riviera Maya consists of over a 100-mile stretch of beautiful beaches and tropical oasis. Running along the Yucatan Peninsula, the world-renowned paradise is home to lagoons, mangroves, ancient Mayan cities, ecological reserves, and even the world's second largest coral reef. With activities for those of all ages Riviera Maya remains a fan favorite destination for family travel year after year.
At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Velas Resorts offer special services and activities for all ages to enjoy with their age group or as a family. Younger family members dive into an oasis of fun at the renowned kids and teens clubs, and to foster quality time all together, entertainment for families ranges from astronomy nights, sandcastle building, and human foosball games to Mexican Fiestas, drive-in movies, eco-cycling tours, and painting Alebrijes.
The Fashion and Art Trip of a Lifetime in Rome
Will Rome ever go out of style? A simple answer - no. Rome continues to be a coveted destination this summer with its devine fashion scene along with a perfect mix of art, history, and culture. To enjoy the Eternal City from a new perspective, travelers will delight in a stay at Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese.
With a new offering from the hotel, men are invited to revamp their style by creating a custom wardrobe with the help of Italian fashion influencer, menswear consultant, and model Giorgio Giangiulio. He shares the key elements to a classic Italian wardrobe, coordinates stops at some of the city’s top custom wardrobe spots, and offers styling tricks to guests. Ladies can opt for a luxury fashion experience featuring a private wardrobe curated by Italian fashion influencer Selvaggia Capizzi. Selvaggia curates unique experiences for guests at renowned design houses and new hot spot boutiques all over the historical city.
To complete the trip, travelers even have the possibility to explore the Eternal City’s secret sites with ArcheoRunning during a Hidden Rome Tour. Through the experience travelers will immerse themselves in the narrow streets of Rome while hearing unique stories from Isabella Calidonna, an art historian, certified tour guide and coach for Fidal (Italian Athletics Federation) and Coni (Italian National Olympic Committee).
Take a Cool Break from the Heat in Mendoza
For travelers looking for a cool break to escape the summer heat, winter in Mendoza, Argentina is the ultimate time of year to explore its vast wonders. The cool days are illuminated by warm sunshine allowing travelers to enjoy every activity that’s available in the land of Malbec. In Mendoza the temperature ranges from 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit during this time of year, making it the perfect destination for outdoor activities during the day and also ideal to relax and unwind during the night.
Choose to stay at the new SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites, a new venture from pioneer Argentine winemaker Susana Balbo, where the in house experience coordinator can help guests choose from various activities such as horseback riding, trekking, air safaris aboard a private seaplane, heli wine tours, and even hot air balloon rides over the vineyards. Of course a visit to the Susana Balbo Winery is a must when in the destination, and in winter guests can enjoy lunch on the outdoor terrace of the winery restaurant. After a day full of exploration and adventure, guests can retire to SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites to enjoy on property activities as wine tastings, cooking classes, blending games, wellness rituals, gastronomy offerings, and more.