Planning your next trip can be intimidating af. Sure, you can read a lot about a place, but you never really know what it’s going to be like until you actually visit. That’s why this recent report from Booking.com is the perfect guide to picking your next travel destination. Booking.com analyzed over 240 million of its verified reviews to compile “The Most-Welcoming Cities on Earth” for 2023. Kindness is key when travelling, that’s why we’re sure you’ll feel right at home in these dreamy destinations.
To make it easier for you, we’ve broken down what and where the best vibes are for fashion, food and feeling good. Read on to see who’s rolling out the welcome mat this year.
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For the beach bum, visit…
Porto De Galinhas, Brazil houses some of the most gorgeous coral reefs found anywhere in the world – not to mention the beaches and endless amount of sunshine will surely get you out of any slump you kept from winter.
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For the fashionable foodie, visit…
For my Instagram girlies and clout chasers, Mexico City, Mexico and San Sebastián, Spain have to be the best places for food photography and fit pics. From the delicious variety of seafood and tapas to the colourful cobblestone streets, what’s not to like?
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For the art snob, visit…
Are you the one that stands in the middle of the Louvre to bask in all the art you know nothing about? If so, then York, United Kingdom and Dresden, Germany are perfect for you. The varied architecture and rich history of these two cities will keep your artsy mind satiated during your entire stay.
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For the thrill-seeker, visit…
If you can handle the cold and love a good scenic climb, Ushuaia, Argentina might be for you. This picturesque mountainous region houses some of the best views in Latin America. The casual glaciers and frigid mountain air will surely invigorate the senses.
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For the nature lover, visit…
Not everything done in nature needs to be intense. That why Hualien, Taiwan has the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Filled with historic temples and a gorgeous landscape, this beautiful city should be on your radar for 2023.
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And for the one who wants to be on The White Lotus, visit…
Ever since the release of The White Lotus season 2, everyone has been looking for their dream Italian getaway (without the drama). Polignano a Mare, Italy was found to be one of the most-welcoming places in Europe by a long shot (no pun intended). A gorgeous coastal city resting on the cliffside is exactly what you need to live out your Jennifer Coolidge fantasy…without the dramatic ending.
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