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Anthony Bilby on Top Travel Destinations for 2023 | Los Angeles, CA

New year new travel destinations! Here is a list of places you should visit this year.

By Anthony BilbyPublished 5 months ago 3 min read

It’s time to get excited about your next adventure as we enter 2023. This article aims to re-ignite your passion for travel and list the top places to visit around the world this year.

Malgada, Spain

For destination ideas in 2023, more people searched Airbnb for the city of Malgada than any other place in the world. The Costa del Sol’s cultural hub has experienced a significant resurgence during the last decade, and various museums, such as the Pompidou Center, have opened. Street art also adds to the area’s unique character, with vibrant murals around the neighborhoods.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Over 800 years since it was founded, Edinburgh has continued to develop. This city has many new attractions, such as the Gleneagles townhouse, which combines traditional and modern elements. It features a 19th-century decorative dome filled with abstract art and a restaurant serving both traditional and avant-garde dishes. Later this year, a luxury hotel called 100 Princes Street will be opening. The Virgin Hotel and Alexander McQueen inspire its interior.

Douro Valley, Portugal

Portugal’s northern region of the Douro Valley is known for its dramatic cliffs, beautiful countryside, and exquisite wine. This area is about an hour and a half drive east of Porto. Driving through the region’s narrow, winding roads will leave you feeling like you’re entering another world. The charming villages and idyllic vineyards that can be found throughout the area are also a highlight.

Patagonia National Park, Chile

Land that was donated to Chile allowed the creation of the Patagonia National Park, which now covers 750,000 acres. It’s part of the new network of parks in the country. The unique characteristics of this region, such as its remote location, set it apart from other areas.

You can begin your trip to Chile with the Explora Lodge. Post up at either the Hotel Magnolia or the Tierra Atacama. These are both newly opened and have elegant rooms and facilities.

Benguerra Island, Mozambique

The Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique has five islands known for their diverse marine life and white beaches. One of these is Benguerra, which has quietly emerged as an upscale getaway.

There are two options for staying on this island: the Kisawa Sanctuary or the andBeyond Benguerra Island. These places offer a truly remote experience, with the shoreline extending for miles without anyone being seen. You can also ride on one of the dhows or African fishing boats and get a glimpse of the rare dugong.

About Anthony Bilby

Anthony Bilby grew up in Europe and Germany. As a child, he spent much of his time with his grandmother and grandfather, affectionately known as Oma and Opa, who were non-English speaking Germans living in Denzlingen, outside of Freiburg, and Munich. As a proud Bavarian, Tony’s grandfather was known to wear his traditional lederhosen as a young man. His grandmother, Oma, was from the Black Forest. This varied German background led Tony to speak a hybrid of various dialects, something between High German, Black Forest, and Bavarian.

Spending time with his German grandparents, his German mother, and his American father exposed him to the valuable elements of cultural interaction. By expanding his mind and broadening his horizons, Tony Bilby was able to develop strong communicative abilities, a good foundation for his later career in consultative sales. Interestingly, if his father hadn’t traveled to Germany as a student and visited his mother’s impoverished ghetto after World War II, he might not even be here today. Tony’s international background allowed him to travel around the world. To this day, he has traveled far and wide, from Greece and Turkey, to Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. Exploring more of Asia remains on his list of travels to come.

Anthony Bilby’s favorite trips included traveling through Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir, and Kashmir) with its incredible people, buildings and landscapes. He also enjoyed various islands throughout the Mediterranean. In Europe, Tony enjoyed the incredible experience making the trip from Gibraltar to Tangiers in the northern tip of Africa. He was also able to visit Cyprus, off the coast of Israel, which was a life changing and impactful experience.

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About the Creator

Anthony Bilby

Anthony 'Tony' Bilby is the Founder and General Sales Manager at VegaTech Commercial Group. As an IT consultant, Tony brings a creative and solutions-oriented approach to sales.

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