2023 Travel Trends

The start of a new year can feel fresh and full of possibility. Maybe you’ve set a health or fitness goal, or you’re looking at an open week in your calendar, ready to ink in some vacation time. Resolutions aside, we can all agree that spending more time outside in beautiful places is always a good idea. We make it easy with expertly planned, fully supported experiences around the world. The only challenge is deciding where to go! Check out these hot travel trends in 2023 to help inspire your next grand adventure. But book early – these trips are going fast.


Northern Europe is having a moment, and we’re loving it. Join us on a hiking trip in Norway’s glacial fjords or in the enchanting Irish counties of Cork and Kerry. Prefer to travel by bike? The Netherlands were made for that, while secluded lochs and ancient castles await in Scotland


Spot wildlife and explore some of the world’s most extraordinary landscapes with friends and family, right here in our own backyard! Hike in Yosemite and stay at the iconic Ahwahnee lodge, bike rocky shorelines in Maine’s Acadia, see regal saguaro cacti under a warm Arizona sun or experience the wonders of Yellowstone, America’s oldest national park. Short on time? Pack in the fun on this 4-Day Getaway.

island time

The allure of a sandy beach. That feeling of total escape. There’s nothing quite like an island vacation. Hike, bike, kayak, snorkel and watch the sunset from luxury retreats in Hawaii. Or make yours a Mediterranean year and be captivated by the ancient cultures and pristine landscapes of Sicily, Corsica and Sardinia or Greece’s Peloponnese.


It may seem like a buzzword, but Backroads has always been about wellness, and then some. A healthy picnic with a view, quality time with friends and family, a massage at the spa or that sense of accomplishment felt at the top of the day’s biggest climb. With multiple daily route options, support for every pace and custom e-bikes for a boost when you want it, feel your best on a Backroads trip.

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