For its “Best in Travel 2023” report, Lonely Planet has for the first time sorted the annual list by trip type: “eat, journey, connect, learn, or unwind”. In the “eat” section, Peru’s capital city Lima has been picked out as a destination that “should top every foodie’s travel list”. Nova Scotia, meanwhile, is the place for a “journey”, as the beauty of the Canadian province “can’t be confined to one town”.
If you’re looking for an adventure that will “connect” you to both culture and community, then Ghana’s capital Accra is “full of energy” and home to “frenetic, bustling markets” and “new community spaces”. “Known as the Land of Enchantment”, the US state of New Mexico “lives up to its nickname” and is an ideal spot to “learn” about Indigenous culture, art and music. Jordan is “best known for its adventurous Petra itineraries”, but the country also offers the chance to “unwind” in places such as Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.