Patty’s Picks: Trending Destinations 2024

Posted by Phil Dougherty
January 8, 2024

2024…predicted to be a record-breaking travel year!
Here is my top 5 list of trending cities around the world. 

Adelaide written with koala image

Highlights: It’s the wine capital of Australia! Beyond the nearby wine country, Adelaide features stunning beaches, botanical gardens, seasonal events/festivals, an Aboriginal art museum, and a booming restaurant & bar scene.

Da Nang written with image of Golden Bridge

Highlights: Lots to explore here! Limestone caves, delicious street food, marble mountains, gorgeous overlooks, flower gardens, and wellness spas & resorts. And, oh yes, the bridges (Dragon Bridge, Han River Bridge, and of course, the Golden Bridge).

Cartagena written next to colorful skyline image

Highlights: For loungers and explorers alike! Walk Old Town, explore the San Felipe Castle, relax at the beach, island hop the Rosario Islands, and experience a mud volcano. Not to mention the fruit markets, fresh seafood, and award-winning espresso!

Zanzibar written next to beach house waves image

Highlights: Commonly referred to as ‘Spice Island’. Attractions include tours of spice plantations, local bazaars and food markets, tropical beaches, snorkeling & scuba diving, and giant tortoises. While there, learn about the island’s rich multicultural history.

Porto written with castle image next to it

Highlights: Lots to explore in scenic Porto! The cobbled streets of La Ribeira, fabulous markets and cafes, murals and street art, bookstores, and epic sunsets. Plus day trips to wine tours in Duoro Valley!