No, that isn’t a typo. My 2023 travel plans are mostly solidified, and I’m dreaming about where to travel in 2024 via miles and points. Here are some places on my radar.
Some good friends of ours are moving to Portugal this summer. So, we’re thinking about visiting them and seeing Portugal over spring break next year.
Admittedly, Portugal has never been on my list until recently. But, after a bit of research, it looks like a very interesting destination. Lisbon has great architecture, history and views.
And then there are all the coastal towns. I could see us renting an airbnb for a few days in Peniche, Nazare or Aveiro (the Venice of Portugal).
My family loved our time in Switzerland last year, and my oldest is requesting a return trip. But, it’s a long journey, requiring a lot of miles, points and cash. As an alternative, we could visit Ouray, Colorado, known as the “Switzerland of America.” It’s a small mining town with hot springs, hiking and other adventures. It doesn’t really scream Switzerland to me, but I’ve heard good things about Ouray.
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Whistler reminds me more of Switzerland. It has a walkable village surrounded by mountains with gondolas. You can even try bobsledding or skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre. We would visit in the summer, not the winter.
Los Cabos, Mexico
My family has never been to the Los Cabos (Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo) area of Mexico. I’ve got some Hilton points coming my way soon, and I’ve had my eye on the Hilton Los Cabos resort. But aside from the resort, it appears that this area has a lot of airbnbs with gorgeous ocean views for a reasonable price compared to many other beach-front locations. I know that most beaches are not swimmable, but Los Cabos still seems like a great place to chill for a week.
Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
My family has enjoyed staying in mountain cabins in Colorado and Oklahoma, and we’d love to stay in another area with nice cabins. The Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area of Tennessee is filled with vacation cabins, and some even have indoor pools! My husband and I admire Dolly Parton, so a visit to Dollywood is on our wish list. Of course, there are lots of other attractions in the area as well as hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
My family won’t make it to all of these places in 2024. But, we have a good shot at visiting 2 or 3 of them.
Have you been to any of these places? What destinations are on your radar for future trips?
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.