The past few years, I’ve been compiling my top 10 travel destinations for the year ahead using a random generator instead of adopting to the usual formula of picking places that are celebrating important anniversaries, hosting major events or are places that the writer is sucking up to in order to score a press trip or maybe as a thank you for a previous trip. Instead, seeing that OpenAI’s ChatGPT is the hotness this year, I asked it to write a top 10 list for me. Here it is, completely unedited:
The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia
This vast salt flat is a sight to behold and is perfect for those looking for a unique travel destination. Not only is it one of the world’s largest salt flats, but it’s also home to various species of flamingos, making it a popular spot for birdwatchers.
The Faroe Islands
Located between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands are known for their rugged beauty and wildlife. In 2023, travellers can experience the annual Grindadrap, a traditional whale hunt that takes place on the islands.
The Canadian Rocky Mountains
The Canadian Rocky Mountains are a must-visit for nature lovers. In 2023, travellers can take a scenic train ride on the Rocky Mountaineer, which offers stunning views of the mountains, forests, and rivers.
The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts, and in 2023, travellers can witness the hatching of the giant tortoises. These massive reptiles are an impressive sight to behold and are one of the main attractions on the islands.
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is one of the most iconic structures in the world, and in 2023, travellers can explore its length and discover its hidden treasures. From the breathtaking views to the fascinating history, the Great Wall is a destination that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
The Republic of Vanuatu
Located in the South Pacific, this archipelago nation offers a unique blend of Melanesian and Polynesian cultures, pristine beaches, and adventure activities such as volcano hiking and scuba diving.
Nestled in the Himalayas, Bhutan is a landlocked country known for its emphasis on happiness and sustainability. Visitors can explore the ancient monasteries, trek through the mountains, and experience the unique culture and traditions.
The world’s largest island, Greenland offers a unique blend of Inuit culture and rugged Arctic beauty. Visitors can go dog sledding, ice hiking, and whale watching, as well as explore the colorful capital of Nuuk.
A group of nine islands located in the North Atlantic, the Azores offer a unique blend of Portuguese culture and stunning natural beauty. Visitors can go whale watching, hiking, and exploring the crater lakes and volcanic caves.
Located in the North Atlantic, Iceland offers a unique blend of rugged landscapes, hot springs, and Viking history. Visitors can go hiking, whale watching, and exploring the colorful capital of Reykjavik.
Not sure how long Anthony Bourdain’s star will continue to shine, but these fans have compiled an obsessive list of the places he’s been and the meals he’s eaten and plotted it all on an interactive map… https://t.co/B6nOHPBgDK
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