My Best in Travel 2023 provides a diverse range of destinations to sate any RV traveler’s sense of wanderlust. From Amish Country to St. Marys, my list includes 30 destinations across the United States and Canada and each location comes with a curated guide and itinerary.
For RVers considering where to travel in 2023 ask yourself one important question: What are the things that your heart will not rest until you see and experience them?
There’s a sense of looking deep into yourself to understand the things that you really want to see—that you know will restore you, that will give you a greater sense of connection and appreciation to the life that you live every day—that you can take something from that experience back with you that gives you a sense of calm to our fast-paced world.
What moves you? Itineraries that will get you doing the things you love.
To help whittle down the infinite litany of experiences in the world, my Best in RV Travel 2023 has sorted its top 30 destinations by five types of experiences that would be most meaningful for travelers: eating, journeys, unwinding, connecting, and learning.
This category is for the foodies. It features destinations that offer a wide range of activities centered on culinary exploration.
One of the destinations is Las Cruces, New Mexico where travelers can experience everything chile. Nestled under the sharp landscape of the Organ Mountains to the east, the Mesilla Valley is situated along the banks of the Rio Grande River where some of the nation’s spiciest and scrumptious chilis are grown a few miles north of Las Cruces in the town of Hatch which calls itself the Chile Capital of the World.
- Las Cruces, New Mexico
- Lockhart, Texas
- Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
- Bardstown, Kentucky
- Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Travelers can experience intrepid journeys—be they by car, recreational vehicle, or hiking trails—by visiting the locations on this list.
For example, historic St. Marys, Georgia offers culture, heritage, and outdoor activities that will ensure a relaxing visit. Imagine meandering through the park-style setting of the St. Marys History Walk’s 600-foot looping trail. Learn about the old shipbuilding industry and arrange a ferry ride to Cumberland Island. Even during the shortest of stays, you will assuredly get a taste of the coastal, small-town lifestyles.
- St. Marys, Georgia
- Sedona, Arizona
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee
- Grand Canyon
- Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
These destinations are where you will relax and rebalance.
Travelers can help find their center in Northwest Indiana and live life in the slow lane. Taking a leisurely road trip through small towns along the Amish Country Heritage Trail feels a bit like time travel. Horse-drawn carriages move slowly along country roads and what those roads lack in conveniences like gas stations or fast food they more than provide serene views.
- Amish Country, Indiana
- Creole Nature Trail, Louisiana
- Big Bend National Park, Texas
- Homes County, Ohio
- Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia
Immerse yourself in the local culture and community by checking out the destinations in the Connect category.
One of those destinations is Greenville, South Carolina, a community that has grown but still retains its small town feel.
- Greenville, South Carolina
- Savannah, Georgia
- Bernheim Forest, Kentucky
- Tucson, Arizona
- La Conner, Washington
Santa Fe is known as the City Different; within one visit, you will know why. Santa Fe embodies a rich history melding Hispanic, Anglo, and Native American cultures whose influences are apparent in everything from the architecture, the food, and the art.
- Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
- Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, Louisiana
- Crystal River, Florida
- Montezuma Castle National Monument, Arizona
Got a dream, a long-held wish of traveling to a special place you hope to see—someday? If so, you’re like many of us, waiting for mañana; for tomorrow or next month or next year—always waiting for the right time. Question is, will there ever be a time that’s right?