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This spellbinding Canadian gem was included in Lonely Planet's best in travel

The travel guide published has also released a TikTok to capture the rugged beauty of the unique destination.
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With awe-inspiring natural vistas, complete with "candy-striped lighthouses, salty fishing towns, and towering red cliffs," Lonely Planet has included Nova Scotia on a list of only 30 destinations across the globe to visit. 

One of the most popular travel guide publishers in the world has produced a short list of the top destinations to visit in 2023 — and one Canadian province made the cut. 

With awe-inspiring natural vistas, complete with "candy-striped lighthouses, salty fishing towns, and towering red cliffs," Lonely Planet has included Nova Scotia on a list of only 30 destinations across the globe to visit next year. 

While there are several amazing places to explore travel in Canada, the maritime gem offers its own rugged beauty, complete with sleepy seaside villages. The report authors note that the best way to experience the destination is to journey through the postcard-perfect communities, on routes like the breathtaking Cabot Trail. 

"Most adventures begin in seaside Halifax, followed by a jaunt to postcard-perfect Peggy's Cove and Unesco-listed Lunenburg. Further afield, the vineyards of the Annapolis Valley beckon, along with the wild coastline of Cape Breton, the lakes and forests of Kejimkujik National Park and the incredible tides of the Bay of Fundy," they write.  

@lonelyplanet Nova Scotia is one of our #BestInTravel ♬ original sound - Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2023

The Best in Travel 2023 list covers several unique countries, cities, and regions around the world that offer amazing travel experiences. For the first time, Lonely Planet has broken its ranking into subcategories, which include the best places to eat, journey, unwind, connect, and learn. 

Top places to eat: 

  • Lima, Peru
  • Umbria, Italy
  • Fukuoka, Japan
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Montevideo, Uruguay
  • South Africa

Top places to journey: 

  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Bhutan
  • parques Naturales Nacionales Colombia
  • Istanbul to Sofia train 
  • Western Australia 
  • Zambia

Top places to unwind:

  • Dominica 
  • Halkidiki, Greece
  • Jamaica 
  • Jordan
  • Malta
  • Raja Ampat, Indonesia 

Top places to connect:

  • Accra, Ghana
  • Albania
  • Sydney, Australia 
  • Guyana 
  • Boise, USA
  • Alaska, USA

Top places to learn:

  • New Mexico, USA 
  • El Salvador 
  • Dresden, Germany
  • Marseille, France 
  • Manchester, United Kingdom 
  • Southern Scotland 

You can have a look at the curated itineraries online

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