Say no to the January Blues
It’s that time of year again. The highs of the festive period seem a lifetime ago and January and its unwanted Blues have crept up on us all, meaning it’s as important as ever to keep motivated and look forward to the good times ahead.
At Blend Group, we think there’s no better way of doing that than by planning your year’s travel experiences, so we’ve put together some suggestions to help make sure we’ve got you covered for all of 2023’s seasons. We’ve also tied in some sporting and cultural events to let you know about some of the world-class experiences you can take in while on your travels.
Spring 2023 – Rio Carnival
We’re kicking off our recommendations in spring – a time of year that’s full of optimism as nice weather and long days start to come back into our lives. And what better way to embrace this optimism than by immersing yourself in the carnival atmosphere of a world-renowned festival.
At the end of February is the event that’s hailed by many as the Greatest Show on Earth – the Rio Carnival. Famed for its flamboyant parades at Rio’s Sambadrome, the carnival consists of over a week of continuous street parties and celebrations. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience like no other and we’d be delighted to organise a bespoke, luxury vacation for you and your group to take in all the carnival has to offer, as well as Rio’s other famous sites including Copacabana, Christ the Redeemer and the Tijuca National Park.
Summer 2023 – Australia and New Zealand
We’ve picked out two of the most beautiful and geographically diverse countries on the planet for our next must-visit destination this year. Together they make up the majority of the world region of Australasia. Separately Australia and New Zealand encompass some of the most stunning sites and contrasting ecosystems that one geographic area has to offer.
Whether you want a quick trip to Melbourne and Sydney or a drawn-out experience that takes in multiple stops, we can put together a luxury itinerary just for you that ticks all your boxes. From glacial hikes and helicopter flights over New Zealand’s Milford Sound National Park to scuba diving in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and visiting the stunning Whitsunday Islands, there’s so much that can be done in this fascinating world region.
Europe’s summer months coincide with Australasia’s cooler time of the year, so you won’t be faced with some of the sweltering heat that’s synonymous with parts of the continent. You’ll also be able to check out the Women’s Football World Cup, which is taking place across Australia and New Zealand throughout July and August. After the huge success of last summer’s Women’s European Championship, there’s never been a better time to follow the sport.
Autumn 2023 – Rome and the Ryder Cup
During Europe’s autumn period, why not head to one of the continent’s most historic, architecturally stunning and culturally relevant cities, Rome. Italy’s capital is a perfect blend of art, culture and cuisine, boasting world-famous landmarks such as the Colosseum, Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel.
Allow us to find you the perfect luxury hotel, as well as fine dining and additional experiences, that are certain to make your trip extra special, as you take in the cobbled streets and quaint piazzas and soak up the dolce vita lifestyle.
If golf’s your thing, then why not tie in your autumnal trip to Rome with the Ryder Cup, which is taking place at the end of September and will see Team Europe hunting for revenge after being humbled last time round in the USA.
Winter 2023 – Mountain Time
What better way to round off your seasonal travelling calendar than with a visit to the mountains. Glacial air, stunning scenery and wintery chalets are just some of the reasons why a snowy getaway is beloved by so many. We can organise all your flights, transfers and luxury accommodation in the mountains, and get you ski-ready if you want to hit the slopes.
For some inspiration on European ski destinations, take a look at our Insight here for the ultimate resorts that combine time in the snow with the finest mountain dining available. Or for something a little different, you could visit our Arctic Bath partners in Sweden, or head out to Aspen, Colorado for the Winter X Games.
At Blend Group, we specialise in creating bespoke, luxury experiences for our valued client base. We’d love to help put together your 2023 travel itinerary, so please get in touch with us here so we can help make this year one to remember.