Airbnb Just Named Its Trending Destinations for Summer 2023

The travel platform identified budget-friendly options for four different types of travelers.

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With this upcoming summer expected to be the busiest travel season yet, eager travelers around the world are already stressing about their finances, as more demand usually equals price increases. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t travel overseas without breaking the bank.

To help you plan out your awesome vacations, Airbnb has analyzed its most wishlisted properties around the world, and it has then filtered them for those listed for under $100 per night. In the end, it came up with a vast selection of gorgeous properties in every continent, and it has even put together suggestions for four different types of travelers. 

For example, one list is targeted toward travelers looking to take in some of the most iconic breathtaking views our planet has to offer, while another one is all about aesthetics, culture, and good old fun-namely fashion and museums, street food, and nightlife. Another category is fully tailored to Gen Zers, and it brings travelers on a worldwide trip in name of adventure. Lastly, for the most old-fashioned travelers that don’t want to miss out on the main bits, one category is set to bring you to the discovery of ancient cities and capitals and their authentic colors.

Top trending summer 2023 destinations with a view: 

  • Winnipeg, Canada
  • Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Top trending summer 2023 urban destinations for culture-hungry travelers:

  • Cali, Colombia
  • Milan, Italy
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
  • Wellington, New Zealand

Top trending summer 2023 destinations for adventure-loving Gen Z travelers:

  • Marrakech-Safi, Morocco
  • Palermo, Italy
  • Amphoe Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
  • Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
  • Victoria, Australia

Top trending summer 2023 destinations for empty nesters and retirement-moons:

  • Antigua, Guatemala
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Each ranking also came with budget-friendly suggested Airbnb bookings for each destination. To take a look at those and to learn additional details, you can check out Airbnb’s complete report right here.

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Serena Tara is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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