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Top 3 Comeback Destinations Of The Year For American Travelers

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Have you ever noticed that many people travel back to the same places each year?

Seeing as much of the world as possible is on many travelers' bucket lists, but some destinations keep us coming back time and time again.

Whether solo traveling or bringing the family along, there are benefits to returning to the same places. Each visit brings something new, and returning each year gives you time to appreciate a destination and all it offers.

If you're wondering where everyone else is returning to, here are the top 3 comeback destinations of the year for American travelers

Manta Bay or Kelingking Beach on Nusa Penida Island, Bali, Indonesia

Destination spots like Japan, Bali, and Thailand are favorites for American travelers for all sorts of reasons, including:

  • They're far enough to be off the beaten path and have some of the best amenities, like pristine beaches and urban cities for travelers of all shapes and sizes.
  • Places like Tokyo and Bangkok are some of the biggest cities in the world, but if you travel less than an hour away, you're in a tropical paradise—this juxtaposition of urban vs. rural makes any vacation awesome.
View of Loh Samah Bay, Phi Phi island, Thailand.

Here are the top three comeback destinations of the year for American Travelers: 


Japan just opened for international travel for the first time in years, and travelers are itching to return.

It has tons of culture and history, an urban metropolitan vibe, beautiful scenery, and fantastic food.

Traveling here once won't doesn't even scratch the surface of what Japan really is, which is why so many travelers come back time and time again.

Travelers discover something new everytime they come here.

If you're headed there this summer, check out some of the hotsprings. Some towns, like Beppu, are considered hot springs meccas, which can add another layer of enjoyment to this already famous Asian country.

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Bamboo Forest. Asian woman wearing japanese traditional kimono at Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan.


If you've ever watched Eat, Pray, Love with Julia Roberts, you know how magical Bali can be. In the movie, it's the last stop on her journey — where she finishes her story.

It might be a mixture of the culture or the fantastic natural amenities like beaches and waterfalls, but Americans love this place, and Bali is a paradise that should be treasured.

There's so much to the province that it's almost impossible to discover all of it during one visit alone.

Places like the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary fascinate travelers. We don't know if it's because they find it comical that they get mugged by monkeys every time they go there, but it seems to draw travelers from all over the world.

Other spots like Sanur are great because they have a relaxed vibe, but you can still enjoy many water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, and more.

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is a famous picturesque landmark located on the western side of the Beratan Lake , Bali ,Indonesia.


Returning to Thailand takes little thought. It's another destination in Southeast Asia known for having everything you would need as a traveler.

Thailand has great beach towns like Ko Samui, Pa Tong, and Pattaya City.

Urban areas like Bangkok can be intimidating for travelers just looking for a beach vacation, but if you're down with jumping into a city, Bangkok has some of Thailand's best restaurants and bars.

Young elephant with Monk alms round.

If you want to party by the beach, head over to Phuket.

Here you'll find a mixture of island life with nightclubs, bars, raves, and beach parties. The parties here may be intense, but you should try going at least once.

The Phi Phi Islands are another reason why Thailand is so great. If you make it there, you'll be blown away by the transparent water and almost alien-like mountains. 

People floating lamp in yeepeng festival at pagoda tree glow temple.

Americans genuinely love these destinations, and have returned to them over and over again for years. Now that they are all restricion free, excpect them to be filled with travelers as they each make their comeback to the travelsphere.

Returning to these places year after year is fine because, like a movie or book, watching it the second or third time will show you something new.

It's those little things that make traveling worth it, and with the pandemic behind us, it's the perfect time to return to your favorite destination. You might learn something new. 

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Terry Alan

Monday 8th of May 2023

Am I the only one who thinks all pics you post to the site should have a name attached to it so we know where it was taken? Displaying an attractive photo of a beach or landmark doesn't really do much if we don't know where it is!

Mister Travel

Wednesday 19th of April 2023

I love the lush tropical paradise just an hour outside of Tokyo. I also love the "off the beaten path" feeling you get in Phuket. So authentic. So undiscovered. Sanur is everyone's favorite part of Bali. So much to do!


Monday 24th of April 2023

@Mister Travel, Typo on previous reply:Phuket is far from being “off the beaten path” or authentic.


Monday 24th of April 2023

@Mister Travel, Phuket is far “off the beaten path” or authentic.