Sober travel bucket list

Sober Travel Bucket List 2023

Traveling can offer a path to reconnect with yourself and find healing. Seeing different cultures and their ways of coping with life can help you on your journey to sobriety and recovery. Find your ideal experience with this sober travel bucket list for 2023, with beautiful destinations all over the world to feed your body and soul.

Reach Basel on a trip from Amsterdam

The fabled Rhine mesmerizes with its hills covered with vineyards and medieval castles. Experience the appeal of France’s Alsace region in Strasbourg, its hospitable city, and Riquewihr, its treasured jewel. Legendary villages lost in time provide the opportunity to sample regional delicacies, such as Rüdesheimer coffee, and to see history up close via guided walks and bike excursions. From the vibrant canals of Amsterdam to the majesty of the Swiss Alps, explore the heart of the cities you visit.

A canal in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a great place to start your sober travel bucket list (Photo credit: Chait Goli from Pexels)

Enjoy the fabulous nature of Scotland

Scotland is a ruggedly gorgeous area with a wealth of treasures to discover. The best way to explore this beautiful region of the United Kingdom is by car. Start in Edinburgh, travel to the highlands, search for Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, and spend a few days in the windswept vistas of the Isle of Skye. If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you’ll feel perfectly at home here since there are adventures around every turn.

Meet Egypt’s everlasting piece of history

The pyramids of Giza are one of the few remaining ancient global marvels. These magnificent ancient tombs may be found on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital city of Cairo. As part of an ancient cemetery, the pyramids were constructed between 2620 and 2500 B.C. Visiting the pyramids will increase your knowledge of what humans were and are capable of.

Also, seeing something stable that endures over centuries can help you find the strength to fight anything stopping your progress. Addiction recovery experts from Archstone Behavioral Health often advise taking a trip like this to reflect on yourself and what courses of action you want to follow in life.

A person looking at pyramids in Egypt
Seeing pyramids for the first time can be a life-changing experience (Photo credit: Andreea Ch from Pexels)

Cruise through Alaskan adventures from Seattle

There are a lot of companies that offer this specific sober travel experience. Spend more time experiencing Seattle’s landscapes and discovering the origin of its moniker, The Last Frontier, before embarking on a cruise to Alaska from Seattle. Alaskan cruises are your ticket to adventure among the glaciers, animals, and national parks of the Great Land. As you sail through the untamed grandeur of the Last Frontier, you have the option of daily A.A. meetings on board the ship.

In Alaska, you can see bald eagles hunting, humpback whales breaching, and glaciers calving; not a bad little piece of sightseeing. Then explore the historic ports of Alaska. You will explore Skagway during the gold rush, salmon-rich Ketchikan, and Canada’s elegant city of Victoria.

After returning to Seattle, find your perfect romantic getaway in the USA for you and your significant other.

Safari in beautiful Kenya

In Africa, an incredible safari experience awaits. Have you ever wondered what the word safari means? In Swahili, it means to journey. It will mean that and much more to you.

You can use this trip to reconnect with yourself and practice everything you’ve learned in recovery treatment while living to the fullest. Alcoholics may relapse because of the feeling that they don’t have anything left. In this surrounding, you’ll learn to appreciate all you have and develop healthy coping mechanisms to relieve the stress and pressure you feel every day. Kenya’s breathtaking landscapes and fantastic animals like cheetahs and wildebeests will help you feel grateful again.

River cruise in Vietnam

For many, cruising down the Mekong River and exploring some of Southeast Asia’s most remarkable sites is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And experiencing Southeast Asia can change your life. Along the Mekong, you will visit rural communities, ancient pagodas, local marketplaces, and a Buddhist monastery where you will witness a special blessing from monks. Explore the majestic temples of Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap and unleash your inner explorer.

Reflect amidst Buddhist temples in Cambodia

The vast complex of Buddhist temples near Siem Reap, Cambodia was constructed in the 12th century and is renowned for its distinctive style. The Khmer Empire dedicated the shrine to Vishnu. Today, many temples are desolate and they’re all a sight to see. Climb to the top and reflect as you gaze out over the jungle and watch the monks meandering in their colorful robes. There is no better place to find your purpose once again.

Jungle view from a temple in Cambodia
Find your purpose again from the top of a temple in Cambodia (Photo credit: Daniel Lazarov from Pexels)

Sober Village Nayarit

Sober Village 2023 will be held in the resort-style Grand Nuevo Vallarta. The resort is located on one of Riviera Nayarit’s most stunning beaches and is just 20 minutes from Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport. This can easily be one of the most fun road trips this year. Not to mention the trip that should be on your sober travel bucket list to meet new people who have gone through a similar journey.

Bali checks it all for your sober travel bucket list

Bali has a special spot on many travel bucket lists. The Island of the Gods is renowned for its breathtaking sunsets, ideal surf spots, magnificent waterfalls, and ancient temples. Numerous travelers visit this area to:

  • discover themselves
  • practice yoga
  • make use of health resorts

Bali is a destination for any kind of visitor, whether you’re looking to relax on the beach, climb some mountains, or explore a distinct culture.

Sculptures in Bali
Bali offers the spiritual experience too, and not only amazing beaches (Photo credit: Jannet Serhan from Pexels)

Final thoughts

Some of the experiences you gain through traveling can help you see yourself and life in a new way. Sober travel arrangements are getting more common every year to help those recovering from addiction find a new purpose in life. You get a second chance to live your life to the fullest – the way you once dreamed of.

Consider the beautiful places above as you build your ideal sober travel bucket list for 2023 and sail into a new and happier life.

We wish you all good things.

Featured photo credit: Leah Kelley from Pexels.

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