The Most Popular UNSTOPPABLE Stacey Travel Stories of 2023

It’s that time of year when we unveil our most-read travel stories of the past year. In 2023, we brought you more than four dozen stories, and we’re grateful to our readers and subscribers for their support and comments. So, based on our analytics, here are the most popular UNSTOPPABLE Stacey travel stories of 2023.

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#1 How an Obscure Gem Became the Stone of the Camino

Azabache is considered the talisman of the Camino de Santiago, the pilgrim’s protector, a stone with magical powers and a symbol of the Camino pilgrimage.

But how’d this obscure gem become the stone of the Camino? Read the #1 story of 2023

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#2 Most Popular Travel Stories of 2023: Why is it called Passion Fruit?

You’d think it was named for the aphrodisiacal qualities of the fruit that originated in Brazil. But no!

Read the second most-read story of 2023

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#3 A Burning Love Affair: How to Roast Green Chiles

For those of us smitten with the spicy pods, the roasted green chile is a burning love affair.  This popular piece explains the pros and cons of six ways how to roast green chiles.

From horno oven roasting to Traeger smoking, you’ll discover it all when you read the #3 post popular travel stories of 2023

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#4 Most Popular: Visit Andalusian Horses in Spain

Not only does this guide tell you where to experience Andalusian horses in Southern Spain, but also WHY you should seek them out on your next trip.

I’m certain the photos of these lovely creatures will blow you away when you read the fourth most popular travel stories of 2023

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#5 What’s the Exclusive ‘360 Experience’ Onboard Discovery Princess?

I had the pleasure of previewing the ‘360 Experience’ before Discovery Princess rolled out to the public. So this article divulges, “Shhh… don’t tell! It’s our secret…” Get more travel writer’s secrets by subscribing to this website

Read the #5 most popular UNSTOPPABLE Stacey travel stories of 2023.

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#6 ‘The Best Island Hopping Phuket’ of Most Popular Travel Stories 2023

In this well-liked story, seven seasoned travel bloggers uncover the best island hopping Phuket and show you how!

Read #6 of the most well-read travel stories of 2023.

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#7 Unconventional Cajun Traiteurs of Louisiana

Learn about Cajun traiteurs, who use natural remedies, touch and prayer to help people with physical and spiritual ailments.

Read the seventh of the Most Popular UNSTOPPABLE Stacey Travel Stories of 2023

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In 2023, I visited three continents, seven countries, 166 cities, and 380 new places to bring you travel inspiration. These numbers were delivered from my Google Location History.

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Conclusion: The Most Popular UNSTOPPABLE Stacey Travel Stories of 2023

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Hi, I’m Stacey

UNSTOPPABLE Stacey Travel is a travel blog focused on immersive travel that highlights food, wine and the spirituality of place. I also occasionally write about life as a Camino de Santiago pilgrim. I hope you enjoy what I post here. Feel free to leave comments! Read more…


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As is common in the travel industry, UNSTOPPABLE Stacey was provided with accommodations, meals, and other compensation for the purpose of review. While it has not influenced this review,  the author believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest.

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