While there are amazing sights to see and things to do in just about every country on earth, the one thing that travelers are always urged to do is visit places that are considered safe within the Global Peace Index (GPI). This is a standard set by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) that has a qualitative and quantitative analysis of more than 99.7% of the world’s population using a set of 23 indicators.

With that said and a built up urge to get out and about after more than three years of covid travel restrictions, it’s time to talk about touring someplace that is as safe as it is scenic. Among the top 20 nations ranked within the GPI, the following three countries rank well, have breathtaking scenery and sights to see, and are considered safe countries to visit in 2023. If you are looking for a place to vacation abroad this summer, you might want to start your search with any of these countries.

1. Iceland

Although this is a popular destination within the European community for vacationing, many Americans miss out on the amazing photo ops to be had here. Yes, it may be a bit cold by some standards, but summertime is pleasant with a mean daytime temperature of anywhere from 50 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit.

As the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik is said to be the best place to book a hotel because it is known to be ‘geothermically active’ and as such, is probably going to be most comfortable in terms of temperature. During the summer you will find the golf courts quite active for this reason, so if that’s a hobby you enjoy, bring the clubs along as well!

In fact, there are so many absolutely breathtaking views of the famed Blue Lagoon geothermic spa and the northern lights in the nighttime sky, that you will want to bring along your camcorder. However, there is also an amazing amount of shopping to do, so if you find that you run short of funds, no worries! You can always have someone from back home wire a bit of extra cash through the Ria Money Transfer app. With so many quaint shops sitting near modern malls, there is no lack of finding just the right souvenirs to bring along home with you, even if you decide to stay longer than you’d planned.

2. Singapore

Then again, if it’s shopping you are after, you might want to visit Singapore. Not only are the streets lined with a phenomenal number of shops and restaurants, but their infrastructure and facilities are among the best in Asia. With modern malls, reliable internet, sparkling clean water and an absence of censorship online, travelers like to play a game or two at some of the casinos they can’t access from home in the United States.

The economy in Singapore is beyond stable and is growing by leaps and bounds each and every year. Known for having some of the world’s best upper-level education, you will also find that most Singaporeans are also fluent in English so you will not have trouble getting around and best yet, the rate of crime is extremely low and the threat of war is virtually nonexistent.

3. Croatia

Let’s head on back to Europe for just a moment to Croatia that has an entire national population of just over 4.5 million people. The country’s economy is driven by such industries as tourism, financial services and manufacturing. With tourism being one of the leading industries, you know you will be well cared for in this country that declared Democracy back in 1991 and has since refused to be Socialist.

Tourists often flock to the city of Zagreb that is both modern and quaint at the very same time. The one thing you will find is that for a city as old and with as much history, especially within the past couple of centuries, the residents are extremely progressive and outgoing. The rate of crime is low and with so many historic places to visit and safe luxury accommodations to choose from, this is one city you will feel comfortable getting around to see those sights.

When it comes to exploring the breathtaking beauty of Croatia, a Sail Croatia cruise in spring is an excellent choice. Springtime offers milder temperatures and fewer crowds, allowing travelers to fully immerse themselves in the enchanting landscapes and cultural gems of this Mediterranean gem. Embarking on a cruise provides an exceptional way to experience the country’s stunning coastline and islands.

There you have it. These are but three of the cities with a low crime index and amazing things to see and do. Are you inspired yet? If so, which will it be?