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Top 5 Travel Assignment Destinations in 2023

As a traveling healthcare professional with GrapeTree, you have the unique and exciting opportunity to join a community of adventurers who thrive on the perfect blend of work and play. Your goal isn’t only to fill staffing gaps, but to also create memories, build connections, and embrace new experiences that each destination has to offer. In this blog post, we’re diving into the top 5 travel assignments destinations chosen by our travelers in 2023. Keep these locations in mind as you start mapping out your go-to assignment locations for 2024!

1. Fort Collins, CO

Number 1 on the list is Fort Collins, Colorado. Situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, it’s no surprise that Fort Collins stole the hearts of our travelers in 2023. This area offers an abundance of restaurants, outdoor activities to keep you active like hiking and white-water rafting, a charming downtown, and of course, beer. For all the beer lovers out there – Fort Collins is Colorado’s craft beer capital and is home to 20 (and counting) local breweries. Overall, Fort Collins is full of things to do between shifts, no matter the season!

2. Dubuque, IA

Number 2 is a true hidden gem in the heart of the Midwest – Dubuque, Iowa. As the oldest city in Iowa, Dubuque is rich in history! This area offers historic architecture, vibrant downtown vibes, a riverfront that showcases the beauty of the Mississippi River, and views you won’t be disappointed in. Dubuque offers something for every traveler, from excellent accommodations to award-winning restaurants, nationally acclaimed museums, charming shops, and beautiful parks and trails.

3. Sandpoint, ID

Coming in at number 3 is Sandpoint, Idaho. Sandpoint is known for its wide-open spaces and natural surroundings that provide year-round recreational opportunities for anyone to enjoy. In town, there is a lively arts and cultural scene and more than 40 restaurants for all the foodies on our team. Sandpoint is the perfect place for travelers who appreciate a balance between work and leisure.

4. Rochester, MN

Fourth on the list is home to the world-renowned May Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. This continues to be a favorite as Rochester is a hub of medical innovation and expertise. Our travelers are drawn to this city for its cutting-edge healthcare facilities as well as its scenic beauty, relaxing pace, and abundant dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

5. La Crosse, WI

Number 5 on the list is La Crosse, Wisconsin. You have so many options for what to do between shifts; however, taste testing all the local cheese is a must! La Crosse provides an unforgettable experience with a historic downtown, an array of dining options and delicious food, unique craft beverages, outdoor adventures, live music, theater performances, and regional festivals — making it a standout destination.

We understand that when you book a travel assignment, it’s more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to explore new places and grow both personally and professionally. These top 5 travel assignment destinations from last year showcase the diversity of atmospheres and experiences that travelers like you are looking for. We can’t wait to embark on another year full of adventure, discovery, and unparalleled growth. Your next adventure awaits – where will it take you?


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