As the world is slowly making its way back to a new normal after the pandemic, people are itching to travel. Traveling in 2021 will take some extra planning to ensure international travel is allowed within borders and to accommodate for any mandatory quarantines. Here are six great options for anyone ready to travel.
Escape from reality on a majestical Iceland cruise. Iceland is known for its glaciers, waterfalls, hot springs, and views of the Northern Lights. Bathing in hot springs is believed to promote relaxation, restoration and healing.
Studies have even called it the secret to happiness. Choose from natural or artificial, large or small, quiet or busy.
Aside from hot springs, the capital city Reykjavik draws many tourists. You can easily walk around to explore the restaurants, museums and shops. Another sight to see is Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. The Northern Lights are best seen between September and March, making this a popular time to travel to Iceland.
Pack your swimsuit and camera for this trip of a lifetime. Photograph the glaciers, the hot springs, the wild roaming Icelandic horses and the Northern Lights! The breathtaking views in Iceland will be ones you’ll remember for the rest of your life!
2. Turks and Caicos
Choose to dive in the turquoise waters or sunbathe on the white sands of Turks and Caicos on a relaxing vacation. This tropical island boasts fantastic beaches, superb scuba diving and sportfishing. You can stay in great all-inclusive resorts or opt for quiet villas.
You can spend your days soaking up the sun and the breathtaking scenic views from a beach chair with your favorite tropical drink. Watersports, golfing and exploring the islands are all options for those who want to do more than relax oceanside.
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, look no further. Take an evening gondola ride through the canals of Venice snuggled up with your significant other. Taste wines and eat delicious meals along the Tuscan wine trail. Put a lock on the Ponte Vecchio and throw away the key to signify your love. Dip in the Blue Grotto along the Amalfi Coast.
Sightseeing could quickly fill your days if you desire a more active vacation. The Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Vatican City, the ruins of Pompeii, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Sistine Chapel are just a few examples of desired destinations.
4. Grand Canyon
Prepare to be amazed by the magnificent enormity of the Grand Canyon. Most visitors choose to visit the South Rim for sightseeing and trail hiking. This is probably due to Grand Canyon Village and the highly touted views from Yavapai Point, home to the Grand Canyon’s best view. The Bright Angel Trail is a fantastic path with extraordinary views. The North Rim is quieter and the perfect place for camping in the words or some serious hikes.
5. Costa Rica
Visit this Central American gem for an action-packed, memorable adventure. From beaches to rainforests, Costa Rica has it all. You can relax on beaches, but you’ll also want to allow time to explore all this country has to offer.
Thrill-seekers must be sure to book an afternoon of ziplining, where you will surely get a rush of adrenaline as you soar through the rainforest. Mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, surfing and catamaran tours are popular outdoor activities.
The capital, Dublin, is filled with pubs, shops and delicious food. It’s the perfect spot for those looking for great nightlife. Grab a pint at a notorious pub, like Temple Bar or The Brazen Head. Ireland is home to the Guinness Storehouse and the Jameson Distillery, both of which offer lovely guided tours.
Major tourist attractions include the Blarney Castle (be sure to kiss the Blarney Stone!), Powerscourt Estate, Trinity College and Giant’s Causeway. The Wild Atlantic Way is a winding, scenic tour filled with beautiful landscapes for photography enthusiasts. Renting a car enhances the experience. Along the way, you’ll want to stop to see the famous Cliffs of Moher.
There are so many amazing vacation destinations in the world. The hardest part is choosing where to go!