In the midst of 2020, most people are trying to limit their travel, opting to stay home and out of Covid-19’s reach. However, this doesn’t mean you have to stop planning for future trips. If you love to travel, now is the perfect time to start narrowing down your bucket list. Figuring out the best places in the world to travel to can be difficult, especially if you are not a seasoned traveller. Here are a few amazing destinations that offer fantastic, once in a lifetime opportunities.
Probably the first choice on most people’s bucket lists, Hawaii is a beautiful travel destination. You can easily fly to Hawaii and enjoy the sights, cuisine, and culture on your own, but if you want to begin your Hawaiian vacation even sooner, you may consider a Hawaii cruise. An Hawaiian cruise will immediately get you relaxing and into the Hawaiian spirit before you’ve even left the dock. Once in Hawaii, make sure you check out the beaches, surfing, and the wildlife. On several of the other islands, there are endangered species of birds and animals that only live on that island. If you have the opportunity, go learn about and see these species in person before they go extinct.
If you are feeling more adventurous, you should check out Rwanda. Located in central Africa, Rwanda is home to beautiful landscapes and animals. Housing several national parks, you can go from savannah, to jungle, to volcano in a day. However, you will want to spend more time in each place to enjoy the views and explore all the animals. Each region houses unique animals and sites. In the savannahs, you can see elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, and countless birds native only to Africa. You can also take a boat ride out to see hippos up close. From there, you can go to the jungles and have a guide take you to see wild chimpanzees. Finally, the most unique part of Rwanda is the mountain gorillas. Only found in the northwestern corner of Rwanda and the countries in that area, mountain gorillas are unique and beautiful. You may even get a chance to see a group up close if you can afford a tourist trek into the volcanic forests. Rwanda is filled with once in a lifetime experiences and is truly an amazing destination.
Known for its tradition, beauty, and serenity, Japan is also a country you can’t miss. Filled with amazing architecture and mountains, you can easily take stunning pictures even as an amateur photographer. Japan is so diverse, you can also choose if you prefer the hustle and bustle of city life or the more tranquil peace found in the surrounding areas. Japan is rich in culture and cuisine, and it is hard to explore and appreciate the whole country in one trip, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.
If you are looking for a remote, relaxing island getaway, St. Bart’s may be your perfect vacation. Due to recent hurricanes, St. Bart’s has had to make massive renovations. Many of these new hotels and entertainment venues have recently opened or are opening in 2020. That makes now a perfect time to begin making arrangements for your next trip. With pristine beaches and beachfront shops and restaurants, you never have to leave the ocean if you don’t want to.
Another island getaway is New Zealand. This island literally has something for everyone. If you love nature, there are beautiful hills and ocean views all over the country. If you love learning about local culture and history, New Zealanders have a lot of it and you can find museums and historic sites throughout the country. New Zealand also is where Lord of the Rings was filmed, so if you have a nerdy side, there’s even something for you.
Although the world may seem closed for now, it will open up soon. Today might be the perfect time for you to start planning and saving up for your next trip around the world.