Gratefully, the pandemic is slowing as vacation time is here. But this doesn’t change the fact that we still need to be safe when traveling. Below are the safest travel destinations right now.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that cabin fever is not real. Because, at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, many of us are feeling it. In fact, you have likely spent more time at home these last several weeks than you have in quite a long time – and the traveler in you is likely itching to get out and experience something new. Simply having a break in the monotony would be welcomed, right?
Well, the virus has pretty much taken the world by storm, but traveling smart can still lead you to some amazing destinations. So get up off that couch, get out of those old pajamas, pack your bags, and wake yourself up with an unexpected adventure.
Where Will You Go?
As the pandemic slows, here are some of the safest travel destinations.
Whether Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec or a smaller, quaint destination, Canada can be your home away from home for a while. Visiting Canada means you won’t have to travel too far to gain some incredible experiences.
For instance, in Quebec, you may be taken back with the cobblestone streets and the 17th-century architecture at every turn. Or, in Montreal, you can feel like you are in Europe with its heavy French influence. You will find lots of fun things to do with great jazz clubs, nightlife, and more.
Or, to continue practicing your social distancing, take to Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland. You can relax with a kayak, go for a hike, or just sit by the ocean and watch for whales.
There are so many places to visit and things to do in Australia. Of course, we have to keep in mind that, like the U.S., Australia is just opening back up from the pandemic.
Opting for Aussie destinations that can bring relaxation and comfort as well as avoiding crowds may give you an awesome holiday. So, where does one find this in Australia? In Daylesford, Victoria. This is where you will find a large collection of mineral springs, spas, lakes, and more. Plus, it is only a little over an hour’s drive from Melbourne in case you crave a more busy hotspot.
If you want to head into the infamous Australian Outback, you will find it to be another great adventure destination. Camp in the bush, go hiking and immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture. You will feel so far away from everything, yet so full of joy.
Head south and have some excitement in Argentina. If you are looking for a vibrant city life, tango lessons, and some delicious dining, then Buenos Aires is your spot. This city is colorful and lively with rich culture. Though, if distance and relaxation are what you are craving, there are many other places to seek refuge in this country. For instance –
- Experience the Iguazú falls if you head to the Litoral.
- Quebrada de Humahuaca is where you will find colorful rocks lining a gorge, as well as breathtaking valley views.
- Small ranch towns and lots of meadows with cattle for the landscape for an area called the Pampas. You can feel like you are a bit off-grid here, spending your days hiking, horseback riding, and the like.
- Why not visit wineries that produce some of the best wines in the world? Visit the Cuyo in western Argentina.
Visiting Iceland is usually one of those destinations that are on a bucket list, but rarely get checked off. Now, as the world comes out of the pandemic slump, it is the perfect time to visit Iceland. Think about it – what better time to soak in a naturally heated, geothermal pool before taking in the magnificent show put on by the Northern Lights?
Of course, there are several regions that make up Iceland, each offering you something different – and delightful. From waterfalls and farmlands to quaint seaside villages. Find what calls you to Iceland.
5. Costa Rica
Finally, one of the most inviting places on the map after the COVID-19 pandemic wraps up is Costa Rica. This Central American country is a bright getaway after a dark period. You may sum it up as the perfect place for a beach getaway, but you’d only be partially right. There is so much more to this country. And, so much adventure to be had.
- Not only does Costa Rica give you a prime spot to enjoy the Caribbean Sea, but it also offers a front porch spot to the Pacific Ocean as well.
- You can have adventures here – waterfalls, jungles, volcanoes, rainforests, cloud forests, large rivers, and more.
- See wildlife as you’ve never experienced.
- Go snorkeling, ziplining, hiking, and cycling. Or, relax on the beach, visit a spa, and indulge in local cuisine.
6. The Bahamas
Looking for an island escape? You will find it when you visit the Bahamas. Beautiful white sandy beaches and bright blue waters invite you in and make you not want to leave. And maybe the sunshine and saltwater can be just the right recipe for relief.
The Bahamas allows you an opportunity to experience adventures in snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, boating, gambling, shopping, dining, and more. Watch the locals dive for conch shells or shop the infamous straw markets for handmade and artisan goods.
Island life can bring refreshment and rejuvenation. After weeks and weeks of being stuck indoors – escape to the islands.
Wherever you choose to go, be sure to check with the CDC and the WHO first to ensure that it is safe to do so. You may also want to do extra research to find some helpful tips to travel safe out there.
Then, as an extra precaution, consider traveling via a private jet to reduce exposure to others in close quarters. Of course, you will also find an array of even more benefits that come with choosing private travel, such as luxury accommodations, flexibility, more widespread availability of destinations.
If you are ready to get out of the house and discover someplace new, then this is your time to shine. Just… be smart, be safe, and be socially distant. Happy travels!