The Best Places to Travel in 2021

Maui, Hawaii
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As we ring in a new year, one of the biggest question marks for 2021 is travel. With an ever changing list of ‘open’ countries combined with some social distanced fun, it can be hard to find your 2021 destinations. Read along for the best places to travel in 2021 with openness and safeness in mind!

The Best Places to Travel in 2021


The perfect place to travel if you love to meet new people and go on crazy adventures.

Mexico has something for everyone, whether you want to drink at the picturesque beaches all day, view some art, take a snorkeling trip, or go explore some Mayan ruins, you’ll never get bored in Mexico.

Their restrictions are currently low with no signs of closing their borders to tourist any time soon.

Grab your swimsuit and get ready to eat all of the Mexican food in 2021!


Travel in luxury on budget and take a trip to Bali. Bali is one of the many (17,500) Indonesian islands and possibly the most Instagrammed. It may seem like a far off destination to dream about, but Bali is extremely affordable and accessible. Just take it from this woman who only spent $25 a day while there.

Bali is perfect for anyone that wants a lux beach vacation on a budget with some hiking and adventure sprinkled on top.


With villas to relax in and beaches to explore, the Maldives are an Instagram lovers dream.

Lay in the sun then take advantage of the crystal clear waters and get your scuba certification. There is an abundance of water activities to try in the Maldives, learn more here.

Pack your favorite read and your camera and book an unforgettable bungalow stay over the water in the Maldives.

U.S. National Parks

If you’re traveling to the United States or are looking for a bit of a staycation, the U.S. National Parks have you covered.

Most national parks are hidden in more rural and country settings away from bustling cities.

National parks are a great way to get outdoors, find unique roadside attractions, all while saving money and social distancing. You can even buy one park pass to use all year!

Traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Your Home Country

COVID-19 guidelines are changing everyday, with influxes of cases in each country around the world. If you are in a country with strict enforcements or you’re nervous to venture out into another country due to the virus, explore your own country.

Many people forget how magnificent their own home can be due to their own wanderlust, but don’t let it fool you, people travel to each country, region, state, city for a reason, find your countries reasons.

Is it Safe to Travel?

Planes, trains, cruises, and all forms of travel are taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure their travelers are as safe as can be!

It’s always a good idea to check reviews on places you’ll be staying or using to travel to see how others felt while traveling there.

And remember, you can always opt for a road trip and for some outdoor adventure to minimize your exposure to others.

How to Plan My 2021 Travels?

Stay up to date on all COVID-19 guidelines in your own city and state along with the country and city you will be traveling to. This is a great ongoing guide for which countries are open to American travelers.

Research all destinations you are thinking about, read blogs, visit their website, and decide if this is the best place for your 2021 travel adventure.

Relax and enjoy your trip!

Road Trips to travel in 2021
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Bonus Hits

2021 travel may seem tricky, but check out these posts for some travel inspiration:

Follow along on social for more travel pictures, tricks, and tips!

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