In 2019, the news reported that global tourism had reached record highs. If only we’d known what the future would hold for us just one year later.
Many of us have found ourselves grounded or stuck at home for the past year, with no holiday or travel plans in sight. But the future looks brighter every day, so bright it might be time to start considering some vacation plans.
But what can you do on your next vacation, it’s been so long!? We’ve come up with these eight options that you need to consider. From destinations to activities, these eight tips will get you in the mood to hop on a plane as soon as you can.
- Spend Your Next Vacation at Disney World
There’s no place quite as magical for a holiday as Disney World, particularly if you have children. Disney World has been operating at 35 percent capacity for a few months now and continues to steadily open up more areas as the pandemic eases.
It’s the ideal time to start planning to go to the most magical place in the world.
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- Get a World Map and Toss a Dart
This is one of the most exciting ways to decide where you’re off to on your next vacation. It’s best reserved for spontaneous types who are looking to travel somewhere totally new.
Simply purchase a cheap world map poster and stick it up somewhere in your home. You can keep this up for the future with pins where you’ve visited if you like.
Then, toss a dart at the map and see where it lands. Next, check the COVID restrictions and situation in that area and, if it’s a match, start planning your next vacation there!
- Travel For the Food
One way of travel differently is by prioritizing the cuisine of a location you’ve aiming for.
Maybe you’d like to do a tour across Spain to sample the incredible wine and food of each region. Or, you could head over to Thailand for all the taste sensations that the country has to offer.
Traveling for food is an excellent way of really getting a taste for a new kind of culture. It’s also one of the safer ways to go during COVID-19 with many restaurants still open across the world.
- Rent a Bike To Really Experience a City
One of the best ways to experience a new city on the ground is by renting a bike.
You can pedal around all the famous sites, and really get a feel for what it’s like to live there as a local. Not only that, but it’s a cheap and healthy way to get around while you’re on a fun vacation. It’s a win-win situation!
If you’re not much of a biker, many cities these days have other solutions. You could rent a segway, which is becoming increasingly popular as tourist travel options.
Or, some cities have electric scooters that you can use with a mobile app. Just make sure to stay safe and don’t fly around too fast.
- Travel Somewhere Off the Beaten Path
2021 and beyond are the years we need to start living for the now. After the horrors we’ve all been through, it’s time to really do something for us.
One such way to embrace life is to travel to places that are off the beaten track. Aim for countries that don’t see much tourism compared to the main hotspots. You’re likely to find hidden gems full of culture and life that you’ve never have experienced otherwise.
- Travel for the Drinks
It’s not only food we like to consume when on a great vacation, but also the drinks. There are a number of different impressive alcoholic drinks all across different countries.
Countries like Bulgaria are renowned for their beer drinking cultures, whilst the wine in Macedonia is to die for. Consider factoring drinks into your next good vacation visit.
- Hit Up a Beach
Sometimes, there’s nothing better than relaxing on a sandy beach, without a care in the world. Though there’s a lot to be said for exploring the great outdoors, beaches are tourist hotspots for a reason.
If you’re trying to plan a vacation in 2021, chances are you’re trying to make it as relaxing as possible. Aim for a spectacular beach, and make sure to bring your swimming costume with you.
Lazing around for a day in the sunshine sounds like the perfect remedy to a stressful year.
- Do Whatever Makes You Happy
The best advice we can give for anyone aiming to go on a vacation in 2021 is to do what makes you happy. Go somewhere that you’ve always wanted to go to, that’s been on your bucket list for years.
Maybe you could go visit friends or family in another country, who you haven’t seen in forever. Or, go somewhere familiar that you used to visit often before the pandemic.
It’s important to plan the right vacation for your desires, whatever they might be. Soon, we can only hope, the world will be open to us all. It’ll be an opportunity to live the way we’ve longed for in the past several months.
Make sure to do it your way.
Where Can I Find Out More About Vacation Planning?
You should now have some great ideas for your next vacation plan in 2021. Vacations can be tricky to plan for though, so we understand if you have some additional questions at the back of your mind.
If you want to find out more about travel or other interesting topics, make sure to have a read through some of the previous posts on our website.