COVID-19 has definitely disrupted a lot of travel plans for many. Some of the best travel destinations, however, are the ones still awaiting you! These beautiful spots are not going anywhere, and they definitely need to be on your bucket list. Here are some of the best travel destinations for you to experience once the pandemic is over!
1. Sydney, Australia
I mean, can we say Instagram goals?! Sydney, Australia is easily one of the best travel destinations. Although it is a long plane ride and a huge time difference, it is worth all of the jet lag. In the photo below, the Sydney Opera House is pictured. A huge landmark of Sydney, it is something you definitely need to visit when you’re over there, as well as Bondi Beach. The warm weather and lovely Australian accents will help make your experience one of the best travel destinations you’ve ever been to.
2. Gold Coast, Australia
Another gem in Australia. Australia is most famously known for Sydney being so popular, but Gold Coast is also one of the best travel destinations. I actually studied abroad in the Gold Coast, so I know all the ins and the outs of this wonderful place. Sydney is a bit more touristy, while Gold Coast is full of a younger crowd. The night life in their downtown called Surfers Paradise is eclectic, as well as their wide variety of delicious restaurants and bars. The beaches are also stunning, making Gold Coast one of the best travel destinations once the pandemic is over.
3. Byron Bay, Australia
Ever hear of the Hemsworth brothers? Well, this is where they are from in Australia! Now that alone makes Byron Bay one of the best travel destinations, but there are many other reasons as well. Byron Bay is full of adorable shops and restaurants, and the beaches are absolutely gorgeous. The water is also so perfectly blue it looks fake. If you go, be sure to visit the famous white lighthouse- it is a beautiful spot in which you can watch the sunset from.
4. Bali, Indonesia
Bali seems to be one of the best travel destinations solely because of the amazing aesthetic and stunning photos you can get there. There is so much to do in Bali, and experiencing their culture is a huge part of acclimating there. As Indonesia is a third world country, everything is relatively cheap over there. That being said, you can stay in these perfect villa’s for a very reasonable price. A lot of people that live in Bali ride mopeds, and you can live the lifestyle by renting them! Some key destinations in Bali that you must visit are the small flea markets, the Finns Beach Club, and the monkey sanctuary. There is also a rice farm with these amazing swings and beds that take you to overlook the area, as pictured below.
5. London, England
My entire family is from London, so I guess I have to say it is one of the best travel destinations, but really, it is. The atmosphere in London is like no other. From the old school red phone booths to visiting Buckingham Palace and Big Ben (pictured below), there are countless touristy things to do over there. If you want the true London experience, however, go to a pub in London and get some beer and fish and chips. Then you’ll be a true Brit.
6. Scotland, United Kingdom
Scotland is an absolute gem in the United Kingdom. It is one of the best travel destinations solely because of its natural beauty. All of the buildings are stunning, like the cobblestone ones pictured below. A major city in Scotland that is worth checking out is Edinburgh. Edinburgh has a beautiful castle that overlooks the sea. All of the gorgeous greenery and the water will make it one of the best travel destinations that you never want to leave! It’s quite an escape from reality for a bit.
7. Fuengirola, Spain
When people think of Spain, they think of Barcelona and Madrid. And these places are surely stunning, but Fuengirola is a gem in Spain, making it one of the best travel destinations you will ever see. Fuengirola is on the Southern coast of Spain. It is always super warm down there with great beaches. When I went to Fuengirola, I stayed in a resort with my family and had the most wonderful Spanish food along with being able to jet-ski, parasail and banana boat! Fuengirola is totally worth the visit- it’ll be an experience you never forget.
8. Paris, France
The city of love. Passion. Beauty. Fashion. Art. Food. There are so many factors that make Paris one of the best travel destinations. The Eiffel Tower is of course a must, as well as the Parisian boutiques and cafés. Chocolate croissants and shopping in high end fashion stores? Don’t mind if I do! Also, be sure to check out the infamous Mona Lisa painting in the Louvre Museum.
9. Rome, Italy
Rome is a place that, in my opinion, doesn’t need much explanation as to why it is one of the best travel destinations. It is full of beautiful architecture that is a must see, such as the Colosseum. The views in Rome I’ve heard are absolutely unreal. The Vatican City definitely needs to be on the list of places to go to as well!
10. Santorini, Greece
Santorini is on my bucket list as it seems like one of the best travel destinations ever. It’s beautiful blue and white aesthetic with stunning oceans would make me never want to leave. I’ve heard the nightlife there is quite exquisite and that is a perfect place for younger folk who want to travel. I mean, beaches, night life, beautiful views and beautiful people… how can you say no to that?