No one could have thought that 2020 would bring such a vast change in each and every one of our lives. The world had to come to a stop and reinvent itself due to the pandemic called Coronavirus. It is quite true that this virus has shaken up almost all industries,but has had a special toll on the hospitality and travel industries. There are numerous restrictions on travel even today, but it helps us to travel more thoughtfully since this virus is still spreading. This will help us truly appreciate every orange and vivid sunset we’ve seen at the beach, every sunrise we see in the mountains. It helps us understand how our journey can affect local communities. The trend of traveling has had a drastic shift. This is the major reason why we have taken utmost care in the selection of the places to visit in this list of holiday destinations for 2021. This list has even taken into consideration the postponement of events such as the Olympic Games in Tokyo and Boom Festival in Europe.
The only thing more beautiful than China’s cobble-stoned streets and the Ottoman-influenced harbor is its food. You can find a range of simple seaside cafes and even a lot of Cretan fine dining options. This city lies on the north-west coast of the Greek island and is slowly emerging as a brilliant scene that is attracting expert palates. The bonus point of visiting such a place is the isolated beaches along with a multitude of places to try! If you go, you must visit Ginger Concept for a mouthwatering experience, and do not miss out on the lemon artichoke pizzas. If you want to dive into the local cuisine, you can head on over to Oxo Nou Studio that has small informal tables overlooking the water. If you are worried about where to stay, you can check out The Tanneries, a place that is on the waterfront in historic Halepa. You can also think of indulging in Elafonisi Villas, which overlook the amazing Crete beaches.
It should be noted that like any other country, the tourism industry in South Africa has also taken quite a hit. It is slowly coming back on its feet, boosted by the sudden burst of the cultural scene there. New artist-run spaces, fairs,s, and biennales are at the forefront of the country’s art scene. There are exciting local artists who are getting prime wall spaces at amazing galleries such as The Centre for the Less Good Idea. There are quite a few fantastic attractions such as all-women music festivals, small theatre groups, and even an amazing coffee shop scene in Johannesburg. There are a lot of fresh hotels that have come up after the lockdown that are waiting to welcome international guests in 2021. One of the best ones is Kruger Shalati that is quite an impeccable cabin hotel that is stationed on a historical railway line. You can immerse yourself in nature by visiting South Africa.
Are you looking for a trip that is only about you, the warm rays of the sun, and the waves? If you are looking for such a holiday destination in 2021, look no further than the mysterious place called Java, Indonesia. This is tucked into a corner, only whispered about intensely by surfers. If you are looking for some serious waves, and even peace and quiet, this is the place for you. This place is often overlooked because of the more famous attraction just three hours away, Plengkung. This place is known as Red island because of the russet sand that is on its beach. There are barely any visitors here, so there is no hassle of trying to get away from excessive crowds. This is the perfect spot for people who want to learn how to surf since even the beach here has soft sand and the waves are not as high as they are in Plengkung. You can find mostly locals and Australians lounging around this place. The best place to stay around here is the fishing village of Pancer. If you are interested in a short but challenging hike, you can head on over to the hidden beach of Pantai Wedi Iran.
Australia has taken quite a hit in 2020. With lodges, hotels and campsites finally poised to reopen, the best way to travel in Australia would be in an RV. It helps maintain quite a lot of distance from people and there are so many places to visit in Australia, that it offers an amazing way to take in the views around you at a relaxing pace. Keeping the pandemic in mind, it is perfect that some RVs such as Nelson RV are self-contained and you can wash up, sleep and cook in your own space, thereby limiting contact with others. There are a lot of beautiful places in Australia, so be sure to map your complete trip out so that you know where you are headed. Also, find out all of the best campgrounds in advance so that it is not a hassle to find them later.
If you want to visit a place that has pristine sands and tiny village squares, look no further than the small village of Melides in Portugal. Instead of being filled with boutique hotels and trendy art galleries, this hillside untouched village, in the middle of the untouched Alentejo coast, has miles of vineyards, deserted beaches, and rice fields. This is the remote haven that you have been looking for, untrampled by an overflow of tourists. Word is getting out slowly about this place, with Christian Louboutin building a boutique hideout near the center. You can pop into the butcher’s to get a roast chicken for lunch, and spend your sunny afternoon dipping your toes in the beautiful waters of Praia da Gale.
The pandemic has affected a lot of travel plans for most of us. It is time to travel smartly and safely.