The urge to travel is born out of curiosity for the unknown. Discovering other territories, cultures, beliefs or landscapes is part of the very essence of the trip: going out in search of stimuli that perhaps one day will become familiar sensations that move us to repeatedly visit a place.
Best Travel Destinations 2021
With this desire to provoke interest, surprise and encourage planning future trips, here are some inspiring destinations for 2021, for those who love Sustainability, Culture & History, Nature & Wildlife, Family and Adventure.
Decide to travel first
It is proven that travelling makes us happier, transmitting the ability to surprise us, just as they did as children discovering the world. According to psychologists and health experts, travelling allows us to lower the levels of cortisol, a substance that causes stress and increases the release of endorphins, serotonin and adrenaline, which are the hormones of happiness and pleasure.
If you think you have lost the ability to be surprised or it seems that nothing makes you feel happy, why not try taking a trip?
First, search for cheap flights and then look for your accommodation. There are plenty of options and ways that you can budget for your trip.
Japan: The island bathed in the Pacific
Japan is an example of the harmony that can exist between technology and cultural preservation. This island surrounded by the Pacific Ocean gives us information on how to open up technology and be a pioneer in the matter, without allowing it to alter the ancient culture.
When traveling to Japan you will be able to delight your senses with dreamy Zen gardens, intimidating skyscrapers and people that range from the most traditional Geishas, until they can be taken from the most modern Manga movies.
Some of the main areas that will allow you to experience these contrasts are:
Tokyo: The capital city with the most Michelin stars for the quality of its restaurants and fast street food for the most demanding. Experience its state-of-the-art technology with iconic attractions like Odaiba, the futuristic amusement park that arrives on a route raised off the ground and requires no driver.
Kyoto: The city where the Arashiyama bamboo forest lies, one of those that will leave you speechless. Inside this garden of Zen gardens and an imperial millennium. Without a doubt, a plant sanctuary worth admiring and capturing with the lens for your best travel memories.
Himeji: In this city, you can return to the medieval era, with the most impressive Samurai castle. This fortress has survived since the 11th century and is one of the most symbolic architectural works of Japan, highlighted by National Geographic as one of the most spectacular castles in the world.
Osaka: It is a city where you experience the dizzying rhythm of the city, the lights dazzle you and the activity does not stop with the arrival of night. This is the ideal place for evening entertainment in Japan.
Mount Fuji: The highest point in Japan is on this mountain, located on Honshu Island. It is one of those that has inspired poems, paintings and has been the protagonist of photographic galleries. This can be climbed by different routes surrounded by the 5 lakes that lie at its feet and is a perfect setting for mountaineering.
Namibia: One of the best to discover Africa
The wild and unspoilt of its landscapes, along with the museums that tell its history, the exotic of its fauna and the number of adventure plans such as Safaris and night camps that seem to let the stars of the African sky embrace, are some of its human beings. Some places to experience all this are:
Etosha National Park: Few places in Africa will let you see all the wild fauna that this reserve allows you. It is highlighted by the almost blinding white sand of the desert, the aquifers, forests and the variety of exotic animals such as lions, zebras, rhinos, giraffes and deer.
Sossusvlei: Located in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, noted for its reddish dunes, dead trees and the most immense and nostalgic sunsets. Within this you can develop unique activities such as safaris, climbing and rolling through the fine dunes. Besides, you will be able to capture the most impressive places in this paradise for photography lovers.
Fish River Canyon: It is one of the longest in the world and is one of the most visited places in Namibia. Its immensity, the beauty of its carved rocks and the aridity of the terrain lead to reflection and do not stop surprising you.
Croatia: A European Gem!
Croatia is one of the favourite destinations for European tourists, located in Eastern Europe and bathed by the Adriatic Sea on its shores. A destination for the most natural plan of sand, sun and breeze.
Sustainable tourism and the beauty of this, one of the most attractive countries in Europe, is seen in places like:
Dubrovnik: The walled city is listed as one of the main attractions of Croatia and considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a place to contemplate the contrast of the crystalline blue sea with the colours of its towers, baroque churches, medieval fortresses and to lose yourself in a panoramic view from the viewpoint, which can be reached by funicular.
Zagreb: The capital of Croatia is the place where you can experience the European outdoor cafe culture, people-watch and enjoy the architecture with buildings with large terraces, covered in the energizing sun of the Adriatic.
Krka Park: A place where you will not know if the imposing watermills, monasteries, Roman ruins or the Krka river with its waterfalls, waterfalls and lakes dazzle you more.
Hvar Island: The beaches inhabited by vegetation and houses with white walls with reddish-brown roofs, with sailboats on their shores and the deep blue of the sea, are just the prelude to everything that awaits you. From entertainment and gastronomy in its restaurants and bars to the most natural and magical of its hills and lavender fields, the simplest plan will have a memorable experience.
Morocco: Warm, infinite and ancestral
It is another of the favorite destinations in Africa, rich in culture due to its Arab and European mix, a variety of landscapes with its deserts and beaches bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, and epic with the presence of its mosques, forts, squares and stories preserved in its museums, undoubtedly one of the best places to travel.
The Medina of Marrakech: Its medieval architecture, mosques, palaces and stone labyrinths among which the best of the Moroccan market unfolds, will not leave you time to lose. It is a place that allows you both exotic plans such as the camel ride through the desert and Trekking, to record historical records for its museum and attendance at shows and spa days.
Chefchaouen: A World Heritage Site for the beauty of its architecture with houses in different shades of blue and steep, cobbled paths. Its cultural richness can be seen in the native crafts and works of art, displayed in every corner.
Fez: One of the imperial cities that is easy to fall in love with and it will be difficult to avoid the temptation to photograph yourself. In itself, art is immersed in the daily life of this region, where its traditional pottery and handicraft trades are preserved.
Ecuador, a Magical Place Full of Adventure
Without a doubt, Ecuador is another of the best places to travel this 2020 with the usual contrasts of Latin America. There, cities of neat roads, landscapes that take your breath, and the particularity of gastronomy are woven. In Quito and its cities, you can enjoy pubs, restaurants and colonial architecture. In its surroundings, the beauty of the Pacific beaches, waterfalls, volcanoes, lagoons and the exotic Amazon rainforest become the perfect setting for fun and sensory connection.
Live this destination as we are used to in Serena Blues: To another level! Do it with an Ecuador half the world itinerary with unique experiences such as:
- Canelo, visit markets, squares and the area of pubs and restaurants in Quito.
- Visit the El Panecillo viewpoint and cable car ride.
- Road Trip to the Cotopaxi National Park and Trekking through the slopes of the volcano.
- Stop at the Quilotoa lagoon.
- Activities for all tastes in Baños de Agua Santa, a place for bungee jumping, rafting, canyoning, bicycle routes, walking and hot springs at night.
- Panoramic swings in the Tree House from where the monumental Tungurahua volcano is located.
- Canoe navigation through the Amazon and interaction with fauna and locals.
- Beaches and sun in Montañita.
Conclusion – Best Travel Destinations 2021
Knowing the 5 best places to travel in 2021 will set you on a safe path to fun, relaxation, pleasure and personal growth. It will also allow you to see culture safely but you should always check government restrictions for Covid.
Among the most recommended by travel experts are Japan, Croatia, Morocco, Namibia and Ecuador; being destinations full of cultural, architectural and natural surprises, full of adventures, leaving your senses and heart satiated with memorable experiences.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll visit again real soon . . . . Janice B