Travel: 10 Places That Should Be On Your 2021 Travel Bucket List

With the global pandemic still around and travel bans, making a travel bucket list and accomplishing it before the year runs out might be unachievable. But it can as some countries are opening up already with healthy and safety precautions in place.

However, have it in mind that if you’re planning a trip anywhere before a coronavirus vaccine has been released, you should check travel restrictions for the destination you are hoping to visit and consider warnings from the State Department and the CDC. Travelers should also take precautions to keep themselves and others safe.

So here are 10 places that should be on your travel bucket list for 2021
1. Kenya
Kenya is one of Africa’s most distinct and stunning locations, and your travels with AfricanMecca Safaris takes you to the country’s finest destinations. The intrigue and adventure of Kenya reaches back into the birth of mankind, stretches along miles of white sand beaches and journeys into dense forests and divergent deserts. Iconic landmarks such as Mount Kenya stand above the savannah plains and tropical woodlands while its intricate waterfalls lie nestled within the montane foothills. There is an endless list of aesthetically fun places that you can visit in Kenya.

2. Costa Rica
Whether you’re looking for adventure, family-friendly activities, good food, or luxurious hotels, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Costa Rica.  Costa Rica is known for its incredible national parks, where tourists can enjoy some thrilling activities like river rafting, canyoning, cave tubing, and zip lining.

3. New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. With its snow-capped mountains, ancient glaciers, rolling hills, and copious amounts of wine, it’s a destination unlike all others. It has a dazzling wealth of breathtaking scenery, friendly and fun-loving people, plenty of things to see and do, mouthwatering food and wine and a vibe that is unlike anywhere else in the world. Plus, it is safe and easy to travel, making it accessible to everyone even if you don’t have a lot of travel experience.

4. Paris
Paris has a place on pretty much every traveler’s bucket list. The French capital is one of the most romantic cities in Europe, one of the world’s most visited cities and is home to some world famous sights that are constantly shown in travel magazines, movies, and other works of art. There are endless reasons to visit Paris this year and years after. It is a beautiful and cultural city, very walkable, with great sights, and it has been a source of inspiration for many writers, artists, and filmmakers.

5. Rwanda
Rwanda is one of the top five most developed countries since 2000. Rwanda has 5 volcanoes, Karisimbi, Muhabura, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga, Karisimbi is the highest volcano among the others with 4507m above sea level. The country has 23 lakes and numerous rivers. It is a conservation and wildlife success story, and options for wildlife encounters and national park visits are plentiful.

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6. Qatar
Qatar is welcoming tourists from around the world by relaxing visa requirements so that more visitors can enjoy its mouth-watering local and international cuisine, entertainment and mind-blowing architecture. The country offers a blend of tradition and modernity that’s difficult to find elsewhere in the world. Although the summer is a harsh time to visit this country, the winter months are absolute bliss. With rainfall that lasts only 2-3 weeks during the winter with a pleasant temperature, the weather is perfect for travel, relaxation and sight-seeing. Popular public beaches like the Al Ghariya, Zekreet, Dukhan, Al Wakrah, Fuwairit and Maroona beach are a must visit for any one who loves the sun.
7. Maldives
Maldives is all about luxury and tryst with nature. Often called as the Manhattan of the Indian Ocean, the metropolis charm of the Hulhule Island is blended perfectly with the tropical charm and that is one of the prevalent reasons to visit Maldives. With more than a thousand splendid islands and the 26 coral atolls brimming with marine life, a dive into the unfathomable sea or sprawling across the sun-lounger on the powdery sand, the reasons to visit here are unending.

8. Tunisia
is a small country in North Africa squeezed in between Algeria and Libya. It’s an incredibly vibrant country, with a diverse range of French, Italian, Arabic and African cultural heritage, and a landscape which stretches along the coast of the Mediterranean down to the Sahara desert. Among Tunisia’s tourist attractions are its cosmopolitan capital city of Tunis, the ancient ruins of Carthage, the Muslim and Jewish quarters of Djerba, and coastal resorts outside Monastir.

9. South Africa
South Africa really is many worlds in one. Expect stunning coastlines, dramatic mountain scapes, huge areas of untamed bushveld, starkly beautiful semi-deserts, lakes, waterfalls, spectacular canyons, forests and wide plains, plus Cape Town, undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Whether you are interested in going Shark Cage Diving, Paragliding off of a mountain over a capital city or blokarting down by the beach then South Africa is definitely the place you should visit.

10. Greece
Greece is a country of incredible history & tradition, the cradle of democracy in the western civilization and the birthplace of numerous philosophers, mathematicians, and artists. Nowadays, most people associate Greece with its beautiful beaches and elaborate ancient temples. When you visit Greece, take the time to see the beautiful Acropolis in Athens and its stunning museum, visit the archaeological site of Delphi or the open-air island museum of Delos, the stunning Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, the myth-laden Palace of Knossos or the breathtaking medieval Old Town of Rhodes. You will be glad you did.

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