With the new year just around the corner, we are sure that everyone is all set to update their travel bucket list for the year 2021. There is an extensive number of tools that individuals use to plan out their vacations- be it domestic or international. Some might just google their choices while others opt to ask their friends and families. But what if we tell you that the National Geographic has already taken care of your task to plan out your travel checklist of best trips for 2021?
From adventures for brave-hearted to experiences for culture enthusiasts, National Geographic editors collaborated with various explorers, writers, photographers, and the travel enthusiasts to compile a list of Best Trips For 2021. This ensured that all kinds of travelers find some thrill that would amuse or challenge them in some way or the other.
This annual list of Best Trips offers everything that one might need to about where to go and how one should see the world in the year ahead, said George Stone, the executive editor of travel at National Geographic.
These destinations have been divided into a total of four categories namely Adventure, City, Culture, and Nature.
Top Destinations For Adventure Seekers In 2021
The list of Best Trips For 2021 by National Geographic will surely please those who are always in search of paths that have been less traveled. Ever thought about traveling to the pristine land of volcanoes in the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia or the powder snow-covered town of Tohoku in Japan?
These destinations that have been picked by the editors at National Geographic are all lesser-visited, and lesser-famed, thus giving travelers an opportunity to be a few of those who can boast about their offbeat adventures. Other destinations that were marked favorite by the editors include:
- Zokouma National Park, Chad
- Wales Way, UK
- Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Austria
- Tasmania, Australia
Top Destinations For City Lovers In 2021
Sitting just a couple of hours away from the capital city of Italy is a quaint, little countryside named Parma in Italy that boasts about the magnificent architectural marvels and the surrounding countryside. Or if you have domestic on your mind, why not just pay a visit to God’s Own Country in India and explore the exquisite Fort Kochi in Kerala? Yes, Kerala has found itself a place on the list of Best Trips for 2021!
These above mentioned and the following destinations are ideal to experience the different variety of city life. Other options that city lovers can opt for include:
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Telč, Czech Republic
- Mostar, Bosnia, and Herzegovina
- Puebla, Mexico
Top Destinations For Culture Enthusiasts In 2021
If your idea of a vacation is to get a considerate insight into the various cultures of the destination you pay a visit to, then according to the editors and various artists that collaborated with National Geographic would definitely recommend paying a visit to Abu Simbel in Egypt. This destination takes travelers back in time by virtue of the architectural legacy of Egyptian King Ramses II’s.
For those who love devouring a variety of different cuisines, Asturias in Spain is waiting with arms wide open and a feast spread with fabada stews and centuries-old Cabrales cheeses. Other destinations that offer some great cultural insights include:
- Guizhou Province, China
- Gobekli Tepe, Turkey
- Maya, Guatemala
- Mendoza Province, Argentina
Top Destinations For Nature Aficionados In 2021
Giving travelers a chance to escape the hustle of city life and embrace the exquisiteness of other species of animals, these destinations by National Geographic are one of their kind. Be it seal-watching in the Magdalen Islands in Quebec or witness the turtles being taken care of like babies in Four Seasons Resort in the Maldives, there are numerous beautiful destinations in the entire world, just waiting to get unfold.
Other top picks by National Geographic for nature lovers include:
- The Kalahari Desert, Botswana
- Bialowieza Forest, Belarus
- The Canary Islands, Spain
- Grand Canyon, Arizona
- National Blue Trail, Hungary
These Best Trips in 2021 by National Geographic are something not to be missed. Be it traveling to destinations that are yet to unfold or indulging in the food in a different continent that will make your tongues go on a gastronomical roller coaster, the possibilities of a memorable and exciting vacation are infinite. So what would be your pick for this new year? Plan your excursions around the world and get ready to brag about your impeccable experiences!