National Geographic releases ‘World’s Best Places To Visit In 2021’

A diver at Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea, New South Wales, Australia. PHOTO; MELISSA FINDLEY - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

The pandemic has certainly thrown most of our travel plans in disarray. But, there is always hope that things will get better soon, and that next year would be a good year to put our travel plans back into action.

To get you to begin planning your post-pandemic journeys, National Geographic has released the list of World’s Best Places To Visit In 2021 under a very appropriate theme: “Dream Now, Go Later.”

“The world is full of wonders — even if they’re hard to reach, ” National Geographic explains. “While the pandemic has brought our journeys to a standstill, it has not quieted our curiosity. Ahead of a new year — with the promise of a return to travel — we are eager to share these 25 timely tales of timeless places that will define our future itineraries.”

The list picks up 25 must-visit amazing destinations of 2021 in five categories: sustainability, family, nature, adventure and culture.

Here is the comprehensive list of all the destinations that have made the cut in various categories:

National Geographic’s Best of the World 2021
Alonissos, Greece
Copenhagen, Denmark
New Caledonia, France
Freiburg, Germany
Gabon, Central Africa
Denver, Colorado

England Coastal Path
Transylvania, Romania
Space Coast, Florida
Hortobagy, Hungary
Indigenous British Columbia, Canada

Svaneti, Georgia
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
Katmai National Park & Preserve, Alaska

Isle Royale, Michigan
Yellowknife, Canada
Cerrado savanna, Brazil
Lord Howe Island, Australia

New Mexico, road trip
Bitoria-Gasteiz, Alava, Basque Country, Spain
Gyeongju, South Korea
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tonglu, Zhejiang Province, China

To read in detail about each of these locations, click here.

The popular travel guide book publisher, Lonely Planet had also released its ‘Ultimate Travel List’ coffee table book recently that features 500 greatest places to visit on Earth.

Are you already planning your next holiday? In the comments section below, let us know which destination you plan to visit in the post-pandemic world.

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