Let’s face it, in many aspects the year 2020 was an absolutely miserable year. Tens of millions of people around the world were infected with the Coronavirus and millions of people lost their lives. Even for those who managed to avoid getting sick, our lives were thrown into turmoil as countries shut down, quarantines were put into place, and our daily routines were largely effected. Many industries have been critically effected by the shutdowns, quarantines, and restrictions, and one of those that was hardest hit was the travel and tourism industry. With most countries closing their borders, airlines, hotels, restaurants, and tourism-centered businesses have really struggled to stay afloat. However, now that the calendar has turned and vaccinations are starting to get rolled out, it seems like the long nightmare of 2020 may soon finally be behind us. In anticipation of international travel opening back up, I have outlined some of my Top 2021 Travel Destinations to start inspiring you to travel again.
What started out as a project to determine which countries I could visit internationally and what safety protocols were in place for those countries quickly turned into an exercise to inform you, my beloved readers, on what international travel options are available for Americans at this time and what health and safety protocols are in place throughout the world. I am hopeful that this information is helpful as you start to look at making plans to travel internationally again.
If you have always wanted to travel overseas, but haven’t been able to fit it into your budget, then this is the article for you. I am going to outline 30 wonderful destinations that you can travel to that will cost you no more than $30 USD a day. Granted, you could always spend more money at these locations if you wanted to, but all of these cities can be visited on a budget of just $30 a day.
When you travel, especially when you travel internationally, one of the biggest expenses that you will have to account for is your airfare. In some situations, the cost of your airfare could be over half of your total trip expenses. That is a lot of money, and it is one of the top reasons why most people aren’t able to travel as much as they would like to. It is also one of the expenses where travelers tend to overpay the most.
If you are looking for some new destinations and new experiences to add to your bucket list, then you have come to the right place. I have been compiling a list of great travel experiences to do before you die for quite some time now and I would like to share the top 50 items on that list with you. In this installment, I am going to review experiences 1-10 on my list of the Top 50 experiences to have before you die.
It is human nature to want to find the best deal possible. When making significant purchases, as is typical when doing a significant amount of traveling, it is wired within most of us to want to search out the best deal possible. After all, the more that we can save the more we are able to travel. Most of us are also extremely trusting when we travel. You have to put yourself out there and put your trust in other people to a certain extent when you travel someplace you are unfamiliar with. For this reason, most of us like to think the best of the people we meet and interact with when we travel.
The Galápagos Islands is one of this world’s top tourist destinations. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to this island archipelago off the coast of South America to enjoy the beautiful vistas, interact with the diverse and amazing wildlife, and to scuba dive and snorkel in one of the world’s richest marine environments. The Galápagos Islands are truly one of this world’s greatest treasures and something that everyone should see in their lifetime.
It was almost midnight when we touched down at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania, so there wasn’t much we could see out of the window of the plane. As our plane taxied up to the main airport building, the anticipation and anxiety of what this experience would be like started to build inside of me. I was visiting Africa for the first time, and I couldn’t have felt more alive.
If you are planning your first trip to Africa, I am so insanely jealous of you right now. I wish that I could go back to the stages when I was first planning my trip to Africa for the first time. There is so much mystery and wonder associated with the continent of Africa. I remember being both thrilled and terrified to be finally visiting. I fell in love with Africa almost immediately, and will always love Africa, but there is something magical about that first visit.
Zion National Park might be the biggest adventure park of all of the national parks in the continental United States. The park is absolutely filled with big adventures of all kinds. The park has some of the most extreme hikes, and extreme views, of any park in the lower 48 states. This is what attracts millions of visitor’s a year to Zion Canyon and its what keeps them coming back again-and-again.
In this article I am going to give you some tips and tricks that I have picked up over the years that will help you make sure your next photography trip to a national park is a success. Some of these tips I have learned from my own experience, some I have picked up from others along the way. I have found all of these tips to be incredibly useful in my 10+ years of photographing national parks. I hope some of these tips will be helpful to you as well.