The years 2020 and 2021 have taught us many things, most notably to never take anything for granted ever again, especially the ability to travel. If you haven’t traveled for the past two years, that bucket list is probably looking pretty full right now. So full, you might be having some trouble narrowing down where your first trip should be next year. If your past travels have been the envy of friends and family, we’ve got some brag-worthy destinations you can visit to keep their heads spinning. 

Bora Bora

Voted as the most desired and dreamt about destination in the world by just about every travel publication in the world, Bora Bora has yet to disappoint. Those cool hues of blue, thatched bungalows, and views of volcanic mountain ranges jutting up from the ocean floor below have to be seen in person to be believed. 

Dubai 

Test your bargaining skills at the Gold Souk in Deira, hit the slopes (yes you read that correctly) at an indoor ski slope, and follow in the footsteps of an authentic bedouin caravan out in the desert atop a camel; Dubai defies the imagination. Dubai’s architectural wonders, opulent shopping districts, a wide array of culinary options, and never-ending list of indoor and outdoor activities make this one of the most fascinating city breaks you will ever take. 

Peru  

For archaeology lovers and history buffs, ancient sites like Machu Picchu should be on your ‘must-see-before-you-die’ list. With various trek options available, it’s easier now than ever to walk through those Sun Gates and see what was once a hidden city. But don’t stop there – Peru is home to 28 different climates which means you can float down the Amazon River, trek the Andes, sun yourself on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and explore the desert. Oh, and did you know Peru has been voted the best food in America? Need we say more. 

Maldives

Ready to wake up with the Indian Ocean lapping below your bed? How about drawing back the curtains to see endless horizons and any one of the 12 shades of blue you’ll find in the Maldives. If you’re looking to truly unplug, and unwind, grab your favorite book, and spend your days luxuriating on ivory-colored beaches. Need a little adventure? Snag your snorkel gear or throw on your mask, fins, and tank and go underwater exploring amidst some of the most beautiful and vibrant coral reefs in the world. 

Seychelles 

Epic hikes, sumptuous creole cuisine, beautiful beaches, and coral-rich dive sessions await the adventurous traveler who lands in Seychelles. Located some 1000 miles off the coast of East Africa and 700 miles north of the island nation of Madagascar, Seychelles’s unique location makes for a fascinating and diverse fusion of culture, history, and cuisine. Its biological diversity will delight flora and fauna lovers alike and the island’s warm hospitality will have you throwing Seychelles on your bucket list.

Amalfi Coast 

From Positano’s quaint terra-cotta homes to Ravello’s beautiful cliff-top gardens and musical festivals, to Sorrento’s charming cafes and boutique hotels, travelers have been entranced by the craggy beauty of Italy’s Amalfi Coast since the Roman Era. It’s likely one of the oldest official itineraries in the world and was deemed a must-stop by Lord Byron on his “Grand Tour” in the 19th century. The Amalfi Coast is a collision between palatial and traditional Italian life and its unspoiled beauty is a dreamy escape for anyone who wants to wake up in awe every morning. 

Greece 

Come to Greece and find yourself exploring sun-bleached cliffs, ancient ruins, and lazing about in secret alcoves where turquoise waters of the Mediterranean lap the pebbled shore. The iconic Greek islands are the birthplace of Western culture and offer a plethora of culturally focused, adventure-based, and romantic experiences. Whether you’re pining for a crisp glass of Assyrtiko overlooking a Santorini sunset, or you’re in the mood to dance the night away on the chic island of Mykonos, the options are infinite when it comes to planning a trip to the Greek Islands. 

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