With 137 million people in the United States already vaccinated and the European Union accepting vaccinated travelers, a lot of us want to take a spontaneous trip this summer. People have been stuck in their houses and working from home for over a year. It has resulted in cabin fever and restlessness. The antidote is adventure and relaxation. After the stress of the last year, we all need a vacation. Below are some of the best destinations to visit for their accessibility, affordability, and leisure.
On the other side of the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is the Venetian country that remains intact. Compared to Venice in Italy, the Venetian architecture in this Balkan country looks new. There is a lot of history here, but also some of the most beautiful coastline in the world. After all, Croatia is mostly made up of coastal areas.
Not only will you have the chance to take out a ship onto its clean waters, you will be able to enjoy delicious Croatian cuisine and wines. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, visit the ancient city of Dubrovnik, where scenes at King’s Landing were filmed. With cool, friendly locals, resorts, beaches, fine food, and wine, Croatia is one of the top vacation destinations and are opening their doors eagerly to vaccinated travelers.
Another gorgeous country that desperately needs tourists back is Greece. We all know about the history and beauty of Greece’s islands. Here you can make your own world, far from the financial crisis and the pandemic. Turn off your phone’s data and disconnect from everything, you will still be able to take notes for your trip and see what you want to see. Since Greece has become an exceedingly affordable destination, you can go all out regardless of how much you make. Fall asleep on Greek beaches, drink raki on the rocks, take in the ancient country’s history, and dig into some tasty Greek food.
France will begin accepting American tourists on June 9th. While not as affordable as Croatia and Greece, the laid-back attitude and romance of France is just what we need. You know about the food, the wine, and the art at Louvre. A lot of people will take trips to Paris for work again, stay a few days and take in the magic of this amazing city. Travel to the south of France for amazing beaches and friendly people. Bordeaux is particularly alluring. It offers wine, people who are much nicer than they are in Paris, and a gorgeous city you can get lost in. People love to make fun of France, but there is no arguing how incredible it can be.
Italy has made a comeback since its high virus rates and is now ready for American travelers. There is no end to the places you can visit in this classically picturesque and slightly tragic country. Rome is dirty and crumbling and crowded. If you’ve been already, choose one of the less frequently visited destinations in the south or lounge in a villa on the Amalfi Coast or Cinque Terre. It’s no secret why people love Italy. You wouldn’t be wrong to spend your first post-pandemic vacation in one of the most visited places on the planet.
If you’ve been to Europe a lot, want to try something new, or are craving some real adventure, most counties in South America are accepting vaccinated American tourists. While most people will shy away from Brazil due to its strain of the virus, there are plenty of places on this continent to get away from the stress and carve out your own piece of paradise. Go down to Patagonia and lose yourself in another world. Spend some time in the Peruvian Andes. Hike to Machu Picchu. There are plenty of options to travel to South America and since it is much cheaper than Europe, you will be able to go in style.
This summer is perhaps the first time you feel comfortable enough to travel internationally. Over 90 countries or destinations are open to vaccinated American tourists. Now is the time to book that trip. You will be elated to get out there, experience something new, and relax in a beautiful place. What are you waiting for? You deserve it.