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After being unable to travel for the past couple of months, people are finally starting to see signs of reopening. Airlines are slowly allowing travel out of the country and many states are beginning to reopen. (with regulations of course) Amongst the excitement of being able to leave your house, picking the right place to travel post-COVID can be a challenge. Certain areas will be unavailable in the upcoming months, while others may restrict the number of people they let inside. Good thing we came up with a list of 5 of the best places to travel after COVID!
National Parks - Like we’ve said hundreds of times, explore our National Parks! According to our friends at Sports Fitness, camping has an abundance of benefits which can be read about here! Since early May, many national parks have begun to reopen giving visitors a plethora of hiking options. Parks such as Bryce Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, & Zion are currently operating and encourage people to visit. Although many parks are open, the majority of them still have their campgrounds closed. If you plan on visiting, be sure to find a campsite outside the park or stay at a hotel nearby. Hipcamp is a popular site to discover alternative camping options. Full of natural space, visiting a national park is ranked high on our list of best places to travel after COVID.
Big Sur - Located on the coast of California is Big Sur, a popular place full of outdoor activities and views. Part of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur has been known as an iconic stop for anyone traveling up the coast. Visiting enthusiasts can expect to see McWay Falls, an iconic waterfall that spills over directly onto the beach. Asides from the beach, Big Sur offers visitors a variety of hiking options as well as delicious food spots.
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Vancouver - Depending on where you are from, going out of the country may not be the first thing on your mind post-COVID. Luckily for those living on the west coast, Vancouver is just a short flight (or a long drive) away. Full of restaurants and attractions, this city in British Columbia offers plenty of outdoor activities for all. Vancouver is also a short distance away from the famous Butchart Gardens.
Melbourne, Australia - If you're a fan of art and architecture, then visiting Melbourne is for you. Located on the southeast side of Australia’s coast, this coastal city has been a known travel destination for years. Full of cafes and museums, this picturesque town is a must-visit for anyone wanting to experience Australia. Be sure to check out the Botanic Gardens as well as catch a cricket game at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds.
Hawaii - Visiting Hawaii has never been cheaper. With flights priced at rates lower than usual, you should really consider visiting the most tropical state in the nation. Each island presents unique experiences that you should research before deciding which island to visit. Although Kauai has been known for hiking, and Oahu for the food, visiting any of the 8 Hawaiian Islands will guarantee a fun time.
Traveling after a global pandemic is never easy. By doing your research and packing the right items, you can ensure a well-planned trip. Be sure to pack one of our leather camera straps along with a camera before visiting some of the best places to travel after COVID!Written by @visualsbyry