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Where to Travel 2020?


Due to travel restrictions and the growing concern with COVID-19, we've put together a list of destinations and trips that you can take in 2020 now.

 

United States

If you don't want to go far, yet enjoy the wonderful sites, there is no better time to discover United States. Many people who want to take a United States vacation want to avoid all the planning and logistics involved in a big week or two week foreign trip abroad and are looking to save money by doing it all in a package instead of piecing things together at full price. It's sprawling geography is vast and varied and there's nothing more american than a road trip around the US. From the flatlands in the southeast to the ice caps in Alaska, there's a little bit of everything here for everyone. Each of the six main regions in the United States has a different climate and each is different from each other: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, and Northwest.

Why Now? Explore your own backyard without the long lines and ease of travel like never before.


United States Highlights
  • Explore the many National Parks and National Forests the USA has to offer, like Yellowstone National Park, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Zion.
  • Alaska is full of wildlife, natural beauty, huge glaciers, and friendly people.
  • Island hop around Hawaii to see volcanoes, beaches, and forests. Spend time at Pearl Harbor and visit the USS Arizona Memorial.
United States Travel Tips
  • There are many National Parks spread out around the country. Pick your favorites and travel to ones that are also close by.
  • All the Smithsonian Museums are free, as well as a lot of the government buildings. However, some exhibits might require a reserved ticket ahead of time.

 

Mexico

Mexico is home to beautiful cities, beaches, food, and ruins. Plus, there is so much rich culture in Mexico, no matter where you look. If you're lucky enough to be visiting Mexico on a tour, you'll have a guide with you who will show you everything from the must-see spots to the hidden gems that you'll be happy you found.

Why Now? The least amount of people visit during the winter, even though it's the country's dry season. Prices will be at their lowest during this time, a huge pro to visit in the winter.


Mexico Highlights
  • See the iconic Chichen Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula.
  • Scuba dive in Cenote Dos Ojos.
  • Walk around the breathtaking Izamal.
  • Adventure to the pretty town of Puerto Vallarta.
  • Take a train ride through the Copper Canyon.
Mexico Travel Tips
  • Always try to pay in pesos because you'll get a better deal than you would if you were to pay in United States dollars.
  • Try to see at least one cenote. They are beautiful caves and underground swimming pools that are truly breathtaking. Each one is incredibly different, so try to see a few of them if you can.

 

Costa Rica

From volcanoes to beautiful beaches to rainforests, you'll never be bored here. If you're lucky enough to be going on a Costa Rica tour, you're in for a real treat. Costa Rica is truly beautiful no matter the time of year and is always a great place to visit.

Why Now? The winter months have average temperatures of 74°F, making this the coldest time of the year. This is what is known as the dry season in Costa Rica because this time of year sees the least amount of precipitation, making it the most popular time of year to visit.


Costa Rica Highlights
  • Adventure through Tortuguero National Park.
  • Learn history at the National Museum of Costa Rica.
  • Get up close with turtles at the Sea Turtle Conservancy Visitor's Center.
  • Walk across the suspension bridges in Selvatura Park.
Costa Rica Travel Tips
  • Always travel with a rain jacket and an umbrella. Costa Rica is known for having random downpours, so it's best to be prepared at all times. You never know when it might happen!
  • The best way to explore Costa Rica is through an organized tour, so you're already on the right path. Booking a tour gives you a personal guide to all that this place has to offer.

 

South Africa

Visit major wildlife areas, such as Kruger National Park, and view a diversity of wildlife. See such towns as Johannesburg and Cape Town, or schedule a South Africa tour that allows you to see everyday village life up-close. Besides Kruger National Park, you often will visit Chobe National Park or side attractions, such as a crocodile farm or snake farm.

Why Now? You really can visit South Africa just about any time. When choosing a time to go, you need to consider what you believe you can handle temperature-wise and how far you wish to stretch your travel budget.


South Africa Highlights
  • View African Game in places, such as Kruger National Park and Chobe National Park. See animals indigenous to Africa, including the crocodile, zebra, giraffe, elephant, hippo, eland, and impala.
  • Travel to Kasane, the gateway to Chobe National Park, and hub for destinations to places, such as Kazungula village.
South Africa Travel Tips
  • Arrive in your city of departure about two days early to get adjusted to the time zone so you can relax before your South Africa tour begins.
  • Wear walk-friendly close-toed shoes or comfortable hiking boots with a good tread.

 

Turkey

Experience Turkey Tours to discover one of the wonders of the Middle East. Turkey is a unique country met at the crossroads of regions and religions that shape it into a must-visit destination for curious travelers. Discover the beautiful mosques, the lost cities hidden beneath ruins, the natural sights, and some of the more vibrant colors everywhere you look. Turkey is an experience like no other, and Turkey Tours is your gateway to the perfect trip.

Why Now? Turkey has a moderate climate all year round. Turkey is a unique city stretched across two continents – Europe and Asia. It’s a popular travel destination in all seasons from tourists from both continents.


Turkey Highlights
  • Visit the Blue Mosque UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • View the Changing of the Guards ceremony at the Mausoleum of Atatürk
  • Soak in the Pamukkale Hot Springs’ healing waters
  • Bargain prices in the Grand Bazaar for the best Turkish shopping experience
Turkey Travel Tips
  • Wear proper clothing when visiting mosques and other religious sites. Bags are provided for shoes, and scarves are available nearby if needed. You’ll typically see crowds praying throughout the day, so be respectful of the sites.
  • Eat the street food! Turkey is famous for its delicious street food options, so don’t be shy to try everything in sight.

 

Serbia

Landlocked in the middle of Southeast Europe, Serbia is a country of enormous natural beauty and great history. Serbs are a nation of resistance and at the same time very welcoming for the tourists. Serbia has suffered for a very long time and always came out of it as a victorious nation and that is the reason why your tour to Serbia will give you a great lesson into the history of this tough nation.

Why Now? Serbia is a good place to visit all around the year. Winters in Serbia open up a lot of activities for tourists like Snow Ski and the season of the same starts from December and end in March.


Serbia Highlights
  • Visit the Zlatibor mountain spa and take a deep breath to absorb all of serenity
  • Witness the wildlife that you would have never expected in Uvac National Park.
  • Let yourself get lost into the historical fortress of Novi Sad.
Serbia Travel Tips
  • Serbia has a lot to offer in terms of sports and activities such as scuba diving, wind surfing, paragliding, bungee jumping and much more. And if you are into sports this place will amaze you, therefore, don’t forget to bring your sports gear before coming into Serbia.
  • Serbia has a really good scene of food because of its huge variety of dishes and if you are a foodie and are visiting Serbia, you need to keep yourself hungry because on this trip you are going to be eating a whole lot and the good news is, even if you are vegetarian you need not to worry because Serbian cuisine also offers one of the world’s best vegetarian dishes.

 

Tanzania

Tanzania is known for its vast and beautiful wilderness areas - areas that include the Serengeti National Park and Kilimanjaro National Park. Serengeti National Park features the big 5 of former game animals - the elephant, leopard, lion, rhino, and buffalo. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is located in Kilimanjaro National Park.

Why Now? The best time to visit the Serengeti National Park is from January to February. In most instances, you can travel just about anytime outside of the “Green Season,” or the rainy period that falls between March and May.


Tanzania Highlights
  • Observe the Great Migration in Serengeti National Park - watching as thousands of wildebeest, flanked by gazelles and zebras, thunder over the savannah.
  • Visit exotic Zanzibar, also called Unguja - a place that embodies a magical and exotic atmosphere by its melange of Swahili, Middle Eastern, and Indian influences.
  • Seek out the Big 5 with a Maasai guide.
Tanzania Travel Tips
  • Altitude sickness can occur at half the height of Mount Kilimanjaro, which stands 5,895 meters, or 19,340 feet tall. The best cure for the sickness is to descend the incline.
  • Buy a comprehensive travel insurance plan if you plan to dive or climb in Tanzania. Include coverage that enables you to be evacuated if you cannot get adequate care at the local hospitals.

 


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