Are you looking for the best places to travel right now? With the world slowly opening up again, there are plenty of exciting destinations to explore. From the white sands of Dover Beach in Barbados to the bustling streets of Budapest, Hungary, there are plenty of places to visit that offer a unique and unforgettable experience.
Albania is one of the few countries that allow citizens to enter without having to show any test results or quarantine. Anguilla requires travelers to be vaccinated and present a negative COVID-19 test within two days of arrival. Unvaccinated travelers must submit a negative PCR test within three days or an antigen test within 24 hours.
Armenia is open to air travelers who must arrive with proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival, or be tested upon arrival at the airport. Children under 6 years of age are exempt from the exam. Australia is open to fully vaccinated passengers who must submit a Digital Passenger Declaration within 72 hours of departure.
Aruba no longer requires travelers to get vaccinated or present a negative Covid-19 test. However, passengers will need to purchase Aruba visitor insurance and complete a boarding form prior to arrival. As cruise ships return, there are plenty of unforgettable places to see by water, from Antarctica to the Nile. Italy and Asia are also recovering and offer plenty of reasons to visit.
Domestic travel has also increased in the United States, with Alaska, California, Florida and Michigan all offering unique experiences. Barbados is a great destination for those looking for a relaxing all-inclusive stay or a vibrant vacation full of restaurants and nightlife. The South Coast is teeming with new resorts and restaurants, such as the O2 Beach Club & Spa, which features the island's only hammam treatment room.
Hungary's capital Budapest is another great destination that captures both old-world charm and elegant modernity. The city's latest 130-room luxury hotel, Matild Palace, is a UNESCO-protected site that once housed royalty. It is now home to Wolfgang Punk's famous restaurant Spago and the Duchess Bar, a rooftop liquor library that mixes handcrafted cocktails with local wines and pálinka.
Budapest is also surrounded by 22 wine regions, making it a great destination for oenophiles. Enjoy a glass of Kékfrankos or Kadarka at the recently opened Castle District wine bar Takler Borbár Buda or visit Marlou or Portobello for natural wine. Edinburgh is also full of new energy with several new hotels opening in and around the city, such as Marine North Berwick, Market Street Hotel and Rusacks St.
Gleneagles Townhouse will open its doors in spring 2021 while St James Quarter will open next year with 85 stores, 30 restaurants and a cinema. The novelty of whiskey can be experienced at Johnnie Walker Princes Street in September while Leith Distillery promises to revolutionize the Scottish scene in the capital when it opens its doors in summer 2021.
The Maldives are also found in the Indian Ocean like a turquoise pearl necklace with 166 accommodation options available. The new Joali Being nature retreat takes guests on a transformative wellness journey while Alila Kothaifaru Maldives Debuts in February with 80 Beach and Overwater Villas on Raa Atoll.
Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa will also arrive on Raa Atoll in May with 80 luxury villas while Soneva Fushi has introduced a new experience that includes a zipline to a six-course meal 30 feet on the sand.
Newport is considered one of the world's sailing capitals and hosts Copa America's largest fleet of 12-meter yachts available for charter. In May, the coastal city will also host a Sailing Museum while several luxury hotels have recently opened in Newport including Hammett's Hotel, Brenton Hotel and The Wayfinder Hotel.
The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection will debut its long-awaited property transformation conceived by Dallas-based design collective Swoon early next year while renowned beverage executive Maxwell Britten has joined the team as chief cocktail curator along with an incredible chef who prepares pub inspired dishes.
No matter where you choose to travel right now, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience!