Where to Travel this Summer and Fall


Breathtaking waterfall at Plitvice National Park, Croatia

As more and more of us are fully vaccinated, we are all hoping to make up for lost vacations. Many of us are anxious to hop on a plane, visit new places, and start creating treasured vacation memories again.


There are many places we can visit but there are also many restrictions in some countries. American travelers need to keep in mind that, as of today, if you are returning to the US from an international destination you will need to get a COVID-19 test within three days before your flight home or prove you have recovered from the virus within the last 90 days.


Below I am sharing with you destinations where you can travel without quarantine requirements. Some countries require a negative COVID test while others are allowing anyone who is fully vaccinated to enter.


US Travel…

There are many spectacular places to visit within the US. From the mountains of Tennessee, the wine regions in California, and the beaches of the East and West Coasts, we can help you create a magical getaway. Hawaii is a breathtaking destination I highly recommend that is open for tourism. Each island is unique but all offer incredible scenery, a relaxed vibe, and plenty of adventure activities.


Caribbean…

Each Caribbean island is unique with its own charm, beaches, national parks, volcanoes… so many options! A couple of my favorite islands that are open for tourism are Turks & Caicos and St. Lucia. The beaches in Turks are the dreamy post card images of the Caribbean. The vibrant hues of aquamarine surrounding these islands are some of the most spectacular in the world. And St. Lucia offers a beautiful mountainous landscape and adventure activities such as zip lining, ATV tours, and hiking.


Central America…

Costa Rica is my top choice here! There are few places in the world that offer the incredible diversity offered by Costa Rica. Hike the National Park, enjoy views of the most majestic volcano and soak in the natural hot springs throughout the region. After a day of adventure activities you can relax at the beautiful beaches and enjoy the ‘pura vida’.


Europe…

Some European countries are open to US travelers and others are still figuring it all out (when to open for tourism and what the requirements will be). As if today borders have opened for visiting Greece, Croatia, and Iceland. These three countries are very different but each offers spectacular landscapes and many outdoor experiences. Here are a couple of articles I recently wrote on these destinations… The Best of Croatia and A Vacation in Iceland


I hope you enjoyed reading and dreaming a bit about where we can travel these days. Please reach out with any questions or if you are ready to plan your much needed vacation.


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