Happy New Years! Hope everyone is just as happy as I am about finally putting 2020 behind us and dive head first into this new years! For those travel bugs like myself I’m hoping this year brings in more adventures, safe adventures of course!
I’m not going to keep a rotating post updated on this subject but recommend checking US News for the most up to date information as country’s change their requirements and restrictions. Some of the places noted below require a negative PCR test while others do not. Also there are many other places accepting US citizens but I only highlighted the locations where I’ve been!
Not only close and affordable but open and safe! I’ve posted a few travel blogs on different regions in Mexico to help guide you on ideas. Mexico is so full and rich in culture that you couldn’t explore it to its full depth in a lifetime if you tried. Whether you’re looking for beach and relaxation or history and culture, Mexico has it all and something for everyone!
Another amazing place to add to your bucket list is Costa Rica! Pura Vida! I haven’t had the chance to fully explore the country but did get to spend one week there right before the covid lockdown. We spent a week at a cute beach village about an hour outside of Jaco. The country is full of outdoor life, nature, hikes, beaches, sloths, etc. It’s quite easy to maintain a safe distant and the best things to do are outside!
I know it seems like I am favoring Central America and although I cannot deny my love, it is a region I was fortunate enough to visit and excited to learn that they are open. Guatemala is next on the list and another country that is full of much adventure and outdoors. Similar to the Yucatan part of Mexico, you can explore ancient Mayan ruins in Guatemala along with other colonial sites and cities. Although I was not able to explore some of the more famous volcanoes or lakes I still enjoyed the history and culture that Antigua and the surrounding area had offer!
Don’t have a passport or not ready to leave the states yet? Puerto Rico is currently open to those of us on the mainland and Puerto Rico is always a good idea! One of the best things about Puerto Rico is that the island is jam packed with so much to do yet small enough to explore. You can drive around the whole island in a day which makes day trips from San Juan easy. If you don’t have time to take day trips from San Juan no worries, there is still plenty to do in San Juan! The city is overflowing with activities from the historic colonial vibe of Old San Juan including the Spanish fort of El Morro to El Yunque National Rain Forest. I’m sure a lot of the tours have significantly reduced visitor capacity each day so make sure to check out their websites or call in advance as many places are now requiring advanced reservations.
Traveling the Great United States
Something I’m not too familiar with to be honest since I was always chasing more passport stamps but planning on doing more of in 2021! Check back in a few months or so and hopefully I will have shared some US locations.
<3 Happy and Safe Traveling