Before a new year begins – and with the promise of exploring again – we can’t wait to share these stories of timeless places that will define our future itineraries. Featured by National Geographic Traveler editors around the world and framed in five categories:
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Now is the time to dream about your next ride. We hope that the list of the most important places for this new year inspires you. We want to see you around the planet soon!
A cruise through Alaska is the most convenient way to see the prominent beauties of this vast and still wild territory of more than 1.7 million km2, which would include 178 of the 194 nations of the world.
Only 720 thousand people live in its vast and almost virgin spaces, which has allowed conserving beauties such as its natural reserves, glaciers, lakes, and rivers, with its incredible fauna and flora.
The picturesque towns of Alaska like Seward, Homer, and Chitina are more reasons to visit the enormous North American state bought by the USA from Russia in 1867 for 7.2 million dollars.
This French island territory in Polynesia is famous for its beautiful beaches, ideal for diving, swimming, and practicing other sea sports.
In its capital, Papeete, you will find interesting architectural attractions such as the Presidential Palace, the House of the High Commissioner, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Gauguin Museum, referring to the life and works of the famous French painter, Paul Gauguin.
The Museum of the Black Pearl, the only one in the world that exhibits rarities in these gems, including one of the largest in the world, is also in Papeete.
You will enjoy the traditional French gastronomy with its exotic flavors of island products, with dishes such as Poisson Cru a la Tahitian, exquisite shrimp marinated with coconut milk, and lemon.
The most famous Mexican tourist destination in the whole world. Cancun owes its popularity to the beauty of its beaches, fun adventure parks, nearby Mayan archaeological sites, and hotel capacity.
You don’t even have to leave the Cancun hotel zone to enjoy the best beaches in the Caribbean.
From the Scenic Tower, you will have the most spectacular views of the city, and in its surroundings, you can dive into the best reefs in the sea. You will only have to board a boat in the hotel zone or Puerto Juárez to go to Cozumel or Isla Mujeres.
Parks near Cancun, such as Xplor, Xcaret, and Xel-Há, offer the most exciting adventure sports in beautiful places. Sustainability
Denver, Colorado (US)
A green giant in a western American city Traveler, United States.
Denver is advancing its goal of achieving 100% renewable electricity by 2030. Among the most recent visionary initiatives are 200 kilometers of bike paths by 2023 and solar gardens that will be “planted” in municipal parking lots, rooftops and vacant lots this 2021.
In addition to producing clean energy for public buildings, electric vehicle charging stations, and nearby low-income neighborhoods, these gardens will generate jobs and a paid training program during His construction.
Linking climate action and sustainability with economic prosperity and social justice has helped Denver earn LEED for Cities Platinum certification. Thanks to this certification, today, almost 2,000 entrepreneurs operate more ecologically and efficiently by using less water and energy, reducing air pollution and waste.
A Mediterranean paradise for seals and a deep dive into ancient shipwrecks – L Akshmi Sank AR AN, Editor-in-Chief of Traveler India. Alonnisos-Greece-Greek-island-photo-panoramic-good
Called “The Parthenon of Shipwrecks,” the Peristera remains were recently inaugurated as the first underwater museum accessible to recreational divers in Greece. Located beneath the surface of the Alónnisos National Marine Park, this site is believed to hold the cargo of a sizeable Athenian barge that sank in the 5th century BC.
Limiting human activity in this 2,261-square-kilometer park, established in 1992 primarily to save the endangered Mediterranean monk seal, helped keep archaeological looters in check, preserving the wreck site and its abundance of jars. intact with two handles for wine.
To explore the submerged museum, you will have to know how to dive to depths of 20 meters or more on a guided tour (scheduled to resume during the summer of 2021). Or visit the information center on the small island of Alónissos and go on a virtual reality tour of the wreck without the need to dive.
More than 11% of this African paradise is a national park – Barber A Bosma, Editor-in-Chief of Traveler Netherlands.
Elephants and hippos walk on the beaches of Gabon, “the last Eden of Africa.” where more than 11% of the country is protected. Not all of Gabon’s 13 national parks are easily accessible, but Loango has landscapes, vegetation, and wildlife all its own. The park is notable for encounters with endangered western lowland gorillas. A group of four people a day is allowed to find them, with no guarantee of success.
In Honiara, the Pongara Lodge offers panoramic views of the seafront, with sightings of leatherback turtles spawning from November to March and whales and migratory dolphins from June to August.
The city of Orlando is fantastic to enjoy vacations for both children and adults. Its amusement parks, such as Magic Kingdom, Disney-MGM Studios, and Universal Studios, are among the best globally, making it a desired destination for millions of tourists.
Despite being its main attraction, Orlando is not just a park. The city’s development is admirable with well-maintained highways, a wide range of hotels, gastronomy, and places for the adult entertainment of the first world.
Orlando has it all and for everyone. Visit him.
Please read our guide to how many Disney parks there are around the world.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Punta Cana is so famous that its international airport carries more passengers than the Santo Domingo air terminal.
This tourist enclave at the eastern end of the island of Hispaniola has paradisiacal beaches with crystal clear waters and white sand, such as Bávaro, Arena Gorda, Cabo Engaño, Cabeza de Toro, and Punta Cana, all with excellent hotels and resorts facing the sea.
When leaving the hotel and beach zone, you can visit Los Haitises National Park, Saona Island, and Santo Domingo, 193 km away.