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The Best Destinations for Post-Lockdown Travelling

With travel restrictions and lockdowns easing in several parts of the world, it appears that the Pandemic is slowly but surely fading away. Whilst it won't disappear overnight; it seems like now is a good time to start planning for post-pandemic adventures. For many of you, a summer holiday may not be on the cards but even if you're planning to travel for next year, it's always a good idea to do so even if it is just to boost your mood!


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In this post, I'll be sharing some travel destinations for when things get back to normal however, do keep in mind that rules and regulations for each country is likely to change significantly over the next several months. In the meantime, as you read through this post try and visualise yourself sipping on a drink of choice, in one of these sunny destinations!


 

Mykonos, Greece



Mykonos is known for being one of the most popular Greek islands for tourists. With an abundance of luxury hotels, resorts and vibrant nightlife there are very few things that you can’t find on the island! Mykonos is the perfect destination for you, if you prefer a fun filled holiday. One of the best things about Mykonos is the close distance from the town centre to the beaches, which affords you the opportunity to spend the day shopping with a quick stroll to the beach afterwards. On the whole, Mykonos tends to attract a younger crowd that are there to have a good time, so do keep this in mind. For those of you looking to indulge in some luxury, the Myconian Villa Collection and the Nissaki Boutique Hotel provide some of the most magnificent views of Mykonos.


Do keep in mind that due to the nature of the island, it does tend to attract a large crowd in the summer months and so COVID regulations may impact your travel experience and whether full access to the island's amenities will be available.


 

Ghana


Accra, Ghana

Formerly known as the Gold Coast of Africa, this west African country is rich in both culture and history and in recent years is increasingly becoming a tourist hotspot. Whilst many African countries have had difficulties in handling the pandemic, Ghana has proved to be highly efficient in its response to the ongoing crisis. Its vaccine uptake has been larger than the majority of countries on the continent and its initially strict travelling regulations, have eased in more recent months. For the history buffs reading this, Ghana's Cape Coast will provide a great learning experience, with former US President Barak Obama being a previous visitor. For a more modern look at the country, the capital city, Accra, is bustling with authentic Ghanaian food markets and cultural exhibits such as the Artists Alliance Gallery. There's something for everyone!


 

Amalfi Coast, Italy



If you're looking for a more luxurious adventure the Amalfi Coast is perfect for you, it's known to be a destination that attracts visitors of the more affluent kind. The Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the south of Italy that contains a number of towns including Amalfi, Positano, Capri and Sorento. The region is hemmed by high mountains and surrounded by greenery, so you will love this destination if you want to immerse yourself in nature.


To enjoy the best that the coast has to offer, it is advised to avoid the peak of summer especially if you intend on visiting Capri, due to its small size which tends to attract large crowds at that time of year. The Amalfi Coast is also known for being very popular on Instagram, so do make sure to have your camera and your poses ready! Due to the nature of the coast, you should also be prepared to do a lot of walking, heels are best preserved for dinners at restaurants nearby your accommodation.


 

Turkey


Antalya, Turkey

Home to the Ottoman empire, Turkey is treasured for both its historical value and its rich culture. Turkish beaches are known for attracting mass numbers of European tourists during the summer months, which can provide a great cultural "melting point" experience. However, even if you desire the more traditional Turkish experience, a quick trip to Safranbolu gives you the opportunity to see some of the best-preserved Ottoman houses. The Antalya museum is also perfect for those of you into the historical elements of travel, with this museum said to be one of the best in the country. Finally, Bodrum offers both historical and cultural Turkish delights. Packed with museums, exhibits and the Bitez beach - You can get the best of both worlds!

 

Portugal


Madeira, Portugal

Despite many restrictions still in place, Portugal is planning to open up its borders on May 17th, so there's plenty to look forward to! The Algarve is a dreamy destination and set apart as having the best beach and best golf destination in the world. If you prefer something a little more exotic, the island of Madeira is actually closer to Africa than it is to Europe - so hopefully some of the African warmth comes with it. Madeira is also knows for its outdoor activities with a number of its hiking trails being very popular! If Portugal isn't already on your list of places to go, it might be a good idea to add it.


 

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