After spending the majority of 2020 wondering when we would travel again, we enter 2021 with the same question looming, albeit more hopeful as we enter a new year. With vaccines for COVID already being distributed, is it possible we will be able to hit the road freely again?
We should, but with some stipulations. Qantas Airlines became the first airline to announce in December 2020 that it would require all passengers to show proof of vaccination in order to fly, and it is expected other airlines may follow suit. Countries themselves may require proof as well. Currently, many with open borders require proof of travel insurance and a negative COVID test to enter without quarantine. Travel experts suggest the "new normal" for travel will be both proof of travel insurance and proof of vaccination.
With that in mind, we're ready to go ... but preferably to off-the-beaten-path places, away from the maddening crowds. Here are our picks for where to travel in 2021 — if we can!