8 Life-Changing Places to Visit After COVID-19

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Traveling is easily one of the best ways to experience new culture and life among us, however; with COVID-19 these experiences have had to be put on pause. While many of us are itching to get away, some are already planning future travel or even engaging in travel presently. Planning a future getaway can be extremely stress-relieving as well as hopeful for many.

Traveling was once a typical way of life for some. Having that taken away can be difficult, however; planning not only one but multiple trips for the foreseeable future might be well-needed in order to help with stress reduction and overall happiness.

In light of planning new getaways for this upcoming year, here are a few breathtaking destinations which will easily be the best places to visit once COVID-19 is over.

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary


A sanctuary which is home to 1,059 Balinese long-tailed monkey. Located in Ubud, Bali, this sanctuary allows visitors to walk among the monkeys. Due to the nature of the animal, you are encouraged to bring bananas in order to have the monkeys come to you for feeding. This is a once in a lifetime experience as the forest allows the monkeys to roam free as visitors attend. If you are lucky, you might catch a photo with a friendly furry friend.

The Museum of Underwater Art


Located in Australia, this museum provides an underwater experience of sculpture viewing. The sculptures were all created by artist, Jason deCaires Taylor who is the world’s leading underwater sculptor. The museum strives to achieve positive environmental outcomes while also working to create and engage the community on educational stories of the sea. This attraction is perfect for the water-lovers and individuals who enjoy “extreme” attractions.

Antelope Canyon


Breathtaking views located on Navajo land in Arizona. This canyon is a product of millions of years of water erosion which has created the scenic strides in the rock which make for the most Instagramable shot. The canyon is known for its tall cathedrals of beautifully colored rock. Exploring the canyon is encouraged, however; you cannot do so without a guided tour. If you are a nature-lover, this is the right place to visit. Its mysterious beauty makes for a remarkable hike and lively experience. A typical guided tour averages around $150 USD.

The Bolivian Salt Flats


Amid the Andes in southwest Bolivia, Uyuni Salt Flat is a prehistoric lake which went dry and left behind a desert-like canyon of bright white salt. Although you will find that wildlife is rare in this area, occasionally pink flamingoes will be spotted in the areas. This is easily one of the most beautiful areas to visit on the planet and is well worth the trip. With zero trails, the land is open to anyone for exploring and observing the natural beauty. While it is possible to tour on your own, you can also pay for guided tours which last between 3 and 4 days. Here you will hike deeper into the Altiplan which is more popular and ultimately recommended. This is definitely a once in a lifetime experience because salt plains as such are extremely rare.

The Blue Lagoon Spa


Located in southwest Iceland, this geothermal spa has been drawing people from all around the world to visit. The water is rich in silica and sulphur which improve collagen production while containing antibacterial effects against the bacteria which cause acne and pimples. The lagoon attraction also provides silica mud on the sides of the pool for guests to enjoy a mud mask for free. The temperature in the lagoon raises to about 98-102 degrees which is very comfortable and warm. The spa provides a few luxurious cocktail bars near the lagoon so you can grab a cocktail in between bathing, making it a suitable travel area for adult individuals. Due to the fact that this is an extremely popular attraction, you will need to book your reservation about 2 months in advance or else you are likely to be turned away at arrival. Fun fact, if you are planning a bachelorette, this is a great idea—I plan to do this for mine!

The Dead Sea


Bordering Israel and Jordan, this is a salt-lake in southwestern Asia. This valley has an incredibly high salt content due to evaporation being the source of water for the lake. The level of salt makes it nearly impossible to swim, making it the famous body of water to easily float in. The sea also has no fish making it an extremely safe place to enjoy a quick bathe. If you are looking for places to visit which are rich in history, this is a great place to start. Such a great day trip for a non-active but extremely enjoyable adventure.

Pig Beach


This one-in-a-million attraction stands on Big Major Cay, an uninhabited island beach located in Exuma, Bahamas. This beach takes its name by being home to a colony of undomesticated pigs, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Bahamas. The locals state that they are not sure how the pigs really ended up on the island, however there are about 20 pigs and piglets to swim with and catch amazing selfies with. If you are wondering if the hurricane damaged the island, it luckily did not, and the excursion is currently open to tourists. Day excursions to the beach are available which include transportation, food and drink as well as snorkel equipment for around $250 per person.

Lake Powell


This is a man-made reservoir located in Arizona and Utah. This is the ideal picturesque water sports area with the water leading straight onto sandy beaches and hiking trails with views of your dreams. The ideal scenery has easily made this reservoir one of the most visited spots at a whopping 2 million people per year. A great idea would be to rent out a few jet skis or boat to tour the lake on your own. You can also stop in secluded areas to grab a couple photos and create great scenic memories.

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