Did you know that it is universally acknowledged that travel is easier and more rewarding in even-numbered years? Even if this isn’t true, 2020 sounds like a golden year and you deserve an excuse to explore a new place. Here are the best travel destinations for 2020!
Costa Rica keeps evolving both in its luxury and ecological awareness. The first must-see travel destination of 2020 is Poás Volcano National Park. It’s home to an active volcano with two small lakes in its crater, about 90 minutes outside the capital of San José. This volcano spot just reopened following an eruption, so you better hurry and go. There are also many luxury tent retreats that are worth trying and lodging in. These include Kinkára Luxury Retreat, Nayara Tented Camp, and Kasiiya Papagayo.
What's better than imperial history, fine art, and high style? That’s what you get in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto was Japan’s capital for more than a millennium, and is home to graceful bridges, temples and famous museums like Fukuda Art Museum and Kyocera Museum of Art. The number of visitors to Japan has more than tripled since 2012 with Kyoto as a top attraction - so enjoy it before it gets too crowded.! Choose to splurge on exclusive hotels of Aman Kyoto, Park Hyatt Kyoto, and Ace Hotel Kyoto to be in the center of all the action.
Many new high-end beach resorts have opened here and growing, so it’s the perfect time to visit. The Maldives is an archipelago about 300 miles off the southern tip of India. It is made up of 190 coral islands, surrounded by white sand and a perfect blue ocean. Global awareness is on the rise, so go visit for a memorable dive and relaxation in the water.
Head to the top of Sweden for the northern lights and new sensations you’ve never experience before. You can go to the new Arctic Bath hotel, right on the Lule River in Swedish Lapland. Many benefits and attractions include cold baths, hot saunas, and both land-based and floating hotel rooms. There’s also the Icehotel with an ever-changing array of ice sculptures and other artwork, year-round rooms, and multiple delicious restaurants. Other popular destinations here are the Treehotel in Harads, or the intimate Geunja, the Sami Eco Lodge.
This country neighbors English and Scotland, yet many people forget about Wales. To take full advantage of this landscape, you should pick a part of Wales Ways and hit the road. It’s full of rolling hills, castles, brewpubs, and mountains in which you’ll be able to see all the most notable landmarks. It’ll take you through the Snowdonia National Park to the coastal resort town of Llandudno, around the Cardigan Bay on the west coast and many cities in between. You can also visit one of the world’s fastest zip lines, Penrhyn Quarry, which is a few miles south of Bangor. If you come in the summer, be sure to attend Green Man, a folk fest and one of the U.K.’s most popular music festivals!