Setting New Year’s Resolutions is always fun, especially when you can mark things down such as – Travel More and we are here to help! Starting the first year of a new decade with travel is super exciting, especially when it is time to choose where you are going and whether you are going to do a solo trip or take a friend along. If wanderlust is bursting inside of you then who better to ask, then some of the most traveled influences out there. Speaking from their own experiences, they share their feelings and recommendations of the must-see places of 2020.
Back in June 2019, Brazil lifted its visa limitations to Americans and so traveling there is much easier now, you literally just need your passport and your bag and you are ready to go! Katie Jackson from Montana has written pieces for a range of up-there publishers such as The Sunday Times amongst others. She said, “Not only is it easier than ever to visit Brazil’s 2,000+ beaches, but it’s also more affordable – consider going with Naya Traveler. The travel outfitter works with the best local guides everywhere, from the Amazon rainforest to Rio de Janeiro. Speaking of Rio, UNESCO selected the “Marvelous City” as the first World Capital of Architecture for 2020. Expect Rio to be celebrating with special events all year. And that’s in addition to hosting the world’s largest party, Carnival, and in November, the Brazilian Grand Prix. To catch all of the city center action and still be within walking distance of Copacabana Beach, stay at the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro. Its rooftop pool boasts spectacular views of Sugarloaf Mountain.”
Editor and writer Natalie DiScala from JohnnyJet.com spoke about her love for Rwanda and this is a great one for those nature lovers. “As Rwanda becomes increasingly more popular, it has also become known as a luxury safari destination, much like Kenya and Tanzania, its eastern neighbors. Travelers to Rwanda will likely fly into the country’s capital Kigali, a vibrant and exciting city. From there, journey to one (or more!) of the many luxury lodges that await to please and pamper in between gorilla treks. Travel northeast from Kigali to Wilderness Safaris’ new Magashi lodge in Akagera National Park for game drives to see the Big Five. Singita’s new Kwitonda Lodge is set on the edge of Volcanoes National Park and One & Only’s much-anticipated Gorilla’s Nest lodge, located in a lush, fragrant eucalyptus forest, just opened in the region.”
Amazingly, Lexie Alford has just had her name added to the Guinness World Record book for being “youngest person to travel to every country on earth”. Crazy right? With that kind of experience, you can’t really ignore what she has to say. Speaking of Egypt she shared, “After traveling to every country in the world, Egypt is one of the countries that I would consider one of the most underrated. Egypt harbors such immense, well-preserved history and a unique culture that can only be discovered in this forgotten corner of North Africa. The country is finally beginning to receive the recognition it deserves after being named the world’s fastest-growing travel destination by the World Tourism Organization. In 2020, the Grand Egyptian Museum—the largest archaeological museum in the world—will open to the public and the exhibits will include thousands of ancient Egyptian artifacts that have never been seen before. The best way to discover everything this astonishing country has to offer is by taking a Nile River cruise with Abercrombie & Kent.”