COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out nationwide, and over the next few months, will be widely available. Soon international borders will reopen, and we’ll be free to travel the world once more. It’s time to dream of travel again and to make plans to make those dreams come true. After a year cooped up at home thinking about all the things you wish you could do, you might have a whole life time’s worth of trips sketched out in your head.
Knowing when, where, and why you want to travel, your advisor can keep an eye out for especially great deals, recommend optimal times to go for the best weather, pricing, or viewing that bucket list animal, exhibition or performance. This can save tens of thousands of dollars over the years by optimizing your travel plans. If you or a loved one had a wedding scheduled in 2020, odds are it didn’t go exactly according to plan. You might have rescheduled at least once. You might have gone ahead with the ceremony, but with a lot fewer attendees than you planned. Maybe you just made it legal and will stage the main event when it’s safe to do so. No matter what, you still have your eyes on that honeymoon.
Again, things might have changed in this department. Perhaps your preferred honeymoon destination isn’t open to Americans, and you need to switch gears or getaway for a few days on a mini-moon. There are several islands in the Caribbean welcoming visitors that are great for short stays or full-length honeymoons. Looking for fun in the sun but want to stay in the Lower 48? The Florida Keys offer a touch of the Caribbean without a passport, as does the Virtuosopreferred Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, just minutes from Miami but in a world of its own. Not everybody wants a beach getaway, of course, and there are plenty of other options out there. Skiers can hit the slopes at any number of resorts in the Rockies of Colorado and Utah or keep things closer to home with runs at Jay Peak and Killington in Vermont or New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain and Bretton Woods. The national parks make for excellent romantic destinations throughout the country, showing off their natural beauty and featuring some fantastic glamping and cabin options for just the two of you.
If you’re looking to make the big trip now, there are few trips more romantic than a safari, which you can do in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and South Africa. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is a possibility, and you can cap off your African or Middle Eastern trip (the UAE is open) with a stop in the Maldives. North of the Sahara, the wonders of Egypt and the oases of Morocco are welcoming Americans. Most of Europe is closed to Americans or requires an extended quarantine, but Croatia—a fabulous honeymoon destination—is not. Visitors are also allowed in Turkey, from Istanbul’s history to the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia and the seaside resorts of Bodrum, this is a magical destination. Across the Pacific, French Polynesia is welcoming travelers to the gems of Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Moorea, some of the most romantic islands on Earth. Closer to home, several countries in Central America are open and Peru, Colombia, Chile, and Brazil. Whenever you plan to go, consult with Sculpted Escapes on COVID-19 entry requirements, travel insurance, and potential quarantines in your destination. If you’re waiting until your favorite destination is back open, we’re thrilled to help you get some plans in place now. With flexible cancelation and airline change policies, there are fewer and fewer penalties for changing your schedule these days.