2. Alta, Norway
With more and more people getting vaccinated everyday and travel restrictions opening up again, tourism is bouncing back. So here are the top 3 places we recommend visiting for a fun vacation. Be sure to take all the necessary precautions and we hope you enjoy our blog!
The Greek isles will always be beloved by travelers but we advise skipping the more-heavily visited islands this year. Milos, while certainly not “undiscovered,”is less crowded than other islands and cruise ships rarely stop here.
Milos is best known for the stark white Sarakiniko Beach but the Catacombs of Milos and Kleftiko Caves are equally
worthwhile. And, like all Greek isles, don’t underestimate how much time you’ll want for swimming, sunbathing, wining, dining and chasing the sunset.
Known as the “aurora borealis city”, Alta offers conditions just right for northern lights hunting. Activity is high and, unlike other Scandinavian destinations, it offers a disproportionate number of clear nights for viewing. There are even “arctic dome” hotels (high-end glamping tents with transparent walls) that are friendlier on your waller than glass igloos in other locales.
When you’re this far north, aurora season is longer than you might expect, stretching from September through March. Still, a winter visit is recommended so you can enjoy dog-sledding, snowshoeing and reindeer sleigh rides while you’re there.
The nature island of Dominica isn’t like other Caribbean
islands. A trip here is less about beaches and resorts (though they have those) and more about exploring the extensive natural park system. You’ll find volcanoes, forests, freshwater lakes, geothermal activity and waterfalls, with plenty of hikes to enjoy them thoroughly.
Dominica also makes it easy to learn more about the cultural heritage than islands where you stay within resort confines. Head to the Kalinago Barana Autê to get insight on Kalinago traditions from hundreds of years ago. The cultural center shares arts, dancing and demonstrations in a respectful, informative way.
Dominica- Wanderlust Magazine