With global travel restrictions easing, 2022 could be a great year to travel. Michael Candelario shares must-visit destinations.
For the past many months, travel has been restricted across the globe. This has put a damper on travel plans but as vaccination rates increase and new COVID-19 infections slow, borders are slowly opening up. International traveler Michael Candelario of Arizona offers suggestions for top travel destinations.
“Before choosing a destination, it’s important to first figure out what you’re looking for,” Michael Candelario says. “Some countries are great for wild parties or big theme parks. Other countries offer natural wonders and ancient history. The right choice for you thus depends on what you want to do.”
Have trouble deciding? In some cases, you can check off a lot of wants in one country.
If you’d like to explore ancient wonders while also enjoying a great party scene, you could head to Greece. Athens is home to some of the most beautiful historical sites in the world. The Greek islands are also famous for luxury and parties.
“Greece is a great choice if you’re not sure exactly what you want to do,” Michael Candelario of Arizona says. “It’s also a relatively affordable country, at least compared to the United States. Your dollars will stretch further in Greece compared to some other countries.”
Michael Candelario Explains Why Cheaper Countries Are Often Better
Greece is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Sometimes, it’s best to get off the beaten path and to check out less popular destinations. Budapest certainly attracts some travelers but not nearly as many as Greece, France, Italy, and the like. As a result, tourist sites are sometimes less crowded and prices are better too.
“When you go on vacation, you’d probably rather not think about costs,” Arizonian Michael Candelario points out. “That’s why it’s smart to travel to places where costs are a bit lower. This way, you can live larger than normal and that can go a long way towards a good time.”
The Balkans also offers a lot of beautiful sites and experiences while typically attracting fewer tourists than nearby Greece. Rather go elsewhere than Europe? If you want to go to Africa, consider Rwanda.
“Rwanda is a clean, safe country and relatively easy to travel to,” Michael Candelario of Arizona notes. “You can visit some truly beautiful natural areas, including the famous Virunga Mountains and the gorilla population there.”
In South America, Chile and Ecuador are popular tourist destinations and certainly worth the visit. While nearby Brazil is certainly bigger and flashier, the mountain sites, natural wonders, and ancient ruins found in Ecuador and Chile are worth checking out.
“Asia is definitely a must-visit region,” Michael Candelario says. “It’s an absolutely massive and amazingly diverse region. You could spend a lifetime exploring it and still couldn’t take it all in.”
Cambodia’s Siem Reap offers perhaps the most beautiful ancient ruins in the world. The ancient city is massive and much of it can be explored. If you’re looking to party, Thailand is a favorite destination. If you’re a foodie, Malaysia offers some of the best food in the world, and Kuala Lumpur is a large, clean, and safe city.