The events of the last year or so has made planning vacations in advance challenging, to say the least. With so much uncertainty around where we have been able to travel, and how, booking trips abroad has become more and more a case of doing it last minute and hoping everything goes smoothly! However, as the world begins to get back to normal and international travel becomes possible, even (dare we say it) simple again, planning your vacations in advance is back on the table.
And there’s never been a better time to book vacations! Due to the lack of travel in the last year or so, there are some amazing deals to be had, and those bucket-list trips you’ve always wanted to take are now within your grasp.
So while it can be super exciting to book a last minute cruise from Florida or to hit the road for a surprise weekend away, booking in advance can also be a great idea. Here are a few amazing international trips that you shouldn’t wait to book!
A Nile river cruise through Egypt
The ancient wonders of Egypt’s Nile Valley are truly one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the world, and to really get the most out of them takes time and planning. Book yourself a combination tour that includes a boat trip down the Nile from Nour el Nil as well as exploring spots like the Great Pyramids at Giza, the Aswan Dam, the Temple of Philae, and the Shrine of Horus at Edfu. Before the pandemic these sorts of tours were sold out way in advance, so get your bookings in quick before interest picks up again!
The Northern Lights in Iceland
Iceland is a truly stunning travel destination – the land of ice and fire, where lava flows beneath icy tundra and superheated water boils up between black volcanic rock. One of the most astonishing experiences on this island of stunning sights is Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. It is genuinely awe-inspiring, and something you won’t be able to forget for the rest of your life. Before the pandemic, Iceland was almost at breaking point, so popular were its main attractions, but now is the perfect time to get the chance to see these amazing natural wonders without the crowds!
A trek to Machu Picchu
A bucket list item for so many travelers, making the awesome trek to Machu Picchu is the trip of a lifetime. These ancient Incan ruins perched precariously on one of the highest mountains in Peru are a stunning sight, but have suffered from overtourism in the past, and the Peruvian government had put a limit on the number of visitors allowed every day. With only 400 daily tickets on the Inca Trail, now is the perfect time to discover this truly remarkable wonder of the ancient world!