21 Destinations to Bookmark for 2021

By Alyana Olivar for Belo Medical Group on December 30, 2020

2020 was the year that everyone’s travel plans were put on halt. Lockdowns, travel bans, and security measures made traveling impossible. Hopefully, once vaccines are more readily available and the pandemic goes away, we can all enjoy traveling to near and distant locations once again. But until then, here are 21 destinations to bookmark for your dream 2021 trips.

  1. Boracay Island

To start off this list, we have the top vacation destination in the Philippines: Boracay! From its white sand beaches to the calm waters, Boracay will always have a spot on any Filipino’s list of top travel destinations.

  1. Siargao

The Surfing Capital of the Philippines is the ideal vacation spot for beach lovers, surfers, and adrenaline junkies.

  1. Puerto Princesa

You cannot miss out on passing through Puerto Princesa’s Underground River, voted as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World back in 2012.

  1. Zambales

Zambales is one of the best local destinations for island hopping and surfing.

  1. Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Take a trip to the past by strolling down Calle Crisologo in Vigan!

  1. Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

Bacolod is home to the Taj Mahal of the Philippines, called The Ruins, a beautiful ancestral mansion that receives a lot of visitors throughout the year. For the beach babes, you would also enjoy visiting Lakawon Island with its cream white sand beaches and crystal blue waters.

  1. Hong Kong

A travel bucket list is incomplete without Hong Kong! Aside from Hong Kong Disneyland, Hong Kong also boasts of some of the most delicious street foods in the area.

  1. Bali, Indonesia

If you’re all about the nightlife, Bali is the place to be after a day of visiting historical and religious sites.

  1. Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is definitely on our 2021 bucket list with our families, especially since Tokyo Disneyland had just recently gone under a major renovation.

  1. Osaka, Japan

If you want a cultural experience, then Osaka is one destination you need to plan for. Awe-inspiring temples, mouth-watering food, and charming neighborhoods are just some of the things you would expect to enjoy in Osaka.

  1. Jeju Island, South Korea

Immerse yourself in nature by visiting Jeju Island. Not just the go-to source of K-beauty ingredients, but also home to beautiful scenic sights that take your breath away. Best part? Filipinos don’t need a visa to enter the island!

  1. Seoul, South Korea

If you want a more urban experience, there’s no better place than South Korea’s capital Seoul. You can even visit the iconic filming spots of your fave Korean dramas!

  1. New York City

In The City That Never Sleeps, enjoy NYC’s different boroughs and cultural landscapes. Don’t forget to catch a Broadway show and drop by Central Park!

  1. Paris, France

Not only one of the most romantic destinations in the world, Paris also offers historical sites, delicious food, and great boutiques for shopping.

  1. Spain

Marvel at the beautiful architectural details of the Sagrada Familia or walk the trails of Camino de Santiago when you visit Spain.

  1. Amsterdam

Amsterdam is home to The Van Gogh Museum, where some of Vincent van Gogh’s works are displayed alongside those of his brother Theo van Gogh.

  1. Santorini, Greece

Santorini is not only known for its blue-domed roofs, but it’s also home to several wellness destinations that promise to treat you to one of the most relaxing experiences of your life.

  1. Sicily, Italy

Gorge yourself on pasta, wine, and wine when you get the chance to visit this Mediterranean island.

  1. Morocco

Morocco is a cultural hotpot with its rich mix of Arabian and European influences, making this South African country a top tourist destination.

  1. Fiji

Spend your days snorkeling, diving, and visiting the various smaller islands surrounding Fiji, one of the most popular vacation spots for honeymooners and backpackers alike.

  1. Australia

Australia is rich in wildlife and culture, so there’s a lot of sightseeing activities you could do in one week of staying here.

Of course, keep in mind that your safety is the top priority when it comes to traveling. Wear a mask, get tested, and practice proper hygiene. Happy trails, everyone!

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