3 Holiday Destinations to Dream About During Quarantine

Good news approaches for stranded travel aficionados across the world – hope is on the horizon and there is light at the end of the tunnel as vaccines begin to roll out across the world. But with a new lockdown commencing in the UK and other countries extending restrictions, don’t get too excited just yet – we may not be able to travel freely in too much of a hurry. This might feel like a bucket of cold water over your 2021 plans, but a little optimism can be the secret ingredient that gets us through tough times, and this list of three stunning holiday destinations should provide fantasy fodder for those who dare to dream of future travel adventures, whenever they may be.

  1. Australia

If you fancy a trip to the land down under, there’s a wealth of fantastic hotspots to visit, from the capital city of Canberra to cultural hotspots like Sydney, which is as famous for its beautiful beaches as its iconic landmarks like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. For those drawn to the road less travelled, under-rated locations like Cairns have a wide variety of exciting, exhilarating, and glamorous attractions for just about every type of holiday, whether you’re after an adrenaline rush or romantic getaway. And those looking to explore natural wonders, Australia’s vast landscape includes the historic Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef, proving this diverse destination to be truly magical!

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A hopping kangaroo Photo credit – Photo by Meg Jerrard on Unsplash

  1. Ireland

Those who don’t care much for sweltering heat and prefer city excursions to seaside escapades will find Ireland a dreamy alternative to traditional sunny beach holidays. Its capital of Dublin is considered something of a tourist town, as it tends to be where the international adventurers flock. And whilst there is plenty to explore there, including a rich and fascinating history, if you were to ask a local many of them would sooner recommend Cork or Galway for a more authentic experience of the Emerald Isle. Wherever you go, you’re likely to encounter live music lining the streets and a wide array of fine drinking establishments.  And while it may not be famed for its bright sandy beaches, Ireland has a few beauty spots of its own too!

<span>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@wwwynand?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Wynand van Poortvliet</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/s/photos/ireland?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a></span>

The Irish coastline in spring Photo credit – Photo by Wynand van Poortvliet on Unsplash

  1. Portugal

Every holidaymaker has its own unique criteria for the perfect vacation, but no matter what you’re looking for, Portugal has a little of everything. From paradisial beaches to bustling city life and even a few lush countryside hotspots if you know where to look, this glorious country has plenty to offer. And there’s a good chance you’ll never want to leave once you get a glimpse of the fabulous architecture, including gorgeous houses, apartments, and villas as showcased by real estate gurus Property Lisbon. It’s worth noting that while the country has become a popular escape for expats in recent years, it is also a favourite for holiday home investors too!

<span>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@tjholowaychuk?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Tj Holowaychuk</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/s/photos/portugal?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a></span>

Porto rooftops Photo credit – Photo by Tj Holowaychuk on Unsplash

<span>Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@cierek?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Piotr Cierkosz</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/s/photos/galway-ireland?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a></span>

Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, County Galway, Ireland Photo by Piotr Cierkosz on Unsplash

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Great Barrier Reef, QLD, Australia Photo by Chad Taylor on Unsplash

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Lisbon, Portugal Photo by jötâkå on Unsplash

We hope these three magnificent locations have provided a little inspiration for your next trip, whenever it may be.

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