Travel writers, like many people throughout the nation, are dreaming of where they’ll go when life is much less restrictive due to the coronavirus pandemic.
USA Today’s journey group on Tuesday printed “100 places we’re excited to travel to in 2021 (when it’s safe),” and the (*100*) consists of two New England mentions: the New England coast and Mount Desert Island in Maine.
“[A]s COVID-19 vaccines begin to roll out, we’re hopeful that 2021 will bring more opportunities to travel the globe — to the destinations we’ve been wanderlusting after during this trying year,” the publication wrote.
Maggie Tyner, USA Today 10Best managing editor, goals of exploring the New England coast by automobile and wrote the following: “Pre-pandemic, I had fantasized about driving the coast of New England, from Rhode Island to Maine. After having lots of time to research it more (and look at plenty of restaurant menus), the desire to explore that region on a road trip has only grown.”
Jenna Ryu, USA Today leisure & journey intern, yearns for Mount Desert Island in Maine, and wrote this: “I visited my boyfriend and his family here, and it was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. I know – Maine can get absurdly cold (and dark) in the winter. But the high-quality seafood, the Downeast Maine coast, Acadia National Park, and the historic architecture of the houses are worth the trip.”
Also on the (*100*): snowboarding in Japan, a curated tour of Israel, exploring the Grand Canyon, viewing the northern lights in Canada, and extra.
View USA Today’s whole (*100*) of 100 places we’re excited to travel to in 2021.
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