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Photo; Melissa Findley – National Geographic
The coveted annual list of top destinations, Best of the World 2021 by National Geographic has been revealed and in light of the ongoing global pandemic “Dream Now, Go Later” is its theme.
The list of ‘destinations on the rise’ for 2021, as reported by the global editors of National Geographic Travel, includes 25 amazing places to inspire future post-pandemic journeys.
“The world is full of wonders — even if they’re hard to reach, ” National Geographic explains. “While the pandemic has brought our journeys to a standstill, it has not quieted our curiosity. Ahead of a new year — with the promise of a return to travel — we are eager to share these 25 timely tales of timeless places that will define our future itineraries.”
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The chosen destinations will inspire readers to ‘dream now, go later.’ “By profiling inspiring places, communities and innovations, the list provides some much-desired escapism for people as we enter the ninth month of pandemic precautions around the world.”
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