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Not only are we going into a new year in 2020, but we’re also heading into a new decade! With this in mind, it’s time to make the 2020s a time to go big and far, and I mean this literally. A new year/new decade is a time to make changes, so it’s the perfect time to plan out dream destinations for your bucket list and cross them off. Travel has the amazing ability to transform lives, so no matter where you decide to go, get out there to explore and discover. Take a look at some of the places below to inspire your wanderlust


Rwanda is rising in popularity as a luxury safari destination like its neighbors Kenya and Tanzania. One of the biggest draws for visitors to the region is gorilla tourism; you’ll have the opportunity to reside right in the heart of nature. You’ll likely fly into the capital city of Kigali, and the surrounding area has many luxury lodges where you can pamper and relax in between gorilla treks. If you’re looking support a good cause on your travels, consider booking a journey with Micato Safaris. The company’s knowledge of the region and attention to detail are unparalleled, making them an ideal choice for creating an unforgettable experience. What’s even better, Micato educates an African child all the way through secondary school for every safari it sells through its One for One commitment. 


Economic and political changes have made it easier than ever to travel to Brazil. Since the Brazillian government lifted its visa requirements in June, Americans will only need a valid passport to visit the country. Furthermore, the national currency, the real (ray-’al), reached an all-time high in November, so the U.S. dollar is going further. UNESCO selected Rio de Janeiro as the first World Capital of Architecture for 2020, but that isn’t the city’s only draw. Rio hosts special events all year including Carnival and the Brazilian Grand Prix in November. 


Croatia was named as the top “Emerging Destination” by Virtuoso travel advisors for the new decade. With its proximity to other European destinations, dramatic landscape, and Game-of-Thrones effect, it’s not hard to see why Croatia has received this honor. With its Mediterranean climate, the country experiences warm summers and mild winters making it a great destination for any time of year.