8. Cheering on the Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pat Riddell, editor, Countrywide Geographic Traveller
Stories of the death of Diego Armando Maradona, a single of the finest footballers of all time, in November, was accompanied by news footage of his previous team, Boca Juniors, having to pay tributes to him. It once more stoked my urge to visit Buenos Aires, household to the staff, their yellow and blue ‘La Bombonera’ stadium, and their legendarily raucous crowds. Tickets for a match may possibly be notoriously tricky to arrive by but that is not heading to end me striving. And with numerous other best groups in the capital, and stadium excursions accessible, catching a recreation is not an extremely hard enterprise. Toss in the basic Argentine lures of steak, Malbec and tango — furthermore the city’s additional shocking, modern-day sides — and it is a submit-pandemic strategy to desire of.
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9. Street-tripping in the Westfjords, Iceland
Nora Wallaya, assistant on the internet editor, National Geographic Traveller & Countrywide Geographic Traveller Foods
Getting longingly gazed out of home windows at the identical London neighbourhood (albeit a attractive a person) for substantially of this calendar year, I’m craving otherworldly landscapes — so it has to be Iceland for 2021. Highway-tripping its famed Golden Circle Ring Street (plus the new Ring Street 2, which incorporates the lesser-frequented Westfjords location) has been a extended-standing fixture on my travel bucket listing. From geysers and glacier caves to volcanoes and lava fields, it is a geological wonderland I just can’t hold out to explore — and I’ll cross my fingers for whale sightings, also.
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10. Quad biking throughout the Makgadigadi Salt Pans, Botswana
Amelia Duggan, acting deputy editor, Countrywide Geographic Traveller
Famous Kalahari bolthole Jack’s Camp has been newly renovated for 2021 and, soon after a yr largely used indoors and nervous, I can think of very little a lot more soul-calming (and, admittedly, self-indulgent) than dropping my bag in my tent then riding out into a person of nature’s biggest wonders on a quad biking tour. The Makgadigadi Salt Pans had been at the time the web page of the world’s greatest inland sea nowadays, the cracked, baked earth shimmers with salt throughout an inhospitable space of 10,000sq miles. This humbling, historical landscape has occupied my daydreams for months. The stars, the meerkats, the campfires. It sits firmly at the top of my desire list.
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