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5 Destinations You Should Visit After COVID-19



If there is one thing that we are looking forward to every time a new year starts, it’s the trips that we are about to embark on. This year has caught us by surprise, and COVID-19 ruined all of our plans. Thousands of flights canceled, even more accommodations staying vacant… And at one point we really thought that there’s no way out of this mess that we’re into, probably as a consequence of all the stupid things that we did as a people. However, it seems that 2020 is back in the game, as the situation with the pandemic seems to be easing up a bit. So, what is there to do but plan our next trips and see what places we can visit once we’re all completely safe. You’re probably dying to get to the planning process, so without further ado, take a look at our 5 LGBT friendly suggestions on where to go in the following months and why.

South Africa

One of the options that you can have in mind for your next LGBT trip is South Africa. First of all, it’s one of those countries whose beauty is unparalleled anywhere in Africa, and secondly, it’s so exotic that your Instagram will blow up. Contrary to popular belief, South Africa is a country that celebrates diversity and is a very popular destination for both straight and gay vacationers. If you want to see something unique, filled with not only amazing nature but developed infrastructure as well, this is your destination.

New Zealand

We spent so much time quarantining, that we should give our body something soothing and relaxing, and is there a better place to do that than the Shire from the Lord of Rings itself? If you agree with this statement, then your must-visit destination is New Zealand as it’s one of those countries whose nature simply cannot be compared to anything else you have seen before. This is the place to come, relax, breathe in the fresh air and recharge your batteries for future endeavors and challenges.


Europe has been one of the biggest epicenters of the virus, so if you want to hit some European clubs or see the amazing landscapes it offers, it would be very wise to wait just a little bit and visit the best of the best. Britain is the most popular European destination for LGBT travelers, so pack your bags baby, you’re going to London! Of course, Britain is so much more than its capital, and what you want to do is visit London for a couple of days, see what it has to offer, and then spend the rest of your trip exploring the breathtaking nature of this splendid country. Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales… simply choose your fighter.


Speaking of Asia, you will probably want to skip China right now (even though this country also has amazing places to check out), so what about seeing Thailand and not only enjoying Bangkok and Phuket in all their glory, or spending several days at the magnificent beaches that it offers? Thailand is a very spiritual country and is also quite LGBT friendly, especially the capital, where you can find anything that you wish for. Yes, you definitely should take a look at the ladyboys – it’s a sight and probably an experience (if that’s your cup of tea) that you cannot compare to anything else.


Heading a bit more south, one can find the legendary Land Down Under, also known as Australia. A trip to Australia is a trip of a lifetime, not only because it’s far away, but also because it has so many different things to offer, starting from rich LGBT life in any of its major cities, to unforgettable road trips alongside the Great Ocean Road or seeing the Great Barrier Reef. Since you will not be taking many trips this year, perhaps it would be good to focus on one that really counts.

So, there you go – 5 amazing LGBT friendly and exotic destinations. Choose whichever you want and simply enjoy yourself. Life can be short, we’ve learned that now, so go for the jugular and stay safe.

Peter is a lifestyle writer at Queer Voices magazine, living between Australia and Europe. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

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september 2021