Let’s be honest: 2020 wasn’t exactly a banner year for travel, so it’s no surprise that when international borders began reopening this spring and summer, adventure seekers were quick to pack their bags and board flights. Traveling in the age of COVID can be complicated and confusing at times, but thanks to strict health and safety protocols by airlines, hotels and many destinations, it can also be perfectly safe. We watched with envy and delight as many of our globetrotting Nfocus readers explored truly spectacular, exotic locales this year, and we were so impressed by their trips that we asked them for advice and recommendations for the places they visited. Whether you’ve already added a few new stamps to your passport this year or are simply fantasizing about where you’ll go next, we’re confident you’ll find some travel inspiration. Pack your bags, friends. An exciting vacation is on the horizon.