21 Places to Go in 2021 | Brownell Travel

21 Places to Go in 2021

If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021. In the New Year, we’re eager to dust off our suitcases and get back to exploring our beautiful world, and these are a few of the places we – and our clients – are eager to visit. This list is a little different than usual, as restrictions and protocols can change daily. Some destinations are open for travelers and some we’re simply dreaming of exploring. So as you plan your travels for 2021, talk to your travel advisor about where you can go and use our COVID resources page to get information about what’s open, what are the latest protocols, airline intel, and more.


Natural beauty, wide open spaces, and wildlife to boot (and a domestic destination!), Alaska is always a winner in our book.

Beautiful St. Barth, captured by Brownell CEO & President Troy Haas during a recent trip

St. Barts

You’ll get a taste of France and the Caribbean all wrapped into one gorgeous island.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia is as romantic as it is adventurous! And yes – it is as pretty as the photos.


Because we’re all overdue for some pizza, pasta, wine, and gelato in Italy.

Ranch Vacation

Whether you’re traveling with extended family, with friends, or as a couple, a ranch vacation is perfect for your summer trip.


Another destination we’ve missed greatly: France! The food, the culture, the shopping, the history – who’s ready to go?

French Polynesia

We could all use a relaxing getaway, and those over-the-water bungalows at stunning resorts are calling your name.

Yes, Canada really is this stunning.


O Canada…you have so much to offer, from skiing and spotting polar bears to heli-hiking and mountaineering.

Costa Rica

You’ve got beaches, volcanoes, jungles, adventure, and more, all in one amazing country.


London (and the English countryside) calling! We’re eager to hop across the pond and enjoy Afternoon Tea when we’re able to visit again.

South Africa

In South Africa, you can enjoy safari, city, and winelands experiences all in one country – it’s like three trips in one (perfect for making up for cancelled 2020 trips!).


Just a short flight from many East Coast hubs, Bermuda is easy for a long weekend getaway – or an extended stay!

National Parks

Finding your park has been all the rage this year, and lucky for us there are incredible parks across the country. The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite are always high up on the list, but check out all the parks to find one near you.

New Zealand

There are so many reasons to visit New Zealand – the jaw-dropping scenery, the kind people, the myriad of outdoor activities, and the cuisine…just to name a few.

The Virgin Islands

Brownell Independent Advisor Katherine Gould and her daughter in the British Virgin Islands

Both the US and British Virgin Islands are stunning island escapes where you can spend days relaxing on the beach, on a boat, in the spa…you name it!


Kenya has been a favorite of our team for years, but many travelers have been able to visit at the end of 2020.


As James Taylor said, “Oh, Mexico // it sounds so simple I just got to go.” And don’t we all need simple? Guess you’ll have to go now!


If the last adventure you have had was cleaning out the hall closet, you’re long overdue for something exciting, like an expedition with our friends at Lindblad.


If you’re a Braveheart or Outlander fan, you know the gorgeous natural beauty of Scotland. Plan a trip here to have fun outside and then follow it with a little Scotch!


Mama Mia do we love Greece: the picture perfect vistas, mouthwatering cuisine, rich history, and more! Instead of island hopping, consider going the road less traveled to smaller islands or staying longer on one island.

All-American Road Trip

Take the classic road trip to the next level with a luxury RV. You’ll get to see America like never before but in style!

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