By Claire Hickey

As we all know it is very hard to stay in one place for a long time, which many Americans are facing the same struggle to choose between traveling and staying in. Traveling is especially hard for Americans because countries are denying American entry, but there are exceptions for international travel, such as these destinations:

Mexico- Cancun, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo (Los Cabos), Riviera Maya, etc.

Mexico, Xcaret, Lagoon, Rock formation in the sea

Other countries- Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Saint Martin, U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix) these are many of the few.

When visiting international borders, there are specific requirements for each place. Most of the places require a negative test, and a 14-day quarantine required. Along with these precautions, masks are almost mandatory everywhere you go along with health-symptom screenings. 

Since the worrisome of the pandemic is widespread, many people have turned to travel within the country. For traveling nationally or within the United States, traveling is limited and restricted in certain areas of the country. Many states with national parks or monuments are popular destinations for traveling and sightseeing right now. Here is a list of state parks and states to safely visit:

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina

Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah

Tarrytown House Estate, Tarrytown, New York 

Monument Valley, Arizona

Now I cannot speak for all places, because I have not been to them, but I have been to Asheville, North Carolina, and visited the beautiful towns and rivers. I definitely recommend visiting Asheville as a great spot to safely travel and check out!