Although airports worldwide are gradually opening up, traveling still seems like a brave move to most of us. With all our travel plans scheduled for 2021 (hopefully), it is safe to say that we are relying on Netflix for a dose of escapism. In fact, according to research and advisory firm Atmosphere Research Group, it might take as long as two years for the travel industry to recover fully after the virus is declared to be “under control.” The travel industry – one of the worst-hit sectors – was not only brought to a complete standstill earlier this year, but the pandemic is also likely to change the way we travel as well.
If escaping to serene beaches or snow-clad mountaintops is what you’ve been craving for, we’ve got great news. A new competition by photography app Agora has brought together some of the finest travel photos from around the world – from the rocky crags of Arizona to the serene sandy beaches of the Philippines. The 13,685 entries have now been whittled down to just 50 finalists. The remarkable photographs will not only satisfy your wanderlust, but also expand your travel bucket list.
Get ready to be transported across the globe as you scroll through our favorite travel photos.
‘Roadtrippin Through the Winding Roads’ – Black Forest, Germany
‘Sometimes the Best Part of Travels Is the Journey’ – Sri Lanka