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    These 23 Trips Will Keep Your Travel Dreams Alive While You're Social Distancing

    I can't wait to see a palm tree again.

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    As you're taking the necessary precautions that come with social distancing, you may find yourself daydreaming of times when the airport was more exciting than it was scary.


    Let this list keep those dreams alive for you.

    Join us on this imaginary ride, and let your mind drift away from the daily news as we take you to some of our favorite destinations.

    1. Imagine witnessing the famous Pitons in Saint Lucia firsthand.

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    Nothing to see but green lands, blue waters, and beautifully colored buildings here. Much better than that wall you've been staring at in your apartment — that's for sure.

    2. Picture yourself experiencing an extreme adrenaline rush whilst cliff jumping in the Algarve region of Portugal.

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    Your only worries will involve conquering your fear of heights.

    3. Fantasize about one of these beachfront bungalows in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji.

    4. Dream of sitting under these cotton candy skies at Sunset Beach, Oahu.

    5. See yourself in one of these iconic white and blue houses in Mykonos, Greece.

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    Dream about having dinner on this pebble-covered shoreline, taking a boat out on the Mediterranean, or just snapping a photo in front of those white buildings.

    6. Think about walking along a sandbar in the Maldives.

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    Imagine a time when all you have on your schedule is counting how may fish you see while swimming in these turquoise blue waters.

    7. Drool over the tapas you could be eating on this beach in Mallorca, Spain.

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    Tapas, sangria, some sunnies, and a lounge chair sound pretty nice right about now.

    8. Feel yourself snorkeling your way through Trunk Bay in the US Virgin Islands.

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    Imagine even spotting one of the leatherback turtles the beach is named after.

    9. Look forward to meeting these little guys in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.

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    You can actually see these Ecuadorian sea lions IRL — on a sustainable visit, of course — and they'll be waiting for you as soon as it's safer to book international flights again.

    10. Fantasize about swimming along the barrier reef in Turks and Caicos.

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    Promise yourself that you'll get your scuba-diving license as soon as you can leave the house, so you can turn your dream of seeing this famed reef into a reality.

    11. Think about riding a wave in Bali, Indonesia.

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    And after your surf sesh, you could grab yourself a ton of satay for lunch.

    12. Daydream about walking these historic seaside cliffs in Tulum, Mexico.

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    What could be better than learning about Mayan history while also getting a tan?

    13. Picture walking along the white sands swirling amid the waters off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, Australia.

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    If only the dust on your hardwood floors was actually some of this swirly sand...

    14. Feel yourself soaking in all the tranquility (read: sunshine) at Praslin Island, Seychelles.

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    Though a bit of a trek to get to, the Seychelles are pristine enough to hold the top slot on your bucket list once it's safe to travel again.

    15. Dream of spending the day on Playa Esterillos, Costa Rica.

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    Wouldn't it be nice to start your day out with a coffee tour of Costa Rica, and end it by catching this sunset on the beach?

    16. Contemplate all the days you'll want to spend in Key West, Florida, US.

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    As soon as you're able to post something other than boomerangs of your cat on the couch, Key West will get you all the positive Instagram feedback you need to restart your vagabond life.

    17. Ponder what it would be like to go scuba diving in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles.

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    Or if scuba diving isn't your thing, imagine picking up some snorkel gear on the beach and swimming toward coral reef heaven.

    18. Envision yourself standing at the base of the rugged volcanic mountains of Mo’orea, French Polynesia.

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    If the daredevil in you needs an adrenaline rush, picture what it would be like to head to the beach to swim with stingrays and reef sharks just off the coast of these volcanic mountains.

    19. Imagine hiking up Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.

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    Think about standing at the very top of Table Mountain, taking in a sunrise before heading back down for a day at the beach.

    20. Channel your inner Grace Kelly and pretend you're walking through Port Hercule, Monaco.

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    Maybe you'll even run into stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Beyoncé who frequent Monaco in the summer (it's your fantasy!).

    21. Visualize yourself spending the day immersed in the untouched nature of Martinique, Lesser Antilles.

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    After all the baguettes, cheap cheeses, and delicious wines you'd consume on the beaches of this French island, you'd find yourself dozing off on the beach.

    22. Anticipate snapping a photo of the red roof–lined beaches in Split, Croatia.

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    Think about this potential 'gram the next time you're posting another monotonous shot chronicling your WFH lunch break.

    23. Pine over the view from one of these cable cars in Langkawi, Malaysia.

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    Imagine if that was you right now, conquering your fear of heights by taking the world's steepest cable cars, Langkawi's SkyCab. (The panoramas at the top are worth it!)

    But alas, these fantasies are all we have for now. Stay safe, soak in the time at home, and get your self-tanners ready for vacay as soon as those travel bans lift.