Top 8 Travel Trends for 2021


The pent-up desire to travel and celebrate the ability to journey near and far with loved ones is palpable, and I'm right there with you! I've been dreaming of a Namibian safari, French canal barge cruise, and many, many other travel fantasies keep getting added to my list. Working with a travel professional is vital because I'm constantly curating the best suppliers who are instituting specific health and safety protocols and allowing booking options that offer more flexibility than ever with rescheduling your entire itinerary, if necessary.

As you plan ahead once again, I hope you'll enjoy this list of the top travel trends I've seen for 2021 and that it gives you some fresh new ideas on ways to venture out and take a much-needed break with your family, friends, or even just some precious Me Time!

Private Retreat Getaway

Get away from it all (crowds, hustle and bustle, news alerts!) by staying at your own secluded villa on a lush or snowy mountainside, cliff overlooking a fairy blue sea, or a totally unique boutique hotel in the Finnish countryside on a picturesque dairy farm. We can design an itinerary that respects social distance while also giving you the sweet freedom to enjoy the majestic natural beauty of your surroundings - anywhere in the world.

There's No Place Like Home

Not everyone's ready to fly, and that's okay because there are incredible landscapes and cultures in our own backyards. How many National Parks are still on your list? Have you explored Alaska or sipped your way through Napa Valley? What destination resorts and spas are within a few hours drive from you? Click here to search for properties nearest you and check out the amazing amenities I can secure for you! For east coasters in Bachelor Nation, you too can stay at the stunning Nemacolin Resort where the current season was filmed. There's so much to experience right here in the U.S.!

More Than Flop and Drop

So many resorts are located on overcrowded beaches and offer bland rooms and forgettable architecture. When you choose Nine Muses Travel for your sunny, sandy escapes, you'll also hear about the local culture, authentic cuisine, rich history, and private guides who can help you experience it all with ease while also appreciating the diverse natural landscapes of each destination. Dip your toes in the crystal blue waters, sip your fruity drinks, snorkel or dive into underwater realms, and relax to your heart's content. But you'll come home having gained more than a tan when we work together!

Let's Get Wild

African safaris are on almost every traveler's wish list, even my own! Namibia is high up on my own list because I'm fascinated by its diversity. When you work with Nine Muses Travel, you certainly won't be roughing it. You'll be warmly welcomed to your luxury safari lodge in one of Africa's private game reserves or enormous national parks. After an astounding but tiring day of photographing game up close on the savanna, you'll fully appreciate the indulgences and comforts awaiting you back at the lodge. Kenya is a perennial safari favorite, plus South Africa, Tanzania, and Rwanda for gorillas too!

Out With the Old, In With the New

It's a new year, new you, and new world of travel, so let's shatter your old concepts about accommodations for your next trip. Who says you'll never be royal? I can arrange for you to stay at a Scottish castle! Gather a few friends and family to charter your own private barge as you cruise the canals of Europe and walk or bike the trails alongside the ship - a relaxed and captivating way to experience the European countryside and villages. Live out your childhood fantasies sleeping in a tree house, at the Treehotel in Northern Sweden, or try luxury glamping in national parks or cowboy ranches. The options are endless!

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Like your own boutique hotel on the water, a private yacht or catamaran charter is the epitome of traveling with your bubble away from it all, and it's surprisingly affordable! We can arrange for a private chef to join you on board too, as you chart your own course to the activities and ports that cater to your love of arts, culture, history, and gastronomy while feeling totally exclusive for just you and your small group of friends and family. You'll never want to experience the Caribbean or Mediterranean any other way again. Just picture yourself on the coast of Amalfi or St. Barts, lounging on your own private yacht before a refreshing swim and private exploration on shore.

Get Out

Especially now, everybody is looking for the best ways to appreciate the great outdoors and beauties of nature, far from the madding crowd, as it were. We need to soak in the abundance of fresh air, fresh food, fresh thoughts, and fresh travel ideas. Accommodations inside the U.S. National Parks can be hard for the general public to reserve, so let me work my magic for you. Or get more exotic in the Galapagos, Machu Picchu, Antarctica, Atlas Mountains, and cruises along the Nile, Amazon, and more!

Holiday Road

Classic road trips are popular again, and RV sales went through the roof last year. Why buy an RV when I can help you rent one for your next driving adventure? We can even hire a private driver so you can hang with the gang in the back and enjoy the entire journey together. Let me upgrade your next road trip with private guided tours featuring exclusive access to local sites, venues, artists, and more. We can even customize your next self-drive trip through Alaska, New Zealand, you name it!

Nine Muses Travel works with exceptional tour operators who add unparalleled value for my clients.

  • Expert guides for private tours: historians, naturalists, artists, unique locals

  • Exclusive experiences

  • Custom-designed routings

  • 24/7 real-time support

  • Competitive rates at sought-after properties with strict health and safety protocols

  • Deep destination knowledge

  • Flexible and worry-free cancellation and change policies

Contact Nine Muses Travel when you're ready for a 2021 getaway and to learn more about me and what I can do for you!


I design journeys that inspire by highlighting local arts and culture, history, and cuisine for intellectually curious clients longing to feel deeply inspired by exciting destinations, culinary delights, and authentic cultural experiences on a life-changing, joyful journey of discovery.


Danielle Dybiec

Founder & President