As the pandemic slows, many are turning to travel that they have delayed, in many cases, for years. Now that traveling is back on the table for many more people, where will you go?

NIHI Sumba, Indonesia

NIHI Sumba was built to share with visitors the breathtaking beauty of the island. Just an hour from Bali, Sumba is a marvel to behold, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and impeccable beaches. NIHI Sumba, rated the best hotel in the world by Travel+Leisure, is a luxurious escape. Handmade chocolates top the crisp white linens on the pillows and a wave-side, feet-in-the sand restaurant serves up a relaxed, private dining experience.

The resort’s stables offers once-in-a-lifetime rides through the waves at sunset, as well as outings through the local villages and other day trips to the surrounding area.

Horizon Horseback, South Africa

Two travelers, Saúl and Susannah, flew to Africa on March 13, 2020, for their planned week-long vacation with Horizon Horseback in South Africa.

As the world plunged into uncertainty, the couple remained at Horizon for what ended up being a four-month long stay. The experience, they tell us, was life-changing and rewarding.

Winvian Farm, Connecticut

Two hours north of New York City, in the northwest corner of Connecticut, you’ll find some of the most scenic countryside in New England. Arguably, autumn is the best time of the year to find yourself in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills. There’s something about the brilliant russet, red, and yellow foliage that sets the stage for the quintessential New England weekend.

Read our editor-at-large reflect back on her stay at the cozy and luxurious Winvian Farm.