Monthly Recap: April 2021

April was a good month. It started in Tenerife, and it ended at home, in Hungary, getting our first vaccines! You know which vaccine, the one everyone’s waiting for. Honestly, we didn’t even hope to get it before the summer, so it’s a huge relief. Though our second shots are still due, we’ll likely get them within a month. Which means… it means a change, and it doesn’t at the same time.

Life and travel will be easier and safer for us, but we still want to be careful, avoid big crowds and spend most of our time in nature, especially that Tomi can’t get any kind of COVID vaccine yet. Also, we know that restrictions are not magically removed just because we got our vaccines. It’ll happen slowly. Nevertheless, we’re happy that we can start planning our summer.

Highlights

Getting our vaccine. We are skeptical when it comes to the efficiency of public matters in Hungary, especially if they’re healthcare related. Vaccinated so early as healthy people in their 30s was a nice surprise.

Teno Rural Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Tenerife. We’ve already written about this trip in the previous monthly recap, and we’re still filled with the warmth of those memories. Yes, they’re memories now, fond memories. But I’m enthusiastically working on lots of articles to give you an insight into the best places and outdoor activities in Tenerife – which is a destination that you can visit (and do so safely) right now as a tourist if you’re from the EU.

Mummy-Tomi spring walks in Hungary. After we were out of self-quarantine, I didn’t even wait for the weekend to hunt for some pretty spring flowers in Budapest. Since I’m on maternity leave with Tomi, we can take trips together even on weekdays. While it’s much easier to take him anywhere together with Csaba, I was surprised how much I enjoyed our short weekday getaways. I chose easy and short paths and trails, and Tomi showed me how much he can walk if he wants to. 🙂

Destinations visited

Svábhegy, Budapest, Hungary

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Budapest, Hungary
Szeged, Hungary

Most popular new post

How To See Risnjak National Park In 2 Days. A wonderful, barely known park for nature lovers in Croatia which we explored last year. We show you why it’s worth a visit.

More of our latest posts

10 Things You Should Know Before Travelling To Tenerife. I told you I’m enthusiastic about Tenerife, and some posts about it are already published! Like this guide which clarifies a few things and helps manage a few expectations about Tenerife.

12 Beautiful Spring Scenes From Tenerife. Our other Tenerife-post is a photo essay with pretty spring flowers seen in different parks of the island. Get inspired if you need to.

What To Do On Krk Island, Croatia. We still have a lot to tell you about Croatia, this time about Krk Island. It’s not among the most popular ones, but we show you some trails and beaches that’ll temp you there – and lucky you, it’s very easy to access as it’s connected to the mainland by bridge. (And, lucky you, Croatia already has plans about opening up to tourists – from and beyond the EU.)

Best Day Hikes In Slovenia’s Kamnik Alps. Another beautiful region that few foreigners visit, this time from Slovenia.

Soroksár Botanical Garden, Budapest, Hungary

The most popular posts from April

Old or new, these posts were the most popular on the blog in the past month:

Best Beaches in Kauai, Hawaii. One of our favorite islands in the world, with amazing beaches and great weather all year. We show you those amazing beaches in this post which is regularly among the most popular ones on the blog.

In Search Of The Basalt Column Canyon Of Eastern Iceland. One of the most popular posts on our site ever. This canyon is a barely known treasure from a barely known region of Iceland. We show you how to get – and why it’s worth getting – there!

Best Early Spring Hikes In California. Early spring has passed, but California is always great for hiking.

Coming up in May

Soroksár Botanical Garden, Budapest, Hungary

Our second vaccine shots. And all the rest comes after.

We plan to travel within Hungary in May. Like having a trip with our family to Balaton Uplands, one of our favorite regions in the country. Some more weekend hiking getaways – now, that the weather is finally as nice and warm as we like it.

Of course, we’ll jump into planning our summer trips as news comes out about all the countries who open up for tourists. We’ll definitely stay inside the EU this summer as we still don’t feel comfortable planning a trip overseas (not that we have too many options where we can go right now, anyway). But we’re excited to visit the Balkans! Maybe another island in the Mediterranean… Or a hiking trip in Romania? We have our ideas (too many!) but no fixed plans yet.

How about you? How was your April? Any summer plans?


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By Beata Urmos

Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)

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