We’re now a month into 2016 and hopefully many of you have or are planning lots of great trips for the new year.
When picking where to go, many factors can come into play. Maybe we pick a destination due to a great airfare, award flight availability or maybe it’s just somewhere we’ve long wanted to see and explore.
Each year various travel sites and publications come up with a list of places to go for the new year.Here are some Places To Go lists for 2016 that I’ve written about:
- AAA’s Most Popular Destinations for International Travel 2016
- Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2016
- Frommer’s Best Places To Go 2016
- Fodor’s Places To Go 2016
- Travel Channel Picks 11 Great Destinations for 2016
- The New York Times 52 Places To Go 2016
A couple of weeks back I came across another list of places to go in 2016, this time from Budget Travel. I was curious to see which destinations made the cut as well as how many I’ve already visited.
Here is Budget Travel’s picks for Where To Go in 2016:
- San Antonio
- Los Angeles
- Galapagos Islands
- Isla Holbox
- Asheville, NC
- Sri Lanka
- Hong Kong
- Rio De Janeiro
- New Zealand
Budget Travel selected 24 destinations. Of the 24 I’ve visited 13 including the #3 pick, Cuba on our most recent trip.
With all of the talk and interest surrounding Cuba, I was a bit surprised that it didn’t come in at the top spot for places to go in ’16.
From the places which made the list, a few have been talked about and considered by Kim and I for some time now.
We’re hoping to make it to Iceland in the near future. I’d especially love to go to visit the sites around the Ring Road and also see the Northern Lights. I’ve also thought about heading to San Antonio to see the Alamo but I’d definitely think it coming in at #2 on the list is a bit too high!
If not for seasickness I’m pretty sure that I would’ve visited the Galapagos Islands by now. When the time comes, I plan to take a land-based trip to spend as little time as possible aboard a boat.
I’ve also considered Sri Lanka a bunch of times but haven’t been able to get there so far. From what I can tell, the country seems to be a blend of India and Thailand/ SE Asia which would be quite interesting to see.
How many places have you visited from Budget Travel’s picks? Which places are you most interested in visiting in the future?
Find out about each of the 24 places that made the Where To Go 2016 list here.