{Travel} Sixteen Destinations for 2016

This is a collaborative post with Flight Centre, all opinions expressed are my own. 

Travelling in 2016 is on top of all my goals, my bucketlists, my wants and all my wish lists. If this is not enough to convince anyone of how much I need and want to travel then check out my Travel challenge #Take12trips which will act as my travelogue for 2016. This travel challenge challenges you to go somewhere at least one weekend a month for 12 months and so far for the next three months looks like I will be on schedule.

Though most of my travels this year will be short-haul travels I wanted to share sixteen destinations that I think you and I should consider for 2016. I will be visiting two of them and hopefully add a third early 2017.

1. Bali – A friend of mine invited me to go to Bali with her but as much as I wanted to I couldn’t get time off work so instead of Bali I instead went back to Seoul at a later day. This has not stopped me thinking about Bali in fact it has made me want to go even more after the pictures she shared with me.

Must see places: Taman Ayun Temple, Batuan village and the Munduk waterfall

2. Perth, Australia – I need to add which Perth I was referring too since we have Perth city in Scotland. I have friends who live there and have invited me numerous times but always after I have either already planned my holidays or time when I can not travel due to work but I hope to go one day

3. Vancouver – when I was at University I got given a brochure advertising for the type of jobs I was looking for in Canada and if it wasn’t for the fact that I need a bit more experience I would have gone and be living there by now. I have settled for just visiting Canada one day, a friend is currently visiting and the beautiful pictures of her in the snow and the beautiful city I am so jealous.

4. Hong Kong – I have a fascination with everything Asian and Hong Kong is one of those places I have heard so much about, read about and seen in movies that I want to go see it for myself.

5. China – for obviously reasons apart from the culture enrichment  I also want to climb the great wall of China and honestly that will put all my travel bucket list to rest.

6. Seoul – this is probably cheating but it’s call it advertising. I have been to Seoul twice in 2015 and hope to go again this year. I have already planned when I will be going now all I am left with is buying the ticket.

Must see – namiseom and the Seoul north towel. 

7. Dubai – I have been to Dubai but mostly just at the airport for my transit flight. Though all I could see from terminals at the airport was sand I was very curious to see what Dubai looks like outside the pictures.

8. Turkey – this is another country I am very fascinated about and would very much love to visit it one day.

Must see  – I want to one day explore Istanbul

9. Japan – I visited Fukuoka, Japan last year but only for a few hours since I was in transit from Seoul coming back to London. I have always loved Japan and seeing Fukuoka made me long for more and next time I want to visit Kyoto.

10. Mexico – I had always had Mexico on my list until a few years ago there was a health warning about visiting Mexico I can’t remember exactly what it was but somehow I removed it from my list but now it’s back on.

11. San Francisco  – I went to America for the first time last year October for work. I managed to stay four days longer so I could visit New York City and walk in Central Park (which I did). San Francisco is one of the many cities that I want to one day explore in the states.

12. Seychelles – for my future honeymoon this is where I want to go. Obviously Bali is another contender but definitely have this one at the top of my list.

13. Livingstone – I am sure not many people would have heard of this town in Zambia. It is the home of the Victoria falls (named after queen Victoria by David livingstone) it is also the town that borders with Zimbabwe and share the Victoria falls, and border with Botswana too. I have not been since I was a child and hope to definitively visit this year when I go.

Must see – the falls from both Zambia and Zimbabwe views and the knife bridge. 

14. South Africa – my uncle lives in South Africa, I would very much love to go on a South African Safari and see the wild Africa.

15. Malaysia –  Malaysia is another country I would very much love to visit. It is rich in culture and has so many fascinating foods (yes I want to eat more of their foods 😀)

16. Morocco – my boss and her family went to Marrakech last summer and she showed me the pictures and from then on I have been convinced and even added to my bucketlists of places to travel.

These are some of the contenders for 2016 and I hope to be able to see as many of them as I possibly can before I hit 30 (1 yr and 6 more months to go). As a solo traveller I want to visit as many as I possibly be can and thanks to Flight centre I can check out different deals for any of these proposed destinations.

Do you have any places you would like to visit one day? Are they on the list above?



  1. Janna
    January 17, 2016 / 8:21 am

    Great list! I want to go to Japan and Morocco so bad. 🙂

    • January 17, 2016 / 8:32 am

      Thanks, I know the feeling

  2. January 16, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    Both me & my husband loves traveling to different destinations around the world & these are some great places to take note. Japan & Morocco are the ones that would top in our bucket-list.

    • January 16, 2016 / 12:09 pm

      I can not wait to visit all of these places

  3. January 16, 2016 / 6:28 am

    I would love to visit all of these places. I hope that 2016 is a year of a lot of traveling for me, I just love it.

    • January 16, 2016 / 7:38 am

      I am in the same boat as you Dina wishing for more travel in 2016

    • January 16, 2016 / 7:33 am

      You and me both, 2016 is travel year for all it seems

  4. Jeanine
    January 15, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    What a list! These all sound amazing and I’m sure would be awesome destinations to hit in 2016. Bali is one I am dying to get to in my lifetime!

    • January 15, 2016 / 3:51 pm

      Thanks Jeanine, Bali is definitely on my top 5

  5. January 15, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    I love all of these places! I used to love to travel, then I was content being at home, and now I’ve got the itch to travel again. While I will not be able to visit all of these places in 2016 or even in a lifetime, this gives me some great ideas! Thanks!

    • January 15, 2016 / 2:43 pm

      I hope you get to visit at least one

  6. January 15, 2016 / 6:06 am

    Bali looks so amazing! Such awesome art there. Definitely one of my top places to visit before I die.

    • January 15, 2016 / 6:21 am

      It’s a beautiful place I am told

  7. January 15, 2016 / 3:36 am

    Wow, this is one exciting list. I hope it works for you, and you get to visit each of these destinations.

    • January 15, 2016 / 5:00 am

      Thanks Jenn I hope so too

  8. January 15, 2016 / 3:10 am

    I would absolutely love to make it to Dubai & Seychelles one day! My absolute bucket list travel wish is Egypt though, I can’t imagine seeing the pyramids in person!

    • January 15, 2016 / 5:00 am

      I would love to see the pyramids too but need to civil unrest to end first lol

  9. January 14, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    I hope you get to travel to all of these destinations. I’d love to visit Seoul some day. Japan and Mexico would be awesome too.

    • January 15, 2016 / 4:59 am

      Thanks Liz, it would be awesome if I did

  10. Sharon Wong
    January 14, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    Great list! I want to go to all of those places haha, but sadly I’m still in college, and Winter break is coming to an end soon. Maybe over the summer. Thanks for sharing this great list! 🙂

    • January 14, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Your welcome and hope you get to see some of these places

  11. January 14, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    I would love to visit any of these places as I’ve not been to any yet. I hope to be able to travel more this year is my health allows it.

    • January 14, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Hope your health improves so you can travel more

  12. January 14, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    Out of that list I have never been to Seoul, Seychelles, Morocco, or Livingston. I would really love to visit Korea this year, if possible. I heard its absolutely beautiful!

    • January 14, 2016 / 5:29 pm

      It’s beautiful I am going back to Korea in a few months

  13. January 14, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    I’d be happy to visit absolutely any of the places you mentioned – the pictures have me wanting to buy a plane ticket asap. Tuscany is one my wish list!

    • January 14, 2016 / 4:24 pm

      Hahaha you and me both, Tuscany would be nice

    • January 14, 2016 / 4:00 pm

      Thanks Aaronica

  14. January 14, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    These are all great destinations for 2016. I’d love to visit Mexico and San Francisco again! I love traveling with my family.

    • January 14, 2016 / 2:58 pm

      I love traveling too and Mexico definitely

  15. January 14, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    I would love to visit Bali! I’ve been to Mexico several times and I’ve enjoyed every trip. I would also love to visit London!

    • January 14, 2016 / 2:57 pm

      I want to visit Mexico too

  16. January 14, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    What a fantastic list. My favorites which I have not yet had a chance to go to, would definitely be Bali and Dubai.

    • January 14, 2016 / 2:56 pm

      Thanks, I can not wait to head to Bali

  17. January 14, 2016 / 8:58 am

    What a fantastic list! I’d love to explore more places around Europe this year 🙂

    • January 14, 2016 / 9:56 am

      Thanks me too

  18. January 14, 2016 / 7:28 am

    What a great bucket list especially Bali and Mexico. I have always wanted to go visit Mexico and explore the Mayan and Aztec ruins.

    • January 14, 2016 / 7:37 am

      Thanks Ana, I want to visit as many of these as possible

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