{Travel Favourites} Top 10 Travel Posts of 2016

Top 10 travel posts of 2016 is a roundup of the favourite 10 travel posts on A July Dreamer. I had contemplated about doing this over the last few days and conceded to doing one. As travel was a huge part of my 2016 {#take12trips} I felt it important to do this post. Also this gives me an idea and excuse to revisit some of yours and mine favourite travel posts.

Top 10 travel posts of 2016

As mentioned above, 2016 was a big year of travel. I was abroad practically every month and managed to visit over 13 countries and cities. I still can’t believe I managed to complete a yearly challenge and looking to start another. Not waiting to waste any time here are the Top 10 travel posts of 2016.Top 10 Travel Posts of 2016

Czech Republic & Slovakia

I am totally surprised that Top Five (5) Must See in Brno is #1 loved travel post. I wouldn’t have thought it in a million years, I enjoyed my time there that’s for sure. Prior to booking my trip to Brno I had no idea this city existed and in Czech Republic for that matter. Everyone has heard of Prague but not many know of Brno, I was in that category too. The beauty about Brno is that you can explore it in one day and the use the rest of your days exploring neighbouring cities. These include Vienna {Austria}, Bratislava {Slovakia} and Budapest {Hungary}. I was able to visit Vienna and Bratislava but didn’t have time to visit Budapest which is next on my hit list.


It’s not surprising that Prague Weekend Getaway made it as #2 most loved travel post. I had been raving about this the entire year because of the significance change it brought in my life. Prague is a place I decided not to wait on nobody to do anything. Though I took a friend with me it still marked the first of my many trips in 2016.

Top Five (5) Must Visit in Bratislava came in at #8 as mentioned above, whilst in Brno I was able to grab a train and head of to Bratislava. This was a wonderful experience, I walked everywhere and wouldn’t change it for anything.

Coming in at #4 I am happy to see Top Five (5) attractions in Prague. As mentioned above this was the first trip of the year and opened so many doors for me.

prague castle


You have no idea how happy I got seeing Explore Slovenia had made it at #6. This wasn’t my first time in Slovenia but it was my first Press Trip covered by BigBerry. I had never been on a press trip abroad, this was an exciting time and step up for the blog.

At #7 comes visiting Vintgar Gorge which is also in Slovenia and part of the Press Trip by Big Berry. Though I had such a busy day before, early flight I felt refreshed visiting Vintgar Gorge. This is one place in Slovenia apart from Ljubljana and Bled that I highly recommend. I had such a brilliant time that I am eager to go back and explore some more.

reasons you should explore slovenia

Luxury of Freedom with BigBerry came in at #9, I am grateful that you guys loved this post as much as I did writing it. As mentioned above, Big Berry offered me an amazing opportunity to spend a few days in Slovenia exploring Matlinka and Ljubljana.

South Africa

Journey to Johannesburg came in at #5 which I am pleased about because its not your typical South Africa trip. Many visiting South Africa often go for safaris where as I just went for family and recuperating visit. I can not wait to go back to South Africa sometime this year, very excited.

Tips and Tricks

People often ask me How I manage to travel often and my answer is simple, I make time. It’s different for everyone and I would never belittle those who are not able. Of course money places a role but I am fortunate in that I make some money from the blog. I use that money for travels and unexpected bills plus blog bills. To see this post as #3 I am elated as I finally found time to answer my readers.

And in #10 is Three (3) Tips on saving money whilst traveling. The themes for 2017 includes saving money wherever I can including whilst traveling. I am glad to see that this post on saving money whilst traveling made the cut.

2016 was truly an incredible year, the rest of the world might have been shit but not here. I am glad to have traveled as much as I did and very excited to see what 2017 has in store.

Which of my Top 10 travel posts of 2016 was your favourite.



  1. January 10, 2017 / 4:57 am

    My favorite travel posts are ones that share tips for finding great deals or the best places to explore. It looks like you had an amazing year of traveling to some incredible places.

    • January 14, 2017 / 9:26 pm

      Thanks, I try to share that but majority of the time I just share my trip and experiences.

  2. January 9, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    wow you went to so many amazing places – I am so jelous as I never got to go away last year – I did Australia 3 years ago and that was amazing I wish I could travel more but with 6 kids its too expensive sadly

    • January 14, 2017 / 9:19 pm

      I can not even imagine how expensive it must be to travel with 6 kids but hope one day you guys will.

  3. January 9, 2017 / 6:24 am

    You sure got around in 2016! I would LOVE, just LOVE to visit South Africa one day! I’m excited to see where 2017 will take you!

    • January 14, 2017 / 9:18 pm

      I sure did and I too am excited to see where 2017 takes me. Thanks for stopping by

  4. Becca Wilson
    January 7, 2017 / 12:02 am

    I would love to be able to travel more. I love that you share all of your different and favorite places here in one post!

    • January 7, 2017 / 9:16 am

      Thanks Becca, I was fortunate to visit so many places

  5. WhispersInspire
    January 6, 2017 / 2:23 am

    Love your travel posts! Never been to anyone of those places but I would love to go some day!

    • January 7, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thanks luv and hope you manage to visit some of these places

  6. Mistee Dawn
    January 5, 2017 / 8:31 am

    Wow. You traveled to so many wonderful places in 2016! I hope you make it to even more in 2017.

    • January 7, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Aww thanks Dawn, I had a lovely 2016 and excited for 2017 travels

  7. Aziel Morte
    January 5, 2017 / 4:04 am

    Wow, I really love all your photos and I love to travel there a lot in this year

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:49 am

      Thanks Aziel and good luck to you on that

  8. Marceline Dementori
    January 5, 2017 / 3:12 am

    You’re such an inspiration for me! I would love to travel more this coming year and just explore the world and what it has to offer. I enjoyed looking at your photos!

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:49 am

      Awww Marceline, thanks so much for saying that and wish you the best for 2017

  9. Chei Pangan
    January 5, 2017 / 2:02 am

    Ohhhhhh! Im so envy! Wish i could travel a lot too this 2017! Such a great post!

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:48 am

      Awww bless, wishing you the same for 2017 and thanks for stopping by

  10. Karlyn Cruz
    January 5, 2017 / 1:48 am

    It’s awesome that you were able to travel a lot the past year! It’s a lovely way to experience life! I hope you get to travel more this year! You have so many beautiful pictures!

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:48 am

      Awww thanks Karlyn, travel is definitely a great way to experience life and hoping I continue to travel even through 2017

  11. TheNewClassy
    January 5, 2017 / 1:20 am

    All these spots look so lovely. I want to visit them all someday. Glad you got to see them.

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:47 am

      Thanks they were/are. Thanks for stopping by

  12. CourtneyLynne Storms
    January 4, 2017 / 11:26 pm

    Ooooo love these post!!!!! More travel is definitely a 2017 goal of mine!!

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:47 am

      Thanks Courtney and good luck with that

  13. Vera Sweeney
    January 4, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    You traveled to some amazing places in 2016!! What a great way to remember your trips over the past year, can’t wait to see where you travel to next.

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:45 am

      Thanks so much Vera, it was such a great year of travel. Though I am reducing the destinations this year, I will continue to share the ones I visit

  14. January 4, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Beautiful photos! I enjoyed reading about your travels for the past year! They give me a glimpse of the places that I’d like to visit. I think these are awesome, I hope you get to travel more this year!

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:41 am

      Awww thanks so much Mai, its been a great year of travel

  15. January 4, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    I would love to travel more in 2017, and your post has me ready to go. The pictures are all so lovely!

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:39 am

      Thanks Debi, I am glad to hear that. Good luck with 2017

  16. TinaBowling
    January 4, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    Oh my gosh those Slovenia photos are amazing! I will have to visit all of these posts, so much great travel.

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:39 am

      Thanks Tina, yes Slovenia is an awesome place to visit

  17. Faith Elijahleen Stephenson
    January 4, 2017 / 10:41 am

    i love all the places! I am jealous! i want to be there too! lol! I wanted to travel and blog someday! what an inspiration!

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:38 am

      Awww thanks Faith, I am sure one day you will do it

  18. January 4, 2017 / 10:40 am

    Sounds like a great year and congrats on reaching your yearly goal and visiting 13 countries. I managed 8 trips last year, however they were only 2 countries, Abu Dhabi to get out of rain in UK and back to America to visit family and gather stuff in my transition of life to UK, but for 2017 we are making new goals to reach 3 new countries and will always go back home a few times

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:35 am

      Oh wow! wishing you all the best in 2017 and hope to read more of your travels

  19. jenaspacio
    January 4, 2017 / 8:02 am

    Great travel photos you have right there! I hope 2017 will treat you even better. 🙂

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:35 am

      Thank you so much, I am hopeful too

  20. January 4, 2017 / 6:00 am

    I am glad that you have enjoyed your trip and can tell gladly that you wouldn’t change it for anything. Congratulations that you managed to complete a yearly challenge and goodluck on this another year.

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:35 am

      Thank you Sarah, you’re right I wouldn’t change a thing and looking forward to 2017

  21. tara pittman
    January 4, 2017 / 2:51 am

    I too like to use money from my website for traveling. I travel to blog conferences

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:34 am

      Isn’t is just great when we can actually do that and travel? The blog has been a great source for travel funds so I am super glad

  22. January 4, 2017 / 2:42 am

    I love all your photos! I hope I can travel more at some point.

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:34 am

      Thanks Amber, I wish you all the luck

  23. Brittany Marshall
    January 3, 2017 / 11:45 pm

    oh this is so much fun! Great photos! I wish I could travel more but maybe in the near future =) Thank you for sharing these fun posts!

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:33 am

      You’re most welcome, traveling is one luxury we should all aim to have when/where possible 🙂

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