If you are planning to do a lot of travelling this year, then you might be wondering where to begin. If you’re anything like me, you’ll feel like there is so much of the world left to explore. It’s always a good idea to shake things up a bit and go somewhere new. And this is a great time to start planning your holidays. It gets your head out of winter for a while and into the summer state of mind! So, where to head to this summer? Here is a list of my top destinations for 2016.
This is a great place to go for anyone who wants to experience a little bit of everything that Africa has to offer. Mozambique offers a heady combination of safari and beach, so you definitely won’t be lost for something to do. Whether you’re in the mood for exploration or relaxation, you can’t go wrong. There are also plenty of facilities for activities like snorkelling, surfing and even diving. It has recently won favours: last year becoming one of the few African countries to decriminalise homosexuality!
Famed for the jolly hustle-and-bustle of its many street markets, Hong Kong is an absolute must for any traveller keen on Asia. If you are in the mood for some impromptu travel, then this might be the destination for you. If you visit Hong Kong before the end of February, then you will be there just in time for the Lunar New Year. This is considered by many Chinese people to be the real New Year - so there are few better times to go than right now!
Turkey has long been a favourite for anyone who loves a sun-drenched break. It’s easy to see why. Complete with stunning beaches and beautiful views, Turkey is a dream come true for any holidaymaker. The people are famously warm and outgoing - which definitely helps when there is a language barrier! Turkey is equally fantastic for those who want a bit of action and those who just want to chill. And if you’d like an educational trip, then holiday tours of Turkey are a good idea. These are ideal for both those travelling alone and those who are with the family.
This one is for all you foodies out there! Brazil is the ideal holiday destination for anyone interested in delectable cuisine. Even if you just enjoy a delicious meal, then this is the place for you. It is not unheard of to experience tasting menus using ingredients straight from the Amazon. This is something you definitely can’t get anywhere else! Of course, if you go this year, then you will also be just in time for the Olympics, due to be held in Rio de Janeiro!
If you have any interest in personal development, then Nepal might be the alternative to India you have been looking for. Birthplace of the Buddha himself, Nepal is complete with stunning landscapes and exuberant locals. You will also be doing the country a favour. Tourism is Nepal’s primary economic resource, so by travelling there you will be helping them to rebuild. This is charity work that feels like an absolute luxury.