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5 Places I Want to Visit in 2016

January 28, 2016

Five Places I want to visit in 2016If you know me, you’ll know how much I love to travel. I don’t think there’s a day that goes by where I’m not searching for holidays – seriously! In a couple of months, I’ll finally have paid off my credit card and will be able to actually start saving money for holidays! Although I probably won’t get to visit most of these places, I thought I’d share my top five places that I want to visit this year that are pretty low budget friendly, and of course one more expensive holiday, you know, just incase I happen to win the lottery or something haha!

I’m not going to lie, but trying to narrow down all the places that I want to visit into just five took forever! The list is pretty much the entire world, so you can just imagine how hard that was. But I tried to look at it realistically of where I could actually visit this year.

Annecy France

1. Annecy, France

Ever since I saw Annecy on Connie’s blog, I was in love! It looks like something out of a fairytale, with all the flower lined streets along the river, the crystal clear water and the mountains in the distance. It’s in the French Alps around an hour and 30 minutes from Lyon in France and Geneva in Switzerland, so it’s pretty easy to get to and there is so much to do around the area. We’ve actually already booked our trip here for the summer, and I am SO excited.

Dubrovnik Croatia

2. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Croatia is another place that looks like it’s out of a fairytale, especially Dubrovnik, with the old cobbledstone streets and buildings encased in the old city walls. It’s right by the sea too, with amazing beaches with crystal clear water! If we were to visit Croatia, I’d love to take a trip to Pltivice Lakes National Park, which is around a five hour drive from Dubrovnik, so we’d probably make a bit of a road trip of it and stop off somewhere like Split on the way which looks pretty amazing too!

Cinque Terre Italy

3. Cinque Terre, Italy

The first time I visited Italy was last year while on our cruise – we stopped in Sicily, Naples/Sorrento and Rome. In all honesty, we didn’t like Italy. I think more than anything it was the cities as we really liked Taormina – a little hillside cobbled town in Sicily. From all the blog posts that I’ve read from people travelling to Italy, I think the seaside towns seem a lot nicer. I really do want to love Italy, I mean, Italian food is my favourite cuisine, so I think we’d enjoy visiting the colourful towns of Cinque Terre a lot more, even if they are full of tourists. I’d even be up for a trip to Lake Garda/Como or even Positano on the Amalfi Coast.

Lisbon Portugal

4. Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon reminds me a little of Marrakech in terms of the streets lined with pretty tiles and patterns, but at the same time being so much more European. It’s the capital of Portugal and the biggest city, so there is so much to do there! No doubt we’d fill our days exploring the many castles around the area and wandering the pretty streets. Oh and eating all the pastries – apparently, the ‘pastel de nata’s’ are something to try while in Portugal.

Singapore 2

5. Singapore

So Singapore is my splurge holiday. As much as I’d love to visit somewhere like Miami this year, I don’t think I could visit and not stop off at Orlando which would end up costing way too much, so for this year I chose Singapore. We visited almost 10 years ago on a stopover to Australia for 2 nights and it was absolutely amazing! So much has changed since then, like the Marina Bay Sands hotel (which I’d totally have to stay at) and the Gardens By the Bay.

So where would you love to visit this year? Have you been to any of these places? What did you think?

Sources: Annecy 1 / Annecy 2 // Croatia 1 / Croatia 2 // Cinque Terre 1 / Cinque Terre 2 // Lisbon 1 / Lisbon 2 // Singapore 1 / Singapore 2 If I’ve put the wrong source, please let me know and I’ll get it changed ASAP!

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    Beth
    February 1, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Thank you for your comment on my blog, Barcelona should definitely be on this list! haha, I am forever being lost in my mind of wanderlust! I’ve visited Annecy and it was stunning so I can definitely see why it’s on your list! I too really want to visit Croatia and the Pltivice Lakes National Park! Funnily enough I’ve also been looking at Lisbon for mine and my partners trip this year, or somewhere in Portugal due to our love of surfing even though we’ve never properly done it so we’ve decided this year is the year we properly learn!
    http://www.elzbthchlmrspps.blogspot.co.uk

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      April
      February 2, 2016 at 6:43 am

      Haha! It was actually a really tough decision between Barcelona or Lisbon, but I’d be happy to visit either! I’m so glad you liked Annecy – that makes me even more excited as I’ve only read about it on K is for Kani’s blog. I’ve always wanted to learn to surf! I never knew you could do it in Portugal haha! Sounds amazing!
      xo April

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    Monique | WritingMonique
    February 2, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Oh wow! These places look incredible, definitely wanna visit these!

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      April
      February 4, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      I’d definitely recommend Singapore! I really can’t wait to visit Annecy – I’ve heard so many good things! I’m counting down the days ahha!
      xo April |

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    Chloe of beyond blessed blog
    February 8, 2016 at 12:50 am

    SO want to visit the first four on your list. Visited Singapore in 2014 and loved it. Hoping to visit France in December and January.

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    Zorica Miteva
    February 26, 2016 at 11:08 am

    I want to visit Singapore, Cinque Terre and Lisabon too. Visited Dubrovnik last year and i friendly recommend you to go there asap.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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    Sophie
    April 30, 2016 at 12:01 am

    I want to go to Annecy in France SO badly! How quaint and beautiful! You’ll love Singapore, it’s just soo humid though haha. How long are you going for?

    http://travelmatters.co

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      April
      April 30, 2016 at 8:40 am

      I’m SO excited about Annecy! We’re only there Mon-Fri but we’ll probably pop over to Geneva in Switzerland for a day too as it’s so close!
      Sadly, I’m not actually going to Singapore this year, but I would love to visit. We had a 3 day stopover on our trip to Australia years ago and loved it , but it’s changed so much since then so it’d be nice to visit again and see all the new stuff!
      xo April

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    Melai
    May 11, 2016 at 3:14 am

    I’m glad Singapore made it to your list! I live in this tiny city. Annecy is my favourite and Croatia is so beautiful! But it’s still on my list. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Raneil
    June 10, 2016 at 3:33 am

    First off your pictures are just too professional! Their beautiful!!!
    You should plan a trip to Kenya as well! Lots to see and living amongst the wild is just magnificent!

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      April
      June 10, 2016 at 6:58 am

      Aww thank you for your lovely comment, but unfortunately, the photos in this post aren’t mine! They’re all linked to their original sources though! 🙂
      I’d absolutely love to visit Kenya! It’s been on my list of places to visit for so long – I’d love to go on safari there, and the beaches look amazing!
      xo April

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    Hanh
    July 13, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I really like your travel list hope you get to tick them off! I’m going to Croatia soon, really excited to visit the Pltivice park and Split 🙂

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      April
      July 14, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks, me too! Aww, Split and Plitvice looks amazing! I’m dying to visit! I hope you enjoy your trip!
      xo April

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