Which Countries Will 2016 Take Me To?

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I made a pact with myself when I left retail and weekends were a thing again that I’d take advantage of travelling and go to as many places as I possibly can which is why I always start planning so far in advance. Time off work is always a killer for me as I get so little but much like 2015 I want to cram as much in as possible this year.

Technically I’ve already travelled so far this year as I didn’t come back from Morocco until 3rd January but I’m kind of not counting it. Although it was a massive step for me a) going on an organised tour which is something i’ve never done before but also b) going on my own! But that’s a whole post in itself. You can read a bit about it here. I have already started planning some of my 2016 trips as I want to do as much as I can so here are some places I’m planning on visiting.

Me and a friend have planned a trip to Romania across the Easter weekend which will include staying in an ice hotel, going to Translyvania to see Dracula’s castle and just exploring the area. We saw a trip online which looked perfect but I knew we could do it cheaper on our own and I managed to get prices so cheap we couldn’t not get it planned. Over the next month I need to get flights and some more of the accommodation booked but I am super excited.

One of my good friends is moving back to Germany this year so I am going to be heading over to visit her and what better way to combine it than Rock Am Ring’s festival in June. For me June is going to be super busy as my annual trip to Download is the weekend after Rock Am Ring and Glastonbury is two weeks later but f**k it I can’t wait! I’m excited to go to another festival in Europe as Groezrock in 2014 was one of the best experiences I’ve had.

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New York 
Last year I said to myself that I wanted to go to Warped Tour one year and what better way to combine it than a trip to my favourite city. I love New York and despite having been three times already there is still plenty I want to do. I am planning on going for eight days hopefully so I have plenty of time to do exactly what I want to do including Warped Tour, The Met, The Museum of Modern Art, Walking the highline again, Seeing School of Rock on Broadway and generally exploring. I am so excited and this is another thing which should be booked up very soon.

Now I know this doesn’t really count as I am not leaving the country but to me Glastonbury is pretty much like a holiday because you’re there six days (and for me is costing more than quite a few trips I’ve been on). I haven’t been to Glastonbury since 2010 and I am so excited that a bunch of us managed to get tickets as it’s hands down been the best festival I’ve ever been to. We’ve hired out a camper van so we can experience it without having to worry about horrific weather so it’s going to be amazing.

I am determined this year to get myself up to Edinburgh this year. A lot of my friends went in 2015 and each time I got more and more jealous, so much so that I just need to do it. I am highly debating perhaps aiming to go for New Year (I know talk about advance planning) but I think it would be amazing to be there then. Plus it wouldn’t require proper time off work, but who knows.

Do you have any travel plans in mind for 2016?
January 9, 2016
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  • Great post! I absolutely love Edinburgh and try and go back whenever I can for the Fringe festival in August! It's a gorgeous city :)

    Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

    • I really can't wait to go as there seems like there's so much to do! x

  • Omg I always wanted to go to New York. Looks like you have planned a few amazing destinations!

    Enjoy your weekend x


    • New York is amazing and I'm so excited to get to fill in the blanks of all the places I've yet to explore! x

  • I did my first ever solo travel in 2014, did some travel in 2015 and now planned more trips for 2016, good luck with your travels.

  • I love reading about other peoples travels, I love that you included Glastonbury totally counts! Jealous you are going to New York too! xx

    • Yeah Glastonbury is basically like another world so counts as a holiday! :) x

  • Some great places on your list – I've always wanted to do Warped as well, super jealous! Looking forward to hearing about your travels :)

    Milly // Mini Adventures

    • I booked my flights this evening, eek. Getting real now x

  • I would love to visit New York. Am so jealous you are going.

    • Just booked my flights last night, eek! It's getting real now x

  • I adore Edinburgh, It's a great city. if you can afford it, go when the Edinburgh fringe festival is on, it is AMAZING!

    I still haven't been to New York, but I am off to New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville next month for my 10th wedding anniversary. I am so excited it is unreal.

    • I do want to go when Fringe is on but I think that might have to wait until next year when I have holiday from work, pretty much have this years all used up with things.

      Ohh you're have to tell me how your US trip goes as these places are included in a trip I might do next year. x

  • I'm so jealous, I would love to travel more, but simply don't have the money :(

  • You have no idea how jealous I am, haha! Have a good one, Rhian! xx

  • Brilliant plans, what an exciting year 2016 will be for you with all that travel.

  • Sounds like a brilliant plan. These are all amazing destinations (except for Glastonbury I suppose if you're not 100% into that kind of thing.Sensible plan too. 28days holiday per year, 4 destinations + Glaston extended WE = totally feasible! Happy travel!

    • Unfortunately I don't get 28 days holiday :( I get 20 and have to use 3 days at Xmas so I am working with 17 days so it's a tough call by having to massively utilize the bank holidays! x

  • Hello! Glad to have found your blog – will be following from now on. I only get 20 days holiday too and it's horrid trying to cram it all in as I love to travel aswell! New York and Berlin (if thats where you're going in Germany) are both awesome and Romania sounds great! We're planning Australia and Morocco this year but hopefully a quick trip to Berlin too – as it's my fave city in the world!

    • I'm actually not going to Berlin but I have been there before, would love to go again. This will be my 4th trip to New York can't wait. I went to Morocco over the New Year so check out my posts about it. Are you travelling around there? x

  • Romania is on my wishlist too, bet that will so amazing! I'm currently needing to sort my passport as I haven't been abroad in a good while, but as I'm getting married in June a honeymoon abroad is a must! We're aiming for Mexico or South Africa 😀 xx

    • Oh they are some great choices for a honeymoon, you'll have to let us know where you decide to go! x

  • I love the sound of the Romanian trip you are doing, I cant wait to read about it x

    • I am so excited. I need to get started with booking things at the end of the month x

  • Romania sounds so interesting! I have nothing officially planned as of yet but I'm hoping to go to The Bahamas in August x


    • Oh The Bahamas sounds amazing. I love having things planned, NY and Glastonbury are booked, hopefully Edinburgh and Romania will be soon, eek x

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