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Nov 19 2015

Where to Travel in 2016

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With a new year comes new beginnings, and what better way to experience a fresh start, or even a fresh outlook on life then to travel the world! But first you have to know where to travel in 2016, as there are so many amazing destinations out there.

Here is They Get Around’s list of where to travel in 2016

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sunset VII (philippines)

Credit: Maks KarochkinOrly Arcelao

When everybody thinks of a nice Asian beach getaway chances are they’re going to be thinking of Thailand or Bali? But there is a country which has picturesque beaches which rival that of those more synonymous with the area, and that is the Philippines.

It’s a less touristy spot with prices being similar to that of Thailand.  So with that in mind you can use those extra savings to buy yourself another cocktail and lounge on the beach till sunset.



Caye Caulker Split Belize drone

Credit: James WillamorSamantha Beddoes  

Beaches – there is simply something relaxing about them. The idea of escaping from your 9 to 5 job and becoming the real you, the adventurous self who tries new things. In Belize there is plenty to try whether that’s food (the BBQ Chicken is amazing there!), snorkeling, scuba diving or simply lounging out on the beach an soaking in the Belizean lifestyle. Belize is also home to some of the best sunsets I have ever witnessed available, but only if you’re adventurous enough to come in the first place.  


Night shift fishermen, Mongu, Western Zambia. Photo by Felix Clay/Duckrabbit, 2012.

Credit: Michael EvansAlex Berger

One of the fastest growing tourism regions in Africa. Zambia offers you the opportunity to indulge all your African holiday dreams. You can go on safari and see an elephant or lion, visit one of the biggest waterfalls in the world in Victoria Falls, or simply embrace yourself in some African cuisine and culture.

A holiday to Zambia promises to be one you’ll remember.



Split blue hour

Credit: moonriseSergiu Bacioiu  

Did you know that the city of Dubrovnik is being used as King’s Landing in Game of Thrones? With the new series popping up next year, basically everybody will be speaking about, or viewing this wonderful city without actually knowing. Come and explore what Dubrovnik, Croatia has on offer. It’s not just the home of Joffery.  


Sunrise at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Credit: Jasper Nance, Hugo Chinaglia

Bolivia is home to one of the biggest salt lakes in the world. The photos which have popped up from this place over the years are quite funny. You can let your creative side run a little wild here and have some fun. Plus being one of the cheaper countries in South America doesn’t hurt either where you can purchase an entire meal, a drink, and still have change from a few dollars.



Life is like a coconut (Fiji)

  Credit: Nick HobgoodBjörn Groß  

Lying on the beach on a Pacific Island drinking from a coconut, eating an array of exotic fruits and sharing it all with someone new you only met on the island days before sounds like the story from a cheesy B-Grade movie. But this could all be true, in Fiji. Can you hear the soft island guitars setting the romantic mood during sunset? Cause I can.  


Taipei Skyline from Elephant Mountain

  Credit: m-louis .®Nomad YC    

Taiwan may be a small country, but that simply means that it’s easier to see all of its untapped beauty. Once described as the most beautiful country in the world, with a quick Google image search of Taiwan’s landscapes it becomes very easy to see why. Taiwan is a landscape photographers dream.  


Cartagena - Colombia

  Credit: Joao Carlos Medaukatiebordner    

Stunning beaches with crystal clear blue water, loving people who have a flair for life, a football mad country, and best of all, it’s cheap! Colombia is an amazing country which feels western in parts like Bogota, but at the same time it has its own unique South American personality that will leave you spell bounded and wanting more. Places to visit include Cali, Bogota and Cartagena.    


at peace

Credit: Angus MacRaeAllOverThePlanet

The land of extremes. It’s very easy to see what there is to like about India, the vibrant colours, a colourful history, spirituality, mouth watering foods, all wrapped up in a nice Bollywood ribbon/song. When it comes time to board your plane home you may just never want to leave.




 Credit: Carl Jones, Damien Firmenich,  Geo Thermal   Iceland


With a name like Iceland you’d expect a frosty welcome to this Scandinavian country, but the friendly hospitality, hot springs and volcanoes will certainly fill you with warmth. Iceland is an amazing country which is famous for its geothermal activity and landscapes, so bring a tripod and get ready to spend a few hours being captivated by this amazing country.



Carnaval - Brasil / Carnival - Brazil

  Credit: Chaval BrasilHigor de Padua Vieira Neto  

Brazil was the centre of attention in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup, and next year it will be once again with the Olympics. All eyes will be cast to Brazil as everybody will be wanting another dance with this samba mad country. So get your dancing shoes on and get ready to mingle as this notorious party country ramps up their preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics, it plans to be a big one.  


DEATH & BEAUTY - Ancient Morocco

Credit: Oscar GomezYolanda Massey  

The spices and flair of the Middle East coupled with a sprinkling of flavour from Northern Africa, if you’re a food lover this is a must! Morocco combines all the thrills that you want from a destination – food, travel, shopping in local bazaars, mystery, and stunning photo opportunities. You’ll leave feeling as though Morocco is the spice for life.  



  Credit: Corey Leopold (cover image text added by They Get Around), BüniDSu Fuidge  

The land down under is a fascinating place to visit, the people are warm and inviting, there are plenty of sights to see, and now for the first time in a long time it is affordable. With the strength of the Australian dollar falling slightly over the last year, now could be the perfect time to cuddle a koala, ride a kangaroo, and try your best Crocodile Dundee impersonation in Australia.  


Volcan Concepcion

Credit: Daniel Fajardo Valentidescubriendoelmundo  

Central America is an area which seems to be forgotten on most people’s travel lists, but head there once and then you’ll realize that you should have visited a lot sooner. You may end up wanting to plan future trips simply to check out the rest of this fascinating area.

Costa Rica is definitely the touristy part of the region, but one country in particular seems to have flown under the radar, and that is Nicaragua. Not only is it cheaper, but the country has a very chilled, laidback lifestyle, especially on the island of Ometepe. Nicaragua may just surprise you.  



Credit: Wolfgang Staudtwhitecat sgDennis Jarvis   What better country to check out in 2016 than the one that we, They Get Around are currently staying in. So why not come and check it out and see what all the cool kids are up to these days. As they said in that episode of the Simpson’s, “China still cool!”  

New Zealand

Pink Ice Sunrise

Credit: Chris GinChris Gin

While the buzz surrounding the Lord of The Rings may have subsided, the amazing scenery which was on display during that movie series is still patiently waiting for you to come and explore it. The Land of The Long White Cloud is a country synonymous for its picturesque landscapes and culinary delights of fish and chips. So pop by and visit Australia’s little brother, though don’t tell them that!


Complete List:

Philippines, Belize, Zambia, Croatia, Bolivia, Fiji, Taiwan, Colombia, India, Iceland, Brazil, Morocco, Australia, Nicaragua, China, New Zealand


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  • Divina CA

    Great list! I have been to some…. But my ultimate must see place is Iceland!

    Nov 19, 2015 at 9:44 pm
  • Great list Bolivia and Iceland is on my list too, cool photos btw

    Nov 19, 2015 at 11:41 pm
  • YES, I’d be so happy to see this places in which ever year!

    Nov 20, 2015 at 1:06 am
  • beautiful photography! I´m in Ecuador and I can´t wait to get to Colombia!

    Nov 20, 2015 at 1:14 am
  • Ohhh yes! Itsmorefuninthephilippines. See you in the land of the one most hospitable countries in the world. Beaches, mountains, volcanoes, hills, underwater world and a lot more. Name it we have it here in The Philippines.

    Nov 20, 2015 at 1:40 am
  • I’m so happy that my country is included in this list. The Philippines is an underrated tourist destination in Asia, but I truly believe that it offers so many beautiful sites to see. Our beaches here are amazing.

    Nov 20, 2015 at 7:32 pm
  • As scenic as Croatia is, I would say the rest of the Balkan countries should get priority! Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, etc are all just as beautiful and completely untouched still, whereas Croatia gets a bit touristy!

    Nov 20, 2015 at 8:10 pm
  • Yeah! China and the Philippines are planned here too 😀 But there are a lot more countries in this list I am really curious for 🙂

    Nov 20, 2015 at 11:48 pm
  • Wonderful places to travel in 2016, or any year.

    Nov 21, 2015 at 1:25 am
  • Philippines, Colombia, China and Iceland are all on top of my list. Can’t wait for the new year!

    Nov 21, 2015 at 6:53 pm
  • Some great suggestions. Croatia is definitely at the top of our list.

    Nov 22, 2015 at 1:36 am
    • Croatia is beautiful!

      Dec 1, 2015 at 12:48 pm
  • We went to Iceland this year but I’d love to go back, especially in the winter to check out the Northern Lights!

    Nov 22, 2015 at 12:58 pm
    • We haven’t seen the northern lights yet so that’s on our bucket list as well!

      Dec 1, 2015 at 12:47 pm
  • Such a great list, we start our RTW next year and we will be taking in some of these places, Phillipines, Croatia, NZ, Aus, China…they are all on the list. This post just makes me even more excited!

    Nov 23, 2015 at 5:50 am
    • Jealous guys !

      Dec 1, 2015 at 12:47 pm
  • Lovely post, can’t wait to finalize plans for 2016! I wanted to let you know I nominated you all for the Liebster Award, which is by bloggers for bloggers. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve already participated in it. Let me know if you choose to accept the nomination and when you answer the 11 questions. Look forward to hearing more from they get around!

    You can find more about it here –

    Nov 23, 2015 at 10:57 am
    • Aww thank you! I left you a comment on your post 🙂

      Dec 1, 2015 at 12:47 pm
  • Ahhh.. I’ve been to NZ but would go back in a heart beat! And one more time after that 🙂 Nice set of suggestions!

    Nov 24, 2015 at 5:33 am
    • Aw Glad to hear how much you like my home country 😀

      Dec 1, 2015 at 12:46 pm
  • You’ve just hit my whole bucket list on the head! Croatia is definitely a must if you haven’t been there. Would love to visit somewhere in South America next year – especially Nicaragua!

    Nov 24, 2015 at 11:58 am
    • Nicaragua is a beautiful country! I reccomend Ometepe but to stay in one of the villages other than where the ferry drops you off.

      Dec 1, 2015 at 12:45 pm
  • Love this post. Some of these destinations are already in my wishlist 🙂

    Nov 24, 2015 at 2:07 pm
    • Good to hear! 🙂

      Dec 1, 2015 at 12:44 pm
  • You give so many great options – now where to start…. As I love the luxury end of traveling, I would have to say that Fiji looked like a great option although so many of the photographs made the location look incredibly tempting.

    Nov 25, 2015 at 11:42 pm
    • Fiji is gorgeous right?!

      Dec 1, 2015 at 12:42 pm
  • Iceland and Morocco are in my bucket list. Hey, where have you sourced all this wonderful photographs? Do they all belong to you…amazing clicks.

    Nov 27, 2015 at 2:13 pm
    • It says the photo credit under each photo or through clicking on the embedded photos it will take you to the original source. All CC.

      Nov 30, 2015 at 10:19 am
  • Oh my country, Philippines! 😀 We also offer different colors of sand beaches – not only white. Hehe. Time to explore this ‘Pearl of the Orient’, folks! You will not regret that.
    All photos for each country are undeniably stunning and will definitely make you to add in 2016 list.

    Nov 28, 2015 at 11:35 am
    • Your country is so beautiful!

      Dec 1, 2015 at 12:41 pm
  • These photos are just incredible. I would love to visit Belize, New Zealand and some more places in China – Shanghai, for instance!

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:50 pm
    • I’m also in China and despite Shanghai being only a couple of hours away, I haven’t made it there either!

      Dec 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm
  • Wow, you’ve managed to squeeze all of my top wish list destinations into one post! Been to NZ and Aus so far. Looks like I have some work to do next year! Beautiful pictures too! I’d add Cuba, before it is completely open to all1

    Dec 5, 2015 at 8:01 am
    • Yes Cuba would be very cool to visit

      Dec 7, 2015 at 10:10 am

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