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2016 Travel planning

This was going to be a post with a list of travel planning tips but while I was writing I realized that it pretty much sums up to this: Just do it! You set aside dates, you decide on a destination and you book the trip. And on D-Day, you show up. That's basically it. And if you want to get great deals, do all of this months in advance.

The other day I mentioned that one of my New Year's resolutions was to travel less. Well, I take that back. I am very much obessed with travel planning and I love to get out whenever I can, and the truth is that even if I tried to travel less, I don't think I would be able to. 

It's just that I am very aware of the passing of time. And every year that I don't travel and thereby miss out on trips, are opportunities that I won't get back. Also, I don't attach my travels to external conditions such as: when I'm retired, when I am with a boyfriend / husband, whatever, when when when. Unlike other things in my life, I would say that travelling is one area where I almost never come up with excuses for not doing it. It's something I love and even if I wanted to do a bit less (because it is tiring!), I will go on because it's worth living for.

What are your travel plans for 2016? 

53 comments

  1. Your travel plans are absolutely amazing, thanks for sharing!

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  2. One of my New Year's resolution would be to travel more. I am sure it is tiring, but it's so much fun. I really want to visit at least 3 countries I've never been to in 2016. We'll see if it's feasable, I really hope it is!

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  3. Ivona Iwarra Josipovic12/17/2015 11:01 am

    My New Year's resolution is to check at least one destination off of my bucket list :)

    Ivona from www.thesmokedetector.net
    xoxo

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  4. Next year, i really, really want to visit London! :)

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  5. Right now my travels have to be limited to England, but I still remember the feeling of going away a bit further than that. :) I agree with you - you just have to do it whenever you can to avoid regrets in the future. x

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  6. Hello,

    So amazing ! :D

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.com/

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  7. Amen! I can't wait to travel! I want to go everywhere and see everything!


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  8. I want to go to Italy, it's just that our wedding planning and the whole wedding is taking all of our money so we need to travel somewhere in Europe this year. Not a year without traveling :D


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  9. Amen! I agree with you and I think your words are good for everything we love. Unfortunately, I didnt travel this year as Im focused on my training and other steps I try to reach but definitely traveling more is one of my ny's goals too. Kisses Anouk! xo

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  10. Busy life doesn't allow me to travel much! I really want to visit so many countries like the USA, UK, Iran, Turkey, Belgium etc etc

    Have a nice day <3

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  11. I certainly want to travel more rather than less ;-). It's all about getting the balance right. Am going to be visiting Andalucia next year which should be good

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  12. My husband and I have been taking every opportunity we can to travel. It's really so nice to get out of your own space and discover new things.

    Amy Ann
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  13. Ellese Launer12/17/2015 6:05 pm

    I love this post! It is so true, traveling is one of the greatest joys in this world. Seeing and meeting new people and places. Setting a date and doing it is a great tactic to get as much in as possible. And yes it is tiring, but so worth it! Xo, Ellese

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  14. Traveling is my favorite! Cute post!

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  15. You are so right, girlie! Going into next year, I want to travel more, too! Even if it's not out of the country, I want to do more exploring; this world is filled with so much beauty and splendor that's waiting to be seen and photographed :) Thanks for the push with this post! I hope you're having a lovely day so far!


    XO,


    Jalisa
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  16. I think it's so important to travel and make memories and experiences! Hope you visit some really great places this year lovely :)

    Erica
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  17. Angela Donava12/17/2015 7:21 pm

    Lovely blog!

    Have a nice evening!

    Angela Donava

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  18. Travel planning is such a wonderful thing to do in the colder months, just before the new year starts! It always makes me so excited to have some trips ahead in the horizon :D I'd love to do some more exploring a bit further from home! xx


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  19. Arya Elsa Jose12/17/2015 9:27 pm

    Travel planning is so fun! I am going to Switzerland tomorrow! Hope you visit some great places!

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  20. I love this post! Your travel plans are absolutely amazing !!
    Nina
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  21. There are definitely better deals when you book travel well in advance. I find just the act of planning a trip to be exciting. We don't have any travel plans in mind for next year just yet.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  22. Allie Mackin12/18/2015 1:14 am

    I would like to travel somewhere this year, it has been so long since I have traveled. I would like to get to Paris!

    Allie of ALLIENYC

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  23. I wish I did more travelling before I became a mum. It was something I loved, still love but will have to put on hold untill it becmes more manageable with a young child. I'm glad you've taken back your NY resolution to travel less!

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  24. Kiki Rampone12/18/2015 5:41 am

    I absolutely love to travel, and I'm looking forward to visiting the Dominican Republic this spring! It's so much fun to plan these things I think :) I get obsessed!

    xo Kiki

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  25. Love this post! I can't wait to travel!! :)
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  26. I wish I could travel as much as you!

    xo

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  27. Alona Bronstein12/18/2015 10:18 am

    I love travel planning! It always motivates me and make me happy :)


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  28. Madalena Dantas12/18/2015 11:11 am

    I want to travel too next year!! I would like to visit London and another place like Italy or Netherlands.. In 2017 I want to go to NYC (:
    Have a great day,
    Madalena

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  29. Caliope Couture12/18/2015 11:44 am

    I love travel planning as well...we are thinking about Australia next year! The only problem is that there's never enough time to do it all ;)

    Christina ♥ https://caliope.name

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  30. Oh, I loooove this post. I'm obsessed with travel too and will never ever pass up any opportunity. At some point when I was very young, I decided I would go anywhere in the world if given the chance and it's led me to some really amazing places in my lifetime.


    I just booked 2 big trips for 2016 and though they are months away, I'm so excited to plan them! I would give up a lot of things if needed, but I would never resolve to travel less. I just think travel is one of those things that gets harder as we get older and have more responsibilities, health and family issues. We never know what will happen in the future so we have to seize the chance when it comes available to us.


    Happy travels in 2016!


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    Love, Mary

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  31. I agree with you. I don't like to attach my travels to external conditions as well. I just want to travel because I want it. I want to explore places. Actually my new year's resolution is to travel more. At least every month. Although I'm not planning anything grand like Italy, France, or even South America, I'm planning locally. Starting from my country the Philippines since we have 7,107 islands, and a few nearby Asian countries.

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  32. I would LOVE to travel more in 2016. Since we have a little one at home it's been difficult to do much traveling this year, but now that she's a bit older, it should be more feasible!
    Fizz and Frosting

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  33. I love travelling. You should definitely pursue it whilst you can!


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  34. My plan for 2016 is actually to try and travel more as I am not doing it as much as I used to. And I love traveling, exploring, seeing new things and learning others as well. x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  35. Great post, Totally agree. Gemma xx
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  36. I love to travel! And travel planning even more so. I have planned out trips I want to take years from now haha. It's just fun :) (am I crazy? lol)


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  37. I have decided to travel more in 2016, because even though i travel in 2015, it was mostly for work and I didnt get to explore. Already booked some tickets in advance since it is way cheaper.

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  38. I would like to visit Australia!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  39. I love traveling too! My resolution is I'd like to travel MORE!!! Thanks for sharing this post! Have a wonderful day. Xoxo, Anita

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  40. Nataliya Ogle12/18/2015 7:31 pm

    I'm really bad at the planning part, so I usually book things last minute. Last year I had trips planned well in advance (to South Africa and to United Arab Emirates) and then I did a few last minutes to Iceland and Mexico.

    I want to stop over in London for a bit, explore Spain and finally make my way to Tokyo. I also want to go back on a safari but I'm not sure if it'll happen with a hectic work schedule.

    xo

    n

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  41. The list of the places I want to travel to just grows and grows by the day!

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  42. Charlotte Luisa12/18/2015 9:18 pm

    This is great! I love traveling and I don't think I'd ever wanna stop :D Keep on exploring the world and take in as much as you possibly can!

    This upcoming year I probably won't have much time to travel.. But I will definitely go back in Germany for a bit and explore more of the US :)

    Love, Charlotte Luisa

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  43. Travelling is definitely something that I always put time for no matter what. It's such a refresh way to re-energize yourself, boost your mind to be more open and seeing what's going on out there away from your comfort zone. Thanks for sharing a lovely post.

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com

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  44. Catarina Neves12/18/2015 10:16 pm

    I want to travel more!
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  45. Love this post! Definitely got wanderlust!

    Happy Holidays!

    Sabrina | www.gypsytan.co

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  46. Such a great post! I'm glad to hear that you will continue to travel rather than travel less! And I totally agree that traveling is worth living for! :)

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  47. I think there's no need to travel less :) Traveling, discovering new places and meeting new people is one of the most amazing things in life and you can never do too much of it! Hope you'll visit some beautiful places in 2016 and have a wonderful time!!

    xo, Esther

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  48. Loved this post! Leaving me wanting to travel now!


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  49. Travelling is definitely tiring! And its not just during the trip, its the whole before and after recovery period haha. Can't wait to see where you go hun.
    MUCH LOVE KAREN
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  50. Jane Fitfabfun12/19/2015 6:55 am

    We'll take the kids to visit Italy this summer, they are big enough to appreciate this kind of experience finally!
    Can't wait to see your journeys in the new year!

    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  51. All I want to do is travel!! I think that travel really broadens the mind :)

    Rachel xx
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  52. I love travel planning as well..it is sometimes stressful and exhausting but really fun at the same time. I don't have any concrete plans yet this year but I really hope to visit some new places!

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