Traveling in 2016


The summer months are right around the corner, which means that it is time to start considering where to travel. The world is a large place, and anyone who loves exploring new places has difficulty deciding where to go next. Every option seems better than the last, and aspiring travelers often find themselves with more options than they have time. This is why I have compiled a list of some of the best places to travel in 2016. These are my favorite options from a travel list by the New York Times. I encourage you to consider visiting one or more of the following places in the coming months!

Skane, Sweden

If you love the outdoors, open space, and, most importantly, food, this is the place for you. Skane is outside of any of the populated areas, and is home to farmers, fishermen, and all types of creatives who are obsessed with really good food. If you journey to Skane, you will be able to indulge in baked goods made with dairy from animals on-site, vegetables grown in a restaurant’s backyard, and seafood fresh-plucked out of the water.

Vinales, Cuba

With Cuba now accessible to Americans, there has been an influx of travelers into this beautiful land. However, many travelers are not aware of this village in an open valley, only a few hours away from the crowded Havana. Vinales is home to many tobacco farms, bed and breakfasts, and incredible places to climb. Driving around is not promoted in this section of Cuba. Rather, it is much more preferable (and easier!) to travel by bike, foot, or on horseback. Any active traveler must make a trip here at least once in his or her lifetime.

Tamil Nadu, India

Tamil Nadu is a beautiful section of India that contains a rich history. Many of India’s major temples are in this state, some so large that they are considered small cities. Intricate art and architecture will keep any traveler occupied for weeks, but that is not the only draw of Tamil Nadu. It also holds a large number of villages housing historical mansions, and delectable, spicy food. I strongly encourage any traveler interested in history to make a trip to this wondrous place.

Tyrol, Austria

If you are a traveler who loves skiing and distilleries, this is the place for you. Tyrol, after being featured in a recent Bond film, is building out its tourist industry by opening hotels and resorts that host guests at affordable prices. This area also houses a large number of solar farms and over 40 distilleries. Skiing is one of the main activities available to visitors in this area, so if you love winter sports and are into James Bond impersonation, this is the place for you.