2016 Travel Wishlist

Hands up who else is utterly fed up of the British weather now? I can’t see you because that’s sadly how the internet works, but I imagine there are hands flying up all over the place right now. With memories of Christmas and the ‘new year new me’ vibes well in the past, and Spring/Summer still looking like they’re far off in the distance, it’s no surprise that this is the time of year that a lot people  start planning their getaways for the next year. I’m no different, and last week booked flights with a couple of friends to Barcelona in April.

I’m SO excited, but it also got me thinking about where else is on my travel hitlist for 2016. Last year I managed to visit Paris and Amsterdam (as well as a little summer trip to Marbella) and this year I hope to go further afield while still ticking off a few European city breaks. So, if there are any secret millionaires reading this blog who fancy treating me, please behold my holiday wishlist…

Barcelona1. Barcelona I’ve wanted to go to Barcelona for a couple of years now, so I’m SO happy to finally have my flights booked. For me, the destination seems like a bit of a ‘best of both worlds’ trip; there’s the city break element complete with sightseeing hotspots (and LOADS of churches, which are kind of my number 1 nerdy tourist thing), but then there’s also the beach holiday side to things where you can spend an afternoon lounging on a beach with a cocktail. I’ll be stalking this Barcelona travel guide a lot more before we head off, but one thing we’ve all agreed we would would like to do is a vesping tour of the city, where you follow a GPS to the key sites. If anyone has any more recommendations, then please let me know in the comments!

Miami2. Miami, Florida There are loads of places in America that are on my wishlist, but one that I might be able to tick off this year is Miami. I might be going on my first family holiday in about 12 years this year, as my sister’s offered to take me along to Disney World in Orlando (I think essentially as a kind of glorified babysitter for my niece and nephew, which I am SO fine with if it means hanging out with Disney princesses). This will be amazing enough on its own as I’ve never even been to Disneyland Paris, but one extra thing we’ve spoke about getting out of the trip is a flying visit to Miami. I think I basically just want to wear a white trouser suit and pretend I’m in Miami Vice, but again if you have any more substantial suggestions then please let me know.

travel 43. Prague Another city break that’s on my wishlist for a couple of years is Prague. The Gothic architecture looks stunning, and there seems to have an almost fairytale look about the city. I’ve heard how amazing Prague is in the winter when there’s snow, but as I’m not the biggest fan of the cold (hence why skiing holidays will never feature on any wishlist of mine ever ever ever), I think I would stick to going in the spring or autumn when it’s mild – or maybe even in October for my birthday, cough cough hint hint to that secret millionaire I mentioned.

travel 14. Dubai Finally, my year would be complete if I could also finally manage a trip to Dubai. One of mine and Lauren’s best friends from uni lives there, and we’ve been meaning to go and visit her for EVER (or approx three years since she moved back, anyway). I know it might be a bit of a shock to my system being on a holiday where I’m not allowed to throw up sambuca on the street (sorry Magaluf, and every other chavvy holiday destination of my youth…)  but now that I’m allegedly an adult, Dubai looks like the perfect destination.

Have you been to any of these places? And where would you love to go in 2016? Let me know in the comments!

[Image Credits: Airpano, EACPT Flight Centre, Miami O’Clock.]


41 Responses

    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:24 pm

      Thanks for reading 🙂 xx

  1. Hannah February 13, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    Barcelona is incredible – you will love it. Park Guell is a must! I’d love to go to Prague too, but I think the cold weather would make it even better (more fairytale like!)


    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:25 pm

      Yay I can’t wait 🙂 And I agree, it would be gorgeous (I’m just such a wimp with the cold!) xx

  2. Beautylymin February 13, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Great list! I would love to go to Prague too! I’m going to Orlando in May! xx


    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:25 pm

      AHH that might be when I’m going – maybe our paths will cross among the princesses, haha! xx

  3. Becki February 13, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    I haven’t been away since June and I’m itching to travel! I really want to visit Miami, or anywhere in America to be honest! A road trip visiting loads of states would be amazing. Prague is such a beautiful city, I went last year in September and the weather was really lovely! Not to hot but not cold at all and it wasn’t ridiculously busy either!

    Becki, http://www.beautyandthebrunette.co.uk xx

  4. Lindsey Elyse February 13, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    All of these places look gorgeous! It’s currently -27 degrees celsius here in Canada… so I don’t know if I’d really mind the weather in England! Although I’d really love to visit Thailand soon too!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

  5. lauren February 13, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    I absolutely love Barcelona, I posted loads when I went you should have a look for some ideas. its an amazing city! id love to go to prague too, it looks like such an interestsing city
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Oooh I’ll definitely check it out, want as many tips as possible 🙂 xx

  6. Ela February 13, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    I haven’t been to any of these places, but they are also on my travel wishlist! Dubai would be perfect now, enjoying the sunshine and the hot weather!


    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Gurrrrl tell me about it, winter sun would be ideal! xx

    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:27 pm

      Ahh I’m so jealous 🙂 Need to go and then I can pester you for tips! xx

  7. Emma February 14, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    Great post lovely!! All of these places are on my travel wish list for this year too, especially Dubai, I’m dying to go there! I hope you manage to do some fabulous travelling this year! Xx


    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:27 pm

      Yay I hope we both make it there this year 🙂 xx

    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:27 pm

      My lifelong list is probably endless, but I thought I’d try to keep this short and sweet 🙂 xx

    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      Ahh I hope you get to 🙂 xx

    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      Ahh I’ve never been to Italy, but Greece and Turkey are both gorgeous from what I’ve seen 🙂 xx

  8. Ninz February 14, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    OMG you made me dream of holiday right now. I am actually planing to visit Barcelona this year but Miami looks so exotic and you are such a lucky girl if you manage to visit it! xxx


    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:29 pm

      I’m glad you’re planning Barcelona too, I’ve heard nothing but good things 🙂 xx

    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:29 pm

      I’ll have to ask you for some tips if I make it 🙂 xx

  9. paulina February 15, 2016 / 10:04 am

    great wishlist!! i would love to travel more this year


    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you! Hope you get some lovely trips in too xx

    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you, glad you liked it xx

  10. THEFASHION-JUNKIE February 15, 2016 / 11:46 am

    Haha! You’re certainly right about imagining hands flying up as I’ve got both of my hands raised. I honestly cannot wait for summer to arrive 🙁 I was looking forward to going away on holiday with my girls but that doesn’t look likely now as I’m probably going to be using my annual leave to carry out some work experience. Wah! I really need a holiday 🙁 X


    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Oh noooo, I suppose needs must for the career but I hope you manage to get at least a little break in! xx

  11. Gabrielle February 15, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Prague is also on my travel wishlist, I’ve read so many good reviews on what to do there lately! With regard to visiting Barcelona, I’d definitely recommend checking out the Gothic Quarter – it’s like a whole other world there 🙂


    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:31 pm

      Ooh I’ve read about the Gothic Quarter, it sounds gorgeous 🙂 xx

    • Claire February 16, 2016 / 7:32 pm

      Warm beaches are THE ONE haha 🙂 xx

  12. Georgia February 18, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    What a lovely wishlist – great choices! I went to Paris and Amsterdam last year too! And funnily enough, I’m hoping to go to Barcelona this July. I LOVE city breaks! You haven’t got long to wait until April, bet you’re so excited! Bring on the outfit planning 🙂

    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:11 am

      Great minds Georgia 😉 City breaks are my FAVE, so I’m so excited for Barcelona! The weather will be gorgeous if you go in July 🙂 xx

    • Claire February 23, 2016 / 11:24 pm

      Aw I hope you make it to all of your destinations 🙂 xx

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