Need inspiration for your New Year travel plans? Hostelworld have gathered tips from travel bloggers for the top destinations in 2016.
There is a huge world out there, with almost too many countries, cities and islands to know where to head next! But, isn’t that so exciting?! If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? That’s the question we asked travel bloggers and they’ve come back with their top travelling tips for 2016.
|Change is coming to South America. Slowly but surely, Venezuela is creeping onto the backpacker radar. With steaming jungles and tumbling falls to endless savannahs and the world’s cheapest beers (just 3 cents a pop), Venezuela has a hell of a lot to offer the adventurous backpacker. Will Hatton (UK) BrokeBackpacker|
The New Year is coming and so are new travels! Are you already thinking where you are going next in 2016? My honest answer would be Everywhere! The important thing is to take your backpack and leave! When summer comes take a flight to Brussels and then a train to Antwerp. The city, with its mediaeval outlines and modern features, will appear to you in its full beauty!
|When the temperatures drops it’s the perfect time to book your flight to Amsterdam! When outside is too cold‚ take a break at the Pancake Bakery with their goodies: you totally won’t regret it!|
Sara Boccolini Viaggio Animamente
|With this year going to end, I made the usual wish: I would love next year to be full of new travels and adventures, and not about money, as it doesn’t make you happy (so it’s said!). The three destinations to visits in 2016 have to mix my passion for travelling and landscapes. If you agree, I suggest you take a look at St. George’s: the famous Bermuda’s Capital sitting in a live dreaming archipelago.|
|If you fancy the mountains and colder weather, I would go east to discover Brasov in Romania.|
Monopoli (south of Italy)
Last but not least, I suggest Monopoli (south of Italy) where you can mix sunny days at the beach with excursions in the countryside and the local amazing cities such as Alberobello.
Gian Luca (Italy) Viaggia E Scopri
Russia’s window to Europe shines by the Neva Riviera with its palaces, parks, museums all along a labyrinth of canals such as ‚”Venice of the North” Let yourself be amazed by the incredible domes of the Church of the Spilled Blood and wander among the tombs of the legendary Tchaikovsky and Dostoevsk. Patri
cia Rojas (Spain), La Cosmopolilla
The smoke of incense takes over Ubud, the spiritual and cultural heart of Bali. Cycling between green rice fields, getting lost in the heart of the Sacred Monkey Forest, climbing a volcano or seizing the hours of sun on a paradise beach will make you want to stay in Bali, the island of the Gods, forever. Patricia Rojas (Spain), La Cosmopolilla
PUERTO DE IGUAZ MISIONES (ARGENTINA)
|Did you know that the Iguazu Falls between Brazil and Argentina are one of the seven natural wonders of the world? Once you stand in front of them it’s very difficult to remain indifferent, not to feel tiny. The force of nature here becomes brutal and wonderful. Something to feel, just experiment … at least once in life. Patricia Rojas (Spain), La Cosmopolilla|
|Quito is an amazing city and not only because it is over 2800 meters above sea level, but because for the past two years it has been the favourite destination for travellers visiting South America. It is also a land of volcanos, and you can’t miss the views from the Pichincha cable car and see the city at 4000 meters. Quito is also known as half of the world as it has drawn this imaginary line that divides the earth into two hemispheres, definitely a must for travellers. Quito has earned its own right of being one of our recommended destinations for next year. Iosu Lopez & Alberto Menendez (Spain), Mochileros TV|
|The country of coffee is trendy. Modern, lively and colourful, Medellin represents a step up for the country to position itself as the favourite stop in Colombia during 2016. Located in the department of Antioquia, Medellin celebrates during the first days of August the famous flower show, ‚”La Feria de la Flores” District 13 is another example of innovation in Medallo (popularly known as Medellin), thanks to the construction of the escalator that along with the urban art has revitalized the area. Iosu Lopez & Alberto Menendez (Spain), Mochileros TV|
|Recife, in the state of Pernambuco, is a city that has no reason to envy to the rest of the country. Having their own carnivals in Olinda (a small town on the outskirts of the city), it celebrates the Bonecos Gigantes parade with dolls of about 4 meters high. LIf you are looking for history? Don’t hesitate to get to Recife Antigo, the old town, where you will be amazed by its colourful streets, buildings and museums. If you’re seeking culture, Francisco Brennand, is one of the most important contemporary artists of the time and the outskirts of the city has recreated a world in its image – the Office Brennand. Finally if you are looking for beaches, in Pernambuco are some of the best, the Carneiros and Porto Galinhas are amazing places that will help you pick up some tan and promise not to leave you indifferent. Iosu Lopez & Alberto Menendez, Mochileros TV|
The little village of Canggu in Bali is my top destination for 2016. It’s more like a coastline with different small villages on the West Coast of Bali. If you’re a surfer or Yogi you’ll be in heaven! In the north of Seminyak the streets are less busy, there aren’t many hotels and the atmosphere is relaxed and super cosy. Many expats are living there and you get to know each other quite soon. A fantastic surf spot for pros is the famous eco beach and I’d suggest Berawa Beach for beginners. Anja (Germany)
Istanbul is definitely one of the coolest cities for a city trip in 2016. You’ll discover new things on every single corner. I really love the traditional fish market in Beyoglu, where you can get the best fish sandwich in Istanbul for just a few Euros. You’ll also find cute cafes in Üsküdar next to the water with an amazing view to the Maiden’s Tower. Relax after in Gülhane Park, where there are lots of cheeky, green parrots, so it’s worth looking up to them! Melanie (Germany)
My top tip for 2016 is Athens. An old city with lots of history and culture. At the same time the city is young, hip and wild. It’s a city full of diversity with an incredible amount of things to discover. It’s also an affordable city with great offers, worthwhile accommodation and full of culture, celebrations and parties. Definitely a top destination for 2016! Sarah (Switzerland)
|My recommendation for 2016 is Chile and its fascinating cities. It’s the perfect destination for backpackers who love nature. Chile is one of the most multifaceted countries in South America. With the Atacama desert in the North and their flamingos in the Salar de Atacama and the bizarre sunrises behind fairy-tale volcanos on the horizon. The perfect destination for real adventurer in the South: Pantagonia. Chile is worth every trip! Clemens – anekdotique.com (Germany)|