02 Dec Top 5 Travel Hot Spots for 2016
As 2015 winds down, many of you are looking ahead and planning for your vacations in the new year. With that in mind, we thought we would share with you the top 5 travel destinations for 2016.
For those of you looking for an adventure with beautiful, lush scenery, Kauai is the island for you. Kauai happens to be the oldest of the main Hawaiian islands and also the greenest for its amazing rain forests and vegetation. Helicopter tours are very popular on the island, an easy way to take in all of its natural beauties from the comfort of a seat in the sky. If you’re looking for more of a thrill, hikers come from all over to conquer the Kaala trail. This 11-mile hike is no joke, locals suggest completing the full trail over the course of two days and camping in between.
Best time to go: April through June for the best weather
This under-the-radar African country, which has been widely praised for its stability and progressive social climate, will celebrate 50 years of independence in 2016. No matter your budget or ideal vacation, Botswana has something for every type of traveler. It also has no shortage of picturesque national parks to visit.
Best time to go: Any time of year since the weather is always pleasant
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Only a few miles from Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit is located on the western coast of Mexico. The 200-mile stretch of coastline is perfect for a relaxing vacation or for those look to catch a wave; it’s home to the popular surfer town of Sayulita. This region is free of spring breakers and is what many consider to be a perfect snapshot of authentic Mexico. The beaches are some of the best on the coast, and you can find great seafood along the cobblestone streets.
Best time to go: January through March to avoid the crowds
If you love the outdoors, then a Greenland getaway is for you. You can get off the grid and unplug—literally, since most residents rely on satellite phones. They also get around this vast terrain via dogsled or snowmobile. If you love nature and have been dying to see the Aurora borealis, you won’t be able to get enough of Greenland.
Best time to go: September through April, although if you go in March, you can catch the Arctic Winter Games.
Located in the western Pacific Ocean, Palau consists of 250 islands. This is THE spot if you are big on underwater activities such as snorkeling or scuba diving without the crowds. There are so many world-class dive sites to choose from for your excursions, including checking out World War II wreckage along with amazing and diverse marine life. For those that like to stay on dry land, off-roading is another popular island activity. The relics left behind from another time in the jungle lie in wait.
Best time to go: September through April
Where will you go in 2016?