I’ve done this post for the past two years (2014 and 2015) and I thought I would do one for 2016 and share my upcoming travel plans. So where will the wind blow me in 2016…with me most likely wearing jandals in every destination regardless of season!
Auckland, New Zealand
I’m in New Zealand for the first four days of the new year before heading back to England so I will be making the most of my time at home with my family.
Edit: I’m staying for 5 additional days as I’m medically unfit to fly now thanks to either a bug or food poisoning and a high temperature.
At the end of January I’m off Lisbon for a city break and I’m sure it will be much needed after the first few crazy weeks of 2016 as it’s my busiest time of the year work wise with the year end close of accounts, audit and then budget / forecast all due. I’ve started pinning a number of pins to my Portugal Pinterest Board for inspiration on where to visit. I’m going to be most likely staying at the Intercontinental Lisbon so I can get a number of points in their Spring Accelerator promotion…hence we can use the points at a later date for free hotel rooms.
G and I are February birthday babies…he’s a Valentine’s Baby and I’m two days later so we always try to head away even though it’s normally school holidays. This year we are going to Seville, we picked up some super cheap cheap Business Class airfares with British Airways for £150 return…yeah eye watering cheap and it means I can shop with no fear of luggage allowances! Lisa is giving me loads of tips…her first tip was to stay at the Starwood property, Hotel Alfonso XIII which is ace as we need to earn a few points to use for our Peru accommodation with SPG.
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Peru and Bolivia
So in May, G and I are heading to Peru and Bolivia for just over two weeks. We are using our BA Companion voucher so we managed to get super cheap Business Class flights and just need to confirm a few more hotel bookings. So far our itinerary is Lima for 2 nights (A few folks have said it’s not worth staying but I’ve heard others say it’s a brilliant city so we are taking a risk twice!), Cusco for three nights and a lovely train trip with Belmond to Machu Picchu, exploring the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca and then onto La Paz for a few nights and then back to Lima. I’m trying to pay for as many of our hotels using points so we can have a few special experiences while we are away…I’m on a huge saving drive in 2016!
I’ve given myself a new years resolution to visit every county in England in 2016…let’s see if I can do it.
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I’m sure there will be a few other trips during the year so who knows where the wind will blow me in 2016.
I’m a bit lazy and just using my Pinterest boards for the pics…SO much easier!
I’m joining up with Emma, Angie and Jessi in the January travel link up. I decided it was time to relinquish my role as a co-host of the link up due to work, life and eating commitments – it’s been a pleasure and I will still join in when I’ve got time available to comment etc but I also just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone that has linked up over the past two years and for all the lovely comments and fabulous new blogs that I’ve found through the travel link up.
So what are your travel plans for 2016?