Travel Plans for 2016

As you all know, traveling is hands down my favorite hobby and every year I try to visit at least one new U.S. city and at least one new country. Getting new stamps on my passport and getting closer to seeing all 50 states makes me more excited than a new purse (which also gives me all kinds of happy feelings).

2015 brought lots of fun travels:

Eastern Caribbean Cruise ship recap and Ports of Call Recap
Boca Raton for Memorial Day Weekend
Key West for the 4th of July
Connecticut-NYC-Boston trip for a Yankees game, my cousin's wedding, and a day trip to Boston while staying in CT.
Bachelorette at the Lazy River
Punta Cana for our friend's destination wedding weekend
Connecticut again for my sis-in-law's baby shower
Travel Plans for 2016

Islamorada (Florida Keys): I've been to Key West a few times, but always drove straight through and haven't experienced the other Keys. So, I'm excited to be heading to Islamorada for work next week. Have I mentioned recently that I love my job?!
Connecticut: Flying up next month to meet my beautiful new nephew, looking forward to all the baby snuggles!
Denver: My Yankees will be playing H's Rockies in June at Coors Field which neither of us have ever been to so we're looking forward to our teams going head to head in a new city to both of us. Since we love seeing new cities and ballparks, this is a total win-win!
Big Trip Contenders

We haven't decided on what our big trip for 2016 will be yet, but these are the options that are in the running. Let me know what you would choose!

Rio de Janeiro: As much as I'd love to go for the Olympic games, it'll be crazy expensive to go during that time. So much history and culture and let's not forget the amazing nightlife and how gorgeous it is.
Hawaii: We were planning on honeymooning in Hawaii before we chose to go to Fiji. I'd love to fly into Oahu and stay for a few days to check out Waikiki Beach and tour Pearl Harbor before moving on to Maui and the Big Island.
Switzerland and Italy: We've been itching to go back to Europe and as much as I'd like to do a London-Paris-Amsterdam trip you can't beat the scenery in Switzerland or the food and the wine in Italy.
Whistler, British Columbia: Our friends try to get away on a friend's trip once a year, and we've rented beach condos on Treasure Island for Labor Day Weekend, a Bahamas Cruise, and an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana for a friend's destination wedding. As much as we love our warm weather and beachy trips where we drink in our bathing suits all day one of our friends brought up the idea of changing it up for the next trip and going on a ski trip. This probably will be in 2017. but I'm excited!
                                 Where are you hoping to go in the next year?
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68 comments:

  1. Yay for Islamorada! You'll have to let me know how it is! And Switzerland is one of my favorite places. It's gorgeous! I've always wanted to go to Whislter in the winter! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Great trip ideas, lady! I think you should add DC to your list. :)

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  3. I miss traveling so much! My husband & I use to do it quit a bit when he was in the Marine Corps! I hope we can start up again when he is done with the police academy. This post gave me the travel bug for sure!

    Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

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  4. The FL Keys are great! I'm trying to get a solo trip to Europe plan, but I'm a little nervous to do it alone! Thinking of doing Prague though!
    Christina :: Simple and Delish


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  5. We adore Denver and Colorado! I love your options and kart if the fun is just libber get the next destination! Hawaii is a must for my husband and I but with the wind chill if minus 13 right now, I'll take anywhere warm, lol

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  6. I can't wait to see which city you chose, and then I'll politely ask you to book me a ticket too! :)

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  7. that is a great idea--new country and new state! love that!! can't wait to hear what you pick!

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  8. It's totally cool if I just hop along on all of your adventures right? I love your plans and options and how much you guys love to travel!

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  9. Looks like you have some great travel plans for 2016! Can't wait to hear what you think of Islamorada...we are talking about going there in May for our anniversary!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  10. So hard to choose!! I think I would pick Italy for all the wine!

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  11. SO many good choices! i love this list. rio would be so fun! and switzerland and italy are def on my list too! we both had the right idea with a list of dream spots. my only problem is i have nothing planned yet. soon!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  12. LOVE this list of destinations! We've been trying to come up with some fun trips for 2016 and you've definitely nailed some faves.

    XO, Jaime | RegallySoled.com

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  13. If I have a vote for your big trip I say Switzerland & Italy - but you have to go to Interlaken hands down the most beautiful city I've ever visited! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  14. I have been to Islamorada and also Marathon. Both are beautiful. I loved Italy and would love to go back there some day too. I would also love to go to Switzerland and Hawaii. It's currently 4 (yes thats right) degrees here right so any place with a beach would be fab right now!!! Thanks for sharing lady! :-)

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  15. My parents love Islamorada! They take a trip down there each year!

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  16. Im voting for Italy and Switzerland! These photos are making me wish it was warm and not snowing here in PA!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm starting to think about travel for the year too! We're going to Naples (FL) next month and thinking about going to the Keys for a day trip because I've never been.

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  18. The older I get, the more I love to travel. Love that you make it a priority. Sounds like a great 2016 ahead!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  19. I love the Keys!! When I went, I stayed on Marathon and Key West and am trying to convince my MOH to go there for her bachelorette party. I vote Hawaii or Europe for your trip... I'd love to go to Switzerland too. It looks amazing!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  20. Ah! Such a fun 2015 - can't wait to read about your trips this year!

    xx,
    Lauren
    FashionablyLo

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  21. I love Islamorada. Where are you staying?

    I'm excited to see what you decide on for this year!

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  22. Well this sounds excellent! I'm hanging with ya'll this year....

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  23. Adam went to the Keys last year and loved it! I've never been but really, really want to go. It looks gorgeous! I vote you all just meet us somewhere in Asia for your big trip! ;)

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  24. I have been so jealous of all of your trips! They sound amazing. Can't wait to follow along for the upcoming ones.

    xo, Sara Kate Styling

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  25. Italy is my dream! I mean, it all sounds amazing. How great you get to meet your nephew too, that's going to be awesome!

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  26. Great post! Love Hawaii and Italy!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  27. LOVE these! I've been to Hawaii numerous times living on the West Coast and it has a special feeling all its own. So magical. I also live fairly close to Whistler (6 hour drive) and have been several times. One thing to consider if you don't want a ski trip is that Whistler is AWESOME in the summer too! Lots to do and so pretty! Vancouver is also a really cool city with an international feel. Great scenic stuff to do too.

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  28. So jealous you get to go to Key West for work. I've been dying to make it down there but we've only have gotten as far as Ft Lauderdale so far! I vote for Hawaii and I would totally join in on that trip because I've been dying to travel there since childhood days.

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  29. Wish I could travel to all these places this year! Wish you all the best.

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.it

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  30. So many fun travels coming your way in 2016!! I vote Whistler or Switzerland/Italy for the big trip! We're debating Texas or New York potentially this fall or doing something small and saving for a big international trip in 2017!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  31. I totally agree with the picture about passport stamps over stuff! How fun to go to Denver for a game. We LOVE going to new ball parks and this year are heading to spring training! Our big trip for the year is London for our anniversary! It will be our first time in Europe and I cannot wait!! (I feel like it's a good place to start since they speak english haha!)
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  33. I'm so jealous! There are so many great choices, which makes it so hard. Good luck!
    xo, Lily
    beautywithlily.com

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  34. Oooh I love reading this. My travel plans are not at all solidified yet... we have San Francisco and Vegas pretty planned, but we'll probably take 3 or so more trips. Excited to figure them out. That $99 airfare to Iceland is certainly going to spice it up!! XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  35. I think no matter where you pick it will be amazing! Italy has been on my list forever!

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  36. I love to travel too! I hope to be able to travel a little more this year - we are off to Mexico next weekend!

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  37. Just found your blog through another blog and I LOVE this link-up! I started blogging less than a year ago and I'm getting ready to start a series to recap our past travels throughout the years, so I'll have to join you guys for the link-up!

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  38. I didn't realize how many places that you've already traveled - FIJI?! That's basically my dream. You have so much to look forward to with travel this year! So far, Disney next month is our only big trip planned, but hopefully that changes.

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  39. Love this! I need to do something similar to this! I love that you already have it all mapped out to have lots of things to look forward to!

    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

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  40. I love how much you have traveled!!!! That is something my hubby and I need to do more, but it probably won't happen until the kids are older.

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  41. Oh, please do Switzerland/Italy! It is our dream to do a food tour of Italy. Apparently, there's a place where they light a wheel of parm on fire and then toss your homemade pasta in all that melty cheese. We obviously don't have any big travel plans this year with little one arriving in a few weeks (and because we're hoping to move across the state at some point as well), but we definitely hope for our next big trip to be to Europe!

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  42. I love that y'all try to visit new cities and baseball stadiums! I think that's such a fun tradition and let's you see a lot of exciting cities! You also have so many fun ideas for your big trips for this year! My vote I think will always be Europe because I've never been, but Whistler looks like a blast too! We absolutely loved our Hawaii trip last year, and I don't think that you could go wrong with that choice either! So basically, I think you should try to do them all, lol! Sorry I'm no help!

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  43. 2016 is going to be an amazing year for you it looks like! Switzerland is totally on my travel list as well!

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  44. I love the ballpark/new city trip you have planned! I went to Denver once for work but didn't get a chance to explore the city too much, but I definitely want to go back! As for your big trip ideas- I'd choose Hawaii/Maui, because that was my favorite destination ever. I've never been to Italy, but that (specifically the Amalfi coast pictured) would be at the top of my list! Whistler would be a lot of fun in a group too, especially if a lot of you ski! So many great options- good luck choosing!

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  45. fun post! I love Switzerland! so beautiful!


    kelseybang.com

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  46. Wow, so many places last year and such fun plans for this year. They all sound so wonderful!

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  47. oh gosh, now all I can think about is traveling. I want to go everywhere on your list!! You should hit up Whistler. It's SOOOOOOOO pretty, ridiculously so and really, really fun in the winter. I want to go to Rio as well!

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  48. All of your traveling looks like so much fun!! We are going to miss you by a month in Denver! I will be there in May for work and will definitely be hitting up a Rockies game. This post looks like fun, I definitely need to do the same!

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  49. ahhhh so much fun stuff in 2015 and so much fun stuff planned for 2016! oh Hawaii would be amazing, I've been to Waikiki Beach but i'd love to visit more because i really don't feel like i got a good feel of it. and oh, Switzerland! i would love love love to go there. i'd also really love to do an all Italy only trip. sigh. maybe i need to buy a ticket for that powerball!

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  50. Wow, all of these are great places, so hard to decide! I think a trip to Europe would be amazing! Hope you have fun no matter which you choose :)

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  51. This all sounds so fun! Can't wait to see your blog posts about your adventures. I would love to go to Rio, and Whistler sounds magical! Italy & Switzerland was one of my favorite adventures we have done though-y'all should look into Stresa and Interlaken-both so stunning!

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  52. Gahhh, it's going to be a great year!! We are also thinking Islamorada (or Palm Beach) in March so you'll have to report back after next week! And I vote for Hawaii just because we honeymooned there and had the best time :) Italy + Switzerland sound fabulous too though!!

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  53. So many fun things planned!!! I would love to go to Hawaii or Italy!!! They both sound equally amazing and different! I am not sure what we will have planned this year other than our usual Gulf Shores and Gatlinburg trips. Can't wait to follow along on your journeys this year!

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  54. so fun.. I am in CT but do get out a lot thank god!! Last year went to Italy, Miami, and Newport, RI.. this year hoping to go to Naples FL/Marco Island and back to Newport.. I have a baby now so my travels are more domestic!! xxo
    Jamie
    www.jamieeverafter.com

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  55. You've been to some great places and it looks like you have a lot of fun ahead! My fiancé's best friend lives in Switzerland. I'd love to make a trip there. It looks gorgeous!

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  56. My sister lives in Islamorada and I am super jealous of her! Such a great place.

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  57. I have totally had the travel bug! I have been wanting go to Europe and I hope we can make it there in the next two years! Switzerland looks gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  58. Looks like you guys already have some awesome trip planned and I'd love any of those big contenders. Can't wait to see which you choose!

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  59. You know I'm always jealous of all your traveling!! I think Hawaii would be an awesome big choice for you guys!!! Although all of those choices are just amazing and you would have a blast anywhere you go. What a fun place to get away for a ski trip with friends!

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  60. You have so many great ideas for big trips! Switzerland would be amazing! Somewhere different. I am planning on Greece for my honeymoon or something a little more off the beaten path. Figi is high on my list too..

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  61. I need to push my husband into traveling more, he always has work on the brain. Not a bad thing, but wifey needs a vaycay...haha!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  62. Ooh, you have some awesome travel plans for the next year, and you really plan ahead! We tend to come up with travel schemes slightly last minute. On Dec. 26 we decided to spend NYE in Singapore and booked flights that day, so I have a feeling I have no idea what travel adventures are in store for my 2016!

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  63. I'm presently trying to figure out our 18 day Europe trip. I know we are headed to Rome first, but I'm not sure where else. I was thinking about combining it with Budapest and Prague... So many choices!!

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  64. We're looking to start planning our big trip this summer and I'm struggling big time about where to go! Great options for y'all though! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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