If you love to travel you probably have a bucket list of places you’ve always dreamed of visiting. From that magical destination with those amazing sandy beaches to an exotic country that you just need to see with your own eyes, the world is full of must-visit places. So, we’ve come up with our top 12 destinations that are just begging to be ticked off each month.
January – Zip line, Costa Rica
If you’re a bit of a thrill seeker then head to Costa Rica and soar across the jungle skyline on an exhilarating canopy tour. Not only will you be able to fly over the treetops and ravines with the wind in your face, but you can also combine zip lining with crossing high platforms and treetop suspension bridges.
February – Disneyland, Paris
Known for its magic, Disneyland is a place where make-believe is real, so let the fairy-tale come alive this February as you bring out the inner kid in you. Unforgettable shows, captivating parades and thrilling rides are just a few of the many things to do here. February is a great time to visit, so treat your loved one to a romantic Disney experience they will cherish forever. But remember to wrap up warm and enjoy the magic.
March – Northern Lights, Iceland
Astronomers are predicting that over the next few years the Northern Lights will be at their brightest due to a peak in the solar cycle. That said, now is the time to visit and see this magical light show for yourself. You can also combine hunting for Aurora Borealis with a visit to the geysers or even a relaxing trip to the geothermal Blue Lagoon.
April – Spring Break, Mexico
May – Tick off a Canary Island
Lanzarote is a fascinating island that is exceptionally beautiful – its biggest attraction has to be its natural beaches and secluded coves. With its striking lunar-like landscape there are so many great places to explore from the upmarket resort of Playa Blanca to the cosmopolitan capital of Arrecife.
June – Lake Garda, Italy
Lake Garda is the largest and most eastern of the Italian lakes, with its stunning hills of La Rocca backdrop there is nowhere quite like it! As for the town, it’s made up of narrow cobbled streets which are lined with beautiful shops and restaurants. A large promenade overlooks the lake and is full of pavements cafés and bars, which are perfect for people-watching. Lake Garda is also a great spot to take things at your own pace from relaxing to sporting activities and discovering new places.
July – Taste of the Adriatic, Cruise
Sail round the Adriatic on the Thomson Celebration, see the ancient city walls in Dubrovnik, glide into Malta’s magical skyline, feel enchanted by Sicily’s beauty and soak up the history of Crotone in Italy. Then, it’s time to stroll through the picturesque hotspot that is Igoumenitsa in Greece before finally setting eyes on the captivating Montenegro. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the ships itinerary. Plus, as one of Thomson’s smaller ships it has a real friendly atmosphere, a sophisticated â la carte and a luxurious spa.
August – Sunset in Santorini
The sunsets in Santorini are widely renowned for being among the best in the world.
Top tip – Many of the hotels don’t have views of the full spectacular sunset, so if you want to sit back and see it from your balcony choose your hotel carefully.
September – Closing parties, Ibiza
The closing parties are one of the craziest times in Ibiza. You can party in your favourite super-club as you listen to famous DJs for the last time – well, until next year.
October – Halloween in Universal Florida
Set your pulses racing as Universal comes alive with its Halloween Horror Nights. Explore petrifying haunted houses and scary horror movie moments as you make your way through a number of scare zones where you’ll find strange-looking creatures at every turn. You can also enjoy outrageous live shows or experience the parks thrilling rides and attractions.
November – Thailand
Thailand is such a diverse country which boasts some of the world’s finest beaches, stunning landscapes and top-class hotels. Relax on beautiful secluded beaches, stroll through bustling cities or eat to your heart’s content at one of the many food stalls.
December – Lapland
Imagine taking a reindeer sleigh ride or dashing through an enchanting snow-laden forest on a husky safari or snowmobile, well you can with a trip to Lapland. Feed the reindeers or meet Santa and his elves as you experience this magical journey. Follow a Santa Tinsel Trail, explore the winter wonderland and enjoy a hot chocolate by a roaring log fire – a visit to Lapland will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Which of these would top your bucket list in 2016? What travel destinations are on your bucket list?