Trending Travel Destinations for 2016

December 11, 2015
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New year, new travel goals!

 

From wineries in New Zealand to beaches in Uruguay, here are some of our hot travel destinations to explore in 2016! If these spots aren’t on your list already, here are some of the reasons why they should be…

 

  1. Atacama & Patagonia, Chile

Patagonia is renowned for captivating and pristine views of its craggy mountains and lakes steeped in milky sediment (leche glacial), but not to be forgotten is an otherworldly hiking destination to the north, in the Atacama Desert. The 600-mile desert plateau runs along the Pacific coast and is comprised of a unique combination of lava, sand, stone and salt lakes. After you traipse the distinctive landscapes of Valle de la Muerte (Death Valley) and Valle de la luna (Moon Valley), end the day with the perfect nightcap, a Rica Rica Pisco Sour, while you lie under a blanket of some of the clearest stars one can view on earth.

 

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  1. Luang Prabang, Laos

If you are looking for both a tranquil and an authentic immersion into Southeast Asia, Luang Prabang is one of our favorite jewels. The northern-Laos city sports a swirling mix of styles and materials in its architecture, including its iconic Buddhist monasteries. Beyond the captivating beauty of the temple buildings themselves, it is Luan Prabang’s transcendent spirituality that leaves its mark on its visitors.

 

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  1. Waiheke Island, New Zealand

If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand, Auckland is the perfect jumping off point to start your exploration. You’ll not only get acclimated to the time zone, you’ll also have a chance to pop over, by helicopter or ferry, to nearby Waiheke Island’s charming wineries, vineyards, olive groves and beaches. The area and its people exude a bohemian, chic vibe that will set the tone for the rest of your sojourn.

 

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  1. Oaxaca, Mexico

With culture and heritage as dark and as rich as its famed Mole Negro, this region should not be missed. Whether you spend your time exploring the crafts of the local artists and artisans, visiting the pre-Columbian ruins of the Aztec city of Monte Alban or sampling the smoky notes of the vast variety of mescal while listening to the sounds of the area’s musicians, Oaxaca offers plenty to explore and discover.

 

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  1. Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

Two hours from Montevideo and just outside of Punta del Este is Jose Ignacio. Here you’ll find the flair and feel of the Hamptons in South America. This stylish resort town offers the best of both an estancia and beach stay at the Vik properties, where the region’s celebrated art is highlighted throughout the décor and design of the buildings. Although it’s not well-known yet, this charming city is quickly becoming one of the world’s hot travel destinations.

 

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Looking to plan an unforgettable travel experience? Contact The Accomplished Traveler today at 212.586.2020.

 

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