My 2016 Travel Goals

When I was younger I would write down my goals for school and life on a dry erase board and display it in my college dorm room. As I got older I strayed from that but I believe it is time to bring it back (electronically)! Most of my 2014/2015 was unplanned as in I didn’t sit down and write a bucket list or goals. This year I have put together this list of travel goals to speak it into existence.
1) London/Copanhagen/Oslo/Amsterdam-I have seen quite a few deals on Norweigan and I am investigating hopping around Europe.
2)Italy (Rome, Milan and Florence)-Planning for May just before the summer where temperatures will be mid 70s. Hotels seem a bit pricey so I am still looking into hotel vs Air BnB options.
3)Taste of Chicago-Last year I had a hotel and tickets to the Erykah Badu concert. I could not find anyone to go. This year I’m just going to go solo. I heard summertime in Chicago is awesome. I’ve booked a hotel already.


Modern Chicago Skyline Aerial View In Chicago Illinois USA

4) Grand Canyon/Antelope Canyon-I have been wanting to go here for a while. Unfortunately a few friends and family don’t have this same desire. The beginning of September may be a good time for a visit.
 Antelope Canyon
5)Brazil (Sao Paulo, Rio)-Since Brazil is waiving it’s $160 Visa fee for Americans for the summer. I would love to visit before the Olympics in June for my birthday.
6)Australia (Sydney, Melbourne)– I’ve always wanted to visit, it is said to be the longest flight from the states. Longer than my trek to Thailand last year. I hope to visit during our winter and combine with the next destination.
7)Auckland, New Zealand-The beauty of this location alone is breathtaking from pictures.
8) Toronto, ON-OVO Fest usually sells out in 5 minutes. If I can score tickets I would definately like to go to Drake’s festival and see Toronto during the summer. I can’t stand the cold so it will be great to kill two birds with one stone.
Other travel related goals include:
  • Learning how to pack better. I’m the person that packs for the what ifs and has rarely paid for a checked bag due to who I fly with.
  • Finding a healthy balance between enjoying the moment and capturing the moment.
  • Learning more loyalty program hacks and status matches. My first trial was with Hilton Honors I will have more on other programs in 2016.
Where will your wanderlust take you this year? Comment below with your travel goals and any tips you have for the cities I have listed. Feel free to read my review on 2015 for tips about the cities I visited last year!
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Kim H.

Kim H. is the creator and chief editor for Work Hard Travel Well. Born and raised in College Park, Ga. She is a true "FILA" :) and UGA Alumna. Go Dawgs!