With 2016 approaching an end I decided to make a little recap of my travels this year and share with you my favourite destinations. There were many amazing places that we visited, but these are the ones that left the greatest impact on us and are the places where we would love to return again. Hopefully the post will inspire you to travel to some of these destinations in 2017.
1. Sardinia, Italy
An amazing island in the Mediterranean sea with crystal clear beaches, amazing nature, delicious food and kind people. What more could you ask for? 🙂 I was completely blown away by this charming island and will definitely be coming back soon! The best way to explore the island is to rent a car, as the island is huge! Here you can basically do everything – hiking, swimming and tanning, to discovering amazing cities such as Alghero, to exploring Sardinias ancient culture in one of the best museums there is. You can check out our road trip itinerary with all the best spots in Sardinia over here. And more about this amazing island and to-die-for beaches you can read in a post here.
2. Soča valley, Slovenia
My favourite destination in Slovenia where I always like to return! The unspoilt nature, turquoise river making its way through the valley and Julian Alps make this place a true paradise. There are many activities possible to do here, from hiking, water rafting, paragliding, and many more. You can read more about on what to see and do in this post here.
3. Polignano a mare, Italy
Dreamy town with pastel coloured houses and crystal clear sea crashing underneath it. It’s as cute as it gets. Situated in Puglia region it’s a must visit if you’re heading there. This place stole my heart and I will definitely be going back. Also, if you can, come here during the spring or autumn, as in summer it’s crazily packed. You can read more about it here.
A metropolis in Southeast Asia was our first travel destination in 2016. But although it is in Asia it definitely doesn’t feel like it at all. Spotless clean streets, almost no traffic at all and extraordinary high prices are just some of the aspects of this city. But Singapore is not only a big city with skyscrapers. It also has a lot of greenery, but not only on its building and many parks, but also a large natural reserves that make this city so pleasant. There is a lot to see and do – from having a rooftop drinks, visiting bizarre theme parks to swimming in the highest infinity pool in the world – you can read more about our three day adventures in Singapore in a post here.
5. Alberobello, Italy
Small town of Alberobello was definitely a highlight of our road trip through South Italy and has charmed us completely. Alberobello lies in heart of Puglia region and is a home to unique trulli houses. These traditional houses with conical roofs can be found all over Puglia region, but alone in Alberobello you can find as much as 1500 of them! This place truly is a world of its own and is a special place to visit that will surely leave you breathless. What is more it is possible to book an accommodation in one of these houses. And this is exactly where I’ll be staying the next time I go there. Can’t wait! 🙂 You can find our travel diary and many photos in a post here.