Our top 25 2016 travel moments! Ready, set … go!

by | Jan 9, 2017 | Blog, Inspiration and Tips, Latest Posts | 2 comments

As 2017 kicks off Dave and I are in full swing planning new adventures and seeking travel inspiration for the year ahead. Looking back on our 2016 exploits (3 months on the road exploring 24 countries) we had so many incredible moments that we wanted to share some of them to inspire you on your travels. From Africa to Europe and North America to Asia, here’s 25 of our favourite travel moments that are worthy of any travel bucket list! Ready, set….. GO!!

OH! THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights!

1 | My yellow frame moment! Table Mountain, Cape Town

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You’ll always be my fave Cape Town

2 | Drinking cocktails in the Virgin Clubhouse in London Heathrow: one of the best airport lounges in the world!

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You’ll find me in my bubble! Virgin Clubhouse, London Heathrow

3 | Crossing the border into country number 50, boom!

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Star jumps for our 50th country! Baltic road trip fun!

4 | Getting stranded in Ethiopia for 48 hours: bonus adventures!

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5 | Feeling tiny in Kyoto’s Bamboo Forest, Japan

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Oh Kyoto, how we love you! Kyoto, Japan

6 | Nerves of steel! Driving off road through the Drakensberg mountains

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Yep, that’s the road! Sani Pass, South Africa/Lesotho

7 | Sipping beers at the highest pub in Africa. Top of the Sani Pass, Lesotho

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8 | Getting spooked at Dracula’s Castle, Brasov Romania

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9 | Wining and dining along the picture perfect Amalfi Coast, Italy

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10 | Hanging with the locals in the beautifully named Piss Alley, Tokyo

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Oh Tokyo, how we loved you!

11 | Birthday celebrations overlooking the Danube, Budapest, Hungary

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12 | Spotting the big 5 in South Africa. Especially the elephants!

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Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sands, South Africa

13 | Getting our Christmas fix! Bruges, Aachen and Cologne Christmas markets

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14 | Catching up with old friends across the globe: London, Scotland and France

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Catching up with the NYC gang and a new addition in Scotland

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Global catch up in France!

15 | Exploring the Rock hewn churches of Ivanovo: happy birthday mum!

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16 | Celebrating Dave’s birthday! Bruges, Belgium. 

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17 | Meeting the Little Mermaid: Copenhagen, Denmark

18 | Seeing New York from the clouds

19 | Road tripping: birthday treats in Portugal!

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20 | Standing at the cross roads of the world: Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan

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Capturing the moment! Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

21 | Bungggyyyyyyyyy!! Feeling brave at Bloukrans Bridge, Garden Route, South Africa

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Tense moments on the Garden Route!

22 | Standing at the most western point in Europe…

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23 | …and the most Southern point in Africa

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24 | Discovering the poor lost souls of Pompeii, Italy

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25 | Eating the most amazing food across four continents!

2 Comments

  1. Congrats on hitting Country #50 this past year. Latvia is a splendid choice, albeit it is still kind of weird not seeing any border control in that photo. Have you thought about what your next 50 countries will be yet? :)

    Reply
    • Thanks Ray!

      We reckon the next 50 countries might be harder! Africa is a favourite at the moment and some more Asia and Eastern Europe that we haven’t visited! We’re in Africa at the minute so need to make some plans after that!

      Reply

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