A Year's Worth of Amazing Travel Destinations for 2016!

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Hello sweet travel dreams for 2016! No matter how little or how much vacation time we have, January marks the month during which we travellers daydream and plan out our explorations across the globe. To help us decide on where to go (or feed our addiction even further), many newspapers and magazines publish articles on the trendy places we should see and intrepid actions we should take.

Have you had a chance to catch a glimpse of this year's New York Times' 52 Places to Go in 2016? With a suggestion for every week of the year, there's no wonder I've spent hours contemplating the amazing list! These places are definitely all worth checking out in 2016, and if you have a vacation to organize, you're going to find hidden treasures to keep you off the beaten path. For avid travellers, this selection is a great way to prioritize your next trips according to their trendiness and politic readiness or even new attractions opening up that you wouldn't want to miss!

Where to Go?


Get ready to add most of these places to your bucket list, as the descriptions are quite convincing, with tales of paradises unknown and charming well-loved cities and escapes.

1. Mexico City, Mexico

New York Times' 52 Places To Go: Mexico City

Mexico City's new found glory is mostly due to its low currency enticing travellers to its grand boulevards and trendy shops. Whether you're into design, food or fashion, or even interested in the Pope's approaching visit, add Mexico City to your list!

2. Bordeaux, France

New York Times' 52 Places To Go: Bordeaux

Oenologists and amateur wine lovers will enjoy enchanting wine regions such as Bordeaux, home to some of the world's best restaurants making it a perfect destination to celebrate anniversaries or simply indulge in France's gastronomy.

3. Malta

New York Times' 52 Places To Go: Malta

Looking for some fun in the sun but don't have enough money to spend on those astronomical Mediterranean destinations? Think again! Malta is the up and coming queen of the Med with breathtaking coastlines and a climate that should please every Canadian.

4. Coral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

New York Times' 52 Places To Go: Coral Bay

Want to stay closer to home? Explore Coral Bay, St. John, a gem of the U.S. Virgin Islands that is bound to change before your very eyes with modern developments. Act fast!

5. North Dakota, U.S.A.

New York Times' 52 Places To Go: North Dakota

Nature lovers will most likely opt for North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park in hopes of spotting bison and infinitely delicate landscapes. Your cameras are sure to overheat!

6. Mozambique

New York Times' 52 Places To Go: Mozambique

The environment is still a hot topic in 2016, so choosing an eco-friendly safari in Africa's innovative Mozambique is a great option to roam the world in a sustainable fashion and help protect the wildlife while doing so.

7. Toronto, Canada

New York Times' 52 Places To Go: Toronto

Photo: Harbourfront Centre
If something a little more local is thing, you should follow the article's number 7 lead and head out to Toronto to marvel at the impressive urban revitalization taking the city by storm or if you're a Torontonian invite friends and family to come see for themselves. With Visitors to Canada insurance coverage, their 2016 trip promises to be exciting and safe!

New York Times' 52 Places To Go: Toronto

Photo: Harbourfront Centre

8. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

New York Times' 52 Places To Go: Abu Dhabi

It has become a must for urbanites: travel to Abu Dhabi to visit the masterpieces of architecture that are being built as we speak in the desert surrounded by mangrove forests and let yourself be surprised by sharp contrasts!

9. Skane, Sweden

New York Times' 52 Places To Go: Skane

Foodies, on the other hand, should head to Sweden for a taste of Skane or even Malmo's scrumptious Nordic cuisine gourmets around the globe are raving about. If you're interested in organic farming, this is a great starting point to explore Scandinavia.

10. Viñales, Cuba

New York Times' 52 Places To Go: Viñales

Another recommendation of the New York Times has been a Canadian favourite for years, but why not discover the “real” Cuba with its rolling hills, tobacco farms and amazing people before you head out to the beaches?

No matter the destination at the top of your list for this year, remember that Kanetix.ca has a wide array of travel insurance for Canadians who want to go out of country and hit up some of these great spots without having to worry about the costs if you should fall ill while away.

Click here to view the rest of the list and wonderful images presented by the New York Times.

Safe travels,
Jennifer