Want to know what’s in store for this year? Our team of Globe Trotters are taking on the world and travelling to some pretty unexpected places. We’ll be hitting 4 Continents in the months to come, so stay tuned for awesome updates throughout our individual journeys. If you’ve been somewhere that we’re planning to go, we’d love to hear from you and get a first hand account of things! Let us know what you think about our 16 trips in 2016.
1. Huaraz Peru
This place is a trekking and ice climbing paradise. Alex and Chris will be starting their journey through South America with a week of hiking and exploring in this Alpine region of Peru.
Remote and steeped in culture, Veronica will be traveling here and representing the Fullbright Scholar Program at a conference. We can’t wait to hear her review and tips for visiting this icon.
Later on their journey, Alex and Chris will be exploring this hidden gem. If you want to learn more about the magical rainbow mountain, check out our friends at FlashPackerConnect. Few people have heard of it or know how to find, we’re excited to be venturing with an awesome team to make it happen!
4. Mount Fitz Roy
It’s pretty easy to understand why we’re so excited for our trip to South America. Getting there isn’t cheap or easy, but it’s without a doubt a once in a lifetime experience.
5. Banff/Lake Louise
Words can’t express how excited we are to be spending a week up in Canada. Alex scored free tickets from Charlotte to Calgary by applying for the Alaskan Airlines Visa Signature card. The annual fee cost $75, but $100 is credited back to your account when you spend $1000 in the first 3 months. Look for our updates and instagram pics during the first week of June!
6. Iguazu Falls
Definitely a big contrast from Canada, this World Wonder sits at the base of the Amazon Rainforest. We’re excited to break up our alpine itinerary with a quick visit and a few days of hiking later in the year. Despite the fact that we live in the land of waterfalls, I think it’s safe to say that we’re still going to be pretty impressed.
7. Salar de Uyuni
Bolivia is a complicated place; it isn’t easy to rent cars, most tourism companies have extremely poor reviews, and it costs gringos $150 just to cross the border. To make things easier, we’ve arranged a travel group this November. There are still two spots available and we’ve taken most of the guess work out of the process. Stay tuned to find out if it’s worth all the trouble, or join us and find out first hand.
8. Wandering the desert with the Rajasthani Nomads
Veronica is currently wandering the deserts of India with a group of nomadic people. We’re excited to hear about her trip and learn more about the work she is doing as a Fullbright Scholar.
9. The Falkland Islands
Our last big expedition of the year we’ll be traveling on a wildlife cruise to the Falkland Islands. We can’t wait to see penguins, sea lions, and whales!
10. Machu Picchu
Kylie will be venturing down south this November. We’ll see if she can she handle the altitude and make friends with the llamas. It’s not too late to reserve a trip with us, we still have 2 spots left for our adventure in Peru!
11. New York City
Who doesn’t love a quick trip to the City? Alex is leading a girls trip to the Big Apple with a group who has never flown before. Look for those updates in April!
12. El Potrero Chico
So this one half way counts. We kicked our New Year off by spending 10 days in this remote area of Mexico. Check out the view that we had every morning. Did we mention that the camping scene was basically like being at a summer camp for adults?
Vero is finishing up her year as a Fullbright by celebrating with her mom in Italy. We’re excited for her to complete her reviews of Cinque Terre and Venice, and add some more to the list!
After her conference in Bhutan, Veronica will be backpacking through Romania during the last half of April. We wish we could meet up with her to explore and take in Eastern Europe.
15. Madrid, Spain
We helped our friend Deanna plan a second honeymoon, and in exchange she’s going to be scoping out Spain and giving us all the details. Her future husband and current fiance, Alexis, is fluent in Spanish. We wish he could accompany us and be our translator in South America!
16. Lake Titicaca
Yup, it’s really spelled like that, and yes, that island is indeed made out of floating grass. Want to join us? Ask about our group travel opportunities.
16 Trips in 2016
We hope you’re feeling inspired to take 2016 into your own hands. Get outside more often, go on vacation longer, and make your dreams a reality!