2015. So many resolutions to make, so many resolutions to break.
We’re a little bit over resolutions, so instead we’re all about making a bucket list, and helping you to create yours. Because if there’s one thing we do know, it’s where you should be travelling to in 2015, and we’re on hand to help get you there.
In all it’s faded beauty and history, Havana is our new favourite city escape for 2015. The seductive Cuban capital has been lovingly restored without losing its authenticity and charm, with fresh, exciting cuisine, an abundance of live music and dance, and the biggest art scene in the Caribbean – just a few of the reasons to visit in 2015.
Find out more about why we’re predicting big things for Havana in 2015, click here.
Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Namibia’s rugged moon-like landscapes and desert adapted wildlife makes for the perfect destination for an intrepid safari. With the recent opening of the intimate Hoanib Camp, sleeping beneath the stars on this wild and untamed concession of the Skeleton Coast is something you’ll definitely want to add to that bucket list.
To find out more about Namibia’s rugged landscapes and unique wildlife, click here.
Gal Oya, Sri Lanka
Far off Sri Lanka’s usual tourist trail, the east of the country offers a rare chance to explore the virtually undiscovered national parks and jungles away from the crowds. Gal Oya is home to Sri Lanka’s largest lake, offering water based safaris as well as land – perfect for watching herds of elephants up close. And then there’s the recently opened Gal Oya Lodge tucked away amidst it all; the perfect place to get back to nature.
To find out more about Sri Lanka’s tranquil east coast, click here.
Turquoise Coast & Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul is fast becoming a hot-bed for gastronomy and fashion, but the Turquoise coast and once sleepy fishing village of Türkbükü have also won us over. Home to a stunning waterfront lined with chic boutiques and cafes, it’s the next big luxury escape for 2015 – think St Tropez and Ibiza, but with a more authentic charm.
To find out more about Turkey’s hidden gems, click here.
With top-tier guides, plentiful wildlife, and a circuit of simple yet stylish bush camps and river lodges, Zambia is an under-the-radar safari destination. Offering a more authentic bush experience, such as walking safaris, Zambia is much like it’s neighbouring counterparts were 30 years ago. But it won’t stay that way for long, so get there in 2015.
To find out more about a safari in Zambia, click here.
Although it’s also been popular with travellers, the recent opening of the grand Aman Venice is just one of the reasons to pay this iconic city a visit in 2015. Literature old and new has also sparked a fresh sense of wanderlust in us, with this our favourite destination of 2015 to truly get under the skin of.
To find out more about Venice’s charm, click here.
Getting to this Adriatic gem has never been easier, with a new flight route from London Gatwick to Tivat with Montenegro Airlines commencing in April 2015, making connections easier to places such as Aman Sveti Stefan. It’s also home to incredible scenery, such as the Piva Canyon, but with none of the crowds, and is perfect paired with its neighbouring Croatia.
To find out more about why we’re hooked on Montenegro, click here.
Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China
Dramatic landscapes aren’t the only thing we love about Lijiang, from 2015 travellers can gain exclusive insight into the culture of the Naxi people living in Lijiang’s Old Town. And with 2015 seeing a wave of boutique hotels opening in the heart of North West Yunnan, there’s no excuse not to pay this tranquil corner of China a visit.
To find out more about this enchanting corner of China, click here.