The New York Times released their 52 Places to Go in 2016 today! It's a gorgeous, extra-large format article with integrated videos of destinations. The highly varied list includes places like Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and Vaud, Switzerland, both places I highly recommend. Absent from the list, and pictured above, is Bora Bora, which has been at the top of my list of places I want to visit for longer than I can remember. It's seems like the most perfect South Pacific vacation possible: nothing but beaches and clear water, sun, snorkeling, eating and sleeping. Obviously when we go, we won't take our kids! But, seriously, can you get over the color of that water? I am swooning and hypnotized at once.
Another destination I'm dying to visit did make the list: Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. J and I have some friends who just moved to Dubai and seeing their life there through pictures and Instagram posts makes me want to visit even more. Wouldn't it be magnificent to walk through the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and ride a camel in the desert? It looks like one of the most breathtaking places on earth. I can't wait to plan a trip there. I wonder if we should take the kids?
What places are at the top of your travel list? Where would you recommend?