11 Places You Need To Go In 2016

By @ 12/17/15 in Africa, Asia, Brazil, Gay travel, Myanmar

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If you’re anything like us, your bucket list of places to go never stops growing. It seems every year, a few new places capture your imagination: those photos on Facebook of a remote Caribbean beach or a friend’s trek through Nepal leave your head spinning. The bucket keeps filling, and there’s no end in sight.

Well, we’ve come to make it worse.

If you can believe it, 2015 is already in the books, and we look onward to 2016, which brings new resolutions, and a whole new bucket list to conquer. Every year, we put together a list of must-visit destinations for the coming year — places that are news making, experiencing a renaissance or reinvention. Some are endangered or changing so rapidly you just have to go now, and some are simply timeless.

Our list is a who’s who of once-in-a-lifetime trips — the developing world of Yangon, the tragic beauty of the Rwandan countryside, the rustic charm of Ireland’s backroads, the world-class beaches of Brazil, the wondrous Galapagos, and the gay caché of San Francisco — plus many more and the world-stage events they’re hosting to bring them all into the public consciousness in the next twelve months.

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The 11 Places To Go in 2016:

Yangon

Ireland

Galapagos

San Francisco

Rwanda

Bangkok

San Sebastian

Brazil

St Louis

The Balkans

Stockholm

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YANGON: Because it’s growing so fast it might look like Shanghai by 2026.
Walk near lough Innagh - Connemara horses

IRELAND: Because Belmond is launching a new luxury train from Cork to Killarney

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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS: Because too many species are going extinct (and because it’s the single best destination to unplug!)

The Transamerica Pyramid is the tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline.

SAN FRANCISCO: Because it’s the host of Super Bowl 50

Rwanda

RWANDA: Because tourism could very well save the mountain gorilla

Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn, shines across the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand.

BANGKOK: Because its showcase hotel is celebrating its 140th anniversary with a major renovation

San Sebastian

SAN SEBASTIAN: Because it’s the 2016 European Capital of Culture

RIO - _Derek Hodel

BRAZIL: Because the Brazilian Real is 26 cents on the U.S. dollar

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ST. LOUIS: Because it’s hosting the 2016 OutGames

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THE BALKANS: Because all the cool kids will be going next summer.

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