Top 5 Vacations to take in 2016

As I mentioned in a previous post, we did a lot of traveling in 2015. More than I think I have ever done in my life! It was a lot! Unfortunately, it’s difficult to follow a year like that. But I’m optimistic that we will make this one just as exciting and full of travel. (It will just be closer to home travel)

  1. Ashville, NC

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It seems like everyone is talking about Ashville, NC. Every blog I read, every Instagram post, everyone I talk to, seems to have a lot of awesome things to say about Ashville. And who wouldn’t love it? It seems like they have it all there: breweries, coffee shops, good food, mountains, waterfalls, old-world charm, lots of history, etc.

2.  Marfa, TX


A little town out in the middle of no-where, Western Texas, Marfa is known for it’s trendy art scene and interesting events. Probably best known for that Prada store that it seems like everyone has taken their picture in front of, from Beyonce to anyone visiting TX on social media. It is also right on the border of Big Bend National Park which looks like a Western movie! Yes, Please! (Plus, we need to explore more of TX since we are now residents)

3.  Eureka Springs, AR

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When Drew and I were in Colorado this summer, we talked to an older couple who spent their summers traveling around the United States in a camper. They told us about really cool places to visit, and they kept talking about Eureka Springs, Arkansas in the Ozarks. I will be the first to admit that I know nothing about the state of Arkansas. I have never been, never known anyone from there, but recently, I have become more, and more intrigued. I think it may be one of the most underrated places in the country. I would like to find out! (Bonus: It’s apparently a great place to stay in a tree house!)

4.  New Orleans, LA

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I have visited to New Orleans once, when I was a kid with my family. We watched street performers, saw a couple of sites, not a big part of my memory, I actually remember more of the drive there from Biloxi; my cousin and her husband introduced us to the “Weegie” story where someone starts the story then you go around the circle adding bits about what happens. It was SO fun! Now that I’m an adult, I would love to experience more of the culture of the city, talk to the people, see those marching bands, and maybe even see what Mardi Gras is all about… maybe…

5.  Cruise!


Before we moved to Texas, Kitty (My brother’s GF) told us that Austin was a great city because it was close to Galveston which is a HUGE cruise ship port. I have never been on a cruise, but I would LOVE to find out what I’m missing. Everyone seems to have fond memories of cruises, no matter where they went. So, now that we live close to a port, we should take advantage of it and cruise the Gulf!

Hopefully we will be able to at least get to these places this year! Fingers crossed!!

Where do you hope to go in 2016? Any hot-spots in the US that I missed??

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