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Our Top 5 Travel Destinations For 2017

July 30, 2016
abandoned house on hill in iceland view from ring road

An abandoned house on Ring Road, Iceland

It’s been an amazing few months of traveling, but now that our road trip has come to an end and we’re settling into our home base in Amsterdam, we can’t help but reminisce on our favorite destinations to visit. One – because we are nostalgic about the time we spent there, and two – because they’re so good, we want to go back to all of them!

Whether we visited these countries recently or in the past couple of years, they all our worthy of our obsession. So, check out our top travel destinations to visit in 2016 and get your passport ready for a new stamp:

1. Greece

Rock formations in meteora greece a top 2016 travel destination via finduslost

Meteora, Greece

Blue domes in oia santorini greek islands a top 2016 travel destination

Oia, Santorini, Greek Islands

swimming and cliff jumping in santorini greece a top 2016 travel destination

Agios Nikolaos, Santorini, Greek Islands

Though Greece’s struggling economy has been in the spotlight, we found that no matter where we went, each town still had the positive energy that Greek culture thrives on. Greece has an amazing variety of landscapes — and don’t even get us started on the food. Whether the clear blue water of the Greek Islands or the stunning rock formations in Meteora are calling you, make sure you plan a long vacation here!

2. Iceland

Finding the large Hofsjokull glacier in iceland a top 2016 travel destination

Hofsjökull Glacier

Driving during our road trip on the ring road in iceland

Ring Road

Taking a dip in the natural hot springs in northern iceland

A Natural Hot Springs Near Stykkishólmur

Our trip to Iceland remains one of our favorite vacations of all time. The whole country feels like it’s straight out of a storybook. We travelled the ring road in Iceland and it was nearly impossible to drive 10 minutes without seeing something so stunning, we’d have to pull our car over. If you add Iceland to your bucket list, and we hope you do, make sure you have a great camera setup!

3. France

a swimming pool in the rhone alps in southern france

A blissful backyard in the Rhône-Alpes

french breakfast pastries in southern france via finduslost

Breakfast in Southern France

beautiful annecy lake overlook in france bordering switzerland

Annecy Lake

Ah, France. Between Paris, the Loire Valley, and the French Riviera…how could you go wrong? Grab a language guide and get practicing, because you’ll want to see and taste everything when you get there. Take a tip from us and make sure you divide your trip between the bigger cities and the smaller towns. We can’t get enough of this country, and you won’t be able to either.

4. Slovenia

predjama castle built into a mountain in postojna slovenia

Predjama Castle

boats to take to cathedral in the center of bled lake slovenia

Boats on Bled Lake

castle on mountain and cathedral in center of bled lake slovenia

Bled Lake Church and Castle

Slovenia was our most unexpected favorite during our road trip. The moment we entered the country, we were blown away by the scenery. Rolling green hills dotted with quaint villages, beautiful lakes and rivers, delicious fresh food, and a friendly community were just a few of the things that make this country great. We recommend adding Slovenia to the top of your bucket list!

Click here for our Complete Travel Guide to Slovenia

5. Kauai

tege tege shave ice truck and napali coast hike in kauai hawaii

Delicious Shave Ice & The Nā Pali Coast

mountains in hanalei bay north shore kauai

North Shore Kauai

where to watch the sunset in kauai hawaii on ke'e beach

Ke’e Beach at Sunset

All the islands of Hawaii are worth visiting, but Kauai remains our favorite. There’s something for everyone: beautiful sandy beaches, lush tropical scenery, and countless hiking trails. Oh, and poke for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Yes, please.

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Which destination do you have yet to visit? Share your wanderlust with us in the comments below!

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