This year has been full of fun, sun and adventure which means 2016 should be no different.  Knowing what destinations to visit in January can be a bit tricky, so to start your year with a bang we’ve  put together the top 5 destinations you need to be considering.


Discover Casablanca this January! Morocco’s largest city and one of the most spectacular destinations in Africa. With so many new ventures, Casablanca is one place you need to invest in. With magnificent marble interiors to amazing street food, Casablanca is every architects and explorers dream location. Sitting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean is King Hassan II Mosque which can fit up to 25,00 people, a definite must see on your adventure through Casablanca. The back drop of many films this wonderful city you must also see the Medina and Corniche, Casablanca’s old street and stunning beach. If you’re looking for history and culture then look no further.



Another destination for January you should look out for is Zimbabwe. With less crowds and the country being relatively cheap, there hasn’t been a better time to book. Be one with nature and wildlife as Zimbabwe displays some of the most amazing creatures such as elephants, buffalo, zebra and hippos to have ever graced its land. Zimbabwe is the ultimate student’s paradise, with so much to do and see such as the National Park, canoe safari and visiting the ever so famous Victoria Falls, grab your friends together because you are returning to the motherland.



If you’re looking for a beach paradise this January then visit the Philippines. In 2015 we have seen Thailand dominate the scene as one of South East Asia’s top destinations but this new year you have to try something different. With over 7,000 islands there are unique experiences yet to be explored. Our top picks would be El Nido which is in the northern part of Palawan province, here you’ll find limestone cliff towers and charming sea life that’ll bring you back for more. If you’re looking to party however you need to make sure you head down to Manila or Cebu City where you’ll fine endless beach bars and authentic Pilipino food.



If you fancy yourself a bit of an artist, poet or the ultimate student explorer than let the idyllic scenery of Hangzhou pull you in. Due to the manufacturing and tech sector’s Hangzhou has become one of China’s wealthiest cities. With tourism booming you’ll be able to find the right hotel or hostel for a budget that suits you. This is one of the perfection destinations to visit in January.



If you don’t mind the heat then one of the destinations to visit in January is Lima. You wouldn’t find any better month to visit this beautiful city as the temperature is warm and there’s no rain in sight. Peru is full of tradition, culture and adventure so any holiday in Lima wouldn’t be complete without a bit trekking and hanging out with the locals. No trip will ever be completed without visiting the Machu Picchu and the Incas ruins, these are instagram worthy pictures.  Get your friends together and get inspired and visit Lima this January.



With so many countries around the world make this January the start to something great by taking a flight to somewhere new.

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