Round the World Experts’ Most Popular Reads 2016

Published 03 January 2017

Angela Griffin

Angela Griffin

What got you travel-obsessed lot clicking last year? We’ve graphed the data, and here are the results: our top ten most popular blog posts of 2016.

Woman walks past the Taj Mahal, India

1. 10 Steps to Planning a Round the World Trip

For the second year running, our guide to planning your Round the World trip was our most clicked-on article. It’s not surprisingly really, considering our company name and what we do, but still, Round the World Experts Amy McBay and Graham Barret have clearly done a great job explaining the process.

Woman looking out of plane window

2. How to Handle a Long Haul Flight

After many years flying all over the globe, Angela Griffin shares her hints and tips for getting through what can be a tedious few hours on a plane. From advice on pre-booking the best seats to how to stay hydrated, it’s all there in this must-read article.

Yosemite National Park

3. The World’s 50 Greatest Travel Experiences

List-tickers of the world unite, as Round the World’s Lauren Burvill collates 50 of the world’s very best travel adventures into one definitive list. Watching wild tigers in India; learning to cook in Thailand; hiking in Yosemite: they’re all there. But what will be number one?

Maya Bay, Phi Phi Island

4. Top 10 Things to Do in Thailand

The perfect starting point for first-time visitors to Thailand, in this blog post, Angela Griffin gives a rundown of her favourite things to do in the country. Make the most of your Thailand holiday by including these stand-out sights and experiences in Bangkok, the Islands and beyond.

Darling Stagger walker on the beach, South Africa

5. Discovery on Foot: Four South African Walking Trails

Our specialist Africa blogger Dawn Jorgensen lives and loves South Africa. In this blog post she runs through four of her favourite hikes in her home country, from short walks to longer treks. None of them are that well-known, but luckily for us, Dawn’s done them all.

Antarctica boat cruise

6. 10 Emerging Destinations 2016

Looking for holiday inspiration? Fear not! Angela Griffin takes us through the hottest destinations for 2016 and the up-and-coming places that until now, have remained under the radar. Get there quick, before someone else beats you to it.

7. 3 Ways to See Australia in 3 Weeks

Heading Down Under? You can’t miss this article, covering three ways to take in the very best of the country in three weeks or less. You don’t have to follow the advice to the letter of course, but use it as a starting block to plan your own holiday, with the help of our Experts.

8. 12 Things You Must Do in New Zealand

Obviously, there are more than 12 things not to miss in New Zealand, but for those on a real whistle-stop tour, make sure that you schedule in a stopover in these iconic Kiwi locations. Helen Winter, who spent time in the country earlier this year, spills the beans.

Cape Town from above

9. The 10 Best Views from Aeroplanes

Everything looks better from above. So, Request a window seat, order a glass of something cool, sit back and enjoy a scenic flight over the world. Angela Griffin takes us through her favourite views, and which routes you need to fly to see them.

Northern Lights in Yukon

10. 10 of the Best Things to Do in Canada

You lot clearly like lists, with no less than eight of our top ten being list-like articles. This is the last of them, and this time it’s Canada. Long-time Canada enthusiast Alexandra Gregg takes us through her favourites, from Niagara Falls to the Rocky Mountaineer. 

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