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Greetings from Bangkok!

With 2015 in the books, and my rundown of last year’s travel here, I thought I’d share my upcoming travel plans.

I pretty much know exactly where I’ll be in January, have a few options for February, see March and April pretty clearly, and then have no idea what I’ll do from May on. Here’s my best guess through mid-May.

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First I’m going to hop around Thailand and Singapore with my Romanian friend. We are going to Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Krabi beaches (probably Rai Leh). Then I will explore Vietnam–Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and the caves in the middle–with two other friends. Next I’ll visit Chennai, India by myself and fly back to the United States in Etihad A380 First Class.

I want to get from Los Angeles to Buenos Aires by mid-February. I am considering stops in Guatemala (Semuc Champey), Colombia (five day hike to the Lost City), Chile (Santiago + Patagonia), and Salvador, Brazil (Carnaval + Chapada Diamantina National Park). I’ll pick one or two of those stops soon and possibly book the way down as a Three One Way award.

The plan is to spend another three months in my favorite city, Buenos Aires, until mid-May but there is some chance I switch things up and head to Europe when it starts warming up (April) or go to a secondary Argentine city like Cordoba or Rosario.

Come mid-May, I have no plans. I love Eastern Europe, so exploring more of the Balkans or trying to learn Russian are options. I haven’t lived in the United States for a while, and moving back is an option. I even know a fun group of guys that is moving to Rio de Janeiro around that time. Decisions, decisions.

With a job I can do from anywhere and no wife and kids, I have plenty of time to decide. I’ll let you know when I know.

Countries on My Radar for 2016 and Beyond

Ones I Have Never Been To That Are Calling My Name

  • Iceland
  • Russia
  • Vietnam
  • Myanmar
  • Laos
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bosnia
  • Czech Republic

Ones I Want to Return To The Most

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Romania
  • Ukraine
  • Hungary
  • New Zealand
  • Thailand

What are your travel goals for 2016? You really should take 10 seconds and write a comment. The mere act of writing them down increases your chances of accomplishing them. (Your comment may not post immediately. It is in moderation. I will approve it when I see it.)

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