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My 2016 Travel Bucket List

As 2015 is drawing to an end, it’s time to reflect and start looking forward to the new year. So it got me thinking about my 2016 travel bucket list.

Have you ever sat and daydreamed about amazing places you’d love to visit? I know I definitely have. Creating a bucket list with all the destinations you want to visit is a good way of keeping track and it’s easy to tick them off the list once you’ve been.

I thought I would share two destinations that are currently on my bucket list and will hopefully be explored in 2016.

Vienna

Belvedere Palace & Museum Vienna Simply EmmaVienna is a beautiful city and somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a while now. Recently it has been creeping further up my bucket list, so much so that I hope to make it happen in 2016. The buildings in Vienna are incredibly impressive such as the St. Stephen’s Cathedral (which I’ve read is not fully wheelchair accessible), the State Opera House and the Belvedere Palace & Museum (pictured above). Getting around Vienna shouldn’t be too difficult as the public transport including the subway system is pretty good from what I’ve read online. Most of the streetcars and bus lines have low floors making it more accessible for wheelchairs and people with mobility limitations with folding ramps on all buses. If you have a disability and travel by public transport then your companion will get to travel for free.

Iceland

IcelandIceland is definitely on my bucket list and just like Vienna, it has climbed higher up my list recently. I can’t wait to take a dip in the beautiful Blue Lagoon, watch the breathtaking waterfalls and maybe even enjoy some whale-watching too. Of course, a trip to Iceland wouldn’t be complete without trying to see the Northern Lights, so I’d hope that would be possible when we’re there. Watching the geyser erupt would also be pretty cool to see. From what I’ve read Iceland has good wheelchair accessibility including the Blue Lagoon and public transportation.

I can’t wait to start travelling again. Let’s hope 2016 has lots of great adventures in store for us all.

Do you have travel plans for 2016? What’s on your travel bucket list?

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Hello I’m Emma. My mission is to show you the possibilities of accessible travel through my travel guides, tips and reviews. I also share personal stories, live event reviews and more.

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14 Responses

  1. Hi Emma,I am also biten by the travel bug. Vienna is great for Christmas but super expensive that time.That’s what they say at least.Iceland seems a magic place.I wish you the best

    1. Hi Anastasia. Thanks for getting in touch. Iceland really does look like a magical place doesn’t it. Do you have any travel plans?

      1. Not for now as my next dream destination is Thailand and I’m budgeting but in the future for sure.Actually there are only a few places that I don’t really fancy going.I wonder what is your favourite country.

        1. Oh thats a tough question…I’m not sure if I have a favourite country yet as I’ve not been to many, but I’m working on it 🙂 My favourite city is New York though!

          1. So,you like hassle and buzzle or more quiet destinations and less modern? I wonder…

          2. A little bit of both I guess. I tend to go to cities rather than beach resorts. I enjoy sight-seeing and doing things. What about yourself?

          3. Well,sightseeing is my favourite part.During a trip I tend to spend most of my time in this but I also enjoy finding hidden places with natural beauty.England is a country with lots of sights in my view. Have you been in London?

    1. Doesn’t it just look amazing? I’m still working on both of these places for this year, but Iceland is that little bit higher on my list 🙂

  2. I went to Abisko, Sweden to see the Northern lights. Because of the microclimate there is a really good chance of seeing the northern lights. I stayed at the abisko turist station STF which is wheelchair accessible with disabled toilets in the public area although they don’t have any wheelchair adapted rooms, just standard bathrooms. I went up to the sky station viewing platform on a chairlift and my wheelchair came up in the next carriage. The sky station is wheelchair accessible but it doesn’t have a disabled toilet and you definitely need help to get in and out of the chairlift but it can be done!

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