Where are we travelling in 2017?

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Where are we travelling in 2017?

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We will be doing this post annually at the start of every year, to let you guys know where we are heading and our travel plans for the coming year!

2017 is going to be a big travel year for us, we’re planning on heading to at least 4 continents and over 10 countries (so far!).

So without further a do, here are our current travel plans for 2017 (subject to more being added):

Germany (January)

We are travelling the North of Germany from 5th to 8th January as Yannick’s family and friends live around this area.


France (January)

This hasn’t been booked yet, but I’m (Emma) determined to have a week getaway in France for skiing. We will keep you updated if we choose a resort.


Thailand (February)

We’re only spending 4 nights in Thailand on our way to Australia. But we’ve got 1 night in Bangkok and 3 nights on Koh Phangan for the half moon party! Excited is an understatement.


Malaysia (February)

We’re heading to Kuala Lumpur, however we’re only there for 2 nights. But our travel plans are, so far to go up the Petronas Towers and visiting the Batu Caves.

Kuala Lumpur

Australia (February – June)

We will be in Australia, based in Sydney from mid February till the start of June, as I’m at University in Sydney (last year, yay! Cannot wait to graduate and travel full-time!). We’ve got lots of small trips planned, including: Cairns, Ayers Rock, The Whitsundays and Melbourne.


Vanuatu (April)

We’re off to Vanuatu for a week in April (so excited!), we used Air miles through Etihad for basically fly there for free. We’ve yet to book our accommodation and activities so we will keep you posted on that!


The Netherlands (June)

We will only be in Amsterdam for one night, as part of our flight back home from Australia. However we’re got a huge list of sites lined up!


UK (June – July)

I’ll be back in the UK, whilst Yannick goes back to Germany for a few weeks in June and July. Will be in need of a good rest.


USA (June – July)

We will be touring the West Coast for 3 weeks in late June, early July in a Mustang! We’ll be visiting various sites including: The Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls, Angels Landing, Arches National Park and much more. Don’t forget the 4th of July in Las Vegas!


Switzerland (July)

We will only be in Zurich for one night before our flight back out to Australia, but will definitely make the most of it.


Samoa, Tonga, New Caledonia or French Polynesia – please help us choose! (October)

We’re so undecided on which Pacific Island Nation to visit, we will have a week off around October time and we’re finding it so hard to choose which one, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Pacific Islands

New Zealand (November – December)

We’ll be in New Zealand for around 3/4 weeks just before Christmas. We’re hoping to rent either a car or campervan and drive from the North to South Island, stopping at many tourist and natural attractions. Any less known attractions or places we should visit? Please comment below!

New Zealand

Australia (August – December)

We will be spending Christmas and New Year in Sydney! I’ll also be graduated! We have some very special surprises in store for 2018!


World Map 2017 Destinations

World Map 2017

We will be keeping you updated on our travels, finding the best things to do, how to do it cheaply and finding some amazing luxury accommodation for cheap! Like always, Happy Travels and Happy New Year!

Where are you headed in 2017? We’d love to know! Comment below 🙂

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By | 2017-01-12T23:16:19+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Couples Travel, Get Inspired|18 Comments

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Hey there I'm Emma! A luxury and adventure travel blogger. I've currently travelled to 53 countries with no plans to stop! I hope I can inspire you to travel the world with my travel guides, travel and blogging tips, as I believe travel is for everyone. So come and travel well for less with me!


  1. Diana - MVMT Blog 01/21/2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

    I’ll be in SEA in March/April and Germany this summer! My sister will be living in Berlin for the summer and we plan to do a train trip all around northern Germany. Which cities are you going to? Can’t wait to read about your travels!

    • Luxurybackpacking 01/21/2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

      Hey Diana!

      Sounds like you’ve got some amazing places lined up for 2017 too! Germany is so beautiful, a lot of people underestimate it 😀 Make sure to visit Lubeck, the castle and river is stunning! We’ve just been in Kiel and Hamburg as Yannick’s family live there!

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

  2. Only By Land 01/21/2017 at 9:29 am - Reply

    You’ve done the easy part, which is the plan. Now the hard part, executing your plan! The most interesting place for me is Vanuatu because I’ve never heard of it. Well done on getting that flight free!

    • Luxurybackpacking 01/21/2017 at 9:59 pm - Reply

      Hi James!

      Exactly! We love planning our trips but the hard part is actually knowing where to stay, so much choice! Oh really? Vanuatu is located in the Pacific near Fiji and New Caledonia 🙂

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

  3. Courtney Jones 01/21/2017 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Woah, your year sounds amazing! So many great places across the world – can’t wait to follow your adventures! Congrats on being (almost) done your studies 😀

    • Luxurybackpacking 01/21/2017 at 10:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Courtney!

      Thanks, we can’t wait, 2017 should be a good year! and thanks dear, so excited to graduate haha!

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

  4. Kelly 01/21/2017 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Wow! That is a big itinerary. Looks like you guys will have a ton of fun. I haven’t been to Australia or New Zealand yet but I bet it will be amazing. And have fun in Thailand. I loved the culture there and as we all know, their full moon parties are quite famous. And congrats on the graduation from school. Traveling full time is very exciting. 🙂

    • Luxurybackpacking 01/21/2017 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      Hi Kelly!

      Yes, its going to be a lot of air miles! You must go they are such beautiful countries, expensive though. Yes we are really looking forward to the half moon party, sadly not the full moon party but we’ve already done that three times :p

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

  5. Bhushavali 01/21/2017 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Ah! This is incredible. You’re all over the world map!!! Best wishes for a fabulous 2017!!!

    • Luxurybackpacking 01/22/2017 at 2:56 am - Reply

      Hi Bhushavali!

      Thanks! Wishing you a great 2017 too! 🙂

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

  6. Wow you have a truly great year ahead of you. I thought my travel plans were not bad, but they’re nothing compare to yours! 😛
    Wishing you guys a blast!

    • Luxurybackpacking 01/22/2017 at 11:01 pm - Reply

      Hi Aryane!

      Thank you we are really looking forward to what 2017 has to offer! Hope you guys have a great year too!

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

  7. Kreete 01/22/2017 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    That’s a lot of travelling to do in a year! You have some great selections there and Vanuatu seems awesome! I have always wanted to go! Great selections in Australia too! When in Whitsundays, definitely try to stay on an island resort and avoid Airlie Beach if you want the real experience. I loved sailing and snorkelling on the reef there. Best of luck with all your plans!

    • Luxurybackpacking 01/22/2017 at 11:02 pm - Reply

      Hey Kreete!

      Thanks! Great tip, we will certainly look into that as its Emma’s 21st Birthday that weekend and we want to do something special!

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

  8. LC 01/22/2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    That’s a very full year! I went to Uluru in 2015 and LOVED IT. Vanuatu is somewhere I’d really like to go visit too. I think you should go to Samoa or New Caledonia. Good luck with your studies this year.

    • Luxurybackpacking 01/22/2017 at 11:03 pm - Reply

      Hi LC!

      Thanks for your suggestions, we are still undecided, its so hard to choose!

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

  9. Lydia@LifeUntraveled 01/23/2017 at 5:24 am - Reply

    Wow – I can’t believe you’ve got the whole year figured out! You’ll be visiting lots of great places even if some of them are only for a short while (better than nothing). Sorry I can’t help you choose your destination for October as I haven’t been to any of them but they all sound wonderful! Happy travels in 2017!

    • Luxurybackpacking 01/23/2017 at 6:07 am - Reply

      Hi Lydia!

      2017 is going to be a great year! What have you got planned? 🙂

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

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