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Our Top Travel Destinations For 2020

Between fighting off winter’s chill and trying to nab the last treadmill from the surge of gym-goers – we wouldn’t blame you if you were looking out of your office window thinking of far-off destinations. If you’re dreaming of your next getaway and in need of some inspiration, dive into Team Whistles’ top travel destinations for 2020 – perfect for if you’re seeking out the sun, or longing for an easy escape.

ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

 
“Portugal is a destination I always return to, with its golden caved beaches and beautiful Azulejo tiled buildings. This year, I’m heading to the whitewashed fishing villages of the Algarve where I plan to visit the magnificent Church of São Lourenço – an early 18th-century masterpiece of Baroque styling and Azulejo art.”
 
Established Designer, Anna

SRI LANKA

 
“I’m escaping the January blues and heading to Sri Lanka to travel around the island – it will be the perfect mix of exploring and relaxing with a backdrop of amazing scenery. I’ve planned to hike around the ancient sites in the Central Province and hope to spot some wildlife on a safari before heading down south to enjoy yoga and surfing on the many beautiful beaches.”
 
CRM Insight Analyst, Jeni

ICELAND

 
“Iceland has been a destination I’ve wanted to visit for a very long time. I can’t think of anything better than being surrounded by thick snow while seeing the magical northern lights. As well as unforgettable landscapes, Iceland is also packed with culture and an abundance of adventurous things to do.”
 
Paid Performance Coordinator, Emma

EDINBURGH

 
“I’m looking forward to heading to Edinburgh in the New Year for a wholesome weekend with my family. I love the neoclassical buildings and gothic architecture, as well as the traditional feel of the Scottish capital. I plan to head to Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat to enjoy sweeping views of the city and hop from bar to restaurant, enjoying the dynamic food and drink scene.”
 
Brand Copywriter, Helena

ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA

 
“Antigua is a place I have travelled to before, and this year I plan to go back. It is such a colourful city that keeps on giving with extraordinary architecture, a backdrop of surrounding volcanoes, amazing textiles and great food – my favourite being chuchitos, a popular Guatemalan street food, wrapped and steamed in corn husks. While there, I plan to visit Lake Atitlán for the ultimate unwind.”
 
Junior Buyer, Angharad

CANADA

 
“A long-term dream of mine is to hire a camper van and spend two weeks on the road from Vancouver to Calgary, with multiple mini-stops along the way. I can think of nothing better than spending my days on the road seeing the great mountains of Canada, stopping at lakes for lunch, and hiking through National Parks – hopefully, we’ll even see some bears!”
 
Graphic Design Lead, Lottie

BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA

 
“My holiday plan for 2020 is in no way affiliated with Big Little Lies – sort of. Ever since I came across these rustic cabins originally built in the 1930s, that look like something straight out of an old Hollywood film, I knew I had to make the trip through the Big Sur. I plan to start in San Francisco for a few days, before driving down all the spots of San Jose, Monterey (hi Reese!), and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park before heading into Los Angeles.”
 
Editorial & Social Media Coordinator, Daniel

NORWAY

 
“Norway is high on my list of places to visit. Arkitekthus have created timber reinterpretations of the Nordic Cabin, located in a remote location of Steigen – a secluded, yet accessible island. I love the idea of spending my holiday visiting a stunning landscape with equally remarkable architecture and escaping the bustle of London. Hiking, kayaking, swimming = my heaven.”
 
Head of Communications, Sadie

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