Every year without fail since I was about 26 after going through relationship drama after relationship drama – I have said to myself that 2006, 2007, 2008 etc up to now 2016 “Is going to be my year”. Forever the optimist hey. Well recently (actually this morning during breakfast!) I have realised that I put way too much pressure on myself to be the one to not only make my life perfect but also those around me and by doing so may be having the opposite effect and pushing people away. So for this year, I’m going to try something new and see where it goes…”2016 isn’t going to be my year” – someone else can have it, as frankly it’s a burden that I’m not willing to carry anymore!

Be more carefree in 2016 and with that comes more holidays, more relaxing times – so here are my top holiday destinations for 2016.

Cuba, Havana

Cuba has been on my to-do-list for a few years now. I’ve been fascinated by the history of Old Havana and the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean coast.

Mexico, Tulum

I can’t remember who first mentioned Tulum as a holiday destination, but I’m glad they did because I’m WAY too old for Cancun and this is its older better looking brother. Beautiful beaches and traditional Mexican food make this a winning destination.

Holland, Amsterdam

I missed out on two trips to Amsterdam last year so I feel I’m owed one this year! No stag do, no booze cruise but instead I want to spend time exploring this beautiful city that I have only ever seen glimpses of through very hungover eyes.

Denmark, Copenhagen

I feel this would be one of those destinations that I’ll book last minute when I’m down and in need of something to look forward to. Not far from London and I have no idea what to expect – I’ll have to go to find out!

Greece, Santorini

Guaranteed good weather, which is a must for us Brits Abroad! Stunning scenery, beautiful white buildings (perfect for any fashion blogger to take photos against!) and halloumi – tick tick tick.

Venezuela, Los Roques

I very much doubt I will manage to go back here this year but would love to. When I think of the best beaches I have ever been to, it’s Los Roques. Secluded, white untouched sand and where the local fisherman would catch your lobster that morning to have for lunch. Just google it and you’ll see why I love this place SO much. I couples dream…its paradise.