5 Places to Travel to in November

 
5-places-to-travel-in-1Looking for your next travel adventure or vacation? With so much information on the web, how do you break down where to go and when to go? You could read books, magazines, endless blogs (like this one 😉 ), spend days on Pinterest and Instagram searching wanderlust, or just pick a place – travel equals happiness, so no idea is wrong.
Having traveled to 49 states and 24 countries, I have put together a list of my favorite places to visit right now in November.

Dubai

What an amazing over the top and luxurious trip. From the tallest building, to the biggest mall and every changing landscapes of city skyscrapers to desert safaris, this trip will impress you. The weather is finally at a non sweltering state and will make your visit enjoyable.

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Top of the Burj Khalifa

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Visit the spice market

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Take a sunset camel safari

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Ride an Abra across the

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Try to get a selfie with a camel

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Sofitel Dubai the Palm Reosrt

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Dubai Miracle Garden

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Dine at the Burj Al Arab

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Visit the Burj Al Arab in Dubai

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Balcony breakfast at Sofitel

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High Tea at the Peacock Lounge in the Waldorf Astoria

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Cappucino at Sofitel

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Sunrise from the Palm

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Rapids at Atlantis in DUbai

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Take a boat tour

Read more: The Best of Dubai

Iceland

A lot of people visit in the summer, but I am partial to the winter. seeing the waterfalls covered in snow and still flowing, northern lights sightings, hitting the Blue Lagoon in below freezing temps – the country is just as magical during the winter months.

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A visit to the Blue Lagoon

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Splitting of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates

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Sunrise on the Golden Circle

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Icelandic pastries

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Iceland in the snow

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Icelandic pastries

Read more:  2 night stopover guide to Iceland

Philippines

I just returned from a nearly month long trip Island hopping among the over 7,000 islands that make up the Philippines. It rained a few days and there was a typhoon .. or two, but my trip was fantastic. The Filipino culture is so hospitable and they love having tourists visit their country. They take pride in their country and it shines through. You will fall in love with the beaches, mountains and cities.

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Entrance to the Little Lagoon – El Nido

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Maruya

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Hijo Plantation – Davao

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Pearl Farm Resort – Davao

 
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Kids playing

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Monkey in Davao

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Sunset in Manila

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View from the top

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Singapore Sling at the Fairmont

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Loboc River in Bohol

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Pearl Farm Beach Resort

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Philippine Eagle

 
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Suman Chocolate

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Big Lagoon

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Fairmonot Makati

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UBE ice cream

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Tarsier in Bohol

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Davao

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Pearl Farm Beach Resort

Read more: 17 tips for visiting the Philippines

Las Vegas

Probably most notable for its gambling and summer long pool parties, now is the best time to visit as the weather isn’t 100+ degrees and the crowds aren’t as heavy. You can gamble year round but Vegas is so much more than that. They offer world class shows, amazing dining, luxury digs, the Las Vegas Strip is full of free attractions, and the nightclubs are open yer round.

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Las Vegas at night

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Dole Whip

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Sunset

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Art

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Donut delivery

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High Roller

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7 Magic Mountains

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Hash House a go-go

Maui

I would argue there is no bad time to visit. November sees low prices and crowds as the holiday season heats up in December. Maui is a great island for those looking for luxury resorts, colored sand beaches or an actual vacation. The other islands are also amazing, I have just found that Maui is a little less crowded and less touristy.

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I <3 Hawaii

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Swim-up bar at Grand Wailea

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Black Sand Beach – Maui

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Big Beach – Maui

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Grand Wailea

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Red Sand Beach – Maui

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Hana

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One of the many colorful sunsets

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Luau

29 Comments

  1. November 12, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Really awesome post! Such a great suggestion to visit the countries with sweltering, hot summers in November. I would recommend end of October/start of November also as a great time to visit Lisbon. It was very worm (t-shirt weather), but you could walk for hours without feeling dehydrated or exhausted from the heat.

    • November 17, 2016 / 3:07 pm

      I have never been to Lisbon .. not yet anyway. Thanks for the addition.

  2. November 13, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    I’m not a fan of the heat so visiting countries which have an extreme summer in their low season is a great idea. Saying that, visiting countries where winter is just about to start is equally awesome.

  3. Christina
    November 13, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Love your photos! You have a good eye for angles. That’s an amazing photo of Dubai from the sky and the Dubai Miracle Garden looks so charming and colourful. This is an appealing collection of places to visit in November.

  4. November 13, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    These are great destinations to travel to in autumn. I have visited Dubai before but in February and I remember that the temperatures were very bearable. I would love to go back and experience a camel safari or ride an abra boat.

    • November 17, 2016 / 3:08 pm

      Riding the abra was one of my highlights!! It only last like 5 minutes but I felt like I was not a tourist but a local

  5. November 14, 2016 / 1:42 am

    All wonderful suggestions! I am planning a trip to Iceland right now and will have to think about going during the winter instead.

    • November 17, 2016 / 3:08 pm

      I loved Iceland so much. I keep dreaming about going back.

  6. November 14, 2016 / 4:23 am

    really great suggestions! I am in NZ at the moment and heading to Oz in January… the Philippines might be on the list for Feb/March!

    • November 17, 2016 / 3:09 pm

      The Philippines stole my heart! You will have an amazing time there.

  7. November 14, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    My pick would be Philippines. I love all your pictures. The wanderlust it evokes make it difficult for anyone to decide.

    • November 17, 2016 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you!! The Philippines was a ver magical experience for me.

  8. November 14, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    Great post! The Dubai Miracle Garden look so beautiful (´。• ᵕ •。`) 💕
    -Milla & Jouls<3

  9. November 15, 2016 / 1:10 am

    Las Vegas is like a second home to me! I love visiting there. Dubai is definitely one of the top places on my traveling list that I want to visit. 🙂

    • November 16, 2016 / 12:00 am

      Las Vegas is like that for me as well – its the city in the USA I have traveled the most to.

  10. November 15, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Las vegas, Philippines and Iceland .. your pictures look yummm! I am so pepped up to travel to these countries! Thanks for sharing!

  11. November 15, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    Nice detailed list. I think Dubai will do to beat the cold.

    • November 15, 2016 / 11:59 pm

      I visited Dubai in February and it was before the rush of heat and was amazing. I still enjoyed the pools and Atlantis

  12. November 16, 2016 / 12:14 am

    Ooh great ideas! I went to Dubai a few years ago but on a budget so didn’t get to splash out on the luxury items. I did still go on a camel though, the jeep safari in the desert was awesome!

    • November 16, 2016 / 12:30 am

      The desert safari was amazing!! I am glad you got to visit.

  13. November 19, 2016 / 11:14 am

    Wonderful places! I loved Philippines & Dubai. I am planning family trip in December. So I would like to go to Dubai, as I wish to go for desert safari tour & delicious dinner in dhow cruise. Thanks for sharing such a great post.

  14. February 1, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Great post! I do like it 🙂 My nest destination hopefully is going to be Dubai!

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