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Your 2016 New Year travel resolutions – Part 3

Matt Domm December 29, 2015

The Hayes and Jarvis New Year Travel Resolutions series continues; this time we look at scenic, exciting or thought-provoking adventures around the world.

Whether you’ve always wanted to journey along mountainous train tracks, learn about times past in the Far East or become a local in the USA’s southern States, make 2015 the year you find your journey of discovery.


From the comfort of your window seat, a train journey is one of the best ways to encounter the changing scenery of a destination. The Rocky Mountaineer, with four rail routes and various levels of package, contains the history and natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. On the Rocky Mountaineer train you’ll see the Canadian Rockies in all their glory.

South Africa’s Blue Train is an experience straight out of an Agatha Christie novel. Watch the beautiful, sweeping landscapes pass by the window as you enjoy a meal fit for a king in the dining car in the evening as the train ventures from Pretoria to Cape Town.

With scenery and history to match anywhere in the world, perhaps this is the year you finally visit Australia? With The Ghan Expedition, you’ll see the spectacular glow of the outback from the air-conditioned comfort of your seat. There’s time off-track to explore, too, so visit our sister company Austravel to enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.


The Deep South of the USA is brimming with culture and iconic sights. It’s the musical history that really comes to the fore when you embark on our Music and the Mighty Mississippi tour. This 15-day adventure starts with jazz in Chicago, swings by the birthplace of rock and roll — Memphis — and ends with the moody blues district of New Orleans.

Exploring is the best thing to do in Mexico, with its rich colonial history and Mayan culture. The capital, Mexico City, contains cultural classics such as Zocalo square and the ancient city of Teotihuacan. See all this and finish on the glorious beaches of Cancun on our Journey through Mexico tour.


From ancient cities and man-made wonders to the flavours perfected over centuries, the Far East is a place for visitors to gaze at and learn about. Malaysia’s historical hub is Malacca, just two hours from Kuala Lumpur. Discover St Paul’s Hill, A’Famosa Fort and Cheng Hoon Teng temple among the many examples of architecture from Malaysia’s past Portuguese, Dutch and English rule.

There really is nowhere quite like Thailand and with so much history to take in it can be hard to know where to start — or end. The 10-day Classic Thailand tour takes in the temples, palaces and markets of Bangkok, as well as the historical sites of Phitsanuloke and Chiang Rai.

Visit the Hayes and Jarvis website to create your perfect adventure for 2016.