As we prepare to bring the curtain down on 2015, many of us will no doubt be looking ahead to 2016 with one resolution already firmly established in our minds: the need for greater adventure.

By Matt James

As we prepare to bring the curtain down on 2015, many of us will no doubt be looking ahead to 2016 with one resolution already firmly established in our minds; the need for greater adventure.

A whole year of tube delays, traffic jams, predictably disappointing weather and directionless (not to mention pointless) meetings, have left us weary. And that’s without taking the Facebook effect into consideration too.

While you’re stuck on the 7:17 to London Waterloo, Facebook seems to be suggesting that half your old Year 7 class have clubbed together for an adventure-filled holiday in South America… with bungee-jumping, rainforest camps, an implausibly blue infinity pool and the world’s largest mojito, made with achingly-hip rum.

Nevermind, at least you’ve got that week in Bognor in late August to look forward to.

Time for change?

Perhaps it’s time then to make 2016 the year for change?

Adventure is out there and World First’s guide to 101 Must-do Global Events is the perfect place to start planning next year’s adventure. Our team of researchers have scoured the globe – ok, the internet – to find the biggest, messiest, noisiest, most iconic and, frankly, oddest events around the world to compile the perfect companion for thrill-seekers next year.

Take your pick from sports events such as the French Open on the iconic red clay of Roland Garros and September’s Ryder Cup in Minnesota; extreme challenges like the Marathon des Sables and Prostate Cancer UK’s Football to Amsterdam charity bike ride; or opt for something far more relaxing at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China or the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

There really is something here for everyone – even people who like chasing giant blocks of cheese down a mind-bendingly steep hill. Your global adventure is waiting.

Matt James works at international currency transfer specialists World First who can help individuals, small businesses and online sellers save money when making international payments or bringing back money earned overseas.