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Extraordinary Intimate Holidays

What greater way to re-connect to your partner than to go on an anniversary trip? An anniversary vacation promises to combine all aspects love, whether you have been a couple for 5 years or 50.

Intimate sample And for those who are nearing the forty-year Ruby wedding anniversary? In contrast to a honeymoon where couples primarily seek leisure, an anniversary vacation requires more preparation. After a desired destination is set, consider a well-suited schedule specific to marital landmark.

For instance, couples celebrating a 45-year anniversary may want something more leisurely, like visiting Santa Barbara wine country, whilst the younger folks may want to ski in Colorado or check something off the bucket list like a safari in Botswana.

Holidays like these will enable you to discover a new part of the world, as well as a brand new part of your connection. And fortunately, we have done much of the work finding these perfect locations for you.

Principality of Monaco

Monaco Ville, better known as Le Rocher, has kept its original old town, complete with small, windy medieval lanes. Then get all dressed up and visit the famous Casino de Monte-Carlo where gentlemen must wear jackets after eight pm.

Amsterdam, Holland
Visiting Holland’s tulip display is a romantic way to spend your anniversary.

The main tourist attraction though is the original seventeenth century canal houses in the nation's capital, Amsterdam.

Beaver Creek, Colorado

In Beaver Creek, which is a mere 12 miles west of Vail, Colorado, a couple can stay by themselves at the unforgettable Trappers Cabin nestled away in the Rocky Mountains.

Cabo San Lucas
If whale watching is your thing, then go to Cabo to witness traveling humpbacks along the Baja Peninsula from the months of December to April.

Republic of Botswana
Visit the Khwai Private Reserve, located on the eastern border of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, which offers admittance to the famous Okavango Delta.
Algarrobo, Chile

Journey to Chile to stay at the famed San Alfonso Del Mar and relax next to one of the largest, sparkling blue saltwater pools worldwide.

Those Special Occasion Holidays

When you think about the holidays or that special occasion, festivity, creating memories and having fun come to mind. So, why not consider heading to Santa’s workshop in Lapland, going away on a romantic break in Dubrovnik for Valentine’s Day, getting married in St. Lucia and honeymooning in Bora Bora?

Check out these top locations to celebrate those momentous moments and make long-term memories.

Merry Christmas from Rovaniemi, Lapland!
There is no place more magical than Lapland at Christmas time, where you and your family can travel to Santa’s workshop. Located on the Arctic Circle, this place is the most amazing destination for young ones as well as adults to welcome the Christmas spirit.

Each day, children will be able to meet Santa Claus at Santa Claus Village, and stop by the Santa Park where Santa’s tiny helpers and his reindeer are there to meet and greet. You can make your child’s dream come true!

Happy New Year's Eve from Sydney Harbour Bridge!

People around the world flock to the city of Sydney to view the mix of firework demostrations that rate among the world’s best.

Commencing at 6 pm with an activity show at Sydney Harbour, it is then followed by a fireworks show at the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge when the clock strikes 12:00.

This 12-minute performance is magnificent and is viewed by millions worldwide.

Valentine's Day in Dubrovnik
Because of its medieval city setting and Croatian charms, the town of Dubrovnik is one of southeastern Europe’s top romantic cities. Dubrovnik might be the perfect place to propose, with its old charming buildings oozing with medieval history.

Poets, novelists and artists have been shaped by this impressive town. Hop on a cable car to uncover the town where you can glimpse the terracotta rooftops, the opposing island of Lokrum and the Adriatic Sea.

Exchange Your Vows in St. Lucia
St. Lucia has continually been seen as the best place to get married, and with good reason.

Plush with tropical rainforests and wildlife, this island boasts its most famous sight, the emerald double summits called the Pitons. This Western Caribbean island creates the perfect environment for your beachfront wedding.

Honeymoon in Beautiful Bora Bora

Wonder overflows on the smaller island of Bora Bora, which is simply 6 miles long and 2 miles wide. At the island's center ascends Mt. Otemanu, a 727m hibernating volcano, and it is surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a turquoise lagoon shielded by a coral reef. It was called “the most beautiful island in the world” by novelist James Michener, who wrote “Tales of the South Pacific”.

18th-century British adventurer James Cook even called it the "Pearl of the Pacific."

Bora Bora, with its opulent resorts, sunny climate, warm waters and welcoming locals, makes it the very description of a tropical getaway.

Spend Your Anniversary in Bali
If you are looking for the perfect location to spend your anniversary, Bali is the place to go; with its stupendous mountains, coastlines and coral reefs.

Intimate photograph The clear blue waters and the picturesque scenery of the island make it feel like you’ve found heaven on earth. It is recognized for its highly developed arts, such as theatrical and modern dance and traditional ceremonies, sculpture and music. Some of the many options for the happy couple include personalized cruising in Crystal Bay, personalized tours to Mt. Batur – the sacred volcano, a couple’s massage & spa session, cooking classes with natives and personalized helicopter rides.

The Perfect Honeymoon for You

One of the best parts after the big wedding celebration is the awesome honeymoon that comes afterwards. One thing cruise lines and resorts have come to recognize is that more and more newly married couples want exclusive honeymoon packages designed just for them. Some of the very first experiences honeymooners should share include a place to unwind and rejuvenate, and somewhere to create lifetime memories.

Here are some of the top destinations to share those first moments as a married couple.

Let's get married!
After your true love asked for your hand in marriage, you possibly started to plan for the perfect honeymoon.

The extensive US, from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, has any number of destination options for all honeymooners whether they’re into mountain climbing, kayaking, skiing, or sightseeing.

L.A. & S.F., CA

Head to San Francisco, California, where can gaze at the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge and then fly down to Los Angeles where you’ll see the famous Hollywood sign.

New York, New York

The seasoned hoteliers in New York City know just what newlyweds and other romantics need to make their visit momentous. So, (step out of the bedroom and take in the sites and sounds the Big Apple has to offer.

Hawaii
The beautiful beaches, incredible natural wonders, innovative cuisine and perfect weather make Hawaii one of the best places in the world to have an unforgettable honeymoon.

Las Vegas, baby!
And don’t overlook Las Vegas. For those newlyweds who seek 24-hour excitement and late-night fun more than they want to lay back at some beach, this city is the perfect destination. Newlyweds will find Europe to be the ideal destination for honeymooning if they’re into history-filled cultural sights, delectable food and enjoyable beaches.
Paris, France

Couples in search of an authentic romantic experience should journey to Paris, dubbed the City of Love, and snuggle in a cozy café or walk under the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower.

The Many Cities of Italy

Travel over to Italy and enjoy its many wonders, from its historical marvels, delectable food, and world-renowned fashion, to name just a few.

The picturesque small towns and culture-steeped cities of the Tuscany region are a must see when traveling to Italy. The crooning gondolieri gliding along the canals of Venice are a legendary symbol of the City of Water as are the eye-catching masks worn during Carnival. Extraordinary icon

Spain

Spain offers may places to visit: from the historic, the natural wonder, to the sunny coasts and party islands. Combined with detailed architecture and Spanish folklore, Seville is a fascinating city ideal for honeymooners to uncover.

By day, you can meander through its opulent palaces and parks.

Don't forget to recover your strength with a rejuvenating siesta just before going out on the town for some late-night dancing.

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The South Pacific

Honeymooning in the South Pacific will leave newlyweds with memories to cherish forever. Journey to the South Pacific islands of Fiji and Tahiti, both recognized as some of the world’s best honeymoon locations. Both islands boast miles and miles of tranquil, breathtaking shores as well as some really amazing living arrangements. Many properties boast over-water suites, so you may even see some tropical fish swim below glass panels under the coffee table.

Then there is Africa.

The least interesting thing you’ll do on an African honeymoon is to read a book before a hippo-filled river because the rest of the time you’ll be on a thrilling game drive, a walking safari, a fishing expedition or a canoe trip. Look up at the stars around a camp fire while drinking to your married life to the sounds of the African bush and possibly the occasional roaring lion. Frequently dubbed the “Real Africa”, Zambia is the place to experience raw wilderness without the hubbub of large crowds of people. Honeymooners who prefer adventure and have a true love of nature have made it a popular destination to see. In this part of Africa, you will come across some of the most isolated areas full of wildlife, but you will also witness a place of beautiful and marvelous sunsets along with a quiet you never knew existed.

In addition to its Big 5 game reserves, picturesque wine routes, pristine beaches and spectacular mountain ranges, South Africa is also home to one of the world’s most enchanting cities, Cape Town. Its varied cultures, each with their own histories and practices, have made it known as the “Rainbow Nation”. Mauritius, an especially popular destination among honeymooning couples, is an island which lies about 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa.

This island on the Indian Ocean, with its year-round good weather conditions and palm-fringed fabulous beaches, checks of all the boxes as an paradisiacal, romantic retreat. In Mauritius newlyweds will find that there are lots of things to do to keep busy, but not stressed, with all of time necessary to kick back in a glamorous setting and just the right level of service they want for such a special moment.

A Million Different Adventures for Two

Intimate trips can be as detailed or as easy as you want. More often than not, your precious someone will cherish a romantic holiday much more than any gift. And, many resorts worldwide have noticed the specific needs of couples who want to get away from their daily routines.

What's your idea of a perfect romantic escapade?

Amenities such as brightly colored rose petals scattered on your bed, freshly cut flowers, mouth-watering chocolates, and great tasting champagne are just some of the treats awaiting you in your room.

The wide-range of romantic getaways offered nowadays means you get to decide on the place best suited to what you are seeking. You may be hunting for a location with welcoming waters and white-sand beaches, or somewhere you can enjoy the incredible sight of the setting sun on some exotic island.

Some couples may enjoy long strolls alongside the River Seine in Paris or a trip to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Here are some of the world's most popular romantic vacation spots for couples in search of an intimate, blissful, and carefree destination where they can enjoy some quality time with each other.

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St. Lucia

The small island of St. Lucia is the hidden treasure of the eastern Caribbean.

St. Lucia is known to provide equal parts leisure and excitement as couples can spend their days sunbathing and experiencing first-class amenities.

Kauai, Hawaii

Adventure and romance are intertwined on the island of Kauai, Hawaii making it the ideal place for couples seeking both. Striking landscapes, pristine shores and one-of-a kind scenery are beautifully combined on this earliest of the Hawaiian Islands.

Often called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, couples will be left speechless by its stunning canyon and magnificent waterfalls.

Zambia

This East African nation may not be the first place that comes to mind when you’re searching for the perfect place to share a romantic holiday, but it is a beautiful place to keep in mind.

Fiji

A lot of fun and romantic exploits can be had in Fiji in the South Pacific. There are countless exclusive holiday resorts and spas on this Melanesian island country which is made up of more than 330 islands. The year-round warm climate and endless opportunities for intimate moments make Fiji a very prominent getaway for couples of all kinds.

Patagonia

Everyone with a list of must-dos should trek through Patagonia, a jaw-dropping-blowing, barely inhabited region split between by Chile and Argentina. The awe-striking vistas and the wildlife on this far-off land have long beguiled romantics and nature-loving travelers alike.

There is no place on earth like Patagonia with its staggering glaciers, lush ancient forests, snow-capped mountains, and mind-blowing fjords.

Weekend Getaways Not Far from Home

There are occasions when a brief weekend getaway is just what you need to chill out and unwind. Of course, finding a destination can be a problem if you only have a short time to go.

But don’t worry, there are actually lots of destinations that could be just what you are searching for in a weekend away.

New York City

Getting to the city that never sleeps from nearly anywhere is easy by car, rail, or plane. It has so many interesting inside and outside things to do that weather conditions should not factor into your decision: Central Park and the High Line for lovers of the outdoors, and fascinating museums or entertaining Broadway shows if and when you prefer to stay indoors.

For a taste of history, get a ferry to Ellis Island or the Statue of Liberty.

San Francisco
There is much to enjoy about San Francisco: the iconic cable cars you can ride through city streets, the colorful hilly neighborhoods, the dazzling Golden Gate Bridge, and of course the lovely weather. If you prefer sports, take in a baseball game at AT&T Park and admire its stunning views of the San Francisco Bay.

Washington, D.C.
The U.S. capital is not only a lovely city, it also has a great deal to do and see, with numerous important sights free of charge: the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and so many more, all within walking distance of each other on the National Mall. Foodies will enjoy the weekend brunch culture, popular with both local people and visitors alike.

New Orleans
You can't visit all of the Big Easy's top sights in one weekend, but its various offerings make it easy to select activities based on your interests.

If you are from a cold-weather place and just want to enjoy some fresh air, head over to City Park for some outside activities; history lovers can check out The National WWII Museum.

Anyone spending time in New Orleans has to set aside some time to wander around the iconic French Quarter (preferably in the evening) and save some appetite for the delicious traditional beignets.

Nashville, NC

Nashville, North Carolina is best known for its exciting outdoor activities and local beer scene, since it is a mecca for both hipsters and outdoorsy types. For beautiful jaw-dropping views, check out the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest, or if you prefer to be more active, hike a section of the iconic Appalachian Trail that passes through. After an active day, travelers can return to town to drink one of 100-plus local brews.

Chicago
Because it is centrally located and convenient to get to from nearly anywhere in the U.S., Chicago is a great weekend destination for visitors wanting to experience its lively bar and restaurant scene, architectural history, or other activities. Holidays photograph When the temperatures are mild, check out the iconic sculpture nicknamed “The Bean” or take a tour down the Chicago River to view the beautiful architecture. Museum aficionados might prefer to visit Chicago in the cold winter months to explore the exceptional museums including the Field Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Seattle
In Seattle, be sure to stop in a local café for coffee, as the city is known for its laid-back coffee scene (it’s home to the original Starbucks); visit the iconic Space Needle; then head over to lively Pike Place Market in the evening for dinner or drinks.

For anyone who wants a good workout, go for a hike in the lovely Discovery Park, or for daring adventurers, head over to Mount St. Helens, an active volcano whose last major eruption was in 1980. Don’t forget to dress appropriately – Seattle is infamous for its cloudy and rainy weather.

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