International Getaways Just Around the Corner

It’s not hard to think an international getaway is too ambitious for a weekend.

Not the case. It’s in fact very easy to find an awesome weekend getaway doable in three days. Below are spots great for an epic long weekend you won’t soon forget.

Montreal, Quebec

architecture-1851117__340.jpg Old-world elegance is front and center in this second largest Canadian city after Toronto. You can roam the picturesque cobblestone streets of Vieux Montreal, popping into the quaint boutiques and stopping for a bite to eat in the enticing eateries. The well-known Mount Royal Park is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon if the weather permits, as you can hike, rent a bicycle, or find a lovely spot for a luscious picnic.

Winter sports are also plentiful in the park, including snowshoeing, ice skating, or other enjoyable activities.

Bermuda
Bermuda is a great destination for travelers from the US, as it is just a two-hour flight from many cities and offers beautiful beaches where you can enjoy the sand and the sun. In addition to the spectacular beaches, Bermuda is a great place to roam around exploring its colorful cobblestone streets, imposing forts, traditional colonial buildings, and interesting maritime history.

If you’re adventurous, you can also ride a jet ski into the Bermuda Triangle.

Baja California Sur, Mexico
If you’re thinking of sunshine and sand, you might want to go south to the beautiful beaches of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Cabo San Lucas, at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, is home to many high-end resorts and elegant eateries that serve delicious local cuisine like smoked marlin as well as offering an exciting party scene.

Exciting activities for the more adventurous include checking out the alluring caves at Lover’s Beach, taking in the spectacular rock formations, or doing water sports in the fabulous crystal-clear blue water.

Costa Rica
In Central America, Costa Rica is rather easy to get to from many U.S. airports and is famous for its beautiful tropical rain forest and jungles.

One of its claims to fame is its 800 miles of coast, so it is a fantastic place for beach goers who want to enjoy some fun in the sun. If you like excitement, head over to the Arenal Volcano to get your heart pumping by zip-lining through the surreal rain forest, hiking in the lush jungle, rappelling down a booming waterfall, watching exotic jungle animals such as sloths and monkeys, and finally relaxing in a hot spring fed by the volcano itself.

Cartagena, Columbia
Like other destinations on the Caribbean Sea, lovely Cartagena has long stretches of beach with white powdery sand, warm water that is a striking shade of blue, and beautiful coral reefs.

The 500-year-old coral stone fortifications and much of the walled city are wonderfully intact and present some of the finest examples of civil and military architecture of Spanish colonial times.

Toronto
Toronto is as sophisticated a city as they come.

Diversity is one of its founding principles; over half of the individuals who call it home today were in fact born somewhere else.

Be sure to plan a stop in each ethnic neighborhood -- Chinatown, Koreatown, Greektown, and Little Italy -- to truly comprehend what Toronto is all about. Whether you are looking for extreme adventure, lounging on the beach with a cool drink, or something in between, there is an international weekend getaway ideal for you. Anything you desire – love, adventure, culinary delights, history – can be yours.

A Million Different Adventures for Two

Whether you want an elegant or a relaxed holiday, you can be certain that there’s a great place out there for you. Spending a romantic, intimate trip with that special someone is usually more treasured than any gift you could ever purchase. So many resorts globally are geared particularly to what is most appealing to couples on a romantic retreat.

What's your idea of a perfect romantic escapade?

While not everyone may like rose petals scattered on their bed, nearly everyone enjoys conveniences like champagne, chocolate and freshly cut flowers in their room or suite.

There are many preconceived notions of which destinations make for the finest romantic holiday.

Your idea of the ideal romantic vacation may include white-sand beaches, refreshing exotic drinks served under the shade of a parasol, or the view of a glorious sunset.

Others may favor going to cities like Paris and Florence for a lover’s escape. Here are some of the world's most popular romantic destinations for couples in search of an enchanting, blissful, and carefree place where they can spend some quality time with each other.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia is a little island found in the eastern Caribbean Sea and considered to be one of the area’s hidden treasures. cruise-ship-4022805__340.jpg With equal parts relaxation and adventure, the island of St. Lucia is ideal for couples who enjoy basking in the sun and making the most of the first-rate amenities on offer.

Kauai, Hawaii
Kaui, Hawaii is ideal for couples searching for the right amount of romance and adventure. For those seeking a place filled with beautiful vistas, uncorrupted beaches and spectacular landscapes need look no further than the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands. Couples on a romantic excursion will be amazed at the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” with its breathtaking canyon and awesome waterfalls.

Zambia

While this gorgeous nation may not be the first place you think of for a romantic destination, this East African country has all the elements for a fabulous couple’s getaway.

Fiji
Fiji in the South Pacific is yet another ultra -romantic travel destination for couples on the lookout for a fun destination where everything goes.

There are numbers of exclusive resorts and spas on this Melanesian island country which is made up of more than 330 islands. With its year-round sunny climate and numbers of possibilities for romantic moments, it really is no wonder why Fiji is such a well-known destination for couples.

Patagonia
There aren’t many bucket lists that don’t include a trek through the barely populated land of Patagonia, an area which is shared by Chile and Argentina.

The awe-striking views and the wildlife on this faraway land have long beguiled romantics and nature-loving travelers alike.

Patagonia is a one-of- kind wonderland filled with age-old forests, spectacular icebergs, jaw-dropping fjords, and magnificent snow-capped mountains.

Special Occasion Breaks

When you think of the holidays or that important occasion, festivity, creating memories and having fun come to mind. So, why not consider heading to Santa’s workshop in Lapland, going away on an intimate break in Dubrovnik for Valentine’s Day, getting hitched in St. Lucia and honeymooning in Bora Bora? Check out these finest spots to celebrate those significant moments and make long-term memories.

Merry Christmas from Rovaniemi, Lapland!

One way to enjoy a magical Christmas with your family is to visit the place where Santa and his elves reside, Lapland.

hydrofoil-4005106__340.jpg This destination is the most magnificent place for young children as well as adults to embrace the Christmas spirit, and is located on the Arctic Circle making it feel more like you are part of Santa’s team.

Children can see Santa Claus every day at Santa Claus Village as well as stop by Santa Park where they can visit Santa’s tiny helpers and his reindeer. A child’s dream come true!

Happy New Year's Eve from Sydney Harbour Bridge!

There is absolutely nothing more amazing than witnessing the mix of fireworks in Sydney which are viewed as one of the best fireworks displays in the world. The activity starts at 6 pm with an entertainment show at Sydney Harbour, concluding at 12 with a fireworks show for the whole family at Sydney Harbour Bridge. Viewed by millions of people around the world, this 12-minute performance is breath-taking.

Valentine's Day in Dubrovnik
Because of its medieval city setting and Croatian charms, the town of Dubrovnik is one of southeastern Europe’s foremost romantic cities. It is not a stretch to say that due to its history and medieval wonder, Dubrovnik may possibly be the ideal place to propose. This town has influenced many poets, novelists and artists throughout the years.

To fully enjoy the marvels of this city, get on a cable car and observe the terracotta rooftops, the Adriatic Sea, and the island of Lokrum across the way.

Getting Married in St. Lucia
St. Lucia is considered one of the top wedding locations in the world and there are countless factors for this. Lush with tropical rainforests and wildlife, this island features its most celebrated sight, the emerald green dual peaks called the Pitons.

This Caribbean island creates the most desirable environment for your beach-side wedding ceremony.

Bora Bora: The Perfect Honeymoon Destination
The beauty is overwhelming on the smaller island of Bora Bora in the South Pacific, which is only 6 miles long and no more than 2 miles wide. Mt. Otemanu, a hibernating volcano, springs up from the center of the island fanning out into plush jungle before spilling into a greenish blue lagoon.

James Michener, the author who authored “Tales of the South Pacific”, penned it the “most beautiful island in the world.” It received the nickname, “Pearl of the Pacific” by 18th century British explorer James Cook. Bora Bora is the ultimate definition of a tropical retreat; with its premium resorts, warm climate and cheerful natives.

Happy Anniversary from Bali
Bali is the perfect location to spend your anniversary, with its tranquil ambiance and charming surroundings.

The amazing scenery of the island with its clear blue waters makes it feel like you are in utopia. Bali brings luxury travelers, with its theatrical dances and traditional ceremonies, and ritzy holiday resorts and energetic nightlife. A few of the many options for the happy couple incorporate personalized cruising in Crystal Bay, private visits to Mt. Batur – the sacred volcano, a couple’s massage & spa session, cooking classes with locals and personalized helicopter rides.

Take Charge of Your Vacation

Do you remember your favorite trip? fashion-985556__340.jpg Why was it so unforgettable? The place was of course a component. Your fellow travelers, though, contributed a lot to the total trip.

At times, all you wish from a getaway is free time to enjoy with your friends and family. And other times, you want to get away from your everyday life to meet new people and maybe even discover that special someone.

Create your perfect vacation by tailoring your travel.

Standard itineraries are always available but creating a specific one for you takes into consideration your time, interests and finances. But planning a individualized tour that fits all your requirements can be a daunting process. This is when you want to turn to an expert. They will be able to address so many questions: how to choose a family getaway or find the right place for a romantic getaway, where to meet "people like you", the best way to see the world, and so much more.

Those who have specific interests, personalized tour packages are perfect.

They open up possibilities that a group tour generally cannot. People searching for a special, immersive experience, like the adventurers, foodies and historians of the world, will find that an individually designed travel program the best option.

Wildlife photography is a good illustration of this kind of travel program. Getting that perfect shot is mostly a game of waiting, something that can be hard on your typical trip. An individualized expedition tailored for photographers, however, ensures you get as much time as you need to get that special photo. This type of organized program is also great for birdwatchers.

A famous quote from writer and poet, Robert Lynd, is accurate, “in order to see birds, it is necessary to become a part of the silence”. Birders, as they are known, can spend all the time they need on a personalized tour looking for that hard-to-find species without having to look at their watches.

Excuse me, do you have the time?
How much time off do you have and what can you manage financially? Customized trips are completely flexible, taking these things into account. prague-3504482__340.jpg Perhaps there is an event that you really want to attend at a particular time of year?

Travel experts can assist you in arranging all of this. A individualized vacation means you can enjoy what you really love to do the way you want to do it.

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