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What Makes a Perfect Honeymoon?

Let’s not overlook the memorable honeymoon holiday that comes after the “I do’s”. The increased numbers of newly wedded couples looking for the perfect honeymoon has triggered more holiday resorts and cruise lines to feature specific romantic getaways filled with a romantic touch.

Some of the first experiences honeymooners should share include a place to unwind and rejuvenate, and somewhere to make lifetime memories. What sample There are many destinations to choose from where you can share your first intimate moments as a married couple.

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So, your true love has swept you off your feet and you're preparing your fairy tale wedding followed, of course, by the honeymoon vacation of your desires. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, newlyweds in the US have the privilege of having so many destination options wherever their interests take them, from mountains, snow covered peaks, to beautiful beaches.

LA & SF, Cali

The renowned Hollywood sign in Los Angeles and the impressive Golden Gate Bridge are just two of the most internationally recognized symbols that California has to offer.

NYC
The seasoned hoteliers in New York City know just what newlyweds and other romantics want to make their visit momentous.

So, ( get out of the bedroom and take in the sites and sounds the Big Apple has to give.

Hawaii
Hawaii’s striking beaches and hidden coves; premier hotels; fresh, creative cuisine; water sports aplenty; extraordinary natural beauty; and perfect weather make it one of the world’s top-notch honeymoon destinations.

Las Vegas
And don’t overlook Las Vegas. Its bright lights and 24-hour excitement make it the ideal destination for newlyweds who prefer late-night action over lazing around on a beach.

Newlyweds will find Europe to be the ideal destination for honeymooning if they’re into history-filled cultural sights, delicious food and relaxing beaches.

Paris, France

The cozy bistros and iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, often called the City of Love, make this city a wondrous spot for couples to understand what romance is all about.

The Many Cities of Italy
Find your way over to Italy and enjoy its many wonders, from its historical marvels, delightful food, and well-known fashion, to name just a few.

Escape to Tuscany for its idyllic panoramas, a taste of the region's well-know Chianti wine, its enchanting little towns as well as its cities steeped in art and history.

The crooning gondolieri gliding along the canals of Venice are an iconic symbol of the City of Water as are the eye-catching masks worn during Carnival.

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 perfect for honeymooners to explore. By day, enjoy a visit to its opulent palaces.

Follow this up with a rejuvenating siesta so you have the stamina to dance all night long.

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The South Pacific

The South Pacific offers amazing honeymoons.

A couple of of the world’s best honeymoon spots include the South Pacific islands of Fiji and Tahiti.

Both islands offer honeymooners long stretches of unspoiled, tranquil beaches as well as over-the-top accommodations. And who wouldn’t want to watch tropical fish swimming under the coffee table at one of the many hotels offering over-water suites.

Honeymooning in Africa is an adventure beyond compare.
There are so many ways to pack your days on a honeymoon in Africa from exciting game drives, walking safaris, fishing expeditions, and canoe trips to just taking a break with a good read before a hippo-filled river. Look up at the stars around a camp fire while drinking to your married life to the music of the African bush and possibly the odd roaring lion. Zambia, often called the "Real Africa", is an authentic wilderness experience distant from the crowds of tourist-packed destinations. It is a destination popular with honeymooners with a sense of adventure and a an appreciation for nature. It is a country teeming with some of the most remote and unspoiled wildlife in Africa, but also a place with breathtaking sunsets where you can enjoy true peace and quiet.

For honeymooners wishing to have a variety of adventures in one place, South Africa is a great destination with its Big 5 game reserves, scenic wine routes, unspoiled beaches and breathtaking mountain ranges. It has been labeled the “Rainbow Nation” because of the many distinctive cultures living there. Mauritius, an especially popular destination among newlyweds, 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 and palm-fringed sandy beaches, checks of all the boxes as an paradisiacal, romantic vacation. If you and your spouse are looking for a spot that offers the right blend of activity with the time needed to relax, all in a luxurious setting with a high level of personalized attention, then Mauritius is where you want to be.

The 10 Best Offbeat Hikes

Would you love to escape from your life and travel to a place where you can be on your own? Cut yourself off from the routine grind and plug in with nature on some of the world’s most off-the-beaten-paths.

Honeymoon? photograph Travel from Africa’s 3rd tallest peak to the Australian deserts, or make your way down to the most southerly point in Patagonia – you won’t be disappointed. Even though these hiking trails are not easy to get to, don’t let that limit you, there is a trek out there for all.

Gokyo Lakes & Renjo La in Nepal
Duration: Approximately 17 days - 13 days actual trekking

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging (6)
Best for travelers who want to try a trek different to Everest Base Camp

February to mid-May, End of September to December is the best time to go
Wouldn’t it be nice to be on a trail that is less visited in the Everest region? You can journey though Sherpa villages to the awe-inspiring turquoise Gokyo Lakes and pass through Renjo La (5400) on a very quiet trail.

It is considered one of the very best hiking trails in the Everest region, and its course gives you a view of the grand Himalaya’s 8000 meter summits. As you ascend to Gokyo Ri, you will witness one of the top views of Everest and neighboring mountains, such as Cho Oyu in Tibet.

Larapinta Trail End to End in Australia
Duration: Approx. 14 days

Level is Moderate to challenging (6)

Ideal for: Wilderness lovers and seasoned walkers looking for a challenge
Mid-April to August is the ideal time to go

One of Australia’s most legendary treks, the entire walk of the Larapinta follows the West MacDonnell range and is over 223 kilometers. Hike through the semi-arid region on isolated ridges and canyons, sleep under the stars in the Outback; backpack Mount Sonder, the highest pinnacle in the Northern Territory and take in the stunning sunrise.

Dientes Circuit on Navarino Island in Chile

Duration: Approx. 6 days - 4 days of trekking
Grading: Challenging - 7
Ideal for the experienced trekker who wants to get off the beaten track in Patagonia
Ideal time to go is December to March

Journey through the southern-most part of the globe to Dientes de Navarino Massif where you will feel very far from everything. You typically do not observe many other hikers on this this 42-kilometer tour at this far end of South America. This walkabout has been described by Lonely Planet as an area in Patagonia with the finest walking trails and is one of the few remaining remote places left on earth.

K2 Base camp, Concordia & Gondogora La, Pakistan

Duration is approximately 24 days -16 days trekking
Grading: Entry level mountaineering/ exploratory trekking (8)

Ideal for: Those who are looking to get into mountaineering, or who are looking to take on a challenging trek
Best time to go is from June to August
Rated as a first-rate scenic route, it goes from the widely known Baltoro Glacier, to the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods” and to the tip the earth’s 2nd greatest mountain. Pakistan’s celebrated hiking trail has grabbed the attention of hikers and mountaineers for countless years, with a 360-degree view of 7,000 meter and 8,000-meter points, as well as the massive K2.

The Southern Alps in New Zealand

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Duration: About 6 days
Grading: Moderate (5)

Ideal for: Anyone looking to head for heights
Best time to go: November to April

New Zealand’s Southern Alps are considered one of the top hiking (“tramping” to the locals) destinations on Earth with its rolling hills, impressive glaciers, and aquamarine lakes. walking in isolated mountain lakes with glorious views, this journey has been used as forerunner for a walk in the Himalayas.

Mountains of the Moon in Uganda

Duration: Approx. 13 days - 10 days trekking
Grading: Entry level mountaineering/ exploratory trekking (8)

Best for those who have ticked off Mt Kilimanjaro from their bucket list and are looking for their next summit challenge
Best time to go: December to February, June to September
Secluded and rarely visited, the Rwenzori Mountains (or Mountains of the Moon) are Africa’s hidden treasure. For those who like a challenge, the climb to Margherita Peak (5,109m), Africa’s third highest mountain, is the way to go.

West Coast Trail in Canada
Duration is approximately 8 days - 7-day full-pack trek
Grading is considered moderate to challenging (6)

Ideal for those active walkers who love coastal walks and want to combine it with an breathtaking forest trek and wildlife spotting
Best time to go is August
By ferry, cross the Orca-filled Strait of Georgia and travel to Vancouver Island where your trip begins, and you might possibly catch a glance of more whales and sea lions, eagles, and bears all along the shore.

On the list of top 10 hikes, you can appreciate long coastline walks on the shelf, if planned correctly.

Snowman Trek in Bhutan

Duration: Approximately 27 days (23 days trekking)
Grading: Exploratory trekking (8)

Best for anyone seeking a challenging trek that goes far off the beaten track

Best months to go: Sept. to Nov.
Explore the ultimate traverse of Bhutan and travel via 11 high passes 4,500 meters through the isolated region of Lunana. This coveted walk discovers the splendid Paro Valley where you will uncover an area of tiny Buddhist monasteries and out of the way villages that are concealed from the world most days of the year.
Pamir Fann Mountains, Tajikstan

Duration: Approx.14 days - 5 days actual trekking
Grading: Moderate (5)
Ideal for: Those adventurers seeking to take their bush walking adventures up a notch while incorporating historical and architectural sightseeing
Ideal time to go: Months of June to September

Known for its exceptional mountain views and eye-catching alpine lakes, this off-track hike in virgin Pamir flows into deep valleys with pure clear lakes and flowering fields. You could possibly spot the summer camps of the Tijiki shepherds.

Tavan Bogd in Mongolia

Duration: Approx. 11 days - 4 days of trekking
Grading: Moderate (5)

Ideal for those seeking to explore untracked wilderness and authentic nomadic culture
Ideal time to go: June to August

In this most out of the way area of Mongolia, you will be presented pure natural landscapes, wild animals and a compelling history. You will also observe local herders, bactrian camels, Kazakh eagle hunters and throat-singing Tuvan natives, and examine the wandering people which are native to this land.

Top Walks Around the World

The most enjoyable journeys are not just about the walking, they are about walking into the place’s historical past and traditions. Still, hikes are no picnics. Makes image They will make you challenge yourself physically and test your will, creating an indelible perception of the magnificence of our earth.

Below is a list of eight of the very top hikes in the world.

Peru: Inca Trail - 26.7 miles & 4 days
Unforgettable moments are bountiful on the Inca Trail, but none can compete with the time you walk through the Sun Gate and first see the vision of the forgotten city of Machu Picchu. Ideal time to go: May to September
Colombia's Lost City ~ 27 miles & 5 days

Travel through the rich jungle through waterways before experiencing the ruins of Teyuna. Make this your first stop and you have the Lost City all to yourself.

The perfect months to go are December to March.

Nepal's Everest Base Camp - 38.5 miles in 13 days

This journey will bring you closer to the people of the Himalayas before revealing a window to the top of the planet. Once you set your eyes on Everest, you will never see the Earth in the exact same light.

Ideal time to go: August to November.

Tanzania's Mt Kilimanjaro - 21.1 miles | 8 days

At 5,895m (19,340 ft), Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest crest. It’s not easy, but unlike other great summits, it allows those strong enough to overcome its many routes to the top. The best months to go are September to March.

Europe's Mont Blanc - 8 days and 77.7 miles

With the Tour du Mont Blanc you trek 100 miles through three countries: Switzerland, Italy, and France. It is best to go from June to September

Patagonia: Torres del Paine Circuit - 82.6 miles - 10 days -

Recognized for its organic enchanting beauty, you will discover wondrous volcanic landscapes, extraordinary glaciers, and grasslands that extend to the horizon.

The best time to go is from December to March.

Venezuela's Mt Roirama - 21.1 miles | 6 days
The breathtaking mountain Roraima is regarded as holy to the region's indigenous peoples and may have motivated Arthur Conan Doyle’s to write his book, "The Lost World."

Ideal time to go: The Roraima trek can be walked at any time of the year but from November to April is highly recommended

The Camino de Santiago, Spain ~ 466 miles and 30 days
The popular Camino de Santiago, also recognized as the St. James Trail, was a relevant Christian retreat during the Middle Ages, and continues to be a prominent spiritual pilgrimage even today. The trail can be walked any month of the year but the optimal time is somewhere between spring and autumn, though it will be very busy.

Escape to Paradise with That Special Someone

Whether you want an elegant or a relaxed holiday, you can be certain that there’s a great place out there for you. Sometimes taking a trip and spending quality time with the person you love goes further than any present ever could. Vacation resorts all over the world now cater specifically to the needs of couples who wish to shake things up a bit.

What's your idea of a perfect romantic escapade?

The rose petals scattered on the bed may not be for you, but no one can turn away champagne, delicious chocolates, and the fragrance of fresh flowers in their room. What kinds of places spring to mind when you think of the best place for a romantic getaway? Your notion of the ideal romantic holiday may include white-sand beaches, refreshing exotic drinks served below the shade of a parasol, or the sight of a glorious sunset. Paris or Florence may be good options for those looking to wander attractive, cobbled streets or visit museums full of fabulous artwork.

Makes foto If you’re looking for a spot to vacation where you can spend quality time with that important someone, here are a number of of the top rated destinations for the romantically inclined.

St. Lucia
The small island of St. Lucia is regarded to be one of the unknown treasures in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Couples on the look-out for a destination with equal parts calm and adventures need search no longer than St. Lucia which offers first-class beaches and luxury creature comforts.
Kauai, Hawaii

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

Referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” visitors can uncover its breathtaking canyon and waterfalls.

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

In addition to its ultra -romantic nature, Fiji, in the South Pacific, is also a spot where a lot of fun can be had. This Melanesian country is made up of more than 330 islands and filled with lavish island resorts and spas. With its year-round sunny weather and numbers of opportunities for romantic moments, it really is no wonder why Fiji is such a well-known destination for couples.

Patagonia

The life-altering trek through Patagonia, an expanse of mostly uninhabited terrain crossing Chile and Argentina, is making its way on everyone's bucket list. The awe-striking views and the many animal species on this faraway land have long beguiled romantics and nature-loving travelers as well. Patagonia is a one-of- kind wonderland filled with ancient forests, spectacular icebergs, jaw-dropping fjords, and magnificent snow-capped mountains.

Those Special Occasion Breaks

Vacations and special occasions go hand in hand with festivity, good times and making memories. Does a go to to Lapland to go to Santa’s workshop sound fun? Or heading off on a romantic break to Dubrovnik for Valentine’s Day? What about getting married in St. Lucia and honeymooning in Bora Bora? Next are just a few foremost spots where you can go to celebrate those significant events and create fantastic memories.

A Christmas in Rovaniemi, Lapland
One way to spend a fantastical Christmas with your family is to pay a visit to the place where Santa and his elves reside, Lapland. Located on the Arctic Circle, this place is the most amazing locale for young ones as well as adults to welcome the Christmas spirit. Everyday, young ones 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.

A child’s dream come true!

Spend New Year's Eve at Sydney Harbour Bridge

Regarded as the best fireworks display in the globe, the city of Sydney features a fantastic mix of displays. The fun begins at 6 pm with a pre-fireworks celebration at Sydney Harbour, then is then followed up by a family-fireworks show at Syndey Harbor Bridge and harbour when the clock strikes 12. This 12-minute show is spectacular and is shown to millions around the globe.

Spend Valentine's Day in Dubrovnik
Because of its medieval town setting and Croatian charms, the town of Dubrovnik is one of southeastern Europe’s foremost inspiring cities. It is not a stretch to say that because of its history and medieval style, Dubrovnik may possibly be the ideal place to propose.

This town has seized the affection of many among them poets, writers, and painters. The preferred way to see all the wonders of the town, like the terracotta rooftops, the opposing island of Lokrum and the Adriatic Sea, is to hop on a cable car.

Getting Married in St. Lucia
Engaged couples often choose St. Lucia as their wedding destination, and with good reason.

This tropical island, full of lush tropical rain forests and wildlife, is most celebrated for the emerald green twin peaks known as the Pitons. This Caribbean island is the most desirable setting for your beach-side wedding ceremony in paradise!

Bora Bora: The Perfect Honeymoon Destination

What photo 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 dormant volcano, springs up from the center of the island fanning out into lavish jungle before spilling into a turquoise-colored lagoon.

Famous author James Michener, who authored the novel “Tales of the South Pacific” once called it “the most beautiful island in the world. In the 18th century, British adventurer James Cook penned it “Pearl of the Pacific”.

Offering exquisite resorts, ideal climate and friendly natives, there is no better tropical retreat than Bora Bora.

An Anniversary in Bali
There is no better anniversary getaway than Bali, with its peaceful atmosphere and amazing surroundings, you can look back at your many years together.

Bali feels and looks like utopia on earth, with its picturesque scenery and extraordinary blue waters. Luxury travelers head here because of the highly developed arts, the deluxe resorts and the dynamic nightlife. Do these activities sound good to you and your partner? Exclusive outings such as cruising in Crystal Bay, tours to the sacred volcano of Mt. Batur, and helicopter rides, as well as couple’s massages and cooking classes with local people – then Bali is your wedding anniversary destination.

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