A Unique Kind of Intimate Getaway

No matter how many years together, going on an anniversary trip can reinvigorate the partnership. An anniversary trip can integrate romance, trust and intimacy, whether it’s a wooden anniversary in Amsterdam or a re-creation of your honeymoon vacation after twenty five years.

And what about the married couple getting near the Ruby anniversary? Whereas honeymoons are for unwinding, particularly after the many months or potentially years of preparation, anniversary trips might need some more planning.

singletrail-175220__340.jpg The 1st thing is to make a decision on a location and itinerary that is appropriate to your marital landmark. For instance, a 45-year anniversary may call for a quiet time in Santa Barbara wine country, while a 5-year anniversary may require a ski trip to Colorado or a safari in Botswana. Luckily, there is a list of places ready for you.

Everything from daring expeditions to romantic moments, these trips will show you a side of the world, and your partnership, that you have never seen. Principality of Monaco The famous Casino de Monte-Carlo gives partners the chance to get all gussied up, and gents must don jackets after 8 pm. If you want to feel like you have stepped back in time, wander over to Monaco Ville, known to Monegasques as Le Rocher, and stroll through the old town with its tiny, windy roads.

Holland, Netherlands

What could be more romantic for an anniversary than to visit Holland’s renowned tulip display? After this, a prompt stop-off in the capital, Amsterdam, you can observe the gorgeous 17th -century canal houses which remain largely unmodified since the time of Rembrandt.

Beaver Creek, Colorado Why not rekindle your vows at 9,500 feet in Beaver Creek, 12 miles west of Vail, Colorado, where you can have deluxe Trappers Cabin in the Rockies all to yourselves.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Observe the glory of whale watching in Cabo when humpbacks start showing up between December and April. Republic of Botswana

Along the Khwai, east of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, you can travel to the Khwai Private Reserve which offers access to the well-known Okavango Delta. Algarrobo, Chile Do you desire to swim in one of the world's premier saltwater pools? Then head to the Crystal Lagoon at San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Chile.

Escape to Paradise with That Special Person

Whatever you want your romantic trip to be, there are a number of destinations where you can pick from elaborate to simple options. More often than not, your precious someone will delight in a romantic vacation much more than any gift. And, many resorts worldwide have noticed the particular needs of couples who want to get away from their daily routines.

Amenities such as colorful rose petals sprinkled on your bed, freshly cut flowers, mouth-watering chocolates, and delicious champagne are just some of the treats awaiting you in your room.

There are many preconceived ideas of which destinations make for the finest romantic getaway.

You may be looking for a location with warm waters and white-sand beaches, or somewhere you can gaze at the incredible sight of the setting sun on some exotic island. Paris or Florence may be good options for those wanting to wander attractive, cobbled streets or explore museums full of fabulous artwork.

There are so many destinations to visit for an idyllic getaway a spot where couples can spend some quality time with their better half, and following are a few. The small island of St. Lucia is the hidden jewel of the eastern Caribbean. With equal parts relaxation and adventure, the island of St. Lucia is ideal for couples who appreciate basking in the sun and making the most of the first-rate conveniences on offer. For those that hope to mix adventure with romance, look no further than Kauai, Hawaii.

On this the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, you will amaze at the unique landscapes, pristine beaches, and signature vistas. The “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, as it is frequently called, is a great place for couples to uncover breathtaking canyons and amazing waterfalls.

Zambia, Southern Africa: East African has all the elements to make it a great destination for the romantic vacationer, even though it might not be the first place that comes to mind. Couples searching for good times in a super romantic setting need look no further than Fiji in the South Pacific. It is a country in Melanesia made of more than 330 islands and full of first-rate resorts and spas. Couples looking for warm temperatures and a romantic place filled with opportunities to share intimate moments need search no further than the island of Fiji.

Everybody with a list of must-dos should trek through Patagonia, a jaw-dropping-blowing, sparsely inhabited region split between by Chile and Argentina. It’s a romantic quest to what is effectively the end of the earth and a place which has long enticed travelers drawn with to the magic of its spell-binding terrains.

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

The Best Destinations for the Perfect Honeymoon

Let’s not ignore the memorable honeymoon vacation that comes after the “I do’s”. 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.

What is certain is that newlyweds are looking for the perfect place to take it easy, reinvigorate and share intimate moments. Below are some of the top destinations to share those first moments as a married couple. beach-84533__340.jpg So, Prince Charming has swept you off your feet and you're planning your fairy tale wedding followed, of course, by the honeymoon vacation of your desires. You’ve been swept away by your sweetheart and now you want to create the ultimate honeymoon.

The vast US, from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, has a range of destination options for all newlyweds whether they’re into mountain climbing, kayaking, skiing, or sightseeing. Head over to San Francisco, California, where can marvel at the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge and then travel down to Los Angeles where you’ll see the famous Hollywood sign. The seasoned hoteliers in New York City know just what newlyweds and other romantics want to make their visit momentous. Experience the sites and the varied sounds of the Big Apple up close and personal.

Hawaii, one of the world’s most well-known honeymoon destinations, has so many things on offer that the list seems endless, from its magnificent beaches, world-class hotels, innovative cuisine to its water sports and spectacular natural beauty. In Florida you can enjoy the sight of a gradually setting sun, swim in the welcoming waters of the Gulf of Mexico, or feel the butterflies in your belly at one of the many exciting rides at one of its theme parks. Las Vegas is a place that leaves an unforgettable impression. Its vibrant lights and 24-hour excitement make it the ideal destination for honeymooners who prefer late-night fun over lounging on a beach.

For newlyweds who enjoy a dose of culture, fine dining and relaxing beaches, Europe is chock-full of choices.

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

Paris, referred to as the City of Love, is pretty much the perfect backdrop for a romantic honeymoon: cuddling in an inviting bistro by day and walking under the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower by night. A hop, skip and jump away, Italy is a country steeped in culture, scrumptious food, and great fashion as well as much, much more.

beach-1868047__340.jpg Make a stop-over in idyllic Tuscany, a place where you can relax with a glass of Chianti, visit charming little towns, not to overlook some of the area's famed culture-rich cities. The crooning gondolieri moving along the waterways of Venice are a legendary symbol of the City of Water as are the magnificent masks worn during Carnival.

Vienna's art- and music-focused sites make this destination a favorite for lovers with a preference for a cultural expedition. Another favorite for honeymooners is the city of Salzburg, in Austria, known for its famed, chocolate rich “Sachertorte”, eye-catching buildings, serene surroundings, and scenic peeks into the “Sound of Music”. Combined with detailed architecture and Spanish folklore, Seville is an enchanting city ideal for honeymooners to uncover. During the day you can both stroll through its magnificent palaces and parks.

Don't forget to recover your strength with a reviving siesta before going out and about for some late-night dancing.

Greece’s azure waters and dazzling whitewashed houses make for interesting stories to take back home. The food, seafood in particular, is extra-fresh—and very good with a serving of ouzo. South Pacific honeymoons are also a great place to make memories. A couple of of the world’s top honeymoon locations include the South Pacific islands of Fiji and Tahiti.

Whichever place you pick, you will come upon miles and miles of peaceful, unspoiled beaches where honeymooners can enjoy some truly amazing digs. Many properties boast over-water suites, so you may even see some tropical fish swim below glass panels under the coffee table.

The island's compact size allows newlyweds to visit countless natural wonders New Zealand has to offer including spectacular mountain landscapes, beautiful beaches, sparkling lakes and vast wineries. If a more adventuresome honeymoon is your cup of tea, stay at a stand-alone “bush lodge” outfitted with deluxe bed linens to cuddle, separate living areas as well as private decks to share a chilled brew. A honeymoon in Central America is perfect for nature-loving newlyweds.

Chic, eco-luxe lodgings are surrounded by lush jungles to trek through and beach-side retreats to reflect. Costa Rica is one of those wondrous places where you can lay back and enjoy the sight of monkeys flying from tree to tree as you swing on a comfortable hammock. The Caribbean, with its beautiful beaches and azure waters, is what most people envision when they think of the quintessential place for a honeymoon. Explore one of the many Mayan ruins located throughout the whole of Mexico such as Tulum, where you'll see the only ones constructed near the sea, or Chichen Itza, designated as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

The blend of beauty, stunning beaches and unique culture make Southeast Asia and Indonesia ideal romantic destinations for a newlyweds.

Newlyweds will astound at the over-water bungalows sitting atop crystal-clear waters, the luxurious daybeds ideal for lazing away the day, and the warm ocean at their feet.

You can expect to find rooms designed with elegant furnishings, modern-day conveniences as well as more traditional elements like local woods and thatched roofs.

Or discover the Dark Continent: Africa. The least exciting 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. Toast to married life in front of camp fire as you look up to see the star-studded sky and listen to the sounds of the African bush, with an occasional roar here and there. The “Real Africa”, as Zambia is often called, is a place to explore authentic wilderness without the distraction of big crowds.

Honeymooners who prefer adventure and have a genuine love of nature have made it a popular destination to visit.

Witness the spectacular sunsets and tranquility in this far off area filled with unspoiled wildlife. A world in one honeymoon, South Africa comes with one of the world's most beautiful cities, Cape Town, an wealth of Big 5 game reserves, picturesque wine routes, unspoiled, sun-drenched beaches and exquisite mountain ranges. The “Rainbow Nation” is also home to a large wide range of varied cultures replete with their own history and customs. Mauritius, an especially renown destination among honeymooning couples, is an island which lies about 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa.

Its year-long warm climate and fabulous beaches dotted with palm trees make this Indian Ocean island a perfect oasis for the newly wedded. Honeymooners will find that Mauritius offers a mixture of activity, plenty of chances to just lay back and relax, luxurious lodgings and the personal service they look for for such a momentous time. And lastly, there are the tranquil isles of Seychelles or the opulent city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Combine a getaway to the small sanctuary that is the island of Seychelles before continuing onto the ultra-modern and opulent city of Dubai.

The Seychelles is a tropical island retreat in the Indian Ocean complete with exceptional resorts as well as private islands. In addition to Seychelles’ magnificent shores and spectacular natural landscapes, there are other activities you may also enjoy such as kayaking, snorkeling, or getting a relaxing spa treatment.

cruise-114152__340 (1).jpg Treating yourselves to delicious foods is equally as important as relaxing on the beach. The cuisine in Seychelles is a scrumptious blend of Indian, European and Creole influences. Dubai’s mind-blowing wealth and soaring skyscrapers are in complete contrast to the laid-back luxury of the Seychelles. You will enjoy a blend of eastern and western influences on this desert city.

There is no lack of things to do in Dubai among them popping into the Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping centers, or riding to 124th floor at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest building, or schussing down the slopes of Ski Dubai, the Middle East’s first indoor ski center, just to name a few. Newlyweds seeking adventure, mystery and pure luxury need search no further than Dubai.

Regardless of its modern image, it is still a spot with deeply rooted customs, so keep your kissing to more private settings.

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