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What Makes a Perfect Honeymoon?

Let’s not ignore the memorable honeymoon vacation that comes after the “I do’s”. Newlywed couples are always on the search for honeymoon solutions that cater specifically to their needs, a fact that many resorts and cruise lines have come to realize. Your first experience as a married couple should be a time to relax and revitalize as well as create unforgettable moments together.

What artwork There are plenty of destinations to pick from where you can share your first romantic moments as a married couple.

Marry me?

After your true love asked for your hand, you most likely started to prepare for the perfect honeymoon. From the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, honeymooners in the US have so many destinations to choose from whatever their interests – whether it’s mountain climbing, skiing, kayaking, or visiting iconic cities.

L.A. & S.F., CA
Los Angeles’ Hollywood sign and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge are just two of California’s most renowned symbols.

New York, New York
Discernable and knowing New York City hoteliers have a keen eye for what honeymooners and other romantics need from their vacation in one of the world’s quintessential cities. Experience the iconic places and the different sounds of the Big Apple up close and personal.
Hawaii

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

Las Vegas, baby!
And don’t overlook Las Vegas. The city offers 24-hour excitement and late-night action for honeymooners who favor more fun than a good tan.

If you and your new spouse are into culture, quality food and striking shores, Europe is a great honeymoon spot.

Paris
Couples seeking an authentic romantic experience should travel to Paris, dubbed the City of Love, and snuggle in a cozy café or stroll under the gleaming lights of the Eiffel Tower.
The Many Cities of Italy

Not far away, Italy is a captivating country replete with fabulous food, great fashion, art beyond compare and so much more. Make a stop-over in idyllic Tuscany, a place where you can unwind with a glass of Chianti, visit charming small towns, not to forget some of the area's famed culture-rich cities. Venice, often referred to as the City of Water, is famous for its crooning gondolieri filling the Grand Canal and the recognizable masks adorning the faces of those who take part in its famous Carnival.

Spain
The choice of places to visit in Spain run the gamut from the historic, the natural wonder, to the sunny coasts and party islands. Seville will enchant couples with its sophisticated architecture and Spanish traditions.

By day, you can wander through its luxurious palaces and parks.

Honeymoon? photograph Don't forget to regain your strength with a rejuvenating siesta before going out and about for some late-night dancing.

Greece
And let's not forget about Greece with its blue waters and bright whitewashed homes. Its famous ouzo is an great accompaniment to its deliciously fresh seafood and other delicacies. The South Pacific offers amazing honeymoons. Set in the South Pacific, Tahiti and Fiji are known as some of the best honeymoon destinations worldwide.

Whichever place you choose, you will come upon miles and miles of peaceful, unspoiled beaches where honeymooners can enjoy some seriously amazing digs. And who wouldn’t want to see tropical fish swimming under the coffee table at one of the many resorts boasting over-water suites.

Experience the trip of a lifetime on an African honeymoon.
If you’re searching a true adventure, then a honeymoon in Africa is just what you're looking for, from long safari walks, remarkable fishing, or exciting canoe trips, or maybe just a good read in front of a hippo-filled river. Share an intimate moment with your loved one under the star-studded sky and to the sounds of the African bush, occasionally accompanied by the roar of a lion.

Often referred to as the “Real Africa”, Zambia is the place to experience raw wilderness devoid of the hubbub of large crowds. 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 find some of the most isolated areas full of wildlife, but you will also witness a place of beautiful and magnificent sunsets along with a quiet you never knew existed.

In addition to its Big 5 game reserves, scenic wine routes, beautiful beaches and magnificent mountain ranges, South Africa is also home to one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town. Its numerous cultures, each with their own histories and practices, have made it known as the “Rainbow Nation”.

Mauritius, a very popular destination among honeymooning couples, is an island which lies about 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa. Its year-long warm temperatures and beautiful beaches dotted with palm trees make this Indian Ocean island a perfect haven for honeymooners.

If you and your spouse are searching for a destination that offers the ideal blend of activity with the time needed to relax, all in a lavish setting with a high level of personal attention, then Mauritius is where you want to be.

Ten of the Top Rated Off-the-Beaten-Track Treks

Would you love to break free from your life and travel to a place where you can be by yourself? Remove yourself from the daily grind and get close to the outdoors on some of the world’s most unknown tracks.

Travel from Africa’s 3rd tallest peak to the Australian deserts, or make your way down to the most southern point in Patagonia – you won’t be disappointed. Even though these tracks 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 is approximately 17 days (13 days trekking)

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging (6)
Ideal for: Active travelers who want to try a trail trail to the famous Everest Base Camp trek
February to mid-May, End of September to December is the best time to go

Wouldn’t it be pleasant to be on a trail that is less traveled in the Everest region? This trail goes through Sherpa villages to the lovely greenish blue Gokya Lakes and runs through the Renjo La (5400m) on a rarely traveled trail. It is regarded as the top trek in the Everest region, and gives a panoramic view of the Himalaya’s 8,000-meter peaks. On the ascend to Gokyo Ri, you can get the most picturesque vistas of Everest and connecting mountains, Cho Oyu in Tibet.

Larapinta Trail End to End in Australia

Duration: 14 days (approximately}
Grading: Moderate to challenging (6)

Wilderness lovers and seasoned walkers desiring a challenge will love this

Best time to go: Mid-April to August
What image Deemed to be a top hiking trail in Australia, hiking the length of the Larapinta goes through the West Mac Donnell range in Central Australia and is over 223 kilometers. Hike through this desert-like area with tucked away ridges and canyons, slumber under the night sky in the Outback; ascend Mount Sonder, one of the tallest mountains in the Northern Territory and wake up to a most memorable 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
December to March is the best time to go
Hike one of the globes most southern trails stretching across Dientes de Navarino Massif where you will feel like you are walking on the edge of the world.

You typically do not see many other backpackers on this this 42-kilometer tour at this far end of South America. This walkabout has been labeled by Lonely Planet as an area in Patagonia with the greatest walking trails and is one of the few remaining remote places left on earth.

K2 Base camp, Concordia & Gondogora La in Pakistan
Duration is approx. 24 days (16 days trekking)
Level: 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
Believed to be some of the best scenic hiking trails, it travels from the celebrated Baltoro Glacier, to the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods” and to the base of the earth's 2nd biggest peak. This well-known passage in Pakistan has snagged the minds of adventure seekers and mountains climbers for years, with a view that covers 360-degrees of a 7000 meter and 8000-meter mountains, together with the great K2.
The Southern Alps in New Zealand

Duration is about 6 days
Grading: Moderate (5)

Ideal for: Anyone looking to head for heights
Ideal time to go is November to April
Regarded as one of the best hiking (or 'tramping', to locals) locations on Earth, New Zealand’s Southern Alps is a splendid combination of snowcapped peaks, turquoise lakes and golden hills.

walking in isolated mountain lakes with remarkable views, this journey has been used as precursor for a walk in the Himalayas.

Mountains of the Moon in Uganda

Duration: Approximately 13 days (10 days trekking)
Grading: Entry level mountaineering/ exploratory trekking (8)
Ideal for: Those who have overcome Mt Kilimanjaro and are seeking their next summit challenge
When to go: December to February or June to September

Barely visited and quite isolated, the Rwenzori Mountains (or Mountains of the Moon) are Africa’s hidden jewel.

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
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Duration: Approximately 8 days (7-day full-pack trek)

Grading is Moderate to challenging (6)

Best for the active walker who loves coastal walks and wants to combine it with an exciting forest trek and wildlife spotting

When to go: Month of August
Take a ferry and cross the Strait of Georgia filled with Orcas, head to Vancouver Island’s northerly trailhead where your walk gets started, and even spot a sea lion, eagle, or bear on the coastline.

On the list of top 10 hikes, you can appreciate long shoreline strolls on the shelf, if organized correctly.

Snowman Trek in Bhutan

Duration: About 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.
Visit the ultimate traverse of Bhutan comprising 11 elevated passes over 4,500 meters through the remote Lunana district.

This ultimate hike also journeys to the picturesque Paro Valley where you will notice a district of tiny Buddhist monasteries and remote villages that are concealed away from civilization most of the year.

Tajikstan: Pamir Fann Mountains
Duration: About 14 days - 5 days trekking -
Grading: Moderate (5)

Best for those wanting to take their bush walking adventures a new level while incorporating historical and architectural sightseeing

When to go: June to September

Famous for its scenic mountain backdrops and its gorgeous alpine lakes, this passage in the untainted region of Pamir goes into deep valleys with vibrantly pure lakes and flowering hillsides. You could potentially spot the summer camps of the Tijiki shepherds.

Tavan Bogd, Mongolia
Duration: About 11 days (4 days trekking)

Grading: Moderate (5)

Ideal for those seeking to explore untracked wilderness and authentic nomadic culture
Ideal time to go: June to August
Geographically, this is the most remote section of Mongolia, and is plush with unspoiled nature, wild animals and interesting cultural history.

You will come across local herders, bactrian camels, Kazakh eagle hunters and throat-singing Tuvan locals, and observe more about this nomadic community.

Weekend Getaways Close to Home

After a trying week, sometimes a quick getaway can replenish your batteries and renew your energy. But deciding which destination to travel to can be challenging when you are only going to have a few days to stay there. The following is a list of some ideal spots for a weekend trip you will love.

New York City
Depending on where you reside, The Big Apple can be reached very easily by flying, driving, or taking a train. It is fantastic even in winter, as there are many indoor attractions such as Broadway shows or museums, while in summer visitors can enjoy outdoor places including the High Line and Central Park.

Both the beautiful iconic landmark known as the Statue of Liberty and historical Ellis Island can be reached by ferry.

San Francisco

There is much to appreciate about San Francisco: the iconic cable cars you can ride through downtown streets, the colorful hilly neighborhoods, the dazzling Golden Gate Bridge, and of course the lovely weather.

What's more, sports fanatics can enjoy superb views of the San Francisco Bay from AT&T Park in baseball season.

Washington, D.C.
Not only is America's capital chock full of free attractions, many of them are found on the National Mall, making it convenient to see the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and other highlights in just a matter of days.

To fortify yourself for a day of walking, be sure to partake in the popular brunch scene – and come with a big appetite! Honeymoon? photo

New Orleans
The fascinating city of New Orleans offers an incredible array of activities to choose from. If you are from a cold-weather area and just want to enjoy some fresh air, head over to City Park for some open-air activities; history lovers can check out The National WWII Museum.

Foodies (or even non-foodies) will want to breakfast or snack on the classic beignets, then spend some time wandering around the famous and picturesque French Quarter.

Nashville, NC
Part mountain community, part hipster sanctuary, this North Carolina locale is a haven for adventure-seekers and beer lovers.

The famous Appalachian Trail passes through the area if you want to hike a section, and nearby Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway also offer fun day hikes. More than a hundred delicious craft beers await you at regional breweries, so go on over once you are ready to kick back and relax.

Chicago

Chicago's legendary eats, unique neighborhoods, and abundance of can't-miss sights make it a fantastic weekend vacation spot. If the weather is warm, cruise down the Chicago River to see the city’s renowned architecture, then head over to Millennium Park to check out the sculpture locals affectionately nicknamed “The Bean”.

Chicago has a rich culture of famous museums such as the Field Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago; perfect for those frigid Chicago winter days.

Seattle
This gorgeous coastal city has a lot to offer: have a coffee at the original Starbucks, then head over to the iconic Space Needle, and finally check out the scene at the fun Pike Place Market where you can have dinner at one of the fabulous restaurants.

Outdoor adventurers will want to enjoy time on breathtaking Mount St. Helens, an active volcano, or in the lovely Discovery Park. Be sure to bring an umbrella, as it does rain quite often in Seattle, though it’s generally more of a light mist.

Special Occasion Getaways

Holidays and special occasions go hand in hand with festivity, happy times and making memories. So, why not think about visiting Santa’s workshop in Lapland, going away on a romantic break in Dubrovnik for Valentine’s Day, getting hitched in St. Lucia and honeymooning in Bora Bora? This list gives you some top spots to celebrate your momentous occasions and make memories to last a lifetime.

Have a Merry Christmas in Rovaniemi, Lapland

If you seek to tick all the magical boxes, take a trip to Lapland with your kids at Christmas time. This place is the most amazing locale for young children as well as grown-ups to embrace the Christmas spirit, and is located on the Arctic Circle making it feel more like you are part of Santa’s crew.

Children can meet Santa Claus every day at Santa Claus Village as well as stop by Santa Park where they can visit Santa’s little helpers and his reindeer. Every single 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 considered one of the best fireworks demonstrations in the world.

Beginning at 6 pm with an entertainment show at Sydney Harbour, it is followed by a fireworks show at the renowned Sydney Harbour Bridge when the clock strikes 12:00. This 12-minute performance is magnificent and is viewed by millions internationally.

Happy Valentine's Day from Dubrovnik
The Adriatic city of Dubrovnik is one of southeastern Europe’s top romantic cities featuring a medieval feeling and distinctive Croatian charms.

It is not a stretch to say that because of its history and medieval style, Dubrovnik might be the ideal place to ask for your special someone's hand in marriage. This town has shaped many poets, writers and painters throughout the years. If you jump on one of the cable cars, you will be able to see the wondrous terracotta rooftops, the Adriatic Sea and the island of Lokrum across the way.

Getting Married in St. Lucia
There is no better place to get married than St. Lucia and there are many factors why. This tropical island, full of plush tropical rain forests and wildlife, is most celebrated for the emerald green green double peaks known as the Pitons. This Western Caribbean island creates the most desirable atmosphere for your beach-side wedding ceremony.

Honeymoon in Bora Bora

While it is only 6 miles long and a little more than 2 miles wide, the smaller island of Bora Bora is filled with natural wonder.

A hibernating volcano, Mt. Otemanu, ascends out of the island’s center and spills out into plush jungle before further spilling out into a greenish blue lagoon. World renowned writer and novelist of the novel “Tales of the South Pacific”, James Michener, named it the “most beautiful island in the world.”

18th-century British adventurer James Cook even called it the "Pearl of the Pacific." Bora Bora is the recommended place for a tropical getaway; with its lavish resorts, ideal weather and friendly locals.

An Anniversary in Bali
Bali is the greatest place to enjoy your anniversary, with its relaxing ambiance and charming landscapes.

The clear blue waters and the colorful scenery of the island make it feel like you’ve found heaven on earth. Bali brings luxury travelers, with its theatrical dances and traditional ceremonies, and ritzy holiday resorts and lively nightlife.

Perfect foto If you and your significant other want to experience things like exclusive cruising in Crystal Bay, exclusive visits to Mt. Batur – Bali’s sacred volcano, a couple’s massage, cooking classes with natives and helicopter rides, then Bali is for you.

Leading Hikes Around the World

The greatest treks are more than the steps you take, they are about the insights and influence you receive from the destination - they are about stepping into a destination’s culture and history. Still, these adventures are not as easy they sound. They will challenge you on a physical level and mental level, leaving you with an indelible mark of the vastness of our planet.

Here, we have listed 8 greatest treks.

Peru: Inca Trail - 26.7 miles and 4 days
Unique moments are considerable on the Inca Trail, but not like the instant you walk through the Sun Gate and view the forgotten city of Machu Picchu. The best months to go are May to September

Lost City in Colombia ~ 27 miles in 5 days
Journey through the abundant jungle through streams before experiencing the ruins of Teyuna. Make this your first stop and you have the Lost City all to yourself.

Perfect time to go: December to March.

Nepal's Everest Base Camp - 38.5 miles in 13 days
The hike will connect you more to the inhabitants of the Himalayas while creating an opening to the top of the planet. After seeing Everest, you will not look at Earth in the same way anymore. Ideal time to go: August to November.

Tanzania's Mt Kilimanjaro - 21.1 miles | 8 days

Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's greatest crest at 5,895m (19,340 ft). It is no painless task, but unlike other significant summits, it gives those brave enough to make it 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 a hundred miles through 3 countries: Switzerland, Italy, and France. It is best to go from June to September

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Patagonia's Torres del Paine Circuit - 82.6 miles & 10 days

It is known for its natural splendor and here you will come across magnificent volcanic landscapes, enormous glaciers, and extensive steppe-like plains stretching out to the horizon. Perfect time to go: 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 prompted Arthur Conan Doyle’s to write his book, "The Lost World." Best time to go: You can walk the Roraima trail at any time of the year but November to April is the ideal time.

The Camino de Santiago in Spain - 30 days & 466 miles
The remarkable Camino de Santiago, also recognized as the St. James Trail, was a relevant Christian retreat during the Middle Ages, and remains a respected spiritual pilgrimage even today.

The walk can be done at any time of the year but between autumn and spring is ideal, but also very congested.

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