Intimate Getaways: Something Different

What greater way to re-connect with your partner than to go on an anniversary trip?

It does not matter if you are celebrating five years together in Amsterdam or twenty-five in Cabo, going away on an anniversary holiday delivers all kinds of love. And for those two lovebirds who are heading towards the 40 -year Ruby wedding anniversary? Different from a honeymoon where a couple wants to unstrain and have fun, especially after the many months of planning, an anniversary trip requires more strategic preparation.

After a location is set, consider a well-suited itinerary specific to marital landmark. maldives-1993704__340.jpg For example, canoeing in Santa Barbara wine country may suit a couple celebrating 45 years together, while younger couples may possibly want to ski in Colorado, or go on a safari in Botswana. Luckily, the work has been done already. Everything from daring expeditions to romantic moments, these holidays will show you a side of the world, and your partnership, that you have never seen.

Principality of Monaco The Casino de Monte-Carlo is a must- check out spot where couples can dress up and participate in some fun wagering.

Monaco Ville, also called Le Rocher, is the lone part of Monaco that has maintained its old town architecture with tiny, windy medieval lanes.

Holland, Netherlands Holland’s tulip display attracts millions of lovebirds yearly. The main attraction though is the original seventeenth century canal houses in the country's capital, Amsterdam. Beaver Creek, Colorado

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

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Witness 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 visit the Khwai Private Reserve which offers access to the well-known Okavango Delta. Algarrobo, Chile

Do you wish to swim in one of the world's largest saltwater pools? Then head to the Crystal Lagoon at San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Chile.

Get away to Paradise with That Special Person

It’s up to you what type of romantic getaway is best for you, no matter if it’s at some luxurious resort or a more casual place where you can share quiet, intimate moments. Often times taking a holiday and spending quality time with the person you love goes further than any gift ever could. So many resorts globally are geared specifically to what is most appealing to couples on a romantic retreat.

The rose petals scattered on the bed may not be for you, but no one can turn away champagne, mouth-watering chocolates, and the perfume of fresh flowers in their room. There are many preconceived notions of which locations make for the perfect romantic getaway. For you, that might include a trip to some far-off island where you can delight in a cooling exotic drink on a white-sand beach or gaze in wonder at the sight of a incredible sunset.

Paris or Florence may be best suited for couples with a penchant for art and history. There are so many places to visit for an idyllic getaway a spot where couples can enjoy some quality time with their better half, and following are a few. St. Lucia is a little island situated in the eastern Caribbean Sea and thought to be to be one of the area’s hidden treasures. 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 excellent amenities on offer.

Kaui in Hawaii is a romantic paradise because it a place where adventure and romance come together.

Stunning vistas, pristine shores and one-of-a kind scenery are beautifully combined on this oldest of the Hawaiian Islands. 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: Though this beautiful East African country may not be your first thought as a place to take a romantic vacation, it has all the makings of a great destinations for couples to enjoy. A lot of exciting and romantic exploits can be had in Fiji in the South Pacific.

Comprised of more than 330 islands, this Melanesian country is bursting with fabulous resorts and spas. Fiji has become a popular couple’s holiday destination due to its year-round warm weather and romantic setting.

Everyone with a list of must-dos should trek through Patagonia, a mind -blowing, barely inhabited region shared by by Chile and Argentina. This is a wonderland located at the end of the globe which has long attracted travelers of all kinds to visit this place of spectacular glaciers and wildlife. Patagonia is a one-of- kind wonderland brimming with age-old forests, spectacular glaciers, jaw-dropping fjords, and magnificent snowcapped mountains.

Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon

water-3326310__340.jpg Let's face it: One of the best parts about arranging a wedding is that you get to take an awesome holiday after your "I do’s." The increased numbers of newlyweds looking for the best honeymoon has resulted in more holiday resorts and cruise lines to feature specific romantic getaways filled with a romantic touch. After the excitement of the wedding ceremony, most honeymooners are looking for a setting where they can renew their strength and share in the first memories as a wedded couple. There are lots of destinations to pick from where you can share your first romantic moments as a married couple.

So, Prince Charming has swept you off your feet and you're planning your story-book wedding followed, of course, by the honeymoon of your desires.

The proposal came as a surprise, the wedding was splendid, and now it’s time for the perfect honeymoon. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the US is a country full of places that offer something for everyone including mountaineers, skiiers, kayakers, to curious sightseers. Los Angeles’ Hollywood sign and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge are just two of California’s most famous symbols.

Discernable and knowing New York City hoteliers have a keen eye for what newlyweds and other romantics need from their vacation in one of the world’s quintessential cities. The Big Apple’s renowned sites, museums, and night scene make it worth getting out of bed. 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.

In Florida you can relish the sight of a slowly 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 city that leaves an lasting impression.

Honeymooners who are into night-time fun and enjoy 24-hour excitement over lounging at the beach, will find this the perfect destination for them. For newlyweds who enjoy a dose of culture, fine dining and relaxing beaches, Europe is chock-full of choices.

old-1130731__340.jpg Europe’s cultural marvels, diverse cuisines and relaxing shores make it a great honeymoon destination. Paris, nicknamed the City of Love, is pretty much the perfect backdrop for an enchanting honeymoon: snuggling in an inviting bistro by day and walking under the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower by night. 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 little towns and culture- rich cities of the Tuscany region are a must see when traveling to Italy.

In Venice you’ll see and hear the crooning of the gondolieri who glide along the waterways of the City of Water and you’ll marvel at the creativity of the masks donned during Carnival time. Vienna's art- and music-focused attractions make this destination a favorite for lovers with a preference for a cultural outing. Known as the backdrop for the “Sound of Music”, Salzburg is famous for its deliciously sinful “Sachertorte”, breathtaking structures, and tranquil beauty, all of which make it one of Austria’s most memorable cities.

The sophisticated architectural style and folklore infusing Seville make this Spanish city an ideal destination for couples to explore together. By day, enjoy a visit to its luxurious palaces. The ‘mandatory’ daytime siesta is the perfect segue to the late-night patrying that follows.

And last but not least, Greece offers blue waters with recognizable whitewashed backdrops. Ouzo is an great accompaniment to its deliciously fresh seafood and other specialties.

The South Pacific offers amazing honeymoons. Fiji and Tahiti are two of the South Pacific's greatest honeymoon destinations.

Whichever place you pick, you will come upon miles and miles of quiet, unspoiled beaches where honeymooners can enjoy some truly amazing digs.

The jaw-dropping over-water suites allow you to view tropical fish swimming underneath your coffee table. New Zealand's small size gives honeymooning couples the chance to visit dramatic alpine landscapes, quiet beaches, sparkling lakes and vineyards — all in a single trip. Perhaps you're both looking for a more authentic experience; the stand-alone “bush lodges” are the ideal choice as they not only offer you magnificent vistas but also include a number of creature comforts such as deluxe bed linens, separate living areas, and private decks.

If you’re looking for a place where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, then a honeymoon vacation in Central America is right for you. Chic, eco-luxe lodgings are encompassed by lush jungles to trek through and beach-side retreats to reflect. In Costa Rica you can unwind on a comfortable hammock and watch native critters like monkeys jump from tree to tree. With its warm climate and beautiful beaches, Mexico is the perfect place to escape from the colder parts in the US.

Mexico is replete with Mayan ruins such as those found seaside in Tulum, or Chichen Itza, designated one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Honeymooners searching for a combination of beauty, beaches, and unique culture all in one place will see that Southeast Asia and Indonesia check off all the boxes. Over-water bungalows, inviting daybeds, and pristine waters are just some of the luxuries to expect at these destinations.

These elegantly adorned accommodations are usually made of traditional wood and thatched roofs, and also include modern conveniences. Or discover the Dark Continent: Africa. venice-4042110__340.jpg If you’re looking a true escapade, then a honeymoon in Africa is just what you're looking for, from great safari walks, great fishing, or exciting canoe trips, or maybe just a good read in front of a hippo-filled river. Toast to married life before a 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.

Often dubbed the “Real Africa”, Zambia is the place to experience raw wilderness without the hubbub of large crowds of people. It is a place popular with honeymooners with a sense of adventure and a a love of nature.

It is a country full of some of the most out of the way and unspoiled wildlife in Africa, but also a place with mesmerizing sunsets where you can enjoy true peace and quiet.

In addition to its Big 5 game reserves, lovely wine routes, pristine beaches and spectacular mountain ranges, South Africa is also home to one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town.

The many different cultures which together make up this country have made it known as the “Rainbow Nation”. One of the world’s most well-known honeymoon spots, Mauritius is an island situated 1,200 miles off the southeasterly 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 idyllic, romantic retreat. Honeymooners will find that Mauritius provides a mixture of activity, plenty of chances to just lay back and relax, deluxe lodgings and the personal service they seek for such a momentous time. Or indulge yourself in the extravagant city Dubai or bask in the sunshine in the Seychelles. Before continuing your trip to luxurious Dubai, delight in the warm sand and sea of the picturesque Seychelles.

You may want the seclusion of a private island or the security of an exclusive resort; no matter what your needs are you will find it in Seychelles. In addition to Seychelles’ magnificent beaches and spectacular natural landscapes, there are other activities you may also enjoy such as kayaking, snorkeling, or getting a relaxing spa treatment. Treating yourselves to delicious foods is equally as important as lounging on the beach.

Indian, European and Creole influences have been combined to make up the flavor of Seychelle's delicious foods. Dubai’s dizzying wealth and soaring skyscrapers are in total contrast to the laid-back luxury of the Seychelles. The blend of western and eastern influences has made it the oasis it is today.

You will never ever run out of things to do in Dubai whether it's shopping at the Dubai Mall, or riding the elevator to the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa, or skiing down the indoor slopes of Ski Dubai. Dubai is the perfect spot for honeymooning couples to experience adventure, mystical Arabian culture and absolute extravagance. couple-731890__340.jpg Don’t forget however that despite its ultra-modern exterior, smooching in public is a big no-no.

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