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Extraordinary Intimate Vacations

Taking a holiday to renew your vows is an amazing way to re-energize any partnership. Whether it’s a 1st time visit to Amsterdam on your wooden anniversary, re-creating your honeymoon vacation after 20 years, an anniversary trip can deliver premium romance.

And for the married couple getting near the Ruby anniversary?

Different from a honeymoon where a couple wants to relax and have fun, particularly after the many months of planning, an anniversary trip demands more strategic planning. It is important to consider a location and itinerary that is appropriate for your marital landmark. Intimate description For example, canoeing in Santa Barbara wine country may suit a couple celebrating 45 years together, while younger couples might want to ski in Colorado, or go on a safari in Botswana.

Holidays such as these will give you a new understanding of the world as well as your relationship. And thankfully, we have done much of the work finding these perfect locations for you.

Principality of Monaco
Monaco Ville, better known as Le Rocher, has retained its original old town, complete with small, windy medieval lanes.

For some fun and a little gambling, the Casino de Monte-Carlo is a must visit, where couples can dress up and participate in some fun gambling.

Amsterdam, Holland
For couples wanting to experience romance, there is no better destination than to stop by Holland’s tulip display.

The main tourist attraction however is the original 17th century canal houses in the country's capital, Amsterdam.

Beaver Creek, Colorado
A couple can reserve a private room in the deluxe Trappers Cabin, which usually holds ten, and rekindle their vows at Beaver Creek Mountain, only 12 miles from Vail, Colorado.
Cabo San Lucas

Cabo is known largely known for whale watching as humpbacks start to come out along the Bajo Peninsula from December to April.

Republic of Botswana

Along the Khwai, east of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, you can travel to the Khwai Private Reserve which comes with access to the well-known Okavango Delta.

Algarrobo, Chile
Does chilling out by the 2nd most extensive saltwater pool all day impress you? Then fly to Chile and stay at the San Alfonso del Mar.

Get Off the Beaten Track - Ten Top Rated Remote Hikes

Wouldn’t it be great to leave all your stress behind and travel to where no one knows you? Remove yourself from the routine grind and get close to the outdoors on some of the world’s most hidden trails. 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 sorry. And though they are isolated, it does not mean they are unachievable; there is a remote trail for every enthusiastic trekker.

Gokyo Lakes & Renjo La in Nepal
Duration is approximately 17 days (13 days trekking)
Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging (6)
Ideal for: Active travelers who want to try a trail trail to the famous Everest Base Camp trek

Departure dates: February to mid-May and end of September to December
Would you like to experience a much quieter trail in the Everest area? This hike runs through Sherpa villages to the fantastic turquoise Gokya Lakes then spans across the Renjo La (5400m) on a path less ventured.

The course to the Everest region is believed to be one the grandest walking trails and gives one a view of the Himalaya’s 8000-meter crests. On the way to Gokyo Ri, you get the greatest site of Everest and the adjacent mountains, most notably Cho Oyu in Tibet.

Larapinta Trail End to End in Australia

Duration: 14 days (approximately}
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Grading: Moderate to challenging (6)
Best for the wilderness lovers and seasoned walkers who want a challenge
Best time to go: Mid-April to August

An legendary walk in Australia, the complete traverse of the Larapinta follows the West MacDonnell range, over 223 kilometers in Central Australia. Hike through the semi-arid region on isolated ridges and canyons, sleep under the stars in the Outback; backpack Mount Sonder, the highest summit in the Northern Territory and take in the stunning sunrise.

Dientes Circuit on Navarino Island, Chile
Duration is Approx. 6 days (4 days trekking)

Grading: Challenging - 7

Ideal for the experienced trekker who wants to get off the beaten track in Patagonia

Best time to go is December to March
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 will not see many others on this 42-kilometer journey at the tip of South America.

This hike has been characterized by Lonely Planet as some of Patagonia’s best hiking areas and is thought of the most out of the way place to visit on earth.

K2 Base camp, Concordia & Gondogora La, Pakistan
Duration is approx. 24 days (16 days trekking)
Grading: Entry level mountaineering/ exploratory trekking (8)

Best for those who are looking to get into mountaineering or 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 second greatest peak. Pakistan’s renowned walk has impressed the likes of trekkers and mountaineers for many years, with a 360-degree view of 7,000 meter and 8,000-meter crests, incorporating the remarkable K2.

The Southern Alps in New Zealand
Duration is approx. 6 days

Grading: Moderate (5)
Ideal for: Anyone looking to head for heights

Best time to go: November to April
One of the best hiking (or “tramping” as it is known locally) adventures on Earth can be had in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, with its rolling hills, magnificent glaciers, and turquoise lakes.

hiking in isolated mountain lakes with remarkable vistas, this journey has been used as precursor 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

When to go: December to February or June to September

Not on the radar of most hikers, The Rwenzori Mountains (or Mountains of the Moon) are Africa’s pride and joy.

Climbing Margherita Peak (5,109m), Africa’s third tallest crest, is not for the faint of heart.

West Coast Trail in Canada
Duration: Approximately 8 days (7-day full-pack trek)

Grading is Moderate to challenging (6)
This is for those active walkers who enjoy coastal walks and seek to combine it with an amazing forest trek and wildlife spotting
Best time to go is August

Travel by ferryboat across the Strait of Georgia with its Orca-filled waters, and journey to the northerly trailhead of Vancouver Island where you can begin your trek and you possibly see a sea lion, eagle or bear along the coastline. This walk is in the top 10 of all hikes; and if you assess your time accurately, you can take advantage of shoreline walks on the shelf.

Snowman Trek in Bhutan

Duration is about 27 days - 23 days trekking
Grading: Exploratory trekking (8)
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Best for anyone desiring a very challenging trek that goes way off the beaten track

Best time to go: September to November
Visit the greatest traverse of Bhutan comprising 11 elevated passes over 4,500 meters through the remote Lunana region.

This ultimate hike also journeys to the charming Paro Valley where you will encounter a region of tiny Buddhist monasteries and remote villages that are tucked away from society most of the year.

Pamir Fann Mountains in Tajikstan
Duration is approx.14 days (5 days trekking)
Grading: Moderate (5)

Ideal for: Those adventurers seeking to take their bush walking adventures up a notch while incorporating historical and architectural sightseeing

When to go: 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 potentially spot the summer camps of the Tijiki shepherds.

Tavan Bogd, Mongolia

Duration: Approx. 11 days - 4 days actual 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 remote area of Mongolia, you will be introduced to pure natural landscapes, wildlife and an intriguing historical past.

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

Weekend Getaways Not Very Far from Home

Life is short – fit in some enjoyable weekend getaways every now and then, to chill out, have a good time, and get away from your daily routine. Of course, choosing a destination can be a problem if you only have a limited time to take a trip. But don’t worry, there are actually lots of spots that could be exactly what you are searching for in a weekend away.

New York City

Depending on where you reside, The Big Apple can be reached quite easily by flying, driving, or taking a train. It has so many interesting inside and outside things to do that weather should not factor into your decision: Central Park and the High Line for lovers of the outdoors, and interesting museums or entertaining Broadway shows if and when you prefer to remain indoors.

Both the striking iconic landmark known as the Statue of Liberty and historic Ellis Island can be visited by ferry.

San Francisco
The City by the Bay offers temperatures in the 60s most of the year, making it great for strolling across the Golden Gate Bridge, riding the celebrated cable cars and exploring the city's eclectic neighborhoods.

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

Washington, D.C.
The picturesque U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. has many significant attractions that are very easy to visit, as many are free of charge and situated within walking distance of each other: the imposing Lincoln Memorial, the awe-inspiring Washington Monument, and many more.

To fortify yourself for a day of walking, be sure to participate in the well-known brunch scene – and come with a big appetite!

New Orleans
Everyone can find something to really love about New Orleans, with its huge assortment of things to do and see. If you love history, be sure to check out The National WWII Museum, or if you wish to spend time outside, wander around the beautiful City Park.

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

Nashville, NC
Nashville, North Carolina is best known for its fun outdoor attractions and regional beer scene, since it is a mecca for both hipsters and outdoorsy types.

For beautiful jaw-dropping views, check out the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest, or if you want to be more active, hike a portion of the iconic Appalachian Trail that passes through. After an active day, visitors can head back to town to enjoy one of 100-plus local brews.

Chicago's iconic eats, diverse neighborhoods, and abundance of can't-miss sights make it a perfect weekend vacation spot. On mild days, snap a selfie in front of "The Bean" and venture on an architecture river cruise.

Meanwhile, museums like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Field Museum are great places to avoid winter's biting temps.


This jewel of the Pacific Northwest offers iconic sights like Pike Place Market, the original Starbucks and the Space Needle, all of which you can enjoy in a matter of days. For anyone who would love a good workout, go for a hike in the lovely Discovery Park, or for daring adventurers, head over to Mount St. Helens, an active volcano whose last major eruption was in 1980.

Just remember to bring an umbrella and a raincoat – weather in the Emerald City can be rainy.

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