The holiday season is just around the corner, so it’s never too early to start planning what gifts to give your loved ones. Instead of traditional presents, why not give them the gift of travel? It’s a unique and memorable way to show your affection and make their holiday season unforgettable.
Excursion: It’s impossible to name just one! While you’re there, we recommend hiking on a glacier, going to see the penguins and sea lions, kayaking through the marble caves and horseback riding in the Andes, just to name a few 🙂
Located in the southern tip of South America, Patagonia is a region that houses dense rainforests, grasslands, deserts, glacial fjords, and more. Escape the hustle and bustle of our fast-paced world with a stay at the luxurious Singular Patagonia, situated inside paradise at the “end of the world”. There are so many activities to do while you’re there, but if spending time outside is your favorite activity, then Patagonia is the place for you! There are many hiking opportunities that showcase the jaw dropping landscape the region has to offer. As an added bonus, Patagonia’s summer is during our winter months, so you’ll escape the brisk temperatures back home.
Destination: Sedona, AZ
Excursion: Pink Jeep Tour with Pink Adventure Tours
Hotel: Castle Hot Springs, Arizona
We all have that one person in our lives who works too hard and is in desperate need for some TLC (and for some of you reading this, it might be you!). A trip to Castle Hot Springs in Sedona, AZ is just the reset you need before starting 2024 off strong! Castle Hot Springs makes your well-being a top priority by offering top-notch spa packages to help you unplug. This is a spa experience you can’t get anywhere else, as you have the opportunity to actually soak in the hot springs before your treatment. Talk about absolute bliss 😍 Next, we suggest shaking up your relaxation routine with an exciting drive along the exquisite red-rock landscape with Pink Adventure Jeep Tours! This is the best way to take in the views without ever having to leave your vehicle.
Excursion: Stargazing in the Azores or following the Knights of Templar in Tomar (a day trip from Lisbon)
Hotel: Sublime Comporta
Are you someone who LOVES to explore the destination on a vacation? Well then Portugal is the place for you! Not only is it easy to navigate, but you can walk anywhere you need to go in Lisbon. It is one of the easiest cities to find your way around! If you happen to find yourself lost, the friendly locals will certainly help you find your way back. While simply walking the city is exciting in itself, there are many opportunities and activities to explore the surrounding area, including stargazing in the Azores and following the path of the Knights of Templar. With endless sights to see, you’ll already be thinking about your next trip!
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Excursion: Tai Chi or Explore the Mekong
Hotel: Banyan Tree Lăng Cô
While there are some who love the holidays, it can be a very stressful and overwhelming time for others. If you’re looking to trade awkward work parties for a romantic dinner on a private beach, look no further than Banyan Tree Lăng Cô in Vietnam. The Banyan Tree Resort is a secret oasis that serves as the perfect luxury hideaway from the noise back home. We don’t blame you if you never want to leave the resort! During your stay, we recommend taking the Tai Chi class, a complimentary resort offering that teaches guests about the traditional Chinese martial art and its numerous health benefits. Sit back, relax, and lose yourself in the quiet island sounds and luxurious resort accommodations.
Destination: Costa Rica
Excursion: A Sloth Hike
Hotel: The Springs, Arenal
If you’ve never been to Costa Rica, you MUST add it to your bucket list! The Springs Resort and Spa has endless activities perfect for all ages, including a water slide, game room, and putt-putt golf course. While there are so many activities to choose from, we highly recommend going on a sloth hike! It’s the perfect activity for those who are too small for ziplines; plus, who doesn’t love sloths? This trip will bring you closer together as a family and create memories that will surely last a lifetime.
Excursion: Cooking class
Solo travel is a transformative experience that allows you to reconnect with yourself and the world. What better way to do that than immersing yourself in the laid-back island life of Thailand? Spend your days lounging on the nearby white sand beach as you drift off to the chattering of the lush rainforest and soft sounds of waves lapping against the shore. During your stay, stop by an authentic cooking class for an immersive cultural experience. Whatever you are looking for in a solo getaway, you’ll find everything you’re looking for and more!
Destination: Charleston, SC
Excursion: Cocktail class with Charleston Cocktail
Hotel: The Dewberry
Skip out on secret santa this year and opt for a fun girls trip instead! Charleston is the perfect destination for a group of friends, as it has something for everyone. Grab your best gals and spend the day soaking up luxury at the full-service spa at The Dewberry. Looking for a fun group activity? We suggest booking a cocktail class with Charleston Cocktail Co. With each class personally tailored to your group’s needs, you will learn how to create three different cocktails curated specifically for your taste. This is the perfect destination for a quick weekend getaway with your best friends!