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cruise-114152__340.jpg Holiday breaks and important moments are a time to enjoy and have fun.

Have you ever considered taking a trip to check out Santa’s workshop in Lapland, or getting away for a while in Dubrovnik, getting married in St. Lucia and honeymooning in Bora Bora? This list gives you some top destinations to celebrate your momentous moments and make memories to survive a lifetime.

Christmas: Rovaniemi, Lapland

There is no spot more fantastical than Lapland at Christmas time, where you and your family members can travel to Santa’s workshop.

Situated on the Arctic Circle, this spot is the most astonishing place for kids as well as adults to embrace the Christmas spirit. Children can meet with Santa Claus everyday at Santa Claus Village, and stop by Santa Park where Santa’s little aids will introduce you to the most well-known reindeer of all!

You can make your child’s dream come true!

New Year's Eve: Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney, Australia features a line-up of incredible firework displays that are rated amongst the best displays around the world.

At 6 pm, the activities begin with an entertainment show at Sydney Harbour, and at 12, the renowned fireworks show commences at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

This 12-minute performance is spectacular and is enjoyed by millions internationally.

Valentine's Day: Dubrovnik
Considered one of southeastern Europe’s top romantic spots, Dubrovnik in Croatia has a distinctive medieval charm.

Dubrovnik may possibly be the ideal spot to propose, with its old charming buildings oozing with medieval history. This town has shaped many poets, novelists and painters throughout the years. Jump on a cable car to uncover the city where you can view the terracotta rooftops, the opposing island of Lokrum and the Adriatic Sea.

Get Married in St. Lucia

St. Lucia is regarded as one of the finest wedding locations in the world and there are countless reasons for this.

A tropical island filled with rich rainforests and wildlife is principally known for the Pitons, two mountainous volcanic spires emerald in color. This Caribbean island is the perfect setting for your beachfront wedding ceremony in paradise!

Honeymoon in Bora Bora

Beauty overflows on the small island of Bora Bora, which is merely 6 miles long and 2 miles wide. venice-849841__340.jpg At the island's center ascends Mt. Otemanu, a 727m hibernating volcano, and it is encircled by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a greenish blue lagoon protected by a coral reef. It was called “the most beautiful island in the world” by novelist James Michener, who wrote “Tales of the South Pacific”.

Long before this, the 18th century British adventurer, James Cook, called the island the ”Pearl of the Pacific”.

Bora Bora is the recommended place for a tropical retreat; with its deluxe resorts, perfect climate and cheerful natives.

Anniversary: Bali
Bali is Indonesia's main tourist getaway and is the ideal anniversary destination, offering coastlines, coral reefs and enchanting landscapes.

Bali feels and looks like utopia on earth, with its picturesque scenery and incredible blue waters. The highly developed arts, particularly dance, music and sculpture, the first-rate resorts and lively nightlife bring many people to this carefree island.

Do these activities sound good to you and your partner? Private outings such as cruising in Crystal Bay, visits to the sacred volcano of Mt. Batur, and helicopter rides, as well as couple’s massages and cooking classes with local people – then Bali is your anniversary destination.

The Perfect Honeymoon for You

europa-1185800__340.jpg Let’s face it, after the excitement of the wedding comes the best bit – the honeymoon. Newlywed couples are always on the hunt for honeymoon packages that cater specifically to their needs, a fact that many resorts and cruise lines have come to recognize. Some of the first experiences newlyweds should share include a place to unwind and rejuvenate, and somewhere to create lifetime memories. Below are some of the best destinations to share those first moments as a wedded couple.

So, your true love has swept you off your feet and you're planning your story-book wedding followed, of course, by the honeymoon vacation of your desires.From the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, honeymooners in the US have so many destinations to choose from whatever their pursuits – whether it’s mountain climbing, skiing, kayaking, or visiting iconic cities.

Los Angeles’ Hollywood sign and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge are just two of California’s most iconic symbols.
Discernable and knowing New York City hoteliers have a keen eye for what newlyweds and other romantics seek from their vacation in one of the world’s quintessential cities.
Enjoy the sites and the varied sounds of the Big Apple up close and personal.

Hawaii’s beautiful beaches and hidden coves; premier hotels; fresh, creative cuisine; water sports aplenty; extraordinary natural beauty; and optimal weather make it one of the world’s top-notch honeymoon destinations.
Florida has much more to offer than Disney World and other grand theme parks; it also has beaches galore and spectacular sunsets.
And don’t dismiss Las Vegas. The city provides 24-hour excitement and late-night action for newlyweds who prefer more fun than a good tan.

Newlyweds will find Europe to be the perfect 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 an enchanting honeymoon: snuggling in a cozy bistro by day and walking under the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower by night.

Not far away, Italy is a captivating country replete with fabulous food, great fashion, art beyond compare and so much more.
The renowned Tuscany region is a destination that can't be overlooked because of its charming little towns, culture-rich cities as well as its tasty Chianti wine.

The City of Water is legendary for its romantic, singing gondolieri on the Grand Canal and the elaborate masks worn at the Carnival of Venice.

Austria is filled with charming little towns and historic cities starting with Vienna. The art- and music-focused sites that this breathtaking city has to offer are perfect for newlyweds with a preference for a new cultural experiences.
Known as the backdrop for the “Sound of Music”, Salzburg is renown for its deliciously sinful “Sachertorte”, breathtaking architecture, and tranquil beauty, all of which make it one of Austria’s most enchanting cities.
The choice of places to visit in Spain run the gamut from the historic, the natural wonder, to the sunny coasts and party islands.

The sophisticated architecture and folklore of the Spanish city of Seville make it the perfect destination for honeymooning couples. During the daytime you can both stroll through its magnificent palaces and parks.

Don't forget to regain your strength with a rejuvenating siesta before going out on the town for some late-night dancing.

And let's not forget about Greece with its blue waters and vivid whitewashed homes. Its famous ouzo is an excellent accompaniment to its deliciously fresh seafood and other delicacies.

You can also experience a fantastic and romantic honeymoon in the South Pacific.
A couple of of the world’s best honeymoon spots include the South Pacific islands of Fiji and Tahiti. Both islands offer honeymooners long stretches of pristine, tranquil beaches as well as over-the-top accommodations. And who wouldn’t want to see tropical fish swimming under the coffee table at one of the many hotels boasting over-water suites.

New Zealand's small size gives newlyweds the chance to explore spectacular alpine landscapes, quiet beaches, glistening lakes and vineyards — all in a single trip.
Or if a more exciting honeymoon is up your alley, there are stand-alone “bush lodges" outfiited with luxurious bedding, separate living spaces and personal decks where you can relax after a day of adventuring. cruise-601527__340 (1).jpg
Central America is the perfect place to honeymoon for nature-loving married couples
Chic, eco-luxe lodgings are surrounded by verdant jungles to trek through and beach-side retreats to meditate.

Inhale the clean air of Costa Rica while rocking on a comfortable hammock and watching monkeys joyfully roughhousing right in front of your eyes.

Mexico’s warm climate and splendid beaches make this the ideal country to flee the cold US temperatures. Some of its most well-known archaeological sites include the Mayan ruins in Tulum and the spectacular city of Chichen Itza, chosen one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Honeymooning in Southeast Asia or Indonesia provides a mix of beauty, beaches, and a unique culture all in a single destination. Over-water bungalows, inviting daybeds, and beautiful waters are just some of the luxuries to look forward to at these destinations. Rooms often include traditional woods and thatched roofs as well as stylish furnishings and modern-day amenities.

You can also experience the trip of a lifetime on an African honeymoon. Spend your days on action-packed game drives, walking safaris, fishing expeditions, canoe trips or simply reading that book you've been meaning to read facing a hippo-filled river.

Toast to married life in front of camp fire as you look up to watch the star-studded sky and enjoy the sounds of the African bush, with an occasional roar here and there.

Frequently referred to as the “Real Africa”, Zambia is the place to experience raw wilderness devoid of the hubbub of large crowds. Honeymooners who like adventure and have a true love of nature have made it a popular destination to visit. In this part of Africa, you will come across some of the most remote areas full of wildlife, but you will also enjoy a place of beautiful and marvelous sunsets along with a silence you never knew existed.

In addition to its Big 5 game reserves, picturesque wine routes, pristine shores and breathtaking mountain ranges, South Africa is also home to one of the world’s most enchanting cities, Cape Town. Its diverse cultures, each with their own histories and customs, 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. This balmy island on the Indian Ocean is covered with palm-fringed beaches making it the perfect place to honeymoon. If you and your spouse are looking for a spot 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.

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Combine a trip 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 exotic island retreat in the Indian Ocean full of exclusive resorts as well as out of the way islands. There is more to Seychelles than its beautiful white beaches and phenomenal sunsets, there are other activities on offer like snorkeling, kayaking or treating yourself to an idyllic spa treatment. Treating yourselves to fine cuisine is equally as important as relaxing on the beach.

You will delight in the combination of Indian, European and Creole influences which make Seychelle's cuisine so delectable.

Dubai is nothing if not extravagant and progressive in contrast to the serene and relaxing nature of Seychelles.The mix of western and eastern influences has made it the haven it is today.
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 tallest building, or schussing down the slopes of Ski Dubai, the Middle East’s first indoor ski center, just to name a few.

Dubai is the best spot for newlyweds to experience adventure, mystical Arabian culture and absolute sumptuousness.

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

Millions of Different Adventures for Two

Romantic holidays can be as detailed or as uncomplicated as you want. Sometimes taking a vacation and spending quality time with the person you love goes further than any gift ever could. So many resorts internationally are geared particularly to what is most enticing to couples on a romantic getaway.

What's your idea of a perfect romantic escapade?

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. The wide-range of romantic getaways offered these days means you get to select the destination best suited to what you are seeking. For you, that may include tropical trees on a white-sand beach, or cocktails with a view of the sun setting on the Pacific Ocean. Paris or Florence may be more suitable for couples with a penchant for art and history.

If you’re searching for a place to vacation where you can spend quality time with that important someone, here are a number of of the top rated destinations for the romantically inclined.

St. Lucia
The little island of St. Lucia is regarded to be one of the hidden treasures in the eastern Caribbean Sea. St. Lucia is a spot which offers world class amenities and never-ending sunlight, ideal for couples looking to relax and enjoy the occasional adventure.

Kauai, Hawaii

For those that hope to combine adventure with romance, look no further than Kauai, Hawaii. For those searching for a place filled with beautiful vistas, uncorrupted beaches and stunning landscapes need look no further than the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands. The “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, as it is frequently called, is a great place for couples to explore stunning canyons and amazing waterfalls.

Zambia
This East African country may not be the first place that comes to mind when you’re looking for the perfect place to share a romantic holiday, but it is a beautiful place to keep in mind.
Fiji
A lot of fun and romantic adventures can be had in Fiji in the South Pacific.

There are numbers of exclusive resorts and spas on this Melanesian island country which is made up of more than 330 islands. Fiji has become a well-known couple’s vacation spot due to its year-round warm weather conditions and romantic setting.

Patagonia

There aren’t many bucket lists that don’t contain a trek through the sparsely populated land of Patagonia, an area which is shared by Chile and Argentina.

This is a wonderland situated at the end of the planet which has long fascinated travelers of all kinds to visit this place of stunning glaciers and wildlife. Patagonia is one of the most unique places on earth because of its unmatched, stunning fjords and ascending snow-capped mountains as well as its enormous glaciers and ancient forests.

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