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What Makes a Perfect Honeymoon?

Let’s face it, after the excitement of the wedding comes the best part – the honeymoon vacation. Perfect re-creation The increased numbers of newlyweds looking for the perfect honeymoon has caused more holiday resorts and cruise lines to offer specific romantic getaways filled with a romantic touch.

Your first experience as a married couple should be a time to relax and revitalize as well as create unforgettable memories together. To discover which of the many spots may be best for you, read on…

Will you marry me?
After your true love asked for your hand, you possibly started to prepare for the perfect honeymoon.

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the US is a country replete with places that offer something for everyone including mountain climbers, skiiers, kayakers, to inquisitive sightseers.

LA & SF, Cali
Head over to San Francisco, California, where can gaze at the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge and then travel down to Los Angeles where you’ll find the famous Hollywood sign.

NYC

The seasoned hoteliers in New York City know just what newlyweds and other romantics want to make their stay momentous. Discover the sites and the varied sounds of the Big Apple up close and personal.

Hawaii
Hawaii’s striking beaches and hidden coves; premier hotels; fresh, creative cuisine; water sports galore; extraordinary natural beauty; and perfect weather make it one of the world’s top-notch honeymoon destinations.
Las Vegas

And don’t forget Las Vegas. Its bright lights and 24-hour excitement make it the perfect destination for newlyweds who prefer late-night action over lazing around on a beach. Newlyweds will find Europe to be the ideal destination for honeymooning if they’re into history-filled cultural sights, delectable food and relaxing beaches.

Vive La France!

Paris, the City of Love, makes for the ideal place to honeymoon:; a place where couples can people-watch by day and delight in a romantic walk under the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower at night.

The Many Cities of Italy

Find your way over to Italy and experience its many wonders, from its historical marvels, delectable food, and world-renowned fashion, to name just a few.

Escape to Tuscany for its idyllic vistas, a taste of the region's well-know Chianti wine, its charming little towns as well as its cities rich in art and history. Venice, often called to as the City of Water, is famed for its crooning gondolieri filling the Grand Canal and the recognizable masks adorning the faces of those who participate in its world-renowned Carnival.

Spain

Spain offers may places to visit: from the historic, the natural wonder, to the sunny coasts and party islands.

The sophisticated architectural design and folklore infusing Seville make this Spanish city an ideal place for couples to discover together.

By day, you can meander through its opulent palaces and parks. And after a relaxing afternoon siesta, you can turn up the heat with late-night dancing.

Greece
And last but certainly not least, Greece offers blue waters with recognizable whitewashed backdrops. The cuisine, seafood in particular, is super -fresh—and very good with a dose of ouzo.

Great honeymoon memories can be made in the South Pacific.

Travel to the South Pacific islands of Fiji and Tahiti, both acknowledged as some of the world’s best honeymoon locations.

Newlyweds will come upon miles and miles of calm, immaculate beaches in addition to remarkable lodgings only found on these two islands. Many properties feature over-water suites, so you may even see some exotic fish swim below glass panels under the coffee table.

Honeymooning in Africa is an adventure beyond compare.
If you’re looking a true adventure, then a honeymoon in Africa is just what you're looking for, from long safari walks, great fishing, or exciting canoe trips, or maybe just a good book in front of a hippo-filled river. Perfect description Gaze up at the heavens around a camp fire while drinking to your married life to the sounds of the African bush and possibly the occasional roaring lion.

Often dubbed the “Real Africa”, Zambia is the place to experience raw wilderness devoid of the hubbub of large crowds of people. Honeymooners who appreciate adventure and have a true love of nature have made it a popular destination to see. In this part of Africa, you will come across some of the most isolated 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, scenic wine routes, beautiful beaches and breathtaking mountain ranges, South Africa is also home to one of the world’s most enchanting cities, Cape Town. Its varied cultures, each with their own histories and customs, have made it known as the “Rainbow Nation”. Mauritius, a very renown destination among honeymooning couples, is an island which lies about 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa.

Commonly considered an excellent honeymoon destination, this island situated on the Indian Ocean features a temperate climate as well as stunning palm-fringed beaches. Mauritius offers newlyweds the right blend of activity, leisure, luxury and personal service honeymooners should have on such a special occasion.

The 10 Top Rated Offbeat Hikes

Would you like 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 hidden hiking trails. Go from Africa’s third greatest summit to the Australian deserts or visit the most southern point in Patagonia - each is incredible.

These spots may be out of the way, but don’t be discouraged - there is a path for every explorer.

Gokyo Lakes & Renjo La in Nepal

Duration is approximately 17 days (13 days trekking)
Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging (6)

Best for travelers who want to try a trek different to Everest Base Camp
February to mid-May, End of September to December is the best time to go

How would you like to stay clear of the busier trails in Everest? You can journey though Sherpa villages to the awe-inspiring turquoise Gokyo Lakes and pass through Renjo La (5400) on a very quiet trail. It is considered one of the very top hiking trails in the Everest region, and its course gives you a view of the grand Himalaya’s 8000 meter summits.

As you travel to the top of Gokyo Ri, you will get one of the most beautiful sights of Everest and neighboring mountains, like Cho Oyu in Tibet.

Larapinta Trail End to End in Australia
Duration: 14 days (approximately}
Grading: Moderate to Challenging (6)
Best for the wilderness lovers and seasoned walkers who want a challenge

Ideal to go is Mid-April to August
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 more than 223 kilometers. Trek to remote ridges and canyons; gaze at the stars in the Outback; climb Mount Sonder, the Northern Territory’s highest peak, and revel in the glory of the sunrise.

Dientes Circuit on Navarino Island, Chile
Duration: Approx. 6 days - 4 days of trekking
Grading: Challenging (7)

Ideal for those trekkers who want to get off the beaten track in Patagonia
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When to go: Months of December to March
Walk the world's most southerly trek to Dientes de Navarino Massif where you will get the sensation that you have come to the far reaches of the globe. There will not be many other travelers throughout this 42-kilometer area at the fringe of South America.

This walk has been reported by Lonely Planet as an area in Patagonia with the highest quality walking trails and is one of the few remaining remote places left on earth.

K2 Base camp, Concordia & Gondogora La in Pakistan

Duration is about 24 days - 16 days actual trekking
Grading: Entry level mountaineering/ exploratory trekking (8)

Best for: Anyone looking to get into mountaineering, or who is seeking a challenging trek
When to go: From June to August

Believed to be some of the very best scenic hiking trails, it goes from the widely known Baltoro Glacier, to the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods” and to the foot of the world's 2nd biggest mountain. The famous journey in Pakistan has fascinated many explorers and hikers for a long time, with the 360-degree scene of 7,000 meter and 8,000-meter summits, as well as the grand K2.

The Southern Alps in New Zealand

Duration is about 6 days
Grading: Moderate (5)
Ideal for: Anyone seeking to head for heights

Ideal time to go is November to April

New Zealand’s Southern Alps are regarded as one of the top hiking (“tramping” to the locals) locations on Earth with its rolling hills, magnificent glaciers, and aquamarine lakes. Hiking in the out of the way alpine tarns with clear vistas from above, this journey has even been used as a precursor for a trek 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 anyone who has checked Mt Kilimanjaro off their list and are looking for their next summit challenge
When to go: December to February or June to September

Tucked away and tranquil, the Rwenzori Mountains (or Mountains of the Moon) are Africa's best hidden hidden. Climbing Margherita Peak (5,109m), Africa’s third tallest crest, is not for the faint of heart.

West Coast Trail in Canada

Duration is 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
When to go: Month of August

Sail 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. On the list of top 10 hikes, you can appreciate long coastline walks on the shelf, if planned correctly. Honeymoon? sample

Snowman Trek in Bhutan
Duration: Approx. 27 days (23 days actual trekking)

Grading: Exploratory trekking (8)
Best for anyone seeking a challenging trek that goes far off the beaten track

Ideal time to go is September to November
Journey the ultimate traverse of Bhutan crossing over 11 splendid passes over 4,500 meters through the remote part of Lunana. This extreme hike also journeys to the scenic Paro Valley where you’ll experience a region of small Buddhist monasteries and isolated villages that are tucked away from society most of the year.

Pamir Fann Mountains, Tajikstan

Duration: Approx.14 days - 5 days actual trekking
Grading: Moderate (5)
Best for: Those wanting to take their bush walking adventures up a level while incorporating historical and architectural sightseeing
Ideal time to go: Months of June to September

Well-known for its rare mountain scenery and its profoundly stunning alpine lakes, this off -the-beaten walk in the virgin areas of Pamir crosses deep valleys with clear lakes and blooming grasslands.

You may even catch a peek of the summer camps of the Tijiki shepherds.

Mongolia: Tavan Bogd
Duration: Approximately 11 days (4 days trekking)

Grading: Moderate (5)

Ideal for: Anyone seeking to explore untracked wilderness and authentic nomadic culture

When to go: Months of June to August
This most separated area in Mongolia is overflowing with beautiful natural scenery, plentiful wild animals and a captivating history. You will also find local herders, bactrian camels, Kazakh eagle hunters and throat-singing Tuvan natives, and study the wandering people which are native to this land.

Experience Some of the The Planet's Recommended Hikes

The most interesting journeys are not just about the walking, they are about stepping into the place’s historic past and traditions. Still, these adventures are not as effortless they sound. They will test you on a physical level and mental level, leaving you with an indelible mark of the vastness of our world. Here, we have listed 8 best treks.

Peru's Inca Trail - 26.7 miles - 4 days
Memorable moments are plentiful on the Inca Trail, but none can compete with the time you walk through the Sun Gate and first see the vision of the forgotten city of Machu Picchu.

Perfect time to go: May to September

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Colombia’s Lost City ~ 5 days and 27 miles
Voyage through the abundant jungle across steams before reaching the ruins of Teyuna. Make this your first stop and you will be alone in the Lost City. It is suggested to go from August to November.

Everest Base Camp in Nepal - 13 days & 38.5 miles
This experience will take you much closer to the natives of the Himalayas before opening a window to the top of the planet. Once you lay your eyes on Everest, you will never see the Earth in the same light. The best months to go are August to November.

Tanzania: Mt. Kilimanjaro, 8 days and 21.1 miles

Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's greatest crest at 5,895m (19,340 ft). It is no easy task, but unlike other massive peaks, it gives those fearless enough to make it to the top. The best months to go are September to March.

Europe: Mont Blanc - 77.7 miles - 8 days

The Tour du Mont Blanc runs through 3 countries: Switzerland, Italy, and France and covers the distance of one hundred miles.

Perfect time to go: June to September

Torres del Paine Circuit in Patagonia -10 days & 82.6 miles
Known for its natural beauty, you will be exposed to spectacular volcanic landscapes, extraordinary glaciers and expansive grasslands extending to the horizon.

Ideal time to go: December to March

Venezuela's Mt Roirama - 21.1 miles | 6 days
The awesome mountain of Roraima is almost holy to the region's native inhabitants and is said to have led to Arthur Conan Doyle’s book, "The Lost World."

When to go: You can journey through Roraima at any time in the year, but November to April is the ideal time.

The Camino de Santiago in Spain - 30 days & 466 miles

The well-known Camino de Santiago, also referred to as the St. James Trail, was a meaningful Christian route during the Middle Ages, and remains a celebrated religious journey to this day. The optimal time to travel: You can go in any month of the year but the perfect time is somewhere between the spring and autumn (which is high season). What graphic

Weekend Getaways: You Don't Have To Go Too Far

Sometimes life calls for a weekend getaway to de-stress, do something interesting, and have a little fun. Although finding the best place for such a brief trip is not always easy. There are, of course, plenty of places that are great for an idyllic weekend away.

New York City
Getting to the city that never sleeps from nearly anywhere is simple by car, rail, or plane. It has so many worthwhile inside and outside things to do that weather conditions should not factor into your decision: Central Park and the High Line for lovers of the outdoors, and fascinating museums or entertaining Broadway shows if and when you prefer to remain indoors. History aficionados can get to Ellis Island by way of ferry to check out the first stop of many immigrants in days past or climb to the top of the famous Statue of Liberty.

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

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

Washington, D.C.

The U.S. capital is not only a pretty city, it also has a great deal to do and see, with many important sights free of charge: the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and so many more, all within walking distance of each other on the National Mall.

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

New Orleans

The fascinating city of New Orleans offers an amazing array of activities to select from. If you are from a cold-weather region and just want to enjoy some fresh air, head over to City Park for some outdoor activities; history aficionados can check out The National WWII Museum. Of course, if you have a weekend in New Orleans, you should walk around the legendary French Quarter and taste the traditional beignets.

Nashville, NC
Part mountain community, part hipster retreat, this North Carolina locale is a haven for outdoorsy people and beer lovers.

The Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest feature jaw-dropping panoramas, and the North Carolina segment of the Appalachian Trail is a must for die-hard hikers. More than a hundred wonderful craft beers await you at nearby breweries, so venture on over once you are ready to kick back and relax.

Chicago
Because it is centrally located and easy to get to from nearly anywhere in the U.S., Chicago is a great weekend destination for anyone wanting to experience its lively bar and restaurant scene, architectural history, or other activities. On warm days, get a selfie in front of "The Bean" and go on an architecture river cruise.

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

Seattle
Seattle is a vibrant hipster city renowned for its coffee culture (Starbucks started here) as well as the iconic Space Needle and vibrant Pike Place Market with its great bars and restaurants.

If you like hiking, check out well-known Discovery Park or Mount St. Helens, which is actually an active volcano. Just don't forget to pack an umbrella and a raincoat – weather in the Emerald City can be unpredictable.

Take A Trip And Make That Amazing Occasion Even More Special

When you think about the holidays or that special occasion, celebration, creating memories and having a good time come to mind. Honeymoon? photograph So, why not consider 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? Next are just a few finest spots where you can go to observe those significant events and make amazing memories.

Have a Merry Christmas in Rovaniemi, Lapland
A visit to Santa’s workshop in Lapland is the greatest place to take your family members at Christmas time. This destination is the most magnificent destination for young kids 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 team. Children can meet Santa Claus every day at Santa Claus Village as well as stop by Santa Park where they can see Santa’s little helpers and his reindeer.

You can make your child’s wish come true!

New Year's Eve at Sydney Harbour Bridge

There is nothing more breathtaking than experiencing the array of fireworks in Sydney which are viewed as one of the very best fireworks demonstrations in the world. The merriment begins at 6 pm with a pre-fireworks celebration at Sydney Harbour, then is followed up by a family-fireworks show at Syndey Harbor Bridge and harbour at midnight. This 12-minute performance is magnificent and is enjoyed by millions worldwide.

Spend Valentine's Day in Dubrovnik

Regarded as one of southeastern Europe’s foremost romantic locations, Dubrovnik in Croatia has a distinctive medieval charm. Tourists have noted that it is the most perfect place to propose to that special person; with old, charming houses oozing with medieval history. This town has grabbed the hearts of many among them poets, writers, and artists. To completely appreciate the wonders of this town, get on a cable car and witness the terracotta rooftops, the Adriatic Sea, and the island of Lokrum across the way.

Tie the Knot in St. Lucia

There is no better place to get married than St. Lucia and there are countless factors why.

Lush with tropical rainforests and wildlife, this island boasts its most celebrated sight, the emerald dual peaks called the Pitons.

This Caribbean island is paradise and makes the perfect location for your beach-side wedding.

Honeymoon in Beautiful Bora Bora
Despite the fact that it is only 6 miles long and a little more than 2 miles wide, the smaller island of Bora Bora is filled with natural beauty. A hibernating volcano, Mt. Otemanu, ascends out of the island’s core and spills out into lush jungle before further spilling out into a turquoise lagoon.

James Michener, the novelist who wrote “Tales of the South Pacific”, penned it the “most beautiful island in the world.” It received the nickname, “Pearl of the Pacific” by 18th century British adventurer James Cook.

Bora Bora is the ultimate definition of a tropical retreat; with its elegant resorts, warm climate and cheerful people.

Happy Anniversary from Bali

There is no better anniversary destination than Bali, with its calming atmosphere and astonishing landscapes, you can reminisce about your many years together. Bali feels and looks like haven on earth, with its colorful scenery and fantastic blue waters.

The highly developed arts, including dance, music and sculpture, the first-rate resorts and vibrant nightlife bring many people to this carefree island.

You and your partner can enjoy anything from exclusive cruising in Crystal Bay, personalized route tours to Mt. Batur - the sacred volcano, a couple’s massage at the spa, cooking classes with natives and helicopter rides.

The Best Tour for You
For the adventurous traveler there are choices aplenty from hiking Peru’s Inca Trail, riding though the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park on horseback, climbing the highest peak in Southeast Asia, motorcycling through the... read more