Romantic Getaways

Experience North, South, and Central America and the Caribbean

There is an abundance of natural wonders in all parts of the Caribbean and the Americas, as well as incredibly diverse cultures and lifestyles throughout. Relish the laid-back lifestyle of all Caribbean islands, while noting the array of languages and cultures that speak to the early inhabitants of each island from faraway lands including Spain, France, Britain, The Netherlands, and Africa.

America image Central America, the group of countries situated between North and South America, has its own unique history and magnificent landscapes. From the remains of early civilizations including the Aztec, Maya, and Olmec to the verdant jungles of Costa Rica, there is something for everyone. Travel through the Panama Canal to marvel at its one-of-a-kind design. Traveling through North and South America will take you through magnificent natural beauty as well as enjoyable man-made attractions.

Traveling North to Canada, you can explore Quebec City to feel its French character, or the Viking colony L’Anse aux Meadows, which dates back to the 11th century.

Discover the natural beauty of Alaska’s glaciers when you cruise along the west coast of the United States, or go to the East Coast instead, if you fancy more cosmopolitan cities.

Head South
Continuing southward, travelers will encounter incredible ruins, a wide diversity of cultures and peoples, and world music we all recognize. Venture to Brazil and the renown beach city of Rio de Janeiro or visit the rain forests of the Amazon River. Valparaiso, Chile is worth a stop to see the famous colorful homes on the steep hillsides and the stunning natural beauty of the country’s massifs and fjords.

In Buenos Aires you can learn to dance the Tango, or just take in a live presentation. Farther south, discover the icy natural splendor of Antarctica.

Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

From viticulture and art to science and democracy, historians credit the start of modern civilization to the cultures along the southern coast of Europe.

Learn about the history of the “Old World” along its coastlines.

Regardless of whether you lay in the sun on the beaches of Spain and Italy, study the historical sights of Greece and Jerusalem, or enjoy the beauty of Santorini and the Greek Islands, the memories you make there will last a lifetime.

Go to Rome and its unforgettable Pantheon and ancient Coliseum; or the home of the Pope, The Vatican, with its Holy Catholic Church of St. Peter’s. Stop in Spain’s bustling city of Barcelona to check out the unique architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Wine and food lovers will welcome the opportunity to stop in some of the world’s leading wine-producing regions: Port in Portugal, Chianti in Italy, and Provence in France. ` In Croatia, travelers can visit the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.

Tours, Tours, Tours

Hike Peru's Inca Trail... horseback ride in Alaska... ascend the highest peak in Southeast Asia... surf the waters in Costa Rica... cycle through Patagonia… or run with the bulls in Pamplona. There are also a myriad of other escapades to be had from a Top Gun and Air Combat Experience in San Diego to a Ferrari drive from Nice to Monaco along the curvy coastline of the Mediterranean.

If any or all of these adrenaline- loaded experiences impress you, consider making adventure travel part of your future getaway.

Visiting the World’s National Parks

You can explore a number of the world’s finest national parks on a tour especially planned for those interested in seeing first hand the many marvels of the world. Here you’ll find some of the world’s most celebrated national parks.

The Galapagos Islands
Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands is one of the most often visited UNESCO sites in the world as well as being the oldest national park in that country. Giant Galapagos tortoises and the world’s second smallest penguins roam liberally around the islands making it very easy to get close to these remarkable animals.

Machu Picchu
The incredible Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel located high in the Andean mountain range and one of the world’s most well-known archaeological sites.

This wonder offers real evidence of what the urban Inca Empire looked like when it was at the apex of its power.

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Yellowstone National Park
Claiming Yellowstone as “absolutely unique in the world” because of its unrivaled geology and wealth of wildlife, in 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt declared it as a place “absolutely unique in the world”. Stating that natural beauty was a shared public resource, he promoted the concept of national parks to benefit all generations to follow.

Serengeti National Park

Both Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and South Africa’s Kruger Park are known across the world for its wide array of wildlife and fauna located there. Go there with an open mind and a sharp ear to enjoy one-of-a-kind terrains and the noises of predators looking for their next repast.

Great Barrier Reef

Viewed from up high or far below, you’ll see one of the world’s greatest marvels, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park which comprises the largest coral reef system on earth.

Fiordland National Park
Norway’s stunning fjords don’t compare with those found in nearby Fiordland National Park in New Zealand.
Special Interest Tours Galore

There are more and more specialty tours on the marketplace.

Name any pastime or special interest and you’ll discover a tour designed just for you.

For Those Wine Lover

You’ll find plenty of like-minded people, whether experts or newbies, in wine country. Wine tasting tours are specifically designed for people who enjoy wine and all its complexities.

Wine tasting tours can take you from Napa Valley, to the Stellenbosch Wine Route in South Africa, or to some of France’s most famed wine regions such as Bordeaux or Champagne.

For the Food Lover in All of Us
Gratify your desires on a foodie tour. Learning about how culture and history affected the evolution of regional cuisines are some of the perks of a culinary tour.

Some of the higher-end tours may even give you access to a star chef or get you a lesson or two with a Michelin-starred expert.

For the Yoga Lover in All of Us

One of the trendiest travel options today include yoga tours. In order to reach a state of tranquility, practitioners of this ancient tradition combine meditation with specific techniques to control breathing which help to harmonize and strengthen both body and mind. A stylish and alluring setting add that extra flair to make a yoga tour a relaxing and enlightening experience.

For All the Nature Lovers Out There
There is great interest in visiting untouched terrains, however, the central aim of eco-tours is to leave marginal human traces on delicate, pure, and comparatively undisturbed natural areas. Eco-tourism aims not only to provide noteworthy experiences for nature-lovers, but also to educate them on the importance of protecting natural resources.

These tours are not merely about visiting unspoiled natural terrains, but also about learning how to benefit the lives of local inhabitants as well as the importance of conservation.

Women Only!

Women only vacations are also skyrocketing in popularity.

The focus of woman only tours is to give female travelers of all types a safe way to visit the many beautiful places in the world.

Sharing experiences of the places you’ve visited or the adventures you’ve been on is wonderful when you can chat to other travel companions who are just as thrilled to share their experiences with you.

For the Spiritual Seeker in All of Us

Where can you journey to better understand your faith and also reconnect with your your spiritual side?

You’ll find that a faith-based tour is the perfect opportunity for you to look inward and connect with your spirituality among people who are on the same voyage. No matter what type of tour speaks to you, there is no doubting that you’ll have lots to keep you busy.

International Getaways Just Around the Corner

It’s easy to presume an international getaway is too aggressive for a weekend. Think again. There are many overseas destinations that are perfectly doable over a long weekend.

Experience photograph Below are locations great for an exciting long weekend you won’t soon forget.

Montreal, Quebec

Montreal is the second largest city in Canada after Toronto and is a beautiful city full of old-world elegance. In the Vieux Montreal neighborhood, tourists can walk through cobblestone streets lined with boutiques and eateries. When the weather is nice, head to the vast Mount Royal Park for a picnic, guided walk, or leisurely bike ride.

The park also has snowshoeing, ice skating and a lot more every winter.

Bermuda
Bermuda is a British territory in the mid-Atlantic popular with US visitors due to the quick two-hour flight from numerous east coast cities, its beautiful beaches of distinctive pink sand, and its warm weather year-round. Even if you do not like beaches, Bermuda is captivating with a long maritime history, fortresses complete with cannon installations, beautiful colonial architecture, and quaint cobblestone streets.

Of course, Bermuda is also known for the mystical Bermuda Triangle, and courageous weekenders can rent a jet ski and go take a look at it.

Baja California Sur, Mexico
Baja California Sur, Mexico is an uncomplicated weekend getaway for devoted sun worshippers and beach-goers. Cabo San Lucas in the southernmost part of the Baja peninsula features a great restaurant scene highly regarded for upscale local cuisine, an exciting nightlife, and gorgeous world-class resorts right on the beach.

Exciting activities for the more adventurous include checking out the alluring caves at Lover’s Beach, taking in the remarkable rock formations, or doing water sports in the gorgeous crystal-clear blue water.

Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a fabulous exotic Central American destination that can be easily reached from just about any place in the U.S. With 800 miles of fabulous shoreline, it offers fun in the sun, beautiful beaches, relaxation or adventure, and so much more. Adventure seekers will find no end to their exciting options: hikes through the exotic jungle; zip-lining in the lush rain forest; rappelling down a thundering waterfall; seeing exotic birds, monkeys, and sloths in their natural habitat; and relaxing in volcano-fed hot springs.

Cartagena, Columbia
Cartagena is on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, and features beautiful beaches with white powdery sand, enticing crystal clear blue water, and famous coral reefs for you to explore.

History enthusiasts will appreciate the architecture reminiscent of Spanish colonial times with its military influence, ancient walls still surrounding part of the city today, and fortresses made from coral stone more than 500 years ago.

Toronto

Toronto is as modern a city as they come.

Diversity is one of its founding maxims; over half of the folks who call it home today were actually born somewhere else. After a weekend in Toronto you might feel like you’ve been on a world tour if you went to its Little Italy, Chinatown, Koreatown, and Greektown. Whether you are looking for extreme adventure, lounging on the beach with a cool drink, or something in between, there is an international weekend getaway perfect for you. Anything you are looking for – love, adventure, culinary delights, history – can be yours.

Discover Africa: Its Sights, Sounds and Peoples

A vacation to Africa will take you along the same course as early explorers from countries such as Portugal, The Netherlands, England, and Germany. The diverse cultures created by ancient tribal traditions and colonialism are interesting to compare when you stop in places such as Senegal, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius. South Africa boasts beautiful mountainous terrain, while at the other end of the spectrum, the desert landscape of Namibia will leave you amazed.

Zanzibar, or "Spice Island", is a tropical archipelago off the coast of Tanzania regarded for its abundance of valuable spices, including cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg, making it a fantastic place to visit for food aficionados.

Things to Do and See in Asia

Bustling, colorful Hong Kong is a focal point for fashion, food, banking, and trade in Asia Thailand’s biggest island, Phuket, is famed for its breathtaking natural beauty, beach life, and culture. Located in India’s Kerala state, Cochin (or Kochi) is affectionately called “Queen of the Arabian Sea” and is renowned for its history and cultural influences, including St. Francis Church built by the Portuguese and the Jewish Community’s seven synagogues, dating back to 1503 and the 12th century, respectively. UNESCO World Heritage City Petra, also known as “Rose City”, was carved out of stunning pink stone and is worth a visit when you are in Jordan.

From Africa to Asia, from North America to South America, from Antarctica to Europe, see them all when you travel in style and elegance on a world cruise.

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