Choosing Your Destination
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If you are planning to take a vacation, be sure to know what you really like to do, this will make your trip more enjoyable. Mostly, travellers go for a trip that their friends recommend, but is it what you really want? It's never too early to plan and know what your heart desires.
It's nice to ask yourself these questions before starting to plan your vacation; Do I want to relax? Do I want adventure or a learning experience? Do I want to get way out of my comfort zone? Once you know the answers to these questions, then you are ready to plan your trip.
Vacations are needed for your emotional, physical and mental balance. Vacations give you a chance to relax, renew your energy, and free yourself from your daily routine. Vacations could be far away or close to home. Wherever the vacation may be, it does the same thing. It is the satisfaction that is more important than the destination.
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Light bulb Moment: Romantic Getaways for Empty Nest Couples
Your “baby” has been shipped off to college and your “activity calendar” is quite empty. Your spouse is tired and needs a vacation! Here’s your “light bulb moment” – this is the perfect moment for a little romance in some exotic location!
There are SO many places to snuggle together by night and play together in daylight; all you need do is choose a destination and convince your spouse to leave that beloved briefcase and cell phone “appendage” at home!
Any couple seeking a good dose of adventure along with the romance will enjoy the many thrills of New Zealand. A combination of mountain vistas for climbing, the heart-stopping plunge of skydiving, surfing from more than 6,000 kilometers of beautiful coastline, a jungle boat cruise through the rainforest, nine different “Great Walks” for hiking, Rotarua’s geothermal parks provide for days – even weeks – of exploration.
Start with the 6,600-foot Mt. Cook, the highest of 30 peaks in the New Zealand collection. Hike across a glacier or photograph the exotic flora and fauna at the foot of the mountain. Many tourists book a relaxing rail trip from Christchurch to Queensland, South Island, or Milford Sound, traveling through several of the country’s most scenic regions.
Reach out to new adventure in an up-and-coming city! Why not visit Berlin, a growing “hot spot” among European tourists. Berlin is highly-recognized for the arts, and travelers might wander through more than 170 art galleries and museums without leaving the city. A mélange of ancient and modern architecture envelopes new-age technology (Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz) and old school politics (the Reichstag and the ruins of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church).
There are spa hotels, quaint cottages and cozy bed and breakfasts for romantic accommodations. Nightlife offers a bevy of clubs where couples may indulge in dancing, alternative music, and soak up underground culture. If it’s your first visit to the city, the Berlin Wall, Brandenberg Tor, and the Holocaust Memorial should be on your “To Do” list. For the energetic, take a day long, Fat Tire Tour by bicycle on one of several themed trips such as the Potsdam Tour or the Berlin Wall-Cold War Tour.
Tropical Street Festival
Perhaps your romantic ideal will be found in the tropics! Perhaps you fancy yourself dancing in the streets at Carnival! Every year just prior to Easter, Carnival offers unlimited excitement in the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Calypso and Soca music highlight nearly every portion of the celebration with valuable prizes offered for winners of individual and group competitions. Competitions for best costumes, stick-fighting, and the limbo receive great attention. Street parades attract tourists and locals alike on the Monday and Tuesday of the holiday week. Even children become involved in costumes and music in smaller “kiddie carnivals” held regionally.
Any of these locations will make your romantic getaway a memorable event and create a stronger bond between you and your hard working spouse!
Tania Kidd writes for Briefcases Direct, a website that offers luxury briefcases direct from the manufacturer. She is a former high school English teacher who has published her own dog-breed magazine for ten years. She served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo, West Africa, and has also traveled in Europe and Mexico. She makes her home in So. California.
Generally, there are some different types of travel according to activities involved. Here are some of them:
1. Responsible Travel. Traveling doesn't always have to be self-serving. With responsible travel, you could have enjoyment as much as respecting the local environment and the people.
2. Rediscovering nature. Rediscovering travel is all about nature and everything in it. It revitalizes the soul while smelling and feeling nature.
3. Tribal cultures. In today's world of high technology, it is fantastic to experience the simpler life of the tribal people who live close to nature in the same way for the past thousands of years.
4. Responsible Diving. Diving not only lets travellers appreciate what is down in the sea but also making the traveller more aware of the conservation effort. It is such a wonderful experience being in the silence of the underwater world & having the fish gliding past you.
The country you plan to travel to also leaves a great mark on your travel diary.
Here are some of the most popular destinations today:
1.Thailand. It is an Asian country bounded by Burma, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia. Behind the back draft of Thailand's jungles of bamboo, rubber trees and vines are the Five-star hotels of modern conveniences. In some parts of the country, elephants are still being used to lift timbers and buffalos are still being used in farming.
2.China. China is now the second largest country and fastest growing economy in the world. Most parts of China are still unexplored by tourists, however, the eastern portion is now popular to western tourists. First class hotels now offer the highest class of amenities and dozens are still being built.
3.Italy. Italy is a boot-like shape country bounded by Switzerland, Austria & France. The history & culture of Rome, draw people from all over the world.
4.Caribbean. One of my favourite destinations. I love Paradise Island. The Caribbean is an archipelago of islands, 2000 square miles across. Most of the islands are plateaus and eruptions of underlying mountain systems. It has beautiful beaches of crushed coral and white or pink sand and the water at the shore is a deep blue. While in the Caribbean, visit Trinidad. To get some fantastic tips and helpful information about Trinidad, visit www.amazing-trinidad-vacations.com
5. Australia. Australia is a very diverse country. Very dry desert interiors contrast with lush tropical regions in the north. It has some of the most unusual native animals on the planet.
The success of your vacation will not depend on how much you spent or on the destination. It is how you enjoyed it and how you were able to achieve your primary goal of "getting away from it all."