Are you getting started with holiday shopping and trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list? If you're like me, you struggle in making sure the recipient will love their gift or find it useful. And, often times, we go buy whatever we want on a regular basis so it becomes difficult to shop for our immediate family members.
Give the gift of Travel!
Travel experiences make us much happier than any material thing ever will, and those feelings of happiness last from the moment you start planning a trip until well after you return.
It doesn't have to be a two week long trip (although that would be amazing!), but even a long weekend getaway with your other half will boost your spirits and give you something wonderful to look forward to. So stop buying things and buy experiences!!
Imagine your family's surprise and excitement as you gift them an amazing vacation for 2018 this holiday season.
Here are some ideas for the types of vacations you can gift this year:
A long weekend getaway with your significant other...
Napa Valley, CA...
A long weekend in Napa Valley is one of the most perfect romantic getaways (especially if you love wine!). Beautiful accommodations overlooking vineyards, daily visits and tours to spectacular wineries (with a driver), a hot air balloon ride to soak in the scenery, and amazing restaurants to choose from, this is how you can spend a long weekend in Napa!
A Spring family getaway...
Costa Rica...There are very few places in the world that offer such an incredible diversity of scenery, climate and vacation pleasures. This small country in Central America offers beautiful tropical beaches, the excitement of watching volcanoes, sports fishing, adventure activities like whitewater rafting, mountain biking, zip lining, or the peaceful serenity of mountain resorts. Spend time relaxing at the beach and enjoying the rain forests and adventure activities. Costa Rica never disappoints and it's one of my clients' favorite destinations.
A Caribbean vacation...
The Caribbean was significantly impacted by storms this Fall but a few of my favorite islands were unharmed.
Turks and Caicos... The color of the ocean around the Turks and Caicos islands is quite spectacular. The hues of blue and green are like no other in the Caribbean which make it so perfect for a boat ride around the islands, and the snorkeling is incredible! From romantic hotels to the best family all inclusive in the Caribbean, Turks and Caicos is one of my favorite Caribbean destinations (a short flight from the East Coast and hotels are a 15 minute car ride from the airport!).
Grand Cayman... The beach in Grand Cayman is one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. Grand Cayman is a safe island where you can stay within walking distance to many amazing restaurants. Swim with the Dolphins or Stingrays and visit a Turtle Farm, Grand Cayman is a wonderful family destination.
St. Lucia... often referred to as the Hawaii of the Caribbean. Enjoy adventure activities like hiking, zip lining, horseback riding, or enjoy a boat ride to enjoy the spectacular scenery in St. Lucia. So many romantic hotels on this island with stunning views of the Pitons, private plunge pools, and butlers that will cater to your every need.
A European getaway...
So many countries to choose from, here is one suggestion.
Portugal... This small country has wonderful attractions and beautiful old world charm. One of its greatest assets is its gorgeous coastline and spectacular beaches. Portugal also has several wine regions to explore with the most well known being the Douro Valley, one of the top wine regions in the world. And spend some time in Lisbon, its capital city full of charm.
History, great food, stunning beaches and cobblestone villages make Portugal a fascinating European vacation destination.
Ready to take your gift giving to the next level this year? Complete our Travel Planning Questionnaire, this will allow us to start learning about your travel preferences (all our itineraries are completely customized and tailored to you!), then we will schedule a complimentary consultation and you will have your personalized itinerary within a few days. It's that simple... no endless hours researching on the internet.
I work with my clients on creating personalized travel itineraries while consulting on everything from destinations to excursions and logistics of the trip. Through my personal travel I seek unique activities including private guides and tours for exceptional experiences. More on Belkys