For some it's a place they've always dreamt of visiting, for others it's a place where they've always wanted to return.
We all have a Bucket List of the places we long to experience. Below I share with you the results of recent surveys I conducted and why these amazing destinations were the most popular.
AFRICA was the top destination!
From the wildlife, the mountains, the wine region, the beautiful and vibrant Cape Town, Africa is a traveler's and photographer's dream destination.
Africa represents... Experiences, Adventure, Relaxation. Below are just a few of the highlights of this spectacular region.
African Safari... Imagine waking up in your luxurious Safari Lodge to the most spectacular scenery of the Serengeti, private pools, fine dining, and an exceptional spa. Then head out for the most exclusive safari experience and the best game-viewing with your private guide who is sure to make this one of your most memorable vacations.
Cape Winelands... This region of South Africa is filled with dramatic mountains, valleys, one of the world's best wine regions, and first class restaurants. A guided bike tour between the wine estates is the perfect way to explore this region's spectacular countryside.
Cape Town... This is one of the world's most vibrant cities with beautiful white beaches and magnificent mountains. You will never be bored in Africa's most cosmopolitan city... hike a mountain, relax on the beach, or explore this spectacular city and enjoy dining in its many restaurants.
It's no surprise this is one of the top destinations on everyone's Bucket List.
Travel to Northern Italy to spend some time in a stunning villa on Lake Como then continue your journey to experience the iconic sights of Venice with its spectacular views of the gondolas and Rialto Bridge. Experience the art and history of Florence and the breathtaking views of the Tuscany region. Continue on south to the Amalfi Coast for one of the most beautiful Mediterranean landscapes. Coastal mountains plunge into the sea and hilltop towns, like Ravello, offer the most spectacular scenery.
All our itineraries include sightseeing in the major cities but also allow you to indulge beyond the well-known areas and into the small towns. These charming towns offer truly authentic experiences and culinary delights. Visit Modena, the home of balsamic vinegar and enjoy private tastings and tours. Or visit Piedmont, for its famous white truffles and wines.
Home to breathtaking architecture and some true cultural treasures. Portugal's greatest attraction is its gorgeous coastline, and in particular, the southern region where an array of top-class beach resorts (once sleepy fishing villages) provide luxurious sea side accommodations.
The vibrant capital, Lisbon, is perched on the coast of Portugal and steeped in a rich and diverse marine history. Portugal also has several wine regions to explore with the most well know being the Douro Valley. A designated UNESCO World Heritage region and one of the top wine regions in the world. This area runs along the Douro River with mountain ranges of tumbled granite creating the perfect environment for wine producing grapes.
History, great food, stunning beaches and cobblestone villages make Portugal a fascinating European vacation destination.
With six Islands to visit, Hawaii is home to treasures unlike any other on earth.
The dramatic natural beauty of Kauai, the vibrant shores of Waikiki Beach, the miles of white sands on the tranquil island of Molokai, the dolphin friendly waters of Lanai, watching the sunrise or sunset at the summit of an extinct volcano on Maui, or the primal energy of an active volcano on the Big Island. It won’t be easy choosing which island to visit on your first trip to Hawaii, but you’ll find there are no wrong answers.
The fresh, floral air will energize you, the warm, tranquil waters will refresh you, the breathtaking natural beauty will renew you. There is no place on earth like Hawaii!
EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE...
Imagine an intimate sailing of 140 travelers along the beautiful European rivers and waking up to a different village every morning. You won’t have to compete with a daunting number of travelers for a seat at the hottest restaurant onboard or for a lounge chair by the pool.
These amazing cruises are truly all inclusive. All your meals, drinks, and even shore excursions are included. Local entertainers are brought onboard in the evening to perform.
Shore excursions are very exclusive. You can expect to step off the ship and be in a small city or lovely village within minutes. You will have excursion options such as wine tastings, sampling local cuisine, riding bicycles through the villages, walking, and hiking to name a few.
Service is top notch on these small ships. You will have the ability to make special requests such as dietary requirements, exclusive tours, or private anniversary dinners. River cruise lines provide upscale fine dining at its best in luxurious dining rooms and onboard restaurants.
So what is the number one destination on your Bucket List?
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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