Travel & Romance

Cruises to the Baltic States and Scandinavia

Don’t overlook the Baltic states when traveling by sea to Scandinavia, as the region offers lovely Old Towns to enjoy and a rich history that dates back to medieval times and the Hanseatic League. Several of the cities regarded as “most livable” in the world can be found in Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

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Norway will appeal to both nature lovers, with its breathtaking fjords, and history buffs, with its long Viking history.

Art lovers will want to stop in Helsinki to look at the Art Nouveau and Neoclassical works there, while Tallinn’s unique steeples and rooftops will appeal to architecture lovers, and Stockholm’s “Venice of Scandinavia” is fun for the whole family. The northern lights, or aurora borealis, are visible in the region, must also be high on your list of must-have experiences. Located in between the continents of Europe and Asia you will see Russia, the biggest nation on the globe. In Russia, you will want to spend some time in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg and lay your eyes on the magnificent Peterhof Palace. History enthusiasts will want to spend time in Moscow’s iconic Red Square, while foodies might want to sample blini pancakes with Russian caviar.

How to Have a Perfect Family Getaway

When it comes time to plan your family vacation, bear in mind one thing: one size does not fit all.

As kids grow and change, so do their likes and dislikes.

Whether your travels will be with young kids, energized middle schoolers, temperamental teenagers or your mom and dad, the ideal vacation is out there waiting for you. Let’s face it, family good quality time is limited these days because of insane schedules so a vacation together is a crucial time for families to truly be together. Doing things as a family is not only good for each member individually, it also works to bond the entire family. And they create great memories that will last a life-time.

However, family vacations can be exceptionally difficult to plan. Finding the precise activities to keep everyone engaged is a tiresome undertaking.

So what is the formula to a fantastic family holiday
You need to make sure that all ages are kept busy and amused.

The little ones will need familiar foods, babysitters and even special medical needs, but the older ones will have other priorities.

As mentioned, family time is significant, but teenagers require independence, adventure, time with peers and to hang out by the swimming pool. Immersive travel is a way to learn more about the place you are visiting and permits your family to be more than typical tourists.

Experiencing the culture close up and personal will enable you to become a part of the community and let it become part of you. Staring at the stars, hiking up to that mountaintop, going on a safari or even whale watching will leave you with experiences that will last a lifetime and make you want to see other places. Expect real activities that captivate inquisitive minds; bake a pastry in a Parisian boulangerie, visit with local children at a Masai Mara school or take a Zodiac ride in Antarctica with a genuine marine biologist.

Learning some of the regional lingo and sampling some diverse food will have the whole family having fun.

Whether you are in search of a luxurious and stress-free setting or looking to go and discover far-away places, the options are never-ending.
Here are just some of the destinations to visit:

Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia

For an over-the-top fantasy for all ages, visit the Indonesian hotel, Nihi Sumba; designated one of the best international hotels.

Here you will find a spa located under a fountain, a lavish wellness center, a private place to surf, horseback riding and an open-air Land Rover Safari.

Cruise the Italian Riviera
Luxury yacht travel boasts the best of all worlds – here you can shop til you drop, go touring, water skiing or if you choose, take it easy with a good book.

This journey will take you from Naples to the Blu Grotto in Capri, Positano and leave you at the volcanic island of Stromboli.

The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana

Maybe your thing is day fishing, camping or horse-back riding. But if your vision is to fall into the most luxurious bed ever at the end of your day, then you definitely want to check out the Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana. Scandinavia photo Rock Creek comes with impressive cabins and the most current spa treatments around.

African Safari

A safari trip will make it possible for you to reconnect to nature as well as your kids, who will not be on their phones all day. No one, not even your hard to please teen, will be left uninspired by the sublime beauty of the African plains or the exotic wildlife.

Iceland
Iceland has become a favorite for a reason. It is great if you are flying from the east coast and want to visit a magical place. And it offers grand adventure for the kids and luxury for mom and dad.

And that is not all, the pictures your kids will post on-line will wow all their friends at home.

Patagonia

One other great destination to escape the summer heat is San Carlos de Bariloche in Patagonia; a wondrous alpine style town set in the hills of the Andes Mountains.

Bariloche, as it is known locally, is only a 2-hour flight from the city of Buenos Aires.

Costa del Sol, Marbella
Does your teenager want to sharpen his/her tennis skills and do you want to sip sangria on the beach? Well then you want to book your next trip at the Puente Romano Beach Resort in Marbella, Spain.
Bermuda

If you want excellent weather all-year, then go to Bermuda – and it is a convenient trip from the east coast of the United States.

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, fondly referred to by the Bermudians as the “Pink Palace”, is the ideal vacation spot for the entire family. Regardless of which way you cut it, the best family vacations become the stuff of legend, inspiring stories you can reflect on for years.

Many Choices. Many Tours.

There appear to be as many sorts of tours as there are destinations! Will you get around on foot or ride a bicycle? Maybe you’re more interested in sampling wines or trying interesting foods to delight your pallete.

Just how do you best like to travel around – alone or with a group?

Is your ideal vacation one adventure after the other?

Or, are you more of a curious sightseer?

Before you pack your bags...

Prior to securing that suitcase, make sure you’ve made all the necessary decisions for your ideal vacation. Look out for tours that best fits your hobbies. You’ll have to determine whether or not you'd like to share your days with different people or whether you need your space to go at your own pace.

So, regardless of whether you’re a history enthusiast, a ghost hunter, a cheese maker, or an environmentalist, no doubt you’ll find the best tour for you.

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