Romantic European Getaway

Planning your once-in-a-lifetime romantic European getaway? How many countries should you visit? How many cities should you include? My recommendation is no more than two countries that are within a day of travel from each other, and no more than two cities in each for a 2-week trip. If you try to fit any more than that into your two-week trip, you will be exhausted, and angry, and you might get a little hot-tempered.

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The best way to spend two weeks in Italy? On a custom travel itinerary that includes, Venice, Florence, and Rome. Italy is a country that is easily traveled by train to visit these three iconic cities. Take a gondola ride along the canals of Venice, enjoy a Tuscan cooking class in Florence paired with wines of the region, and visit the historical sights of Rome. Trip tip: fly into Venice and return home from Rome.

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Dreaming of Paris? Paris is a city that you could easily spend a full week exploring. For 7-10 days, you could add on day trips to explore the chateaus of the Loire Valley. If you will be visiting the Louvre, it is best to plan on spending a full day exploring all of the treasures within.

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When in Spain, it is best to plan on a minimum of 10 days to get the best experience while you explore Madrid and Barcelona. You can add an optional tour to explore the beauty of Granada and the Alhambra.

There are so many beautiful places in Europe to explore. Ireland, Scotland, and England are just a few more ideas to stoke the fires for your European adventure. I would be honored to help you plan your romantic European getaway. Reach out to me here, when you are ready to get started.

Top Greek Island Vacation Destinations

Greece has always been an ideal Mediterranean vacation destination. With over 1,400 islands (230 inhabited), it can be hard to choose which one to visit first. Hopefully, these top Greek Island vacation destinations will inspire you, and help you with your decision.

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Best nightlife:

Mykonos, ‘The Island of the Winds,’ is known for its vibrant nightlife. Little Venice and Paradise Beach are popular party destinations where clothing is optional, and the LGBT scene is major. There are male go-go dancers everywhere, and parties typically last all night. July and August are the primary months for tourism and the wildest parties.

Best traditional village life:

The island, Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades and has a little over 6,500 inhabitants and a bit over 20 small villages. Naxos has ancient towers, paved streets, and has maintained its unique Venetian architecture.

Best kiteboarding and windsurfing:

With winds that can be seen from a mile away, Paros is best known for kiteboarding and windsurfing. Santa Maria, Prassonisi, and Pounda are the main beaches where these sports are practiced. The Thalasea Sports Center is the bay of Mikli Vigla, and is a popular hub for wind sports.

Best beaches:

Located in the Aegean Sea, Milos is a beautiful volcanic island that is rich in minerals as well as rich history. Firopotamos, Kastanas, and Paliorema are some top beach destinations in Milos. The white-washed Cycladic villages and black sands are picturesque backdrops. Although some may be only accessible by boat, there are over 80 mini beaches throughout Milos that you can explore.

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Best for nature lovers:

Ikaria has some of the World’s most pristine and untouched nature territories. Identified as a place that promotes life longevity, and better overall health.

Best Robinson Crusoe destination:

Koufonisia is two islands. Pano (upper) and Kato (lower). The preferred way to navigate the area is by foot or cycling. Everything is within walking distance. The island has a museum and many sightseeing options.

Best couples getaway:

Folegandros does not get the crowded tourist scene as most Greek towns do. They have a broad selection of restaurants and cafes. Chora is the main village, with open landscapes and clifftop housing.

With a myriad of beautiful architecture, scenic waterfronts, and rich history, there is much to enjoy. There are other greek island vacation destinations to choose from, such as Santorini. The iconic island, known for its whitewashed buildings with blue rooftops. Experiencing a sunset over Oia is one of the most romantic things you will experience.

To discover your top Greek Island vacation destination and to start planning your itinerary, reach out to me.

Top 8 Things to do in Hawaii

This Central Pacific archipelago includes hundreds of islands and a diverse range of activities. With huge waves, volcanoes, and interesting culture, Hawaii will keep you busy and entertained. These top 8 things to do in Hawaii you are sure to enjoy while visiting these beautiful islands.

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Whale Watching

The ‘Big Island’ is the most popular destination for whale watching in Hawaii. The peak season to catch a glimpse of Humpback whales is from January to March. You have the option to view these amazing creatures on a cruise or private boat tour.

Luaus

These traditional ceremonies are a major source of entertainment on all islands within Hawaii. Take the opportunity to enjoy live dancing, learn about Hawaiian as well as Polynesian culture, and enjoy delectable cuisines.

See a Lava Show

Hop aboard a World-class catamaran to get up and close to the volcano fingers as they enter the sea. You will have thoroughly trained staff aboard, and safety is paramount. You can select from a tour in the morning, sunset, day, or twilight tour.

Helicopter Tours

Various tour lines offer unique aerial journeys that allow you to view the breathtaking Hawaiian scenery. From volcanoes and waterfalls to hidden valleys and majestic coastlines. A helicopter tour is truly an ideal way to sightsee.

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SUP (Stand-Up Paddle Boarding)

This activity originated in Hawaii and is a derivative of surfing. SUP is soothing and allows you to explore the water on your terms. An excellent paddle path to take is from Lanikai Beach to the Mokulua Islands.

Horseback Riding Tours

Explore the coastline or venture to hidden trails on an exploratory horseback tour. Most companies offer private as well as group tours. Some countless ranches and stables accommodate tourists. Paniolo Adventures is one of the largest, with an 11,000-acre cattle ranch located in Waimea.

Mauna Kea

This dormant volcano is a unique wonder to explore and erupted over 4,000 years ago. You can hike the summit, but be sure to stop by the VIS (Visitor Information Station) to check for weather and safety tips.

Kona Coffee Farm Tour

Kona coffee is some of the best gourmet coffee that you can find and is world-renowned. Kailua Kona, which is located on the ‘Big Island,’ is the heart of Kona coffee. When taking a tour, you will get to see processing facilities as well as the coffee fields. Don’t forget to take some time to indulge in the popular beverage.

Pack your bags, and take charge of your getaway with these 8 things to do in Hawaii that will be sure to make your experience amazing. To start planning, reach out to me today.