When the kids are away, the grown-ups can play. For some travelers like young professionals or couples, the best month to explore and take a break are the months when everyone's gone home or at school. Shoulder seasons provide a great opportunity to take a leave and let the kids spend more time with their grandparents.
Whether to recharge, rekindle romances or simply have fun, taking a vacation break is healthy for the mind and the body. Loosen up and take it easy with these activities and return home refreshed!
Long Haul Holidays
Have a change of horizons and see the world or commit to that long-postponed second honeymoon. The farther, the better. Reach for new cultures, sunnier cities and isolated beaches like the uninhabited Robinson Crusoe-like island from Nassau.
Discover the ancient sites of Sri Lanka from Colombo such as the Anuradhapura Rock Fortress, the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya and Sri Lanka's second capital Polonnaruwa. Or find world wonders in North India with Varanasi, birthplace of Buddhism, the Khajuraho temple complex, Agra and the famous Taj Mahal.
Go on an adventure amidst breath-taking surroundings and pamper yourselves afterwards. Reykjavik has a Viking Horse and Blue Lagoon combination that brings outdoor fun and relaxation together while San Jose lets you visit one of the world's most active volcanoes before slipping in a naturally heated jacuzzi.
Hike up to the Seven Sister Falls in Grenada's Central Mountain Range and take a refreshing swim in the waterfalls' large pools. Enjoy both pools and trails in Rio de Janeiro while hiking the road from the Big Island to Serra dos Orgaos. Ride a 4x4 through the rugged terrain of Pampanga's lahar valley formed after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo and be treated to a unique sand spa experience.
Celebrate with Champagne
Enjoy the king of drinks in Paris while cruising the River Seine inside a private room with a sommelier or while touring the French countryside. Unlimited champagne is served on board an authentic tall ship in Sydney complete with barbecue and Sydney Harbor's unbeatable views. Savor a flight over the Grand Canyon with a light picnic champagne lunch. Clink glasses while chatting with the pilot aboard a Barbados submarine.
Embrace the night and all its quiet, mysterious and charming beauty, especially when they're longer. The classic way to do it in Paris is through a dinner at 58 Eiffel Tower and a cabaret show presented by the world famous performers of Moulin Rouge or Lido.
Madrid's Florida Park club comes alive with Flamenco's heel stamps and swishing skirts.
Even San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences become a party venue complete with DJs and cocktails.
Enjoy the companies of friends new and old along and get introduced to different watering holes around upbeat European cities. Get free shots of jager, vodka, sambuca or apple sour in five pubs of Amsterdam's Red Light District. Head to the capital of Oktoberfest country, Berlin for truly local bars, art squats, cocktail lounges, authentic pubs and finish the evening in some of Berlin's most happening clubs.
Join Budapest's best moving party and get an insider introduction to their nightlife scene. Welcome shots of Bohemian Absinthe, unlimited Czech Beer, Moravian Wine and vodka shooters await party-minded travelers in Prague where the largest music club in Central Europe is located.
For those who want to dig deeper into the unique characteristics of a city, a walking seminar will surely satisfy the intellectually curious. Led by a scholar or a docent, a walking seminar takes no more than 6 people from museums to neighborhoods in Florence, Madrid, Istanbul and more.
Take all the time browsing and examining museums and art galleries without fear of tapping feet, restless youngsters or taking hours in line, especially with priority entrance in museums with legendary queues such as the Vatican's.
Or watch an exciting show on Broadway with a more adult sensibility.
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