5 Last-Minute Fun Trips for Couples
The holiday season is over and that makes now the best time to travel. Airfares are usually lower and many hotels offer discounts to attract tourists. Take advantage of the opportunity, book a reservation for you and your partner, pack your bags, and go.
You can travel faraway places and Europe, Asia and Africa and save money. This is just another reason to head on an adventure trip and break the dullness of everyday life. Experience all corners of the worlds whether separately or as part of a tour.
Going on an adventure doesn’t only mean ice climbing or seeing wild animals. It’s about experience something you never have before and enjoying it. It also doesn’t mean you have to tolerate poor conditions. You can explore unfamiliar destinations and cultures while staying at extravagant lodges or luxury treehouses.
Exploring Kentucky Bourbon
This 5-day trip is a must for any bourbon admirers or anyone who would like to know more about this unique American beverage. You will visit nine distilleries and participate in several tastings so you can get feel the authenticity of each final product. You will get an idea of the scientific process behind making this native to America spirit while also enjoying the stunning setting in the Bluegrass State. You can also participate in The Innkeepers Bourbon Selection with Dixion and learn about some rare bourbon that you won’t find in stores. Price: $1,099
The Inns at Equinox in Manchester, VT
The two of you can stay for about $155 a night in this luxurious townhouse in rural Vermont right below the Green Mountains. You have about 1,300 acres of trails to hike at your disposal. Skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding and other typical winter adventures are at arm’s length. Then relax with body treatments at the spa and pool. Bonus: Manchester is known for its colonial buildings, many are even on the National Register of Historic Places. The stone wall labyrinths are a favorite attraction.
Cruise the Nile River from Cairo to Aswan and see the iconic Pyramids and Sphinx. You will also get to see the Egyptian Museum, home to King Tut's golden mask. You’ll ride a camel to the Valley of the Kings through the desert in Aswan. At some point the trip may even feel like hiking because you’ll be walking on some rocky and steep hills but take a horse-drawn carriage to the massive temple complex at Karnak and through the magnificent city of Luxor. This is a 9-day trip. Price: $773
The Real Cambodia
This staggering week-long trip includes lots of free time because the tours are generally optional. You can visit as many places as you want for as long as you wish. You’ll be walking a lot by the breathtaking ancient temples around Angkor. Visit the Bayon Temple, built in the 12th century and then take a half-day Tour of Chong Khneas Floating Village and get a taste of what locals’ daily lives are really like. Visit the War Museum to have an understanding of what a civil war can do to a country and its people’s way of life. You start the trip with two days in Phnom Penh, followed by six days in Siem Reap. Price: $455
Sicily's Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions
You can’t really experience Italy for a few days. This trip to Sicily alone is two weeks. The history, the culture, the food…everything is nothing short of amazing. Most people think of Rome when it comes to ancient history but this island has a lot to show you. It was a Greek Colony, a Roman Province, an Arab Emirate and a Norman Kingdom. You can turn a day into a kayaking trip, go scuba diving, or go hiking. Price: $4,095 including airfare.