I loved London, as there is so much to see and do! The London Eye is a must see, which was built for the millennium, other sites to see would be Westminster Abbey, with the famous Tower of Big Ben, take a cruise on the Thames River, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace to watch the changing of the guards, Jack the Ripper tour, and many more. For you shoppers, Harrods's Department Store dating back to 1849 & Oxford Street. London has great neighborhoods to stroll thru, such as Shoreditch, Soho..
There are several day trips from London to Bath, Stonehenge and if you are a Harry Potter Fan, this exhibit is a must see!
It's about an hour outside of London, and there are tours with transportation and tickets available, but you have to book early and this exhibit is very popular.
Enjoy life to its fullest and feel the vibe on this stunning island! Jamaica is a great vacation spot that has so much to offer. With beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine, amazing culture, and a ton of excursion options. You can swim in the glistening water of the Luminous Lagoon, do a rum tasting, and climb the famous Dunn's River Falls.
Cancun is perfect for a beach get-away. There's great food, friendly people, and plenty of activities! You can explore Chichen Itza, swim in the cenotes, snorkel, and take a cruise just to name a few. There are a ton of amazing accommodation options from all-inclusive luxury for the whole family to romantic adults-only experiences and everything in between.
Vietnam is a truly unique destination. There is something new and exciting to try around every corner! Foodies, history buffs, and adventure enthusiasts will all find something to love about Vietnam. There are bustling cities filled with markets, pristine beaches, great trekking and so much more!
From black sand beaches to volcanoes to waterfalls, Costa Rica has it all! You will see all kinds of wildlife like sloths, scarlet macaws, white faced capuchin monkeys and coatimundis. This destination is not a place to sit and chill, it is a place to hike, zipline, fish, white water raft and of course bathe in the hot springs.
The pure beauty! Highlights of the trip - The Golden Circle which includes Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park. You can also see glaciers, black sand beaches and mother nature at it's best. They have museums, Hallgrímskirkja (Church of Island), festivals and great culinary experiences.
Dubai is a very unique destination. It offers everything from skiing in the desert to dune crashing in an suv. It is rich with culture and history.
There are endless things to do in Berlin, and a city that will leave endless impressions on you. Berlin holds many stories of East, and West Berlin, and many stories of the former tragedies.
The Brandenburg Gate is a monument that has stood through the city's history since the 18th century. The Brandenburg
Gate is a symbol that separated East from West Berlin. It's the most significant landmark in the city, next to what is left of the Berlin Wall. The Holocaust Memorial is a dedicated memorial to the murdered Jews in Berlin. You can also have your picture taken at the famous "Check point Charlie". There are very few buildings left in Berlin from the war, so be sure to visit them all if you can. For you foodies, Berlin has some of the best German food and they are famous for currywurst, it's delish!! If you are looking for a day trip outside of Berlin, you can take a train or have a guide take you to Potsdam. Sites to visit would be the Sanssouci Palace, which was built for the German Kings & Queens. Also you should visit Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial. Once you are done visiting the sites, Potsdam itself is a lovely city to take some time to stroll thru, do a little shopping and have lunch.
Berlin has many, many museums to visit on museum island, Reichstag the place where Parliament sits.
After reading Ann Frank I found going to the museum put it into a whole new perspective. It was quite moving. Too see a city with so many canals and so few cars. The mode of transportation is by boat, foot, bikes and public transportation. People tell you that Amsterdam is full of bikes but it is really hard to comprehend until you actually see it. There is actually a bike garage there! I t was interesting to see the countryside and to learn about their culture.
Paris is a beautiful city, with so much to see and do & one of my favorite cites in Europe! The city of Paris is comprised of 19 arrondissements or neighborhoods, each unique and different. It's fun to stroll thru the different neighborhoods, stop at a French cafe & people watch. For sightseeing the most famous sites would be the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, the Champs Elysees , Arc of Triumph & Notre Dame, however Notre Dame is currently closed due to a fire.
The Sacre Couer Basilica in Montmarte, sits at the top of Butte Montmarte, with spectacular views of all of Paris.
This also where the local artists can be found, and you may even go home with a painted portrait or a caricature of yourself.
There also many day trips that can be taken by train from Paris, such as Dijon, Normandy, Champagne region, and many more! Paris is a great food/wine destination!
Prague is the capitol of the Czech Republic and is called "Praha" in the Czech Republic. Prague is famous for their Old Town Square, Gothic Churches, and a must see is the Astronomical clock, dates from 1402 which gives an animated show hourly. Another must see is the Charles Bridge, and is lined with statues of Catholic Saints.
Prague is a great walking city.
For you shoppers, there is great shopping in/around the Old Town Square.
Greece has so much to offer, from the historic Acropolis in Athens, to the multitude of Islands.
Beautiful beaches, local wines and the freshest food, seafood just pulled out of the ocean to your plate!
The people in Greece are so welcoming, and there is no language barrier here. I loved traveling between the islands via the ferry service offered.
Kauai is the 4th largest island in Hawaii and also know as the Garden Island. 75% of the island is National Parks and it is perfect for families or couples. The hiking is amazing, Waimea Canyon is a spectacular place to hike .
Great resorts like the Hyatt Regency and The Marriott both have surf shops on property.
We golfed at two fabulous courses...very expensive and the food in resorts and local was terrific.
French Polynesia is an amazing place. The natural beauty and the people were absolutely fantastic.
I was surprised by the amount of activities you can do. The hiking is fabulous and the snorkeling is the best in the world! The history , the culture, the food, the scenery all make it the perfect get away . A place to really disconnect and relax.
Australia is an amazing Bucket List destination and one of my favorite places that I've visited. There is so much more to Australia than its world-famous beaches. The adventures to be had here are endless! You can visit the Great Barrier Reef, explore famous cities, hike the Blue Mountains and so much more. And for anyone who wants to try skydiving, this is the place to do it. With friendly locals and English as the first language, it is super easy to get around and meet people. You won't want to leave!
I went during the ski season and even though I don't ski there are things to do. There are two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb. I was able to take a chairlift up to the top of the mountain and from there they have a Peak 2 Peak gondola. The views are amazing. They will even take you down the mountain on a sled if you want the rush of going down but don't want to brave it yourself! They have a Tube park, dog sledding, snowshoeing or you could attend the Fire and Ice Show.
Don't like the winter, during the summer you can hike the mountain and for the real adventurous they have bike trails! You can go on the Cloudraker Skybridge or zip lining, the possibilities are endless. The village has a lot to offer with music, shopping, dining and a grocery store, all within walking distance if you stay in the village.
I love the natural beauty and Scotland does not disappoint! The countryside is absolutely beautiful. I also stopped at St Andrews Links, the home of golf. I am not a golfer but to be able to see this amazing golf course and the history behind it was a thrill. I even hit a few balls there, how can you not resist! The castles are full of history and a must see. One of them is The Edinburgh Castle, it sits above the city on Castle Rock. No trip to Scotland would be complete without a trip to a local pub and a tour of a whiskey distillery.
There is so much to love about Thailand! It is a colorful country with a vibrant culture and friendly locals. There are countless temples to explore, islands to visit and tons of shopping to do. Taking a cooking class to learn how to prepare an authentic Thai meal is a must-do! It is a place where you can do as much or as little as you like. Of course, you can't visit Thailand without treating yourself to a few famous Thai massages and spa treatments!