Monday, January 16, 2012

Amazing Holiday Destinations for February 2012

Planning a vacation early in the year to recuperate from holiday stress and the rush to get everything at work back up to speed afterwards? Thankfully, there are some amazing holiday destinations for February 2012 to plan for. And, depending on how much time you have, that can mean everything from a week on the beach to ten days hiking in nature. No matter what you are in the mood for, options abound, so here are some ideas to get you started:

It might seem like an odd time to hit Paris, London, or Rome, but it is actually the perfect time of year to do so – if you can handle some chilly weather and carrying an umbrella, that is. After the excitement of the festive period and before spring blossoms, tourists generally avoid everything but the mountains, which means you can find serious bargains in the cities.

New Zealand
Have some time to pass? Want a break from the stresses of everyday life? Head to the home of <em>The Lord of the Rings</em> and take on a backpacking adventure of your own. You’ll arrive near the end of the country’s warmest months, when everything is still bright green before succumbing to lower autumn temperatures, making it an ideal time to take in some of the planet’s most beautiful landscapes.

Costa Rica
To be fair, there’s hardly a bad time to visit this Central American nation with Caribbean and Pacific shores, but this is the height of the dry season. You’ll be able to hike through the cloud forests and hear the sounds of the tropical jungle with hardly a raindrop to be found. And, after all that walking, you’ll be able to stretch out on some of the finest sands the region has to offer – or hit the waves if relaxation isn’t your thing.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Must Visit Holiday Destinations For 2012

With so much to do and see, not to mention an economy on the mend, this year may be the best opportunity for travel in a long time. Hoteliers and attractions are coming up with deals left and right, which makes compiling a list of all the must-visit holiday destinations for 2012 that much more difficult. The bigger question is, “Where do you want to go?” Chances are good you can find a great deal to some of the world’s best places, but if you aren’t in the mood to do the legwork, check these out:

Let’s be honest, 2011 was one of the toughest years in the history of this small island nation. Roughed up by the earthquake in March, tourist stayed away from its shores – and you can benefit as the country continues to rebuild. Airfare and room costs have plummeted in an effort to get visitors to return, so you can have a tremendous getaway in Tokyo or spend two weeks in the countryside for rates that are far more reasonable than they would be in Europe. On top of that, you have the knowledge that your money is going to help the Land of the Rising Sun get back on its feet.

The Azores
Few people know about this precious Portuguese gem in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, yet those who visit don’t stop talking about it. Blessed with mild weather year-round and lush, mountainous scenery, there are only a handful of spots that can boast such a rich feast for the eyes without packing a huge punch in the wallet. With the mainland’s financial issues yet to be settled, you can snag a bargain to get your toes in the sand.

Though soccer fans will descend on the country for the month of June, crowding hotels and driving rates up, this Eastern European country has quietly built a stable of great attractions that have flown under the radar. Prices for 5-star accommodations are among the lowest in the world, so keep your eyes on openings in the late summer months after the big tournament is over and Baltic tourism slows down. You’ll be able to enjoy its beaches and beautiful architecture for next to nothing.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Best Romantic Getaways For Couples for 2012

Valentine's Day is 5 weeks away, but romance is already in the air! There is no age and no bar for couples to fall in love and have a memorable time with each other. Have you already made plans for 2012 vacations with your better half? If you are still confused, these destination ideas should help.

Venice and romance are just perfect to complete each other. The romantic city is sure to captivate your heart with beautiful canals, bridges and ancient buildings. An evening along the Venice canals can sparkle the romance within you forever.

Nassau Paradise Island 

All Caribbean islands have the capability to add to romance though, but Nassau Paradise Island in Bahamas offers an affordable holiday a midst pink sand and sea waters with best places to dine, a lively nightlife and resorts. You can opt for a horseback ride or carriage tour on your romantic holiday.

New York

For the city which never sleeps, romance has always been in the air to welcome lovers from all over the world. Whether it is a carriage ride in the Central Park or skating at Rockefeller Center, couples can choose what to do on their own. Shopping, museums, theater, cruises and dining; all are available for you to have fun.

Guangxi Province 

The province located in Southern China is rich with a sub-tropical climate, green landscapes and mountain views. The colorful canvas of nature surely fills the heart with joy. You can enjoy traditional dining with the regions's popular rice noodles with horse meat and chili sauce.


If you have been looking for a vacation that is affordable, Santorini is a great choice. The Greek Islands  offer enchanting sea views for lovers on their romantic trip. You can choose to dine at any local restaurant on the hill top and enjoy sipping wine and eating tapas as the sun and water meet each other.

Hope you found the post interesting to plan your next romantic vacation!