From a special birthday to a graduation to a big anniversary, there are some milestones that deserve more than a celebration. They call for a commemorative trip! Whether it’s an entire family adventure or a one-on-one experience, a trip will create memories that last far longer than any material gift. I’ve rounded up travel experiences worthy of a milestone trip below.
For Wildlife Lovers:
Know Before You Go: A safari is best for older children – even if little ones seem mature enough, some destinations require vaccinations not safe for very young children.
Dream it: Micato Safaris Cape to Delta
Know Before You Go: Galapagos trips are top trips for families, so plan at least a year ahead if you want to travel during school breaks like the holidays or spring break.
Polar Bear Safari
Go: Winter and Spring
Know Before You Go: The Arctic is a great place to see polar bears, and you may also spot caribou, reindeer, walrus, and sea birds!
Dream it: Polar Bear Fly-In Photo Safari
For Food and Wine Lovers:
Rome, Florence and Tuscany
Go: Spring or Fall
Know Before You Go: The shoulder season (Spring and Fall) are ideal if you want to avoid the crowds.
Dream it: Private Day Tour of Florence
Go: Winter for Northern Lights; Summer for midnight sun
Know Before You Go: Iceland has been one of the most buzzed about destinations for a while – and travelers are flocking to it. But as a Travel with Martha client, you don’t have to worry about huge crowds and throngs of tourists; I work with my Iceland travel partners to design an itinerary that lets you experience authentic Iceland.
Dream it: Grand Tour of Iceland
Know Before You Go: There are six travel-worthy islands in Hawaii and each offers a unique experience. I will work closely with you so your trip fits your preferences and interests!
Dream it: Four Seasons Hualalai
Go: June to September
Know Before You Go: There are many ways to experience Alaska, but I am partial to the smaller, expedition-style and luxury cruise trips that can take you to more remote destinations away from the crowds.
Dream it: Alaska Ultimate Expedition
For Active Travelers:
Biking in Spain
Go: Spring and Fall
Know Before You Go: You don’t have to be Lance Armstrong to enjoy a biking trip. Our partners focus on the destination, food, and wine in addition to cycling.
Dream it: Andulucia Bike Tour
Hiking in Patagonia
Go: December to March
Know Before You Go: Your trip can be as active as you want it to be. Even if you’re not itching to summit a mountain, the natural beauty of Patagonia is worth the trip!
Dream it: Patagonia by Jeep
Know Before You Go: Whether it’s your first or fifth trip to Paris, there is always more to see! “Paris is always a good idea” said someone wise!
Dream it: Le Meurice
Go: December to March
Know Before You Go: There are plenty of excursions to take in addition to relaxing, but leave your first day open for enjoying the property and recovering from travel (and you won’t miss anything if there are any dreaded flight issues!).
Dream it: Cheval Blanc, St. Barth’s