More than ever before, people are looking to mark big moments in their lives with an unforgettable adventure. No matter if it’s a monumental occasion or you just changed out of sweatpants, we’ve got more than a few memorable ways to celebrate. Maybe you're ready for the challenge of a Machu Picchu trek? Or you really just want to sniff cherry blossoms in Japan? We love that for you. Here's our list of milestone-worthy destinations so you can start planning your tour now.
Costa Rica is a barrel of monkeys for decade birthdays
One of the world’s most biodiverse countries is both a thrilling and relaxing place for you to celebrate another decade on our beautiful planet. Imagine ziplining through the jungle canopy, sinking deep into natural hot springs near Arenal Volcano or smiling at playful capuchins in the trees of Manuel Antonio State Park. Here’s to another ten years made even better after living ‘pura vida’ like the Ticos who call Costa Rica home!
Iceland is a nice land for retirement celebrations
Pat yourself on the back for wrapping up a rewarding career with a trip to the land of fire and ice. With a little more time for yourself, you can gain insight into the life and culture of Icelandic people and marvel at otherworldly landscapes. Black sand beaches, icy blue geothermal pools and glacier walks await to help you kick off your journey toward a joyous and fulfilling retirement.
Mexico makes for a memorable graduation present
Some of you may be so excited to say ‘hasta leugo!’ to essay papers that you’re on a plane to sunny Mexico before your diploma hits the doorstep. But this vibrant country is so much more than tacos and tequila! (Let’s be real, though, both are tastier here.) You can further a lifelong education by seeing Mayan and Aztec ruins like Chichén Itzá in real life, sampling out-of-this-world mole sauce in Oaxaca and wandering colonial cities. No more papers, no more books… just a life-changing way to celebrate your achievements.
Greece sails you into romantic sunsets for anniversaries
Whether you’ve been together for five years or fifty, your relationship is worth toasting with a shot of ouzo, Mediterranean seas and a glorious sunset in Oia. Keep the magic alive with a sailing tour that shows you the wonders of ancient Greece with stops on small romantic islands like Ios, Naxos and Paros. Chat about nothing much at seaside tavernas and snorkel in hidden coves — it’s all yours to enjoy as a couple.
Japan bows in honour of your big promotion
You put the hours, creativity and smarts into your job and it finally paid off — that is worth acknowledging in a big way! Before you dig in, mark the occasion with a trip to a country known for quality, care and beautiful thought put into work and artistic pursuits. Filling your eyes with cherry blossoms and your belly with the tastiest sushi, may be just the inspiration you need to reach all new heights. Kan pai!
Peru helps you make milestones out of mountain treks
Plenty of people dream of making the famed trek to Machu Picchu, but you’re going to make it happen. More good news: we’re the best at it — both in the experience we offer and the expertise and care from our local guides, cooks and porters. You can do the Inca Trail a few different ways and each itinerary is full of cultural highlights, mountainscapes, llamas (so many!) and cloud forests. We're ready and so are you!
New Zealand just wants you out of those sweatpants
If we're being honest, New Zealand is welcoming even if your pants can stand on their own two feet. But wouldn't it be refreshing to trade your sweats for a jumpsuit or a nice pair of shorts? As the adventure capital of the world, New Zealand is ready for you to do just about anything. From the epic marine life of Kaikoura to the extreme sports of Queensland, where you start first is up to you. Have fun!