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Your 2014 Seasonal Travel Guide
Each destination has its peak season to visit in order to truly enjoy all the land has to offer. No matter which month you’d like to escape to on a getaway in 2014, there’s always an itinerary that is the perfect fit. Whether it’s to witness the magnificent Fall foliage colors of New England and Eastern Canada, or to visit the best wine regions in Europe on a river cruise, your ideal vacation can be arranged any time of the year. To help you decide where and when to take your 2014 getaway, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular destinations to visit in each of the four seasons – let’s get started.
An escape just after the busy Holiday Season is a favorite for many. Winter is also a great time for those in colder climates to warm up and replenish vitamin-D levels. The Caribbean, with its endless golden beaches, pristine turquoise waters, and the magic of island life, is a destination that should be on everyone’s list.
On a South America cruise you will truly experience it all. From the most scenic coastline and refreshing rainforests, to the stunning preserved churches and rhythmic music that will get you dancing. In Asia, the best season to visit has just started! This is a time when Thailand, Vietnam, and the south of China will be very welcoming with a climate that is comfortable and relaxing for you and yours.
A cruise to Australia and New Zealand with incredible endless coastlines is another destination that everyone should consider. With summer in full swing in this part of the world, you can rest assured there will be plenty of sunny days ahead.
Iguazu Falls, Brazil
In the springtime, the Mediterranean coast starts benefiting from warmer temperatures, and the sea becomes ripe for swimming. For certain countries in the south of Europe such as Spain and Greece, spring is the best season to visit – when it’s not too hot or too crowded.
Spring is also a great time of year to embark on a river cruise in Europe. Imagine traveling down historic waterways like the Danube, Rhine, and Seine Rivers, often docking right in the heart of town. Travel through stunning Holland and witness the floral spectacle that it’s famous for in the springtime. Visit incredible cities and towns along the way such as Amsterdam, Hoorn, Arnhem, Antwerp, and Brugge. A trip to Keukenhof Gardens will be unlike any other park or garden you`ve experienced before.
A visit to Hawaii in the early springtime is the perfect time to set sail as temperatures begin to level out to more comfortable ranges while still offering optimal levels of sunshine. The emerald green hidden valleys, refreshing rainforests, awakening waterfalls, and some of the most picturesque beaches in the world will have you loving the decision you made to visit this extraordinary place.
Parthenon, Athens - Greece
Summer is a popular season to visit destinations that are considerably cooler throughout the rest of the year. Such destinations include Nature’s Playground of Alaska, the grand cities of Northern Europe, as well as countries such as Ireland and Scotland.
Whether you’re at port, or cruising through a fjord dotted with icebergs and abundant wildlife, Alaska has the uncanny ability to impress just about every traveler. When you embark on an Alaska cruise, prepare to be wowed by Mother Nature’s finest work. In Skagway, hop aboard the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railway and travel along the world famous Klondike Gold Rush route.
In Northern Europe, you’ll get the chance to explore the same waters as the Vikings and Norse explorers once sailed. Visit Norwegian Fjords, lined by soaring snow-capped mountains and fabled waterfalls, spectacular Scandinavian and Russian cities dotted along the Baltic Sea such as Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, and the Old City of Tallinn where time has somehow stood still.
Alaska, United States
For those world explorers who love discovering new corners of the globe while enjoying moderate to warm climates with breathtaking foliage, Fall may be the perfect cruising season for embarking on your dream escape to destinations like Eastern Canada and New England.
On a Canada/New England cruise, you’ll get to experience enchanting Quebec City with its old world charm and beautiful fall foliage, contrasted against the stunning Old World architecture and the magnificent St. Lawrence River – one of the longest rivers in the world.
In Europe, during the beginning of autumn, Mediterranean destinations are still pleasant: The south coast of Turkey, Southern Italy, and the sun-soaked Mediterranean Islands of Greece, Cyprus, and Malta are preferable this time of year.
New England, United States
Whichever time of the year you’re thinking of venturing off in, there’s no shortage of must-visit destinations awaiting your arrival! Enjoy experiencing the wonders of each country at its finest form – during its best season! For more information on these destinations and others, contact us today and we’ll help you plan the best vacation for your schedule. Happy travels!
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