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Offline Treasure

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Travel Destinations
« on: November 14, 2017, 03:14:45 AM »
My husband and I are trying to find the perks of our empty nest life and we're going to get out of the country and see something amazing! (That's the plan at least.) What cities/countries come to mind when you think of a romantic place with lots of tourist attractions - or even just one really big one? We've only had one international travel experience so far and that was to Paris, so excluding that one.

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Re: Travel Destinations
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 11:04:10 PM »
Paris was going to be my answer, Treasure.  What about Venice, Italy?  You can snuggle while floating on the canals.  There's tons of stuff to do in Venice and the food is amazing.

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Re: Travel Destinations
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 09:05:03 AM »
It's the first city that comes to most people's mind when they think of a romantic city, isn't it? It's always the first to pop into my head at least. Now I don't know how I didn't think of Venice! That's a great suggestion. Gondola rides, history and Italian food (and wine) - how could you complain? Have you been?

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Re: Travel Destinations
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 05:08:32 PM »
how about COSTA RICA(NovtoMarch is best)?  you will enjoy the group tours:  hiking in the rainforest(wet and dry), Catamarand, snorkelling, evening entertainment, casino. the last evening before our flight the next day i booked a couples massage which dh suggested we "continue this activity as a routine when we get home";  we stayed at the Riu Guanacaste resort- do not bother booking at the Riu Palace which is laid back- people go next door for all the activities and entertainment. This was our first vacation in 19 years so we explored all the tourist activities, allowing for  some "downdays" in between.


 When dh was on his peacekeeping leave we, with our then 2 y.o., stayed at another all-incl resort in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, enjoyed many tours so when (and "i " KNOW  we will lol)go to the Dominican (DR) again it will be for the purpose of really relaxing.


 Since we have been bitten by the travel bug we plan on escaping the harsh Canadian winter in the same time frame(Jan-Feb) every year;  in about 2 months we will be leaving for CUBA and staying at another all-incl resort(Men :dunno: ).  Next may be the hot and beautiful environment of Arizona.
 When dh retires, as early as next summer, we plan to visit SCOTLAND (his roots)


Maybe you can explore Sandals(couples only) website for travel packages 

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Re: Travel Destinations
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 11:32:56 PM »
ECUADOR is also becoming a common(and low-cost) vacation country for tourists;  people are actually "packing up and moving"  there to settle in their empty nest years

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Re: Travel Destinations
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 01:00:45 PM »
Mom56, those are some really great and detailed suggestions, thank you so much! You really know how to sell a place! Now I want to go to all of them. Costa Rica sounds like just the right fit - loads to do but allows for downtime as well. Although it sounds like most of the places you've listed would fit that well. I love that you all will be escaping the cold every winter - I can only imagine how cold it gets up there. That's such a nice idea.

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Re: Travel Destinations
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 05:19:02 PM »
Escaping the winter is something I've never actually thought about until now. It does sound like a really great idea, well worth looking into for the rest of us! Thanks for all the interesting suggestions.

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