We have all had holidays that are fantastically fun and relaxing, but somehow, seem to blur into each other from one year to the next. This is not a problem for the obligatory week-at-the-seaside-type of holiday that we all need to help us de-stress every year, but is not desirable for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. These expeditions, by their very name, should be filled with wonderful sights and experiences and should leave you in no doubt that you are in a very special and unusual place.
The world is full of amazing places, some of which are firmly on the beaten tourist tracks, others are not quite so well known. Which type of holiday you choose depends on your personal preferences, but you are sure to find the perfect destination for your most memorable, once in a lifetime holiday.
Exotic Egyptian Delights
View Egypt from the deck of a cruise liner as you travel in cushioned comfort and luxury, watching the hustle and bustle of the busy streets and markets from a safe distance. You will be amazed at how different life seems when seen from such a different and unique perspective and the beauty of this arid civilisation is that all the best sites are strung along the river, like beads on a necklace.
The Mayan cycle may have come to an end on 21st December 2012, but their legacy lives on and their temples still stand. Trek through immense forests and up mountains to marvel over the ingenuity and engineering genius of this ancient people, and try to make sense of the stylised, almost cartoon-like glyphs.
African Sight-seeing Safari
There is a quote, ‘I envy the man who has not yet been to Africa – because he has such wonders ahead of him.’ and this sentiment is easily understood by anyone who has been to Africa. The wide array of superb animal life is well-known to most of us from various documentary programs, but seeing these creatures in the flesh, in their home habitat is an experience that must be felt to be fully appreciated. The people are friendly and welcoming as a rule and the landscape is immense and open. Spend a few nights looking up at dazzling stars that seem close enough to touch and you will return from Africa a changed person.
Lively Las Vegas
If historical wonders and natural marvels are not for you, you can still have a memorable holiday but going to live large in Las Vegas for a week or so. With casinos everywhere, showgirls and cabaret, performances and super-star singers the town has a lot to offer the visitor and is sure to leave you with wonderful memories. (Remember to budget for your gambling sprees to make sure the holiday is not memorable for all the wrong reasons!)
Five star elegance, exquisite furnishings and world-class cordon bleu cuisine are the features you can expect from a top-flight Parisian getaway. With access to wonderful works of art, superb architect and some of the finest restaurants in the world Paris is certain to leave a soft spot in your heart. Take a loved one and propose atop the Eiffel Tower for a wonderfully memorable occasion.
No matter which wonderful destination you choose for that unforgettable holiday, do not forget to take out some kind of cover to protect you against illness or injury on the trip. Many companies and travel agents offer cheap travel insurance which will not break the bank, but will make sure you get home safely. Once you have made your decision, book your tickets and make sure your camera has plenty of memory for all those wonderful and exotic sights!
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