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New Zealand – A One of a Kind Vacation Destination

New Zealand is one of the most unique places on Earth. Renowned for its extremely unique flora, fauna, and culture, New Zealand promises to be one of the most special travel spots for you and your family. It has also become more affordable than ever. The United States Dollar is worth more than New Zealand currency, making the money you put into your trip go a lot farther. After packing some suitcases and getting your passport, all it takes is a reservation aboard one of New Zealand’s special airplanes, and you’re off. If you are looking for the travel spot that has it all, from skiing to suntanning on the beach, New Zealand has it.

Made up of the North and South Islands, New Zealand seems to be able to pack all landscapes into two tiny islands. From glittering beaches to snow capped mountains, New Zealand’s ecological landscape holds so many opportunities for adventure. There are simply too many famous attractions of all different types available in New Zealand, and picking the ones perfect for your vacation is completely personal, as you will never lacking in options. Getting your passport and getting your family there will show you just how much there is to do.

New Zealand is a very isolated location at about 1250 miles from its closest neighbor, Australia. Due to its extreme isolation, New Zealand has become home to some of the strangest animals on Earth, including the kiwi bird, Hector’s dolphin, and a lizard that looks like a miniature dinosaur, the tuatara. New Zealand is famous for its bird population, much of which has become flightless due to the aforementioned isolation. The world’s largest bird, the moa, though now extinct, stood at nine feet tall and was preyed upon by the world’s largest eagle, the Haast’s eagle, which is also extinct. Although these species provide a glimpse into the biodiversity of New Zealand, you and your family are promised to encounter a huge variety of birds that range from friendly and playful to strange and goofy.

New Zealand is home to even more than beautiful flora and unique fauna. Located on one of the most geologically active sights in the world, some of the strangest natural phenomena are visible in New Zealand, including geothermal pools, underwater volcanoes you can walk through, huge glaciers, and active geysers and volcanoes. New Zealand, being the youngest landmass on Earth, will give you and your family a glimpse into Earth’s past. All of these sites promise to give you an experience that you will never forget.

Ten Destinations For Your Honeymoon

The pre-wedding jitters are long gone, the bachelor’s party is no longer the bride’s main concern, the dress was fabulous and everybody enjoyed the party. Even nature was on your side: you had a beautiful sunny wedding day. Now you can relax and enjoy your partner’s company without having to worry about the guests, their accommodations or anything else for that matter. And yes, your boss and other work related stuff are included! Worrying about deadlines and the economic crisis is a big “no-no” on your honeymoon. And that is the only thing you should focus on right now. And since location is everything, here is a list of great places to choose from.

If you and your spouse are both in love with the sea then you should definitely consider honeymoon packages that include a beach resort. Visit the sandy powdery beaches in Bora Bora, for instance. This small island in French Polynesia is surely a dream honeymoon destination for newlyweds. Bora Bora is known for its tranquil ambiance but tourists also may participate in recreational activities such as boating, swimming windsurfing, jet skiing or scuba diving. That sounds tempting, doesn’t it?

But how does “azure waters, white sand beaches, unmatched tranquil atmosphere combined with colorful culture and delicious dishes” sound? The place matching such a great description is Barbados. This Caribbean island attracts honeymooners from all parts of the world. The incredible scenery certainly plays an important role in the island’s attraction but the fact that weather is always sunny makes Barbados the perfect choice for winter honeymoons.

If you are looking for a more secluded location but you are still hang up on the Caribbean, Aruba is the place for you. It provides ideal conditions for swimming and snorkeling without excluding shopping, dining and clubbing.

Feel like eloping somewhere far off the coast of Africa? Seychelles is a good choice for those with an adventurous spirit. Its magical islands offer honeymoon couples an unforgettable experience. With its white powdery beaches and top class honeymoon resorts, Seychelles is a good destination for those whom want privacy and seclusion during their honeymoon. Just keep in mind that all that dining on the beach is quite expensive.

Mauritius ranks high in every “top honeymoon destinations” list. That is mostly because it represents the perfect combination of white sand beaches and mountains, nature reserves and wildlife parks. Other reasons for people to consider it an unique destination are the delicious local dishes and the wonderful nightlife experience it provides.

Thailand made it into the “top ten honeymoon destination” recently. Great beaches, serene atmosphere, exotic locals and, of course, that delicious Thai cuisine attract newlyweds from all continents. Most popular destinations in Thailand are Bangkok, Pattaya, and Koh Samui Island.

Tired of all these sunny beaches sceneries? Then how about some mountain tops covered in snow? Austria is the country; Vorarlberg and Tirol are the popular areas. You could also consider skiing in Salzburg province, Upper Austria and Carinthia. Kitzbhel and Lech are the jet-set resorts. Those traveling on a low budget might enjoy cross-country skiing quite a lot. When done with those winter sports, art enthusiasts can enjoy Vienna┬┤s numerous museums and art galleries.

In the mood for some Victorian Gothic architecture? Then how about a trip to England? Forget about London, everybody goes there. Try something different, perhaps Birmingham. Believe it or not, “the workshop of the world” has had a vibrant and varied musical history over the last century. The city is often described as the birthplace of heavy metal music and in the 1970s also saw the rise of reggae. And, while you are there, why not go check out Warwick Castle, National Motor Museum or Shakespeare┬┤s House?

Romance can be reveled in any environment, right? If that’s the case, who says you can’t ignore all those “Top Ten” and your travel agent’s advice and choose an unusual destination for your honeymoon. New York is great in any season: frenetic nightlife, all sorts of cultural attractions and some serious shopping opportunities.

Your honeymoon must be unforgettable and, of course, unique. Then why go for the crowded places? Why not choose a more unusual destination, such as Suriname. Only a few even know this country exists and that’s precisely what makes it attractive. Suriname is located in South America. It’s a luring mix of linguistic diversity and eccentric architecture. It’s everything you would expect for a former Dutch colony to be. Add its rain forest and fledgling ecotourism industry and there you have it: a great honeymoon destination for the adventurous newlyweds. Plus, can you imagine people’s faces when they realize they haven’t even heard about the place you chose for this special getaway? Priceless!