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Eden Rock St Barths: Experience A Modern Island Oasis

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Eden Rock St Barths

Enter into an island paradise at Eden Rock St Barths, a newly-reinvented property filled with luxurious amenities and relaxing island culture. Known for drawing Hollywood glamour to the island in the 1950s and ‘60s, Eden Rock played host to Howard Hughes and Greta Garbo, and was originally owned by Rémy de Haenen–the first pilot to land on St Barths. After completing a two-year renovation in recovery from Hurricane Irma in 2017, the property is now welcoming reservations for guests to experience the new and improved retreat in the Caribbean.




Welcome

Arriving to the village of St Jean, whether it be by ferry, private boat charter or private air charter to the Rémy de Haenen Airport, you’ll be swept away by ocean views from the quaint island town. After a short drive you’ll enter Eden Rock, greeted by the award-winning Eden Rock Guestcare team who are ready to assist you in embarking on a world-class, luxury Caribbean getaway.




Design

The newly-reimagined design of Eden Rock has brought forth a beautifully-renovated style fit for a St Barths escape. View the variety of artwork and decor throughout the property featuring local artisans, European-sourced antiques and curated pieces in collaboration with various international galleries, including the New York Academy of Art’s Graduate School of Art. The collection of over 400 pieces contribute to an unexpected yet elegant atmosphere filled with vibrance as you peruse the lobby on the way to your suite.




Luxury Rooms

The range of luxury experiences at Eden Rock St Barths is endless, and when you walk through the doors of your private, oceanfront domain, you’ll be swept away by comfort and sophistication. The 37 Eden Rock hotel room suites cover four different layouts, each with their own benefits and all providing a sumptuous stay. The Eden Rooms offer a private terrace above the Sand Bar Restaurant, the Plantation Rooms are ground-floor suites with beachside gardens, the Beach Rooms give you an unparalleled shoreline view, and the Rock Rooms sit right above the glimmering sea. Each space is furnished with fine art, libraries and luxury amenities to revitalize your mind, body and soul. Embrace earthy sophistication in your luxury room dotted with natural textures and fabrics to complement the relaxed spirit of St Barths.

Luxury Villas

Your St Barths experience can also rise to the next level with a Villa Rental, providing luxury, privacy and exceptional service from the Eden Rock St Barths team. Over 125 properties are available for an elite getaway providing the pampering of a hotel with the seclusion of a private home. Wake up each day to an airy, ocean escape in spaces filled with contemporary decor and cutting edge amenities. As a guest of the Deluxe, Prestige or Ultraluxe Villas, you’ll receive attentive service including a dedicated butler, chef or private driver as needed.

Surroundings

Situated on a point overlooking the white sand beaches of St Jean Bay, Eden Rock offers a dazzling, panoramic view of the clear ocean below. Eden Rock Beach is an easy place to relax, with the Eden Rock Beach Team at your service to deliver anything from sunscreen to cocktails while you lounge along the water, or in your own private cabana. Stunning coral reefs are teeming with sea life and are a delight to explore during any clear, sunny day in the Caribbean.

Dining

Lovers of food and drink will have plenty of reasons to indulge as Eden Rock St Barths boasts a selection of remarkable restaurants and bars. Remodeled to be even larger than its previous size, the new Sand Bar Restaurant serves up beachy cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients. You’ll be in for a treat as dishes created by Master Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, known for his work in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, will please your palate with flavorful tastes and savory spices. From truffle pizza to caramelized foie-gras, you’ll be dazzled with each bite at the oceanside eatery located in the convenience of your own hotel. The brand new Rémy Bar will welcome you to a world of delicious spirits, signature cocktail creations and appetizing bites in a British-colonial-inspired space. Named as a tribute to Eden Rock’s original owner, the beachy, sophisticated outpost will sweep you away with a treat for your senses. The island ambiance will continue to flow through you as you step out into the Eden Rock Beach Bar, located on the exemplary St Jean Beach. The bar’s new redesign encompasses a shaded sundeck with a view of the sparkling blue water. Swim out to the Eden Rock inflatable raft to float on your own buoyant island, or stay on land to enjoy an expertly-prepared cocktail while lounging in the sand.

Experiences

In between relaxing on the beach and tasting culinary classics, Eden Rock St Barths offers an array of amenities and experiences to enhance your stay. Dive into an underwater adventure with snorkeling, paddleboards, kayaks and even sea toys available for use at Eden Rock Beach. Ask the Eden Rock Guestcare team to arrange for day and night dives along with scuba courses and deep-sea fishing expeditions. You’ll also get in touch with the ocean with a sailing trip to nearby islands of Shell, Anguilla or Colombier. On land, there are plenty of ways to experience Eden Rock with solo, group and family-friendly activities offered during your getaway. Stay active in mind and body with a yoga or meditation class, or get your heart pumping with an expert personal trainer to guide you through dance, aquatic and fitness courses. After an active morning, the brand new Eden Spa will whisk you away into the lap of luxury with treatments and massages using the local Ligne St Barths natural products, produced exclusively on the island. The yacht theme will complement your lavish experience as knowledgeable experts spoil you with soothing techniques. Request to have your massage beachside and take in the sounds of the ocean waves in the distance.

Neighborhood

In your time away from Eden Rock, you’ll be able to discover all that St Barths has to offer. Get to know the 13 miles of land and 14 different beaches, along with with beautiful architecture and French-influenced culture. Explore the town of Gustavia for designer shopping, museums and the popular nightlife locale Le Ti St Barths. Visit the hidden away Colombier Beach for swimming and a picnic. Taste a world-famous burger from historical, charming eatery Paradise Select–a favorite of former St Barths resident Jimmy Buffet. Cool off at the sealife-filled lagoon at Grand-Cul-de-Sac, a natural reserve that’s the perfect spot for an afternoon of paddleboarding or kite surfing. Plan your vacation during the St Barths Music Festival, Mardi Gras or Bastille Day to celebrate alongside the locals during your tropical getaway.

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    The Necker Cup 2020: A Tennis Tournament for the Stars

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    Experience The Necker Cup

    The luxurious and completely private Necker Island is home to not only a lavish resort, but is also the site of the annual Manuka Doctor Necker Cup 2020—a pro-am tennis tournament put on to close out tennis season. With a number of high-profile guests and participants, the Necker Cup 2020 is an exciting event that also raises money for a good cause.




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    The 2020 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup

    The 74-acre Necker Island stands as a luxurious vacation destination for celebrities and world leaders such as President Barack Obama, along with being the site of numerous events. The 2020 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup presented by Metal is now in its eighth year on the island, taking place November 16th-21st, 2020. The Necker Cup is expected to be the event of the season for those with a ticket to the exclusive tournament. Pro tennis players from ATP / WTA tours unite with amateurs to bring their A-game and see who will take home the coveted Necker Cup. Stars like Martina Navratilova, Caroline Wozniacki and Sir Richard Branson will show off their talents during the six-day event.




    Photo: Virgin Unlimited Edition – The Necker Cup 2020: A Tennis Tournament for the Stars

    A Week of Excitement

    While on the island, guests are treated to a week of excitement with activities like paddle boarding, sailing, and snorkeling to name a few. Guests will have exclusive access to the Great House overlooking the sparkling Caribbean seas below. Along with the Necker Cup, guests can also participate in the Manuka Doctor Legends Camp. The three-day clinic with instruction from professional coaches and players lets you train with the best in preparation for the big tournament. With a choice between tennis or golf, the Camp gives the full experience leaving guests with a variety of skills to bring home at the end of the week. Guests can also start the experience three days early with the Dream @ Sea aboard the SeaDream II Yacht. The luxury accommodations are the perfect fit for Legends Camp attendees to enjoy views of the ocean waters along with world-class cuisine and personalized service.




    Photo: Premier Live – Necker Island – The Necker Cup 2020: A Tennis Tournament for the Stars

    End of the World Beach Party

    The event is organized by Premier Live and Mehow, and in the past seven years has raised more than $3 million for the selected charity beneficiaries. A charity auction that takes place during the week treats guests to an elegant dining experience while they make their bids. One-hundred percent of proceeds are donated to charities like The National Tennis Foundation and several other player charities. The highlight of the week for many is the End of the World Beach Party that occurs after the charity auction. Past years have seen performances from Jamie Foxx and LMFAO’s Redfoo, Kenny Chesney and more.

     

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      Your Guide to the Perfect Yacht Week

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      Our Guide to The Yacht Week

      Adventure is just around the corner for those planning to take an excursion through the seas with The Yacht Week. Whether you’re booked for Italy, Montenegro, Greece, or any of their other enticing route options, there’s plenty to prepare for as you embark on the week-long yacht party. Know what to expect with some helpful tips with our Yacht Week guide for making your adventure the experience of a lifetime.

       

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      Photo: The Yacht Week – Fabian Webster – Your Guide to the Perfect Yacht Week

      Our Recommendations

      As you plan your journey, there’s a lot to keep in mind in preparation for a week of excitement. Gather a crew of friends who are fun, responsible, and ready to live like a family for a week in close quarters on your boat. Don’t forget to also book a skipper so that you’ll have an expert navigator for those long days of boozy fun.

      Keep the trip silly by bringing costumes, floaties, face paint, and plenty of props to make your photo stream memorable. Pack only necessary items to save space on your yacht—a waterproof phone case, non-slip shoes, and an AUX cord are just a few essentials to make your excursion perfect. Each of The Yacht Week’s routes have their own unique experience to offer, with a few standing out as favorites among attendees.




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      Croatia

      For those with an affinity for a wild party, Croatia may be the destination for you. One of the most popular of all the routes, the Croatia experience will have you partying at beautiful Fort George or dancing it out to EDM mixes at Club Vanilla. The Croatian coast is one-of-a-kind and you’ll get to join as many as 50 other boats of travelers ready to thrill seek alongside you.

      Put some money aside for port fees and bottle service to ensure you’re all set for expenses throughout the week. Shorter sailing days on this route leave plenty of time to focus on letting loose as you make lifelong friends on the Croatian waters.




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      Photo: The Yacht Week Croatia – Adam Bertalan – Your Guide to the Perfect Yacht Week

      Greece

      There’s something for everyone when you take in a week of Greek culture during this stunning route. Treat yourself to bottle service at one of their many nightlife and day party events throughout the week—Ermioni Island’s White Party is a classic that will have you decked out in your brightest whites to sip drinks on the ocean.

      With plenty of activities to do on land, explore each island and experience both tourist and local culture for an added bonus to your sea excursion. Port fees are a breeze on the Greek route, so use the extra cash for fuel during the long sailing days.




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      Photo: The Yacht Week Greece – Your Guide to the Perfect Yacht Week

      British Virgin Islands

      Sail through the tropics during the Caribbean BVI route, fit for a relaxing escape into the sparkling blue waters. Become one with the ocean by snorkeling, exploring the natural baths or getting lost in the numerous underwater caves. Locals will have you loving life with their deliciously made rum drinks and fresh seafood right at your fingertips.

      With more availability for a catamaran on this route, splurge on the upgrade to take advantage of the extra space and make the most of your trip. You’ll also want to set aside a hefty shopping fund for this destination, but beautiful ocean views will make up for the island prices. Day parties will be the peak of your journey as you dance in the sand under the clear, blue Caribbean sky.

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        Set Sail at the Best Yachting Destinations in the World

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        Best Yachting Destinations

        There are few modes of travel that can measure up to the leisure and luxury of a yacht with the ocean breeze giving an added touch to your journey. The freedom you’ll experience out on the open water is unparalleled, and the designs and features that many yachts incorporate are second to none. Unlike cruise lines that set destinations for you, a private vessel gives you free rein when it comes to choosing where to drop anchor. If you’re itching to feel the wind in your hair and the spray of the sea on your face this summer, consider taking your journey to some of the world’s best yachting destinations.




        St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

        The steady winds, naturally deep Charlotte Amalie Harbour, and calm winds make St. Thomas the perfect place to visit on your next yachting trip. The island’s topography becomes immediately apparent when you arrive, and visitors can expect to find fine dining and lavish shopping. The island paradise also serves as a haven for those seeking world-class snorkeling, kitesurfing and other enjoyable water activities.




        Monaco

        Monaco, which is synonymous with luxury and fine dining, creates a flawless environment to dock your yacht the next time you’re sailing the seven seas. World-class nightlife and the Monaco Grand Prix, which happens in May, add to the overall experience of extravagance that guests can expect when visiting the small, independent French city-state.




        French Riviera

        As one of the most glamorous destinations in all of Europe, the French Riviera has it all. Consider a yachting vacation visiting the white sand beaches of Nice, the indescribable nightlife of Monte-Carlo, or the peaceful island of Porquerolles off the western coastline of Saint-Tropez. There are special events hosted year-round in the French Riviera, such as the Cannes Film Festival, that make it the perfect area to stop in and rest up before your next adventure.

        Sardinia, Italy

        Located off the coast of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia serves as an isolated getaway for those in search of peace and quiet. Amazing hiking trails and nuraghi stones make the island a wondrous place to explore, and the beautiful beaches are a great spot for catching a tan.

        St. Georges Parish, Bermuda

        Local culture and leisure lifestyle abound at St. George’s Parish, a town on the Bermudian island of St. George. Every year, between the months of March and November, the world’s most elite sailing teams congregate at St. George’s Parish to compete in regattas that are hosted by Bermuda’s multitude of sailing clubs. Along with the races, the local culture and luxurious dining and shopping options make for the perfect area for relaxing on your private yacht.

        Greece

        In an area that’s surrounded by multiple seas that are dotted with thousands of islands, Greece has served as a haven for luxury mariners for centuries. The natural beauty that flows from the whole country, as well as the cosmopolitan nightlife and globally-renowned dining and shopping, make Greece one of the most interesting places to visit in Europe. Visit Crete, Greece’s largest island, Athens, a city that overflows with history and culture, or Mykonos, an area known around the world for marvelous nightlife and leisure.

        Nantucket, Massachusetts

        Thirty miles off the coast of Cape Cod sits the Massachusetts island of Nantucket. The picture-perfect New England colony is best known for its windswept beaches, quaint but luxurious cottages, and protected inlets. Nantucket originally made its fortune from the whaling trade, as made popular by the novel Moby Dick. Today, whaling ships have been replaced by luxurious superyachts as the world’s elite come together to experience the ultimate vacation destination.

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          The Best Spring Destinations for a Beautiful Getaway

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          A Spring Getaway

          Spring is a wonderful time to travel the world, as temperatures in many countries begin to rise and the summer crowds haven’t yet settled in. You’ll be able to embrace the inviting atmosphere and kickstart travel season with a pleasant getaway. If you’re interested in getting out into the world this spring, venture to any of these best spring destinations for the perfect springtime escape.




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          Photo: Kyoto, Japan – The Best Spring Destinations for a Beautiful Getaway

          The U.S. Virgin Islands

          Spring is the end of peak tourism season in the Virgin Islands, which means it’s the perfect time to visit. The weather is nice, the crowds are minimal, and the Carnival celebrations help to kickoff the season. Grab a tropical drink and relax in the sand at the dozens of islands in this breathtaking region.




          Marrakech

          Marrakech temperatures are off the charts during the Moroccan desert summer months, but spring provides cooler temperatures that are perfect for taking in all the culture and activities that this wonderful city has to offer. Visit the Atlas Mountains, take a ride on the back of a camel, or visit Pepe Nero or Azar restaurants for a delicious fine dining experience.




          Malta

          June is known as the busy season for the small island of Malta, so arriving in spring ensures that you’ll beat the crowds and have the pristine beaches all to yourself. Cliff diving, scuba diving or taking a day cruise are all options when visiting the world-famous vacation hotspot.

          Reykjavik

          Iceland’s visitors have the chance to bathe in naturally-steaming mud baths, check out the Northern Lights, dive between two continents and even hike a few volcanoes. Winter makes it almost impossible to truly enjoy the country because of near constant darkness, but spring offers longer days with more time to go explore.

          The Netherlands

          April is prime time for tulip season in the Netherlands which makes for a vibrant backdrop to your Dutch getaway. Visit Keukenhof in Lisse, which allows visitors to come gaze upon their seven million colorful flowers. If flowers aren’t your interest, don’t worry. The Netherlands has centuries of culture and traditions for you to experience, along with beautiful hotels to make your stay worthwhile.

          Fiji

          The paradise islands of Fiji are known for rugged tropical landscapes, coral reefs in crystal clear lagoons, and white sandy beaches lined with palm trees. In Fiji, you can scuba dive with manta rays, explore large tropical forests and gardens, or even just visit a museum and relax on the beach. Getting a tan will be the least of your worries on these sunbathed strips of land.

          Monaco

          Head to Monaco before the Grand Prix starts in May to take advantage of the minimal crowds for a private escape. Take in everything this small city has to offer by booking a yacht ride along the coast, experiencing one of the multiple world-renowned restaurants or trying your luck in the famous Casino de Monte-Carlo.

          Kyoto

          People flock from all over the world to see Kyoto’s delicate shrines and temples and to experience the immense history and culture of the island country. Come spring, visitors become surrounded by beautiful pink cherry blossoms adding colorful scenery to their Japanese adventure. All these attractions combined make Kyoto the romantic getaway of your dreams.

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            The 8 Best Spring Break Destinations for Your Vacation

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            Best Spring Break Destinations

            As the weather starts to get warmer at some of the most fun travel destinations in the world, spring is the best time to start taking advantage of the atmosphere with a leisurely vacation. From Mexico to the Bahamas, you can find the best Spring Break destinations that will have you relaxing in the sun by day and partying along the beach all night long.




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            Cabo San Lucas

            You can’t go wrong by heading down to Cabo for an adventure in this tropical, Mexican paradise. With a reputation for being one of the best party cities in North America, nightlife lovers will have no problem living it up at their many resorts and lively nightclubs. Grab margaritas and fresh seafood at one of the many beachfront bars, or head to a club to party it up with the bustling crowds of visitors and locals.




            Key West

            Travelers visiting Florida will find plenty to do at this classic Spring Break destination. With activities like snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing, and plenty more at your fingertips, there won’t be a dull moment as you enjoy the clear blue oceans of this tropical getaway.




            Bahamas

            From private island parties in Nassau, to coral reefs in Freeport, to exploring caves in Eleuthera, the Bahamas are a great place to have a tropical excursion to remember.  Comfortable, drier weather in the spring ensures idyllic, beachside weather, with plenty of five-star resorts helping to create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation.

            Miami

            Those looking for a good time in Miami are bound to get their fill by visiting during the spring months. Miami Music Week is a popular attraction for visitors ready to enjoy some of their favorite artists who come to town to perform during the two-week March event. Special club night performances at places like Rockwell, Hyde Beach or LIV also draw in a nightlife crowd ready to dance the night away.

            Tulum

            This trendy, Mexican Spring Break destination will have you tapping into your cultural side in a city full of historical, ancient ruins. Places like the Chichen Itza and Tulum ruins of the Mayan civilization will open your eyes to Mexican history. After the sun goes down, you can bar hop at the town centre or head to Papaya Playa Project to party along the shore.

            Palm Springs

            For a laid back place to relax amongst the palm trees and sunshine, Palm Springs might just be the perfect escape. This desert oasis becomes the perfect place to party under the sun alongside the influx of visitors in town during Coachella each April. Temperatures won’t reach their summer peaks, so catching up on a tan by the pool at the Ace or Saguaro Hotel are popular ways to relax and enjoy the comfortable heat.

            Honolulu

            Visit Hawaii’s capital to have a taste of their one-of-a-kind dining and cocktail scene. The city boasts world class resorts and perfect weather to compliment the delicious, local cuisine. Enjoy the sparkling ocean with a Mai Tai in hand at this perfect Spring Break destination.

            Las Vegas

            Vegas is known for its triple digit temperatures that heat up resorts and pools during the summer. But in the springtime, the weather is perfect for enjoying the sunshine without having to suffer record-breaking heat. Hotel destinations with poolside dayclubs like Encore, Wet Republic, and Marquee are a main attraction with the convenience of getting to party right in your own backyard.

            Punta Cana

            The pristine beaches of Punta Cana alone are enough to make you feel like you’ve entered a dreamlike escape. The nightlife scene is unparalleled for Spring Break, drawing in thousands of visitors to soak up the sun in a tropical paradise. Take a catamaran sailing trip or explore the terrain on an ATV at this exciting Dominican Republic Spring Break destination.

            Montego Bay

            Enjoy the glimmering, blue waves of the Caribbean at Jamaica’s Montego Bay, a beach known for its vivacious Spring Break festivities. This world-famous beach is home to sand, sun and partying with an vibrant nightlife scene to go along with its picturesque landscape. Snorkeling, dining and shopping will keep you busy by day while you take in the city’s revelry each night.

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              20 Places to Check off Your Travel Bucket List in 2020

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              Travel Bucket List 2020 Destinations

              Everyone has a travel bucket list of ideal places to visit at least once in a lifetime, ranging from tropical beaches to awe-inspiring monuments to bustling big cities. The world is filled with places to discover rich cultures and have life-changing experiences during your getaway. Update your vacation goals with these go-to travel bucket list ideas for 2020.




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              Bali

              One of the top travel bucket list cities for having a tropical vacation, Bali is known for its lush landscape including impressive volcanoes and stunning beaches. You can even hitch a ride atop an elephant for a unique experience in this Indonesian paradise.




              Giza

              One of the Seven Wonders of the world, the pyramids of Giza sit alongside the Sphinx to rank high on many travelers’ bucket lists. Take in the beauty of these incomparable structures still standing after thousands of years.

              Bora Bora

              This Tahitian island in French Polynesia is the perfect travel bucket list destination, famous for its luxurious, overwater bungalows and variety of tropical activities.




              Paris

              Paris is the perfect bucket list destination for those who appreciate fine architecture from every artistic period. The Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Arc de Triomphe are just a few of the iconic monuments worth visiting in this French capital.




              Marrakech

              Known as the Red City, visit Morocco’s Marrakech to experience its rich cultural history through exploring palaces, ornate mosques and even touring the dunes of the Sahara desert.

              Rio de Janeiro

              There’s no other city in the world that can compete with Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival festivities each February. With vibrant costumes, parades and events, visit Carnival at least once to witness the Brazilian way to celebrate the holiday.

              Galápagos Islands

              The isolated geographic location of the Galápagos has made it a focal point for wildlife research, housing some of the rarest species of animals in the world. This stunning group of islands in Ecuador should be at the top of any animal lover’s travel bucket list.

              Havana

              With travel from the US recently opening to Cuba, visitors now get to experience Havana’s uniquely nostalgic culture that includes taking a drive in a vintage convertible along with salsa dancing the night away at local bars.

              Machu Picchu

              This lost city is one of the best places in the world to hike, with the Inca’s ruins still standing more than 2,000 meters above sea level in the mountains of Peru.

              New York City

              The Big Apple is a bustling hub known for its diversity of cultures that come together to form a lively, American metropolis. Broadway shows, Madison Square Garden concerts and picnics in Central Park are just a few of the endless ways to spend time in this busy city.

              Ibiza

              Any nightlife lover’s travel bucket list should include the island of Ibiza, one of Spain’s premier destinations for partying. Lounge along the dazzling beaches by day and dance through the night at the array of energetic nightclubs.

              Reykjavik

              Look up into the night sky to witness the glimmering aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. This natural light show is a one-of-a-kind experience that can be only be crossed off bucket lists in cities like Reykjavik, Iceland.

              Arizona

              Arizona’s natural landscapes draw visitors each year to explore the other-worldly caverns of Antelope Canyon, along with the expansive Grand Canyon, a worthy bucket list addition.

              Mykonos

              View the stark white buildings of Mykonos, a waterside locale with the sparkling blue Indian Ocean as the backdrop to your vacation. You can also sail to the nearby island of Santorini for a well-rounded Greek getaway.

              Tokyo

              Head to Tokyo for the travel bucket list experience of “hanami”–the Japanese tradition of witnessing the beautiful, pink cherry blossoms as they bloom each spring. Walk through Asukayama Park or along Meguro River for a prime view of the cherry trees.

              St. Barths

              This luxurious island in the Caribbean offers numerous white, sandy beaches and sparkling, turquoise waters. The natural Colombier Beach and busy Saint-Jean Beach are just a few of the many enclaves for beautiful photos and perfect weather.

              Nairobi

              Possibly one of the most Instagrammed spots in the world, the boutique hotel Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya lets guests wake up to the majestic animals wandering the property and even peeking into windows to say ‘hello,’ making it an ultimate travel bucket list destination.

              Las Vegas

              There’s something for everyone in Nevada’s city of Las Vegas, known for its flashy Strip filled with casinos, nightclubs, restaurants and luxury hotels. Indulge to your heart’s content at this glittering travel destination for going big or going home.

              Queensland

              Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of Queensland, and is the largest coral reef system in the world. Grab a snorkel and discover the beauty of this underwater majesty for an ideal travel bucket list experience.

              The Maldives

              Made up of over 1,000 islands, this tropical destination is teeming with marine wildlife alongside pristine beaches that create an unforgettable travel experience.

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