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5 Alternative Trips for Your 2017 Calendar

Kilimanjaro should be included as one of the Alternative Trips for Your 2017 Calendar

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If you are bored with your usual routine it only makes sense to schedule something a little bit different for your vacation. Instead of waiting in line with hundreds of other people to get into the art gallery or museum why not head out where less people are venturing? Here are 5 alternative trips for 2017.

Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

If you are looking for an adventure in an exotic country, you can head to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Make sure you spend at least 3 months trekking your local hills and mountains to make sure you are in peak shape. You can find all inclusive packages that include accommodations, meals, guides, cooks and porters. There are seven different routes to choose from and you must climb the mountain with a licensed guide. Here are some pictures to give you an insight into what climbing Kilimanjaro is like.

Narrow boating in the UK

There is nothing like getting back to nature so try narrow boating in the UK. A narrow boat is used to travel along the canals and it is less than seven feet wide. They can be up to 70 feet long so you can enjoy your trip with lots of people or just a few. There are 3000 miles of canals to try in the UK and tons of different rental companies that offer different adventures. It is a great way to sit back, relax, and watch the serenity of nature. You can stop the boat at small towns and see the sights, grab some groceries, stroll through a park, or grab a burger and a pint at a pub.

Trekking in the Andes

A vacation spent trekking in the Andes is great way to rejuvenate. The Andes are a mountain range in South America and they are located in five different countries: Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. Peru has the most famous trails and you can visit Machu Picchu which is one of The New 7 Wonders of the World. If you are looking for paths that fewer people have travelled you can find guides and packages to try out the other four countries.

Spiritual Trip to Tibet

If you are fed up with your capitalistic existence it is the perfect time to embark on a spiritual trip to Tibet where you can explore beautiful natural surroundings and visit spiritual sites. Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet and this Buddhist monastery often has Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims praying in front of it. Be sure to watch the Monk Debates at Sera Monastery. You can watch this every day except Sundays. Drepung Monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery and you should try to visit it during the Shoton Festival. Tashilunpo Monastery is a fabulous example of Tibetan architecture. Be sure to stop and visit Lake Yamdrok, the stunning turquoise water will inspire you to make changes in your life. No trip to Tibet is complete without a view of Mt. Everest the tallest mountain in the world.

Relax on a Norwegian Cruise

Take a Norwegian cruise to see the Northern Lights. Cruising through Norway is a fabulous experience where you will see Viking ruins, fjords, and the fabulous northern lights that light up the sky in an amazing array of colours. Make sure you dress warmly with lots of layers so you don’t get cold.

Get away from it all in Yorkshire this spring

Get away to Yorkshire this spring

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Has city life begun to get the better of you? If this is the case for yourself, then a retreat to the rural landscapes of Yorkshire will help recharge your batteries.

In this article, we’ll show what awaits you in this serene corner of the United Kingdom.

Relax and unwind

The whole point of going on holiday to relax and enjoy yourself. As such, if you want to treat yourself to a spa break, we are with you 100%.

The world throws enough crap at you as it is – take back a part of yourself by treating your body and spirit to professional massages, facials, and mud baths.

These sessions will help shave off some of the physical baggage that we all accumulate along the road of life, but they also help you feel better if you just feel tired after trekking across Yorkshire’s many moors, which are a big-time attraction in this part of England.

Live it up in Leeds

If you want to let loose during your time in Yorkshire, be sure to spend a few nights in the city of Leeds.

With a student population exceeding 10% of its total population, there are plenty of bars, pubs, and nightclubs where you can dance the night away with young people that do it like it is their job.

You won’t be the only one, as this place has been repeatedly voted by various publications for being the #1 city in the United Kingdom when it comes to nightlife.

Expect to run into many Londoners seeking a dose of after-dark fun, as they can get it here without being sent broke by the venues in their home city.

Enjoy the coast near Whitby

If you are seeking a seaside getaway in Yorkshire, make for the coastal city of Whitby. Best known as the birthplace of James Cook, famed explorer of the South Seas, it is also a great place for those that love to go on long walks by the seashore.

If you are travelling with a dog, Sandsend Beach is a wonderful spot to take them for a lengthy jaunt. Even if you don’t, the sea cliffs, colourful fishing boats brought ashore, and the flowing grass in the breeze will make a stroll here truly memorable.

Explore its national parks

Yorkshire’s natural beauty isn’t limited to its coasts, as its interior has plenty of surprises for outdoor lovers as well.

From the thought provoking expanse of the North York Moors, to the heights of the Peak District, there is a landscape in Yorkshire’s heartland that will appeal to you.

City life stressing you out? Get away to the countryside for a romantic break

If you want to get away to the countryside for a romantic break, Wiltshire is a great choice

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Life in cities like London, Manchester, and Liverpool can be rewarding, but they can also be stressful at times. Unreasonable demands at work, gridlock, and annoying neighbors can all add to your frustration levels.

If you are in desperate need of a reset, there’s nothing like a romantic weekend in a holiday cottage to help you and your partner to forget about the stresses of modern life.

In this article, we will talk about our favorite getaways where couples can find romantic cottages where they can spend time, focusing on what’s important in life.

Wiltshire

Containing numerous towns consisting of century-old stone homes and shops nestled beneath stunning chalk hills, Wiltshire is a destination that will seduce you within hours of your arrival.

When you aren’t busy slowing the pace of your life down, be sure to check out Stonehenge or other stone circles that have been found here over the years.

Horseback riding is available through the hills of this rural destination, and if you are feeling a bit peckish, there are several cookery schools where you and your love can learn how to cook country-style British cuisine together.

Hampshire

If a cottage by the sea is more along the lines of what you are looking for, then you will want to consider a getaway to Hampshire.

Famous for giving author Jane Austen the inspiration she needed to write many of her famous novels, those same relaxing vistas will help you and your spouse get the relaxation that you both need desperately.

With plenty of great places to go for a cycle, active couples will find plenty to do, while those content to take it easier will find plenty of beautiful English gardens and quaint town centers to stroll through.

Cornwall

If you are looking for the place with the warmest weather in the United Kingdom, the most breathtaking beaches, and awe-inspiring sea cliffs that will give your lives perspective, then you will want to look for a cottage in Cornwall.

Britain’s well-to-do have owned holiday homes in this part of the country for generations, meaning that there is often availability for some truly breathtaking properties in places like St. Ives, Looe, and Penzance.

With stunning hidden beaches, botanical gardens containing palm trees that are able to survive year-round in Cornwall’s favorable climate, and the ruins of medieval castles, it is a relaxing and romantic destination that you and your partner will return to at Christmas, over summer, and at other times over the years that follow.