What is your 2014 Travel Resolution? We picked 14 of our favorites – it’s a mix of destinations and activities that are near, far, adventurous and relaxing. We bet you’ll want to put at least one on YOUR bucket list for 2014!
Swim with the Dolphins
Dolphin Cay at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas is the ultimate place to check off this major bucket list item. It’s an intimate and thrilling experience, where you can glide alongside a dolphin and even experience the signature “foot push.”
Practice my Spanish
Practicar mi español en México. Craving some rest and relaxation on the beach? Cancun is a great (and affordable) option for your next vacation. And while you’re in the area, make sure you visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Chichen Itza.
Discover the Rockies
Dream of exploring the Canadian Rockies? Breathe in the fresh mountain air and take in the sights of snow-capped mountains; all while relaxing aboard a luxury, world-renowed Rocky Mountaineer train.
Soak in a Sky Pool
For those who appreciate an amazing pool while on vacation, prepare yourself for Sandals LaSource Grenada. The new resort takes innovation a grand level with private plunge pools, cascading waterfalls and meandering river pools.
Climb the Eiffel Tower
A vacation to Paris wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. But, don’t just look at it from afar! You have the opportunity to climb (or take an elevator) up to the top. And, did we mention there’s a champagne bar up there?
Search for Hobbits
The long flight is worth it…we promise! New Zealand served as the beautiful backdrop for The Hobbit trilogy. And, even if you’re not into the movies, the landscape will take your breath away. This country is an adventure lover’s dream and many say that bungy jumping here is like a rite of passage.
Stick your Toes in the Sand
Get ready to slather on some sunscreen, throw on those shades, and relax in the shade of a couple palm trees. Emerald Island at Sandals Royal Bahamian in Great Exuma is everything a private island should be – secluded, luxurious, and full of people happy to bring you one more daiquiri on the beach.
Live like a Lord or Lady
This is your chance to explore one of the most historic, most celebrated cities in the world! Grab a pint and some fish and chips, or doll up for afternoon tea – either way you’ll feel like royalty at the gorgeous Melia White House Hotel in downtown London.
Eat Pasta in Rome
Is there a more glamorous travel bucket list destination than Italy? The art…the architecture…the food – bellissimo! Whatever you do, make sure that you clear time to sit down to a heaping plate of pasta in one of the world’s most incredible cities – Rome.
Sail into the sunset
It’s clear sailing ahead for 2014! Hit the open waters on a leisurely cruise to the Bahamas aboard the Norwegian Getaway – you can tan by the pool, grab a drink at the bar, or enjoy an incredible amount of delicious food (don’t worry, you can start those New Year’s resolutions later).
Cuddle with Koalas
It’s time to check another continent off your travel bucket list. There’s a lot you can do in Australia, from diving the Great Barrier Reef to exploring Sydney’s Opera House, but cuddling up with a koala should definitely be at the top of your to-do list.
Invest in Family Time
There’s something about the very first time you see Cinderella’s castle that you’ll never forget. Walt Disney World is the place to make some lifelong memories with your families, whether you’re having breakfast with Mickey or riding the monorail.
Upgrade to Business Class
Make it a point to put flying business class at least once on your bucket list. You’ve put in your fair share of flying coach – now it’s time to treat yourself. Stretch your legs, lean back, and take a few hours to just enjoy what flying should be.