Our Ultimate Summer Vacation List for 2018

We all enjoy vacation.  Why not try something different this year?  We’ve compiled a list of interest-specific options for you below.  Tell us where you go!

For Beach Combers

Looking for a list of the best beach vacations around the world that won’t cost you an arm and a leg? TravelBird compared 310 locations and ranked them according to their Beach Price Index.  Check out their list of the top 15 excellent options here, which include undiscovered beaches in Cancun, pristine reef systems in Cuba, and a turtle-nesting hotspot in Costa Rica.  Do you want to bring your dogs along?  Then check out these stateside options when traveling with your dogs. 

For Cyclists

Are you interested in spending much of your next vacation in the saddle…on your bike?  Bicycling.com compiled a list of amazing adventures here including island hopping in Croatia, brewery ride tours in Belgium, and a 45-day tour which starts in Venice and ends in Greece.  Check out the Slovenia tour too – we’ve been to this beautiful country a few times and are blown away by the turquoise colors of the lakes and the gorgeous mountain scenery.

For Naturalists

Sign us up for every trip on National Geographic’s Best Nature Trips for 2017.  From the cloud forests of Ecuador to the hot springs/camping options in the Canadian Rockies – each trip looks like it would be once in a lifetime.

For Foodies

We all need to eat!  So, why not schedule a food tour during your next vacation?  The travel desk at U.S. News released its Top 15 Foodie Tours in the U.S. and there are some real gems here including a walking tour in Savannah, Georgia to sample southern specialties, a bussed tour of the best food trucks in Austin, Texas, and a bike tour of Portland’s best farmer’s markets and farm-to-table restaurants.  Some of the world’s top foodie destinations are captured and blogged about here on the Savored Journeys blog.  The blog is authored by a married couple who provide specific restaurant recommendations and tips from their global jaunts.

For Train Enthusiasts

All aboard!  Wired shares their Top 7 Best Train trips in the World here including week-long rail tours in the Canadian Rockies, day tours in Peru that climb the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and routes in the Scottish Highlands that stop at castles and golf courses.

For Spa-Goers

Town & Country compiled their list of Top Luxury Spa Vacations in 2017 including a trekking-focused spa in Nepal and spa/safari combo adventure in Indonesia.  Here is a greatlist of options that are exclusively stateside including paddle-boarding and yoga on the lake at the Lake Austin Spa Resort and hiking or biking through Boynton Canyon’s red rock vortexes at the Mii Amo resort in Sedona, Arizona.

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