If a girl’s getaway to Croatia on a private yacht with luxury amenities left, right and center is your idea of a girl’s trip, we have the itinerary for you. The professionals at Cox & Kings know how to treat a lady (and groups of them) with an eight-day, seven-night journey through the scenic islands of Mljet, Korcula, Hvar and Vis, before ending in Split. Fly into Dubrovnik with your girls and set sail on the incredible Adriatic Sea.
While Croatia may be a tourist hot spot thanks to its idyllic natural beauty, island appeal and fine dining options, this trip is not your average destination tour. While yes, you will explore the same historic fortresses and quaint streets of Dubrovnik on a tour of the city, you will also explore less-visited regions — some even uninhibited. Join a private tour with your friends and local guide through the scenic island of Mljet and stroll through the orange groves and lemon trees populating the Elaphiti islands.
Standouts along this trip are the off-the-beaten-path excursions, including stops at Mljet National Park, a mostly untouched natural beauty.
Over the next few days, your group will visit the small villages, lavender fields and rolling vineyards of Korcula Island and Hvar Island, and the local villages of Brusje and Velo Grablje — all between lavish breakfasts and dinners on the yacht, of course. Mix and mingle in the vibrant nightlife on Hvar, but rest up as more historic landmark tours, winery visits and scenic open-air lunches await.
When you arrive on Vis Island, guests can swim and explore through caves and blue bays. Check out the Blue Cave when you get to the island of Bisevo — lucky guests will enjoy the rare, glowing blue light bouncing along the water, only visible at certain times of the day depending on the sunlight and reflection.
Set sail for Split, but with a quick pit stop in Vis, tearing through the island on a safari Jeep tour. The island offers rich history and amazing rugged terrain; just buckle up and hold on to your camera. With Split your final stop along the incredible journey, savor all the luxury amenities on the yacht while you can.
This adventure tour boasts a fun mix of relaxing in the sun, swimming in the surf and strolling through scenic landscapes, but with the added advantage of 5-star dining, rugged adventure and cultural experiences. Prices begin at $7,695 and vary by time and availability. Read the fine print here and see what the getaway entails start to finish.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
When a break from reality is in order, sometimes it’s best to not only escape your surroundings but also to escape your social network, including coworkers, friends, family members and even significant others. In the highly underrated world of solo travel, here are a few domestic destinations to consider for a brief solo sojourn for some ever-elusive moments of solitude.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Part of the allure of podcasts, aside from being able to listen during practically any activity, comes from the wide breadth of topics they cover. A well-informed host can teach you about any topic you can imagine. In the world of history podcasts, there are many in-depth, factual and entertaining casts to spend time with.