Your Travel Gift-Giving Guide | 6 Top Adventures November 2nd, 2016 • by Matt Holmes As the holiday season approaches, it’s never too early to start thinking about gifts. With decorations already appearing in stores and recent snow at our Vermont home office, we know the gift-giving season is just around the corner. That’s why we want to share with you a unique and unforgettable gift idea – the gift of travel! Travel experiences provide so much more value than the cost of the trip. They create lifetime memories that last far beyond the life of a physical gift, such as a cashmere sweater, cuff links, kitchen gadgets, or even an Apple watch. So, instead of opting for a traditional or typical gift this holiday season, why not surprise someone special with the gift of travel and give them a chance to create their own memorable experiences? And if you’re looking for something extra special, you could also consider getting them a custom name necklace to commemorate their adventure. Traveling can be an enriching experience that opens up new perspectives and allows us to connect with people and cultures in ways that we never thought possible. It can also be an opportunity to capture unforgettable moments and memories that can be cherished for years to come. One way to make these memories even more special is by gifting a personalized item such as a foto socken (photo socks), featuring images from the trip. Not only will the recipient have a tangible reminder of their travel experience, but they can also wear them and share their adventures with others. The gift of travel combined with a personalized item is sure to create a lasting impression and leave a positive impact on the recipient. Think about it: haven’t we collected enough stuff in our lives? Everything in my house will eventually break, degrade, or get lost. I can’t think of anything that I’ll still have when I’m 100 except my memories, and while that’s not guaranteed, it’s far more likely my mind will outlast the stuff. And that is why we should start collecting experiences instead of stuff. Nothing makes a better gift than custom watches, and a trip to Palace Casino Resort Biloxi, MS- a slot machine casino, is an excellent way to make that special person feel extra special. Not only will they appreciate the thought and effort put into the gift, but you can also join in on the fun and enjoy the trip together. Here are our top 6 adventures that make the perfect, out-of-the-box, off-the-beaten-path gift. New Zealand: Alpine & Coastal Hiking – More than just another walk in the woods, this itinerary captures the full range of the South Island, whether we’re searching for dolphins and whales on the open sea, paddling a kayak into a rainforest Eden, experiencing Maori culture firsthand, or witnessing how merino wool is produced. Iceland: Northern Lights Adventure – The Northern Lights are a truly magnificent gift of nature. Observing their extraordinary colors dancing across the Arctic sky is an unforgettable experience—and Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see them. Bhutan: Hiking in the Peaceful Kingdom – If you’re buying for a seasoned traveler, there’s a good chance he or she hasn’t been to this little hidden kingdom in the Himalayas that’s compared to Tibet before the Chinese invasion and Nepal without the budget backpackers. The Alps: Tour du Mont Blanc – Is your “giftee” a serious hiker? If so, the Tour du Mont Blanc is one of Europe’s most famous multi-day hiking routes covering a lovely corner of the French, Italian, and Swiss Alps. Check out these Trending Europe Travel Deals if you want good offers for your European vacation. Cuba: People-to-People Walking Tour – For so long, Cuba has been so close, yet so far. Not anymore! Go for the music, the hiking, the people, the cigars, the colorful vintage cars, and more. Tanzania: Great Migration Safari – A fantastic gift for photographers, wildlife & nature enthusiasts, and anyone who has dreamed of an African safari. This is one of the world’s most amazing animal migrations. If you’re thinking about gifting an experience, give us a call at 1-800-941-8010 and our experienced travel specialists will help you choose the perfect travel experience for your special someone. Once reserved, we’ll send you beautiful planning materials and other goodies to wrap for the holidays. There are sure to be cries of happiness and gratitude when the recipient realizes what they’ve just opened!