14 Holiday Gifts For People Afflicted With…

by Alexa Mellardo

Many of us wanderers have that passionate travel gene we need to feed every now and then.

To satisfy this desire, I've put together a list of incredible presents to give that extraordinary person in your life with a sense of adventure, whether he or she is a significant other, spouse, best friend, sibling or even you.

Some of these are once-in-a-lifetime dreams, and others are close-to-home itineraries to fit everyone’s budget and wanderlust dreams.

1. Meditation retreat in Assisi, Italy

Travel & Leisure Magazine named Simple Peace one of the top 10 retreat centers in the entire world. This gorgeous destination is located on a serene hilltop town in Italy. It offers an incredible retreat to discover and celebrate your inner peace.

2. Cooking class vacation in Provence, France

This exceptional, week-long adventure is comprised of hands-on cooking classes and group meals to savor the scrumptious finished products. Visits to local vineyards, markets, shops and restaurants make any food connoisseur’s fantasy a reality.

3. Sleep like a mermaid underwater in Dubai

Atlantis The Palm hotel is simply drenched with luxury. Every Underwater Suite features floor to ceiling windows looking out deep into the lagoon.

4. Skiing and winter frolicking in the French Alps

The French Alps are mind-blowing. From skiing down and snowshoeing across the sparkling slopes, to relaxing in the sauna and steam room, this is truly the ultimate present for the winter lover in your life.

5. Wine and hiking West Coast adventure

This hiking journey embraces the gorgeous San Francisco Bay area into the wine country. The adventure includes hiking, kayaking on Tomales Bay, and exploring winery estates.

6. Yachting in the Maldives

Rent the yacht of your choice and cruise along the waters of the Indian Ocean. Relish this beautiful country while diving, shelling and snorkeling. This paradise in South Central Asia makes for an unforgettable experience.

7. Spa revival on Luacala Island, Fiji

Enjoy Fijian treatments and organic comforts in tranquil surroundings. Relax in the Spa Garden, where handpicked herbs, flowers, spices and fruits are integrated into massage oils and lotions used for spa treatments. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul in a spectacular setting.

8. Glamping in Australia

Take your glamping experience to an entirely new level of luxury in the heart of Australia’s breathtaking Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The glamorous tents are located on red sand dunes, complete with plush, custom-designed furniture, a cozy fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows. This vacation spot is truly unprecedented.

9. Hot air ballooning in Colorado

Take in unparalleled views of the Rocky Mountains over Boulder, Colorado while savoring delights and toasting with champagne.

10. Kayaking in Kauai, Hawaii

Kayaking in Kauai should be one everyone's bucket list. The Na Pali Coast has stunning cliffs and makes for a breathtaking memory.

11. Snorkeling and scuba diving in Bora Bora

Bora Bora is bordered by a lagoon and barrier reef, and is  known for some of the best water extravagances in the world. If you have any intention of snorkeling or scuba diving, Bora Bora is the perfect destination.

12. Boat party in Ibiza, Spain

Get into the club scene on the Mediterranean. There is really no other place to party that will compare.

13. Replicate a serene Swedish spa in the comfort of your own home

Complete with body scrub, plush bathrobes, exfoliating face masks and cucumber water. The perfect music, essential oils, candles and all of the finest luxurious amenities will transform your home into a tranquil spa.

14. Travel to the moon and back with a romantic rooftop galactic picnic

Star gaze with that special someone under a handcrafted lighted canopy on the rooftop. Order the finest foods for your dining experience, and surround yourself with throw pillows, an abundance of candles, a telescope and the finest champagne.

Extravagant gifts such as many listed above may seem outrageous and out of reach. Keep in mind that you only live once, and an unforgettable dream experience will last a lifetime.