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When I visited Marrakech last month, there was one place I knew I would visit. I had spotted the azure walls and towering cacti of the Majorelle Gardens on Instagram, and it shot to the top of my to-see list. On arrival it certainly lived up to expectations but instead of soaking up the beauty and tranquility, I spent the majority of my time trying to take pictures while dodging selfie sticks, iPads and people staging elaborate photo shoots.
Since girls getaways have become so popular, we talked to Jenny Southan, founder of Globetrender, an online magazine and trend forecasting agency, to find out the best destinations for these types of trips. Southan recommended five spots that are perfect for quick weekend trips with besties. Below, she shared these destinations, as well as recommendations for where to stay and what to do when you and your gal pals arrive.
Where To Go On A Girls Weekend Getaway, According To A Travel Trend Expert
In a March interview with Wine Spectator, Amy Poehler, who directed the new Netflix film in addition to starring in it, revealed that they shot scenes at Artesa Estate, Quintessa Winery, Baldacci Family Vineyards. The locations are all within a 30-minute drive of one another. That means, instead of just hanging out on the couch watching your imaginary best friends enjoy time at these vineyards, you can go to all three with you real-life besties.
You Can Actually Visit The Vineyards Where 'Wine Country' Was Filmed
Summer is one of the busiest travel seasons of the year, which means going a vacation during this time takes a little extra planning. Before taking a trip, you need to think about what destinations aren't going to be overly crowded, too hot, or super expensive, since airfare costs often spike during summer months. With so many factors to consider when planning a summer vacation, we turned to travel influencers to see where they recommend going this June.
The Best Destinations To Visit In June, According To Travel Influencers
Travelling teaches you about the world, about the connections you make with strangers, about learning to be alone, and about faking it as an independent grown-up until you become the real thing. It’s a beautiful thing to fling yourself out into the world like paint flicked at a canvas, and see where you end up.
Though it's hard to imagine a more ideal place for a relaxing vacation, Bora Bora isn't the only location trending among millennials this year. The other top trending spots span a variety of destination types, from beach-y to snowy, from urban to rural, and everything in between.
This Is The Top Trending Travel Destination For Millennials In 2019
As cherry blossom season comes to an end in Japan, it’s time to set your gaze on the prettiest thing blooming today. Wisteria is taking over and it’s absolutely gorgeous.
Growing in a range of blue, pink, purple, and white, people can experience these beauties up close, during their peak blooming season around late April and early May. This time of year people flock to Japan to experience the truly unique site.
Forget Cherry Blossoms — Japan’s Wisteria Gardens Are A Technicolor Must-See
Jada Yuan had your dream job. And not just yours — pretty much everyone's. She beat out over 13,000 applicants to become the New York Times' first 52 places traveler, venturing to each of the cities on the paper's "52 Places to Go in 2018" list over the course of a single year. She also chronicled the experience, revealing all the ways that travel can be stressful, bizarre, beautiful, and life-affirming.
What It's Really Like To Visit 52 Places In One Year As A Female Solo Traveler
There aren't many countries close(ish) to the UK that people fancy going on holiday to during the winter. Anywhere that's actually hot is too far away, anywhere that's only mildly warm feels like a disappointment, and anywhere Christmassy (here's looking at you Germany) is bound to be packed to the rafters with tourists drinking overpriced mulled wine from paper cups.
Believe it or not, there are some people who’d take a macabre museum or a cemetery tour over a sun lounger by the pool any day. These people are dark tourists: travellers who choose to spend their holidays visiting sites connected to death or tragedy.
Cemeteries, Nuclear Bunkers & Holocaust Memorials: What's The Appeal Of Dark Tourism?
We asked millennial women across the country about the favorite trips they have taken alone, how they chose the spots, and why they fell in love with these places. So scroll on for some travel inspiration for first-time solo travelers and then dive in all by your damn self.
These Are The Best Places To Travel Solo — According To Millennial Women
If you feel like you're in need of a little self-care this spring, you're not alone. Taking a break from normal life to relax and indulge can have benefits for your physical and mental health. But if the thought of reclining in a spa with a towel wrapped around your head and cucumber slices over your eyes seems a little stale, what can you do instead? All over the country, spas are regenerating and renewing. Today, it's about going back to basics.
Get Back To Nature With These Beautiful Open-Air Spa Breaks
Is it really worth spending all that cash on a wedding? On one hand, yes, it's nice to have a lovely day celebrating your dedication to your loved one in front of all your family and friends.
But on the other hand, do you really want to blow your hard-earned savings on buying prosecco and dinner and canapés for people like Aunty June and Uncle Steve when you could be spending them on a fan-flipping-tastic holiday for you and your partner (without an Aunty June or an Uncle Steve in sight)?
Don't Blow The Budget On The Wedding – Go On One Of These Spectacular Honeymoons Instead
Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside. Us Brits, we really do. But why are we jetting off elsewhere when we’ve got perfectly good — scrap that — seriously beautiful beaches right here? Hello, we’re an island! Coastline is something we have plenty of, and with that, lots of beachfronts and seaside towns too. So from the sandy ones to the pebbly ones, the ones with regal piers, perfect fish and chips, and even those with really not much at all, click on for our pick of the UK’s best beach towns.
If you're looking to boost your New Year health kick with a wellness weekend away, you might not have to travel far: Paris has just been named the world's "healthiest" city.
TravelSupermarket compiled its list of the world's healthiest cities by taking into account the number of parks, gyms, fitness centres, spas, yoga and pilates studios in each city.
So, These Are Apparently The Healthiest Cities In The World
Now is a really great time to get stuck into booking your next adventure away. Loads of companies know this is a big time for making travel plans and there are plenty of deals and sales around to lure you in. Plus, with more and more low-cost airlines making long-haul flights available, booking a holiday might not be as expensive as you think. But where to go? Ahead, we've pulled together some of the most exciting travel destinations for 2019.
Finally, the snowdrops are blooming, it's not pitch black when we leave the office and we can start to plan our next holiday. Now the sun is starting to shine, it's the perfect time of year to escape the office and get some rest and relaxation. We've found the most beautiful woodland cabins all around the country so you can take a mini-break surrounded by the wonder of nature.
8 Magical Woodland Cabins To Escape To This Spring