Psychologists tell us that celebrating life’s significant moments can be a way to express appreciation for the gifts we’ve received, our accomplishments, and the people in our lives. Mark your special milestone with a unique travel experience you can enjoy with your spouse, life partner, family, or friends.
25th Wedding Anniversary: Luxury Villa in Provence
It’s true that the French know how to live well. What better way to truly experience their joie de vivre than to anchor yourself in a luxury villa in Provence to celebrate your anniversary? Surrounded by lavender-scented gardens, olive groves, and vineyards, you’re perfectly situated to explore quaint villages, go wine tasting in the countryside, and frequent street markets to sample local wares. Famous for its soft, warm air and clear light, Provence has drawn a host of renowned artists, including Matisse, Van Gogh, and Cezanne, who captured the area’s rare beauty on canvas. Visit historic Avignon, immerse yourselves in the arts, explore Roman ruins in Arles, and savor vistas from Mont Ventoux. No need to choose between the countryside and the coast: Chic seaside towns on the Côte d’Azur are just a two-hour drive away, a perfect distance for a day trip ending in a romantic sunset dinner overlooking the glorious Mediterranean.
Fabulous 50th Birthday: African Safari
Wake up on the morning of your 50th birthday to sweeping views of the Serengeti and the murmur of the savanna in your ears. Celebrate your milestone year on safari. Camp in a luxurious tent in the midst of a game preserve, take a camel ride across the desert sands, and get a rare glimpse of the Masai Mara as you oversee the vast plains from the Olympian heights of a helicopter.
For your once-in-a-lifetime celebration, you’ll descend into the Great Rift Valley of East Africa. Of course, you’ll encounter lions, cheetahs, gorillas, gazelles, and giraffes, but the crowning achievement of your journey may be ascending fabled Mount Kilimanjaro.
A safari can easily accommodate a multigenerational family, so bring along your loved ones, if you like, to enjoy all these “firsts” together.