Caribbean & Bermuda Milestone Celebrations
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Birthdays, anniversaries, retirements and graduations. Life’s most important milestones commemorate not only what has been accomplished but set the tone for what’s to come. Of all the ways to mark these special events—dinners and parties, gifts and speeches—for many, the excuse to travel is the most meaningful of all. Whether alone or with family and friends, these celebratory trips often act as a welcomed chance to reflect on the past, while setting the stage for the future.
In the following paragraphs, we’ve mentioned two celebration-worthy milestones with some of our favorite journeys. Both close to home and far afield, these trips will renew your sense of wonder, open your eyes to the world around you, and provide the inspiration for memories that will last a lifetime.
EASY-TO-REACH CROWD PLEASERS
Whether an annual family get-together or a reunion of old classmates, taking time to reconnect with friends and loved ones is one of the great joys of life. What makes that joy even better is adding a little paradise to the mix, preferably at a nearby island oasis.
With direct flights from most major East Coast cities and a temperate climate, Bermuda is the perfect destination for gathering the troops for a few days of rest and relaxation. This charming British outpost has many things going for it, not least of which are its gorgeous beaches famed for their pink-hued sand and crystal clear water. As for things to do, Bermuda boasts multiple world-class golf courses, some with spectacular oceanfront fairways, all manner of water sport and some impressively cozy pubs that are perfect for catching up over a few pints.
The Caribbean Islands are also quite easy to reach, though they are quite difficult to leave. Your tribe may want to stay forever after spending a week at an all-inclusive resort, the powder-soft beach just steps away from your private bungalows, and smiling staff always ready to hand you a fresh drink. Between snorkeling adventures, rainforest hikes and rum tastings, you can all catch up while creating new memories together.
AN ADVENTURE WORTHY OF A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CELEBRATION
There are few destinations as awe-inspiring as the Galapagos. From the giant tortoises roaming the grounds of El Chato Reserve to the blue-footed boobies waddling across the lava rocks of North Seymour Island, nowhere else in the world can you get so close to such spectacular wildlife. The expectations are high, but these stunningly beautiful islands go above and beyond, making this the trip of a lifetime.
Darwin’s finches and the giant tortoises might be the most famous residents of this unique archipelago, but make no mistake, these islands, and the waters that surround them, are teeming with wildlife. Penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions galore, the biodiversity is staggering. And thanks to a lack of natural predators, the animals have no fear of humans, making even a casual walk incredibly rewarding. Hiking, kayaking, snorkeling or just sitting on a rock watching whatever flies or scampers by—rest assured, there is no wrong way to do the Galapagos.
“After spending a week cruising the Galapagos with Silversea, I highly recommend this trip to anyone looking for adventure, wildlife and memories that will last a lifetime. Cruising is a great way to have a new experience each day. You board your zodiac in the morning and again in the afternoon viewing birds, sea lions, iguanas, turtles and so much more. Be sure to pack your camera as well as a go-pro! The photo-ops are endless!”