We would like to wish all our fellow American friends, travellers and bloggers a very Happy Thanksgiving!
We hope that 2012 has given you much to be thankful for, and as us, (poor) Europeans do not get to join in today’s celebrations; I thought I would dedicate this travel blog to 10 holiday destinations that I am extremely thankful for this Thanksgiving!
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Yes, I know I have been going on about Zanzibar a lot lately, but it is such an amazing holiday destination that it had to go at the top of my list! I am truly thankful that we got the opportunity to visit this year, and cannot wait to return.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Love it or hate it, you cannot deny there is something special about Las Vegas, and while it’s a bit chilly at this time of year, there is so much going on indoors that you never need to venture outside! An action packed holiday destination that’s full of fun, I am definitely thankful for Las Vegas (and the rather handsome chap in front of Bellagio!)
Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
Paradise on earth, the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji offer those pure white sandy beaches, turquoise seas, and seafood restaurants that we all dream of, and if you fancy an exotic holiday in 2013, this is the perfect destination.
New York, New York
I haven’t visited for several years now, but New York remains my favourite city in the world, and I cannot wait to return. I am very thankful that the recent Hurricane didn’t destroy this bustling metropolis of great hotels, shops, bars and dining venues, and spare a thought today to those who were affected.
A perfectly polished pearl of the Indian Ocean and South China Sea, Singapore is an amazing holiday destination that has something for everyone. Fabulous hotels, beautiful parks and shopping malls, and endless dining possibilities, Singapore has it all, and while many use it as a stopover on the way to Australia, it has enough charm and entertainment to make it a holiday destination in its own right.
Queenstown, New Zealand
I am so very thankful for Queenstown, New Zealand, that I would quite happily pack my bags and move there tomorrow! Fantastic scenery, numerous activities such as hiking, skiing and boating, great restaurants and vineyards, and some of the friendliest locals around, we love this destination.
I know, I go on about this a lot too, but if you have ever been to South Africa you will understand why I am so passionate about this magnificent country. The cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, the illustrious Garden Route, the endless Game Reserves and Safari options of Kruger and the Eastern Cape, and everything in-between makes SA one of our all time favourite holiday destinations. Thankful, thankful, thankful!
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Who isn’t thankful for Cabo?! A cool, hip and trendy holiday destination, it appeals to those looking for fine hotels and a great party atmosphere, and if you are in the mood to shop, you can do some serious damage to your credit card in this town!
Patagonia, Chile & Argentina
The sheer beauty of Patagonia is impossible to describe, but if you love rugged mountains, fresh lakes, sparkling glaciers and adventures off the beaten track, there is no better place on earth for your 2013 holiday. Legend says that God created Chile from the pieces leftover when he created the wonders of the world, and you know what, I think it might be right!
Well, you didn’t expect me to leave this off my list, did you? I am so thankful we had the opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, and even more thankful that we made it all the way to Uhuru Peak. My achievement of 2012 and something I will remember forever, this really is the stuff dreams are made of!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!