Trips with Friends
Creating memories that last a lifetime begins with these inspired travel ideas.
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This four-day first-timer’s trip to Scottsdale includes must-see highlights like Taliesin West, Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and Old Town.
This week-long itinerary includes stops at all of Jordan’s most famous sites: Amman, Wadi Rum, Petra, and the Dead Sea.
This seven-day trip to Jordan includes biblical sites, ancient cities, and the country’s most stunning natural landscapes.
This eight-day trip to Jordan begins and ends in Amman, with other days spent trekking through destinations with both famous and lesser-visited sites.
This week-long itinerary includes stops in Amman, Wadi Rum, and Petra, while highlighting opportunities to meet with residents of Jordan.
This itinerary for a long weekend in Scottsdale has an aerial tour of the Grand Canyon at its heart but focuses plenty on the captivating views you can experience on mountain hikes or while dining on expansive patios.
This nine-day itinerary covers many of the highlights of West Sweden, from its coast to its interior.
This five-day trip is a music lover’s ideal itinerary, including many of the top venues for live music in Memphis and Nashville.
This 13-day culinary tour of Sweden includes both the simple and the celebrated restaurants and markets of Stockholm, Malmö, Gothenburg, and West Sweden.
This 14-day itinerary focuses on the natural beauty of Stockholm, its archipelago, and the far north of Sweden in Lapland.
Explore Scotland’s most inspiring masterpieces on this four-day itinerary that takes you from Glasgow’s street murals and Kelvingrove Art Gallery to the mind-blowing V&A in Dundee, the UNESCO City of Design.
This five-night Ozarks itinerary includes stops at many of the parks near Springfield, Missouri, and the Lake of the Ozarks.
This 8-day trip begins and ends in Lima, but its focus is the ancient Inca sites of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and legendary Machu Picchu.
This 9-day trip to the peaks and glaciers of Patagonia begins and ends in Buenos Aires.
This seven-day trip to Iceland includes hikes, yoga and meditation sessions, and visits to some of Iceland’s most famous sights.
A week-long journey by boat through the Galápagos Islands includes stops at 11 islands, providing opportunities to experience the remarkable diversity of landscapes and animals in the archipelago.
This 9-day trip to Colombia includes three very different cities—Bogotá, Cartagena, and Medellín—as well as a detour to the country’s coffee-growing region.
This 9-day itinerary calls at the highlights of five Eastern European countries: Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania.
This 9-day journey begins in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, continues on to a Mekong River cruise, and ends in Siem Reap, the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat.
This seven-day itinerary to Belgium includes its culinary, cultural, and historic highlights with stops in Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, and Ghent.
This six-day, food-focused itinerary hits some of Belgium’s culinary highlights in Brussels and Bruges.
This packed, four-day itinerary to Belgium steers you to iconic highlights of the country’s two largest cities, Brussels and Antwerp.
This six-day itinerary is a playful exploration of Belgium with stops in Brussels, Ostend, and Liège.
We offer suggestions on how to make the most of a business trip to Abu Dhabi, with an itinerary when you want to tack on some days exploring the emirate after your work is done.
If you’re a traveler who agrees that the best way to explore on foot, bike, kayak, or even camel, you’ll feel right at home in Abu Dhabi.
Explore one of the world's most biodiverse countries on this Costa Rica itinerary that takes you from crocodile river-safaris to ziplining in the rainforest and hiking around the Arenal Volcano.
This 22-day trip is an epic adventure to Antarctica, starting in Tasmania and ending in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Hungary’s magical Lake Balaton offers something for everyone, from fine wines and culinary experiences to bike rides and boat tours.
A three-day trip to Lake Balaton offers opportunities to taste the area’s famous wines and explore its culinary scene.
From Scotland to Sweden, with stops in five other countries on route, this cruise is a sampler of some of Northern Europe’s most fascinating cities.
This itinerary sails to three islands—Tasmania and New Zealand’s North and South islands—with captivating natural wonders and cultural riches.
This 17-day cruise around the Baffin Sea calls at some of the world’s most remote ports and the Far North’s most spectacular landscapes.
Savor the fresh flavors and explore some of the more than 200 restaurants of the Cayman Islands.
Find out what makes this Southern city tick as you immerse yourself in Charleston’s distinctive art, food, music, and spirits.
Bermuda is a tropical island paradise known for its decidedly British flair, island spirit and divine pink sand beaches. However, what many people don’t realize is that Bermuda offers an impressive food culture, and John Clifford of International Travel Management knows exactly where you should dine. Here he offers his itinerary, specially designed to whet your appetite. By day you explore the island, perusing museums and art galleries, hiking secluded shores and calling “fore” on famous golf courses. And afterwards, you sample the finest meals Bermuda has to offer, from local specialties like spiny lobster and mussel pie to chefs who are masters at preparing dishes from around the world.
With world-class dining and nightlife, spas and shopping, and activities from snorkeling to Segways, Bermuda is the ideal destination for a group of friends ready to explore all that the island has to offer. Lauren Maggard of Jet Set World Travel has created an itinerary that covers the entire island, from west to east. More importantly, her trip plan includes activities that will appeal to every member of your entourage.
Call up your friends and pack your bags for a long weekend experiencing the best of Bermuda, from its legendary golf courses to shipwreck dives. Betty Jo Currie of Currie & Co. Travels Unlimited has created an itinerary that covers everything from tee times to dinner time.
Katie Cadar of TravelStore has created an itinerary that includes stays at the best of Switzerland's spas and wellness centers. The country's healing traditions date back millennia, to thermal springs that have drawn visitors since the days of the Roman Empire. Switzerland's wellness centers also incorporate the latest scientific advances. At the end of her trip, you'll not only fly home with memories of stunning alpine lakes and hikes through mountain valleys, but rejuvenated and recharged.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the film Goldfinger, Shelby Donley has created an itinerary for fans of the famous spy and anyone in pursuit of the mix of adventure and luxury that typifies James Bond. If you accept this mission, you'll begin in Zurich at the legendary Dolder Grand, continue to Andermatt where key scenes of Goldfinger were shot and then drive to Ticino and the Verzasca dam, famous from the opening scenes of GoldenEye. Everywhere you travel, Shelby will make sure you stay in the best hotels and that every martini you order will be shaken not stirred. Make sure to also check out our guide to some of Switzerland's appearances in Bond films.
Cari Gray of Gray & Co. specializes in "custom trips for active travelers," and in Switzerland there's no shortage of opportunities to explore by bike or on foot. For an introduction to Switzerland's Francophone regions, she sends travelers to the cantons of Neuchâtel and Jura, roughly 45 minutes from Bern. She'll provide you with a choice of biking and hiking options and stops where you can enjoy the region's famous cuisine and wines. To see even more of Switzerland with Cari, this trip can be easily combined with her itinerary to Appenzell, "A Canton Off the Beaten Path." Also check out this guide covering some of the highlights in more detail.
The Napa Valley has something for everyone in your group: acclaimed restaurants and wineries, restorative hot springs, outdoor adventures, and indie shops.
Fill your suitcase with one-of-a-kind finds as you explore Charleston.
The annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the focal point of this culinary itinerary to Charleston.
Get an inside look at the Charleston good life during the annual Festival of Houses and Gardens, while also visiting historic plantations.
Round up your girlfriends and head to Charleston for four days of culture, great food, and shopping.
With world-class museums and exciting neighborhoods, Toronto is an increasingly vibrant city. You’ll understand why if you book Michael Holtz’s itinerary. It features meals at top restaurants as well as local favorites, plus opportunities to experience Toronto’s best shopping and nightlife, including its popular festivals.
Canada’s capital, Ottawa, is approaching its 150th anniversary—and has the bevy of cultural and historic sites to prove it. Cari Gray’s itinerary highlights Parliament, ByWard Market, and Canada’s National Museums. After seeing them, and exploring Gatineau Park, you’ll continue to the charming wine region of Prince Edward County.