Traveling in retirement is part of enjoying an active lifestyles. Africa was well represented this year. No. 9 Singita Kruger National Park, which consists of two contemporary retreats, Sweni Lodge and Lebombo Lodge, is set amid 33,000 acres of South African wilderness. On the other end of the spectrum, No. 57 the Silo, in Cape Town, represents a sophisticated sense of city life, and is directly adjacent to Zeitz MOCAA — the Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. Our daughter adjusted immediately to our holiday life-style and seemed to enjoy all of the new surroundings, but the problem we found travelling in Vietnam with our baby was quite unexpected. Everyone tried to touch our baby. Smack, pinch, grab or rub – even when I had her pram covered with a fitted mosquito net to try to avoid this from happening, they would reach under it, or at least try to (Usually after we had walked past, so that we wouldn’t notice). I sometimes pushed peoples arms away from her.

Babies under two years old cannot have their own seat on a plane unless you bring a baby seat or capsule with you. We decided against this and sat her on our lap during our flights. She had no problems during our flights, she probably enjoyed having more cuddles than usual! We gave her a dummy for the flight as it is meant to help babies when their ears pop during air travel. The baby formula I use can be purchased in small individual packets, so I took empty bottles on the plane along with several packets of formula and disposable spoons for mixing them. On board I used bottled water to fill the bottles, and sat them in a cup of hot obtained on board to warm them. This is where my husband came in very handy as with a baby on your lap there is not enough room to pull down the tray in front of your own seat.

In recent times luxury tours to India has seen a significant rise in demand from the new breed of international travelers looking for exclusive experiences. The fleet of 6 luxury trains which include Maharajas Express, Palace on Wheels, Deccan Odyssey, and the Indian Maharaja among others offer tastefully crafted unique cultural experience in sheer opulence. Apart from Indian luxury trains, exclusive experience at heritage hotels in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat and elsewhere are increasingly gaining international attention. These hotels offers king size luxury and authentic experience of princely living as they used to be the private palaces of the erstwhile maharajas of India. We found the trip to Amelia’s Plantation Island Resort, in Florida to be a great, inexpensive vacation package, with a great number of different activities for the entire family. You’ll want to go back to the island, again and again.

Travel is always an adventure here in Peru and our jungle trip was no exception. We left Huancayo with the Canadian construction team, the local pastor had left earlier. We took a 5 hour bus ride up over a 15,000 foot pass and then headed down to a canyon which took us to the central jungle area of Pichanaki. It was a beautiful drive following the river and canyon, watching the surroundings change from fairly dry and barren to lush green jungle. It was also good to feel the temperature rising as we continued lower, down to about 2,800 feet elevation. We arrived at the road to camp Shankivironi in the afternoon. Unable to find any available taxis, we started shuttling too much luggage and food up to the camp. We were soon met by a couple of the workers, one who took a large sack of food weighing about 75lbs. on his shoulders and another who took some of our bags in a wheelbarrow.

The organizers of this trip offer lunch on the banks of the Snake River after the whitewater experience. It was fun talking to people that had just experienced the same thing that we had and comparing notes. After this, we took buses back to our point of origin. If you looking for a less traveled area to explore and spend a little down time you will want to visit Custer State Park. This park is just outside of the Black Hills so if you have travel insurance always wanted to see Mount Rushmore it is just a quick trip. Excellent tips, being a backpacker myself, I’ve noticed when traveling with my parents how much money they waste. The resort is a winter playground suitable for cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. It’s located 46 miles from Denver in the southwest corner of Boulder County, and it takes pride in being the perfect destination for families seeking a skiing adventure.