Best Place Vacation Blog

The destination is only half the hiking adventure.

Share this page on: Hot off the European trails, Phil Boorman (owner, director and guide for Active Adventures) has returned home to New Zealand after leading the inaugural Tour du Mont Blanc. Having guided for over 20 years across...

Tour du Mont Blanc Guest Reflections

Share this page on: With Nancy’s permission, we’d like to share a note she sent to us, after her ‘Tour du Mont Blanc’ trip with Active Adventures Europe in June. It really sums up why we...

Best time to go to New Zealand?

Share this page on: You know, it’s going to be great whenever you come to New Zealand, and people will travel here for different reasons. So if you’re coming here to ski, you probably...

Our first ‘Dolomiti’ trip

September 29, 2016 By Paul Share this page on: Our final European adventure for 2016 wrapped up just a few days ago – the skies were clear, the meadows were green, the hiking was...

Top 10 Guest Photos of 2016

Share this page on: Happy New Year everybody! We love this annual photography competition – every year we gather around a couple of big screens and let the imagery soak in, over a hot...

Moving to Costa Rica, Living in Costa Rica

Surfers, eco-types and hippies of all ages have been flocking to Costa Rica for decades — and for good reason. Take Robbie Felix. The former Silicon Valley headhunter moved to Costa Rica in 2000...

Family vacations at Nickelodeon Punta Cana

Opened in June 2016, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, a Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Resort, is a beachfront hotel featuring 208 suites. The seven different room categories can accommodate families traveling with babies, older...

Madagascar: Travel, Things to Do

Madagascar’s stunning landscape, rugged infrastructure and unique endemic flora and fauna make it an adventurer’s dream country. It is simply like nowhere else in the world. The cooler, drier months of May through October...

Best Hotel Spas in the Caribbean

What could be better than a sun-dappled Caribbean beach for some much-needed R&R? We love a gorgeous spa, one that offers unmatched ocean views and pampers with signature treatments using local ingredients. From a...