By Briana Seftel
They say memories last a lifetime, so this holiday why not give your special someone a trip they'll never forget? Whether your giftee loves food or adventure, these ten vacations are sure to inspire their wanderlust (and yours).
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1. For the history buff: Greece
Pack a book of Plato or Socrates and head for Greece, a country that's like one big open-air museum. From the Acropolis in Athens to Meteora's mountain-top monasteries, Greece offers visitors history at every corner.
Vacation: Classical Greece
2. For the foodie: Malta
Foodies will delight in discovering the unique flavors of Maltese cuisine, influenced by Sicily and North Africa. Prized for its seasonality and use of local ingredients, Maltese cuisine is the Mediterranean on a plate. Combined with local wine, Malta is a delicious destination for the foodie in your life.
Vacation: Mouthwatering Malta
3. For the adrenaline junkie: Patagonia
There's a reason one of the top sports brands in the world is called Patagonia. Stretching across Chile and Argentina, Southern Patagonia is one of the most spectacular places in the world filled with jagged mountain peaks, fjords, and enormous glaciers. Hiking, biking, wildlife spotting, and kayaking are just a few of the ways you can experience this breathtaking area.
Vacation: Santiago & Patagonia
4. For the train enthusiast: Switzerland
Does your special someone love traveling by train? Take them to Switzerland! Switzerland's trains are among the most scenic in Europe and are the ideal way to experience its snowy mountain peaks, valleys, vineyards and jewel-like towns.
5. For the beach bum: Cancun, Mexico
Pristine white sand beaches, crystal clear water, and an endless array of food and drink...what more could a beach bum ask for? If laying on a beach with a cocktail in hand sounds like the ideal vacation for your special someone, Cancun is the perfect place to make vacation dreams come true.
Vacation: All-Inclusive Hotel Riu Cancun
6. For the spiritual seeker: India
Yogis, meditation practicers, and everyone in between will be overcome with joy in India. Home to spellbinding temples like Arjuna's Penance and sacred places like the River Ganges, India is the place to find inner peace a la "Eat, Pray, Love."
Vacation: India's Golden Triangle
7. For the eco conscious: Costa Rica
With its thick rainforest and pristine coastline, Costa Rica is a nature lover's dream as well as being an ecotourism hot spot. For those looking to give back on a vacation, a trip to Costa Rica will surely satisfy. Volunteer at a local wildlife rescue, stay at an eco lodge, and visit a family-run coffee plantation. Do good while experiencing this tropical paradise!
Vacation: Costa Rica: Leaving My Footprint
8. For the romantic at heart: Germany
Fairy tale castles, pinch-me-they're-so-cute towns, and the fabled Black Forest are reasons enough to visit Germany. Along the popular Romantic Route through Bavaria, romantics will go gaga for towns like Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Vacation: Romantic Germany
9. For the recent grad: Thailand
En-thai-cing Thailand is the ultimate destination for recent grads: exciting nightlife, world-famous beaches, delicious street food, and friendly locals. The bustling capital of Bangkok offers golden temples and modern skyscrapers, while dreamy Phuket looks like a screensaver come to life.
Vacation: Classic Thailand: Bangkok & Phuket
10. For the Harry Potter nerd: London, England
Fans of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series will delight in visiting London. Follow the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermoine around the muggle world of London including stops at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Tower Bridge, Kings Cross, and Leadenhall Market.
Vacation: Harry Potter Experience