Once upon a time, your precious vacation time was centered around travel destinations to theme parks like Disney world or the nearest national park. When your kids were young, those were what your family could handle—and what kept everyone happy! Still, those days are now gone, and while Disney world can be fun, it’s no longer required for you, the empty nester. Today, you have the whole world at your fingertips, and fortunately for you, the vacation budget for just the two of you will stretch a lot further! If you’re ready to enjoy your time again, one on one with your spouse, here are some top travel destinations we recommend.

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When you had the kids in tow, taking a trip that required a trans-continental flight may have been more than your family could muster. These days, you and your sweetie can spring for the business or first class flight that makes the flight a lot more comfortable. And when you get there, prepare for a lesson in couples therapy. Bali’s affordability means even the top-quality accommodations are more affordable than other Asian locations, and often more tranquil. Book a couples massage, lounge on the beach, and enjoy your long-awaited long-distance vacation.

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Ready for all the nightlife, entertainment, and delectable dining your empty nest can handle? Then you may want to add London to your travel destinations list. There’s no doubt you’ve heard about the city’s sprawling Michelin star restaurants and world-class theaters… but you don’t want to miss other entertainment options, including the O2 arena or ride the London Eye. And with so many amazing hotels to choose from, you’ll get to take your pick from many first-class options.

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You may have tried to take a wine country vacation while your kids were still living with you, but if you did, you might have found it more to be a “whine” vacation than one involving fine wines. Let the Luxury Expert help you discover just the right wine country tour to connect you with the types of wine you enjoy, and the types of accommodations that go along with it. With someone else doing the driving and no kids to care for, it’s sure to be a vacation you and your spouse will cherish.

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Spend a little time on a warm Caribbean island and it will be all you can do to get yourself out of bed in the morning to get to the nearest hammock or lounge chair. And without any kids in tow, you won’t have to do anything but! Even better: Book yourself into an all-inclusive resort  like The Body Holiday where everything is taken care of for you. Schedule your time in a spa (one per day in complementary), go out for a relaxed dining experience, and sink your toes in the sand… it’s all part of a Caribbean couples vacation, and you don’t want to miss it.

Still need more ideas? That’s what we’re here for. Get in touch with The Luxury Expert for more customized trip planning for your next getaway.

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