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Top 10 destinations to celebrate a milestone

So you have milestone birthday coming up or you want to celebrate retirement in style. Here are some ideas of how to mark your milestone through travel. 10. Walk the Camino de Santiago

An ancient networks of pilgrimage trails runs throughout Europe, culminating in the final stage from the French town of St. Jean-Pied-du-Port near Biarritz in France to Santiago de Compostella in northwestern Spain. A deeply spiritual experience for some and a scenic hike for others, the Camino is sure to give you an amazing experience. Contact us for details. 9. See the Taj Mahal

Commissioned in 1632 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his (favourite!) wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal must be India's most iconic building. A monument to ever-lasting love the Taj was described by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore as "the tear-drop on the cheek of time". 8. Visit the Holy Land

If you grew up in one of the monotheistic faiths, a pilgrimage to the holy sites in Israel and the Palestinian Territories may be on your bucket list. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus in Galilee and Jerusalem, pray at the Western Wall, or visit the Al Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock. 7. See the Northern Lights

About 20 years ago, when I lived in Sweden, friends threw me a surprise birthday party. The best gift that night, apart from being with friends, was a spectacular show of the Northern Lights. Whether you go to Greenland, Iceland or Scandinavia, be sure you know the best time to see the Northern Lights. 6. Hike the Inca Trail

There are many ways to trek along Inca trails to Machu Picchu in Peru. Some routes will incorporate the classic Inca Trail, others will not. Some are busier than others, some have you walk into Machu Picchu, whereas other options have you arrive by train and bus through Aguas Calientes. Read on to see the best options on the Inca Trail and its alternatives. 5. Visit the pyramids

It was Napoleon who rallied his troops to the cry of "From the height of these pyramids, forty centuries look down upon you." And what better way to celebrate a milestone than in one of the cradles of Western civilization, Egypt. Witness the pyramids, citadel, mosques museums in Cairo, the towering Pharaonic temples and Valley of the Kings near Luxor and the masterpiece Ramses II built in Abu Simbel. Join a Nile cruise and visit edifices where time has stood still for centuries. No matter how you travel, Egypt will leave an impression on you. 4. Hike to Everest

Between the soaring peaks of the Himalaya and the steamy expanses of India, Nepal is a nirvana for hikers, trekkers and lovers of mountains. Some of the world's best and most iconic trails lead you to Everest Base Camp and beyond. Besides the mountains, there are the temple-lined medieval city squares and centuries-old stupas of the Kathmandu Valley and the jungles of the south, where you can search for rhinos and tigers on foot, by canoe or by jeep. 3. Go on a safari

A safari is on every traveller's bucket list - seeing spectacles like the wildebeest migration or photographing the Big Five, witnessing cheetah on the prowl or lions on the hunt are all such exciting experiences. And is there a better time to go on an African safari than to celebrate a milestone? 2. Climb Kilimanjaro

It has been said that when you are over 50 you are over the hill. Clearly whoever said that didn't know that going downhill you pick up speed. And we have proof in all those clients that climbed Kilimanjaro in Tanzania for their 60th and 70th birthday. So what is there to stop you? 1. Visit Antarctica

But the most visited destination to celebrate a milestone is Antarctica. Perhaps it is the price that makes people want to have an extra reason, but we like to believe it is the fact that you travel to a destination so remote and beautiful, you will want to be there when you are celebrating that magic milestone.

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