Nobody appreciates a notable spring break as much as a grown-up. Juggling between your career, kids, laundry, or whatever flimflam is going on in your adult life, a trip to take for you is beyond well-deserved. There are many health benefits from taking a breather and seeing the world, such as reduced stress, building stronger relationships with those traveling with you, and more vigor when you return from your pleasurable holiday.

What better time to ditch your daily duties and stretch your perspective is there than the delightful springtime?

1.) Alaska

Alaska Virtuoso

Tick Alaska off your bucket list this spring!  Lounge amongst the polar bears with a marvelous view of the tallest mountain in North America, Denali, in the biggest state of the USA. Better yet, fly in a jet around the mountain and absorb a chunk of the Earth’s beautiful glaciers while soaring above the unrestricted, salty sea, home of humpback whales. As your warm heart pumps a little faster and your puffs of breath quicken, let your moccasins crunch the snow beneath you on a hike of any rigor level. Alaska’s crispy fresh air will absolutely rejuvenate you. Admire this action-packed itinerary for ideas about how to trek around the delicately beautiful state of Alaska.

2.) Norway

Norway Virtuoso

See what the Norway hype is all about this spring! Mother Nature definitely puts a number on this country. The colorful capital, Oslo, gently touches water for an organic-city atmosphere. If your spring break dips early enough in March, the sublime northern lights will be bouncing across the night skies, crafting a greenish glow of wonder that will tangle into your dreams for a lifetime. I hope you enjoy being outdoors! Norway hosts a plethora of trails worthy of any climb, with unfathomable views along the way. Spend the night wining and dining in the city of Bergen, known for its daily fresh catches of fish. Get a glimpse of what you’re missing (or might not be) by peeking at this irresistible itinerary.

3.) China 


When you think you’ve seen it all, there’s far more to see in China. From Beijing to Hong Kong, this bustling country has arts, personality and cuisine sewn deep into its historical roots. Stroll along the Great Wall of China, surrounded by lush greenery and immense mountains bumping over Earth’s crust. Be divulged in the mystical energy from the soulful tales of thousands of people stepping there before you. Finally learn how to use chopsticks properly, and fluff up a pillow to kneel on as you admire this sample itinerary of China.

4.)  Ireland

Whether the swift stroke of a golf club relaxes you, or you are looking for a romantic getaway with your honey, Ireland certainly has the charisma to lighten your heart. Spend a morning sauntering your way through the quaint city of Dublin, scattered with haunted castles, dreamy gardens, antiques and monstrous railways. Wander through the green scenery where the c-shaped Dublin Bay hugs the welcoming countryside. Don’t hesitate until nightfall arrives to kick it with some Irish dancing, classic Irish grub and a local brew. Your laughter-filled-head will hit the pillow with happy memories if you take this amiable trip, and of course here is a heart-melting itinerary to muse.

5.) England

England Virtuoso

Don’t overlook a trip to England as “been there, done that” too soon.  This ancient country has hidden masterpieces that make England worthy of a visit over and over again. Whether it’s your first time to England or one hundredth, a leisure Spring break here to honestly appreciate the arts and essence of English land is a must. Laze outside a London café to people watch, with posh accents tickling your ears. Then hobble over the cobblestone streets to sample a variety of pubs while chuckling at local comedy. Imagine being royalty on a tour through Cardiff Castle. Take a bicycle ride along the coast of Wales, embracing the dreary beauty. The White Cliffs of Dover have a pristine view of the ocean, with a natural-white, towering drop straight down to the rocky world beneath. Possibilities are endless in England, and you shall certainly learn something new with this brilliant itinerary.

6.)  India

The Taj Mahal taken by Elizabeth sharpened

India is last on the list, but ironically one of the first to have settled in the world. Mark Twain described it, “Benares (India) is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks even twice as old as all of them put together.” With colors, smells, sounds, and a humid climate unique only to India, it’s time to deplete the gossip that you’ve heard about this wondrous place and find out for yourself what it’s all about. Prepare for the unbelievably contrasting rags to royalty to be thrown together, and whipped in front of your face in the city streets. Take a stop at Goa, a tropical paradise in India, to process any culture shock that you are going through along the way. Then dig deeper into your spiritual side during a traditional yoga class in the Himalayas, or merely appreciate how in tune to religion the people of India are by exploring one of the largest mosques in the world. Of course, a trip to India wouldn’t be completed without seeing one of the glistening-yet-notorious sacred rivers. Love it or hate it, at least the curiosity will be released. To undoubtedly do India right, follow this fantastic itinerary.

Nobody should miss out on spring break.

Exploring the world is detrimental to having an open-mind, leading you to new ideas, and granting you the ability to be adaptable and comfortable around the world. Don’t be scared to leave your desk for a break.  It is much-needed, and if planned correctly, you won’t be missed at work, home or school.

Talk to your Aladdin travel advisor today to start navigating your spring break before the temperatures creep up back to summer’s digits!


About Carolyn Gladd

Carolyn was our Social Media Marketing Intern last fall and wrote several articles we are still enjoying. She is currently a University Relations Coordinator in the Greater Boston Area.

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