Sand and sun or museums and galleries? There’s no need to swing between these two types of vacations. When we can find you a destination that expertly blends in both with unique travel! Family travel expert for international travel shares trips for those looking for unique travel options and ideas.
Sun, Sand, & Culture
On Vietnam’s central coast, consider the heritage of Hoi An, a UNESCO site that recognizes the old town’s importance as a trading hub from the 15th through 19th centuries. Go shopping in the Ancient Town, crisscrossed with canals and packed with architecture evocative of its multicultural merchant population – a blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. Then it’s off to one of Hoi An’s many white-sand coastal beaches for fun in the sun and maybe a few cans of ice-cold Bia Saigon.
Try Spain for a beautiful blend of history and the humanities before heading to the coast. Marbella has 23 beaches to choose from along the coast of Costa del Sol. Sun, sand, tapas, what’s not to love? Pair this with a stay in the nearby Andalusian coastal city of Malaga, where Pablo Picasso was born, and take in the Museo Picasso Málaga, showcasing his prolific life’s work.
You might know Mozambique as a safari destination, but tie in a stay in the capital of
Maputo to explore the colonial architecture, galleries, and art museums featuring the work of sculptor Alberto Chissano. Then book some beach time – the country has 1,500 miles of coastline, and 32 islands in the Quirimbas archipelago offer excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities among coral reefs.
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