Here are hassle-free vacations fit for 2024 long weekends!

MANILA, Philippines — With the number of travel makers at an all-time high, booking your vacation in advance is becoming more important.

Flights, hotels and entry to certain tourist locations are selling out months in advance, so planning early not only saves you from the stress of holiday planning, but also your hard-earned cash.

Saving on flights and accommodations allows you to channel your resources to local experiences which greatly enhance your trip.

So, there is no better time to plan your 2024 vacations than now. Armed with dates of the recently announced 2024 long weekends, here are some ideas to kick-start your 2024 travel plans.

January 1 – New Year’s Day
Catch celestial ballet of light dancing across Icelandic sky

Myrdal Church in Vik, Iceland is one of the best places to catch the Northern Lights.

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The Northern Lights, or the aurora borealis, is a phenomenon where waves of green, yellow and purple lights dance across the sky.

It has captivated people for centuries and the best time to see them is usually from November to February, when the skies are darkest and the nights are the longest.

For an extraordinary experience, travel to Vik, Iceland with Insight Vacations. It is Iceland’s southernmost village with black sandy beaches bordering the Atlantic, a volcano and a glacier to the north.

Here, the perfect location to watch the northern lights is the charming, red-roofed Vik I Myrdal Church that stands above the village on a hill.

March 28 to 30 – Holy Week
Enjoy mild temperature and lively atmosphere in Spain

Dive into culture at the best flamenco show in Seville on Trafalgar’s Spanish Wonder.

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With the coldest winter months now done and dusted, March is when Spain begins to come alive.

The rising temperature makes

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Top 10 Bucket List Adventures, Worldwide, For 2022

For many of us, getting out into the world is a priority despite lingering inflation and a simmering pandemic. And perhaps because of that, Tripadvisor data shows that travelers want to take their trips to the next level, packing in as many activities as possible to make up for lost time.

To inspire you, here’s a list of the top 25 Bucket List Experiences around the world, part of a recent Travelers’ Choice Things to Do announcement: a new category full of memory-making experiences.

According to travelers who left their authentic feedback over the past 12 months (from May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022), these are the absolute must-do activities that they’re recommending for 2022.

The following topped travelers’ lists this year. Plus a few of my own takes.

Top 10 Bucket List Experiences in the World

Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari & BBQ at Al Khayma Camp – Dubai, UAE. Enjoy the red dunes of Dubai’s Lahbab desert and a full range of desert activities. Start with a 4WD dune bash, sandboarding, and ATV ride. Then, visit the Bedouin-inspired Al Khayma camp for a camel ride, falcon interaction, and cultural activities before a starlit barbecue-buffet dinner and live show.

I still remember the variety of experiences in one night, from dune-bashing to henna tattoos; from desert sunset to feasting under a starry sky.

Classic Inca Trail Trek 4D/3N to Machu Picchu – Cusco, Peru

Travel along the famous Inca Trail, considered one of the best hikes in the world. This 4-day excursion from Cusco along the pilgrimage trail is a mix of cultural, historical, and natural sights that offers an overview of the ancient Incas. Pass through villages and archaeological sites until you reach the sacred mountain of Machu Picchu, where you

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