On the 7th Day of Christmas…

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The seven swans a-swimming will remind you of your true love more than any other bird in the Christmas carol. Swans not only look romantic with their elegant necks entwined, these birds mate for life. This musically inspired gift is all about celebrating forever together. And while you might not be able to go on vacation forever together, you can visit some places that are full of history, just like your love.

California’s Redwood Forest is an enduring national symbol of the power of the natural world. Head to the left coast to appreciate the majesty of these trees. This redwood cabin on Palomar Mountain is brimming with rustic charm and history. Built in the 1920s, this vacation home will transport you to simpler living. Gorgeous views of the valley below, the pond, and wildlife will make your stay extra special. If star gazing is on your itinerary, you’re in luck. The cabin sits at 5300 feet elevation, bringing you closer than ever to the Milky Way.

What gorgeous and vibrant natural wonder develops over years and culminates in a springing forth of life? Not just your marriage. The Barrier Reef Reserve in Belize is the largest reef system in the northern hemisphere. The ecosystem is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site and includes offshore atolls, several hundred sand cays, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons and estuaries. The Reserve is home to many threatened and endangered species including manatees and marine turtles.

This beach villa is a perfect romantic get away yet has space for the whole family. Send the kids on a guided tour and have some quiet time together on the beach. Belize is famous for great surfing and the endless eco-tourism industry. Take a rainforest tour, visit ruins, or just relax in this perfect villa with space enough for 10 guests. Even if the kids are in the house, you’ll have plenty of peace and quiet in a vacation home this size.


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