Wedding anniversaries are the best excuse to escape on a romantic holiday for two. And while it may not be possible to make it to a glamorous faraway destination every year, at least for the milestone anniversaries an indulgent rendezvous is achievable. With plenty of time to save and plan your dream getaway, anything is possible! So here’s a guide to celebrating those special milestones in a big way with the one you love.
This is one of the most exciting milestones! As a newly married couple, the romance is still fresh and exciting. No doubt you’ll have unpacked all your wedding gifts and settled into your new life together, and most won’t yet have the patter of little feet in the mix. This is the time to make the most of your freedom as a couple and celebrate in style – consider it an encore to your honeymoon. Go for a passionate rendezvous in Hawaii, Fiji or the Maldives, or get adventurous with a wildlife safari in Africa.
After five fabulous years, your two-some is most likely a three-some – or more! With a family now in tow to consider and more responsibilities to manage, splurging on a holiday to a faraway destination may not be so feasible. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have an amazing holiday in your own backyard. If you can get away for a weekend and leave the kids at home, consider an indulgent beach holiday to the Gold Coast. But if you need to bring the whole family along, enjoy a relaxing driving holiday around New Zealand or escape to Daydream Island, which is well-equipped to give both parents and kids a bit of fun and time out.
Ten years in, life is sure to be busy. With work, play groups and school homework to juggle, it can be hard to get some alone time as a couple. So be sure to make the most of this chance to relax and reconnect with each other on an adults-only holiday. Relive your honeymoon, escape to a gourmet wine region to wind down for a few days or quickly duck away on a short break to one of Australia’s bustling capital cities for fine dining, stage shows and shopping. If you can disconnect from technology while you’re there, even better!
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Making it to the 25-year mark is a whopping feat. The kids have probably moved out – or are at least old enough to look after themselves – and you’re probably wondering what to do with yourself as an empty nester! With the stress of a young family long gone and more financial stability, a trip overseas is the perfect celebratory trip. Take in the highlights of Europe on a luxury bus tour, or cruise down the Danube in style on a winding river cruise. Alternatively, you could make it an active holiday with a gentle-paced walking tour through the rolling green hills of England’s Cotswolds.
With half a century of love to celebrate, this is the ultimate chance for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday together. Take it easy on a rail holiday, like the majestic Rocky Mountaineer journey through the Canadian Rockies, or the historic Ghan through the heart of Australia. If you like the idea of going overseas but not the flight, you could instead join a cruise that departs from Australia for the dazzling blue waters of the South Pacific, or go all out with the ultimate grand voyage. The beauty of a cruise is that it's easy - you only have to unpack once.
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