The Perfect Vacation Spot for Each Stage of Life

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People want different types of vacations at different stages of their lives. When you’re young, it’s all about partying and staying somewhere inexpensive. As you get older, you may become more interested in family-friendly locations that are higher-end. Then, at the next stage in life, you’ll probably want to feel pampered somewhere super luxurious. Whatever age you are, or what you’re looking for, this list has got you covered!

20s and 30s

Costa Rica is perfect for your 20s because it’s different enough from the US for you to feel like you’re getting a true experience abroad, but it’s geographically close enough for you to find cheap flights. It also has a low cost of living, making it a lot easier to travel there on a tight budget. Costa Rica offers adventurous activities such as surfing, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, zip lining, and kitesurfing. It also boasts beautiful scenery, tons of animal sanctuaries, and incredible rainforests.

Japan is the ideal destination for travelers in their 30s. It has cities, mountains, hot springs, and beaches, making it the perfect place for everyone. No matter what type of traveler you are – or who you’re traveling with – there’s something you and your group will enjoy in Japan. Tokyo boasts clothing stores, nightlife, and cafes. Kyoto has palaces, gardens, and cultural and historical sites. Whether you’re traveling with friends, a significant other, or children, everyone will love Japan!

40s and 50s

Machu Picchu, Peru is a once-in-a-lifetime type of trip that everyone should experience, but it takes a lot of preparation. That’s why it’s most suitable for people in their 40s, who have the time and money available to dedicate to planning such a big trip. It’s also important to work on one’s fitness prior to traveling in order to be able to handle the trek on foot. As of the time of writing, Machu Picchu is closed to tourists, but that will hopefully change soon.

The Galápagos Islands make for an incredible vacation, but it can be quite pricey, making it ideal for those in their 50s who may have a bit more cash to spare. It’s best to book a boat tour and, since you’ll be living at sea for a bit, you may want to splurge on something luxurious. Plenty of Galápagos Islands boat tours boast Wi-Fi, hot tubs, and delicious meals. This is definitely a trip worth saving up for.

60s and 70s

Rekindle some romance with your partner by visiting France when you’re in your 60s! Of course, a trip to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower is essential. However, we also recommend visiting less famous French locations, such as Marseille, Nice, Cannes, Cassis, and Antibes. With incredible food, shopping, history, architecture, museums, and tourist traps that are completely worth it, France is a location that everyone should travel to at least once.

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Those who are in their 70s or older would enjoy a trip to South Africa. There are countless tours and safaris that will enable you to see all the incredible animals but do all the planning for you. If you’ve got the time and the money to spend on a big trip, South Africa is the perfect destination. You can choose your tour based on how much physical activity you want to participate in, what you want to see, and how luxurious you want the trip to be. If you want a perfectly planned vacation that just requires you to show up and enjoy, South Africa is the perfect place!

The Empire State Building Is Now Home to the Newest Starbucks Reserve in NYC

It’s not an overstatement that almost every corner of New York City houses a Starbucks outlet. But that doesn’t mean that the city is done with its quintessential Starbucks buzz! Especially if it’s something bigger like a Starbucks Reserve and is located in one of the world’s most iconic city landmarks, the Empire State Building!

The New Location

For all the coffee lovers in NYC and beyond, the Empire State Building is now housing a newly launched massive Starbucks outlet highlighting the Starbucks Reserve coffee, complete with an extended menu of foods and beverages. Even better, you can now get the location specialty Starbucks Reserve Empire State Building Microblend, only at that outlet. The art-deco-themed interior design of the spot pays tribute to the original roots of the historic building. It features hand-painted murals and immersive art, created by NYC-based artists. Also, this new Starbucks store is the only place within the building, except the Observatory, where you can spot the riveted columns, originally built in the building’s architecture.

The Special Offerings

Though Starbucks Reserve stores are located all across the world, including another one in NYC itself, this Empire State Building one is different on many levels. The first floor is the most familiar-looking to the customers, where they can order classic Starbucks beverages and also sample food from its café and boutique bakery Princi. They can also purchase a vast assortment of Starbucks Reserve merchandise and their signature whole-bean coffee bags from here. On the next floor, you can enjoy lunch with drinks. Honoring the Starbucks tradition, every meal here starts with a complimentary sip of the Starbucks Reserve Empire State Building Microblend. Finally, the concourse level welcomes coffee enthusiasts to participate in a range of uniquely designed Starbucks Reserve Coffee Workshops. Here guests can also choose the Cold Pressed Espresso Tasting Experience. There is a conference room, too, for work meets or celebrations, featuring a magnificent mural of the iconic Starbucks siren.