You’ve decided to surprise a loved one with an exciting trip of a lifetime this holiday season. But to start, you have to figure out the logistics and next, you have to figure out the best way to actually give it to them. This may seem overwhelming at first, but there are some helpful ways to make sure this goes off seamlessly.

This might be one of the most difficult parts of choosing a trip. There are so many amazing places to visit in the world – how can you narrow it down to one? Consider the person you’re buying for and a few important factors – where have they been before? What time of year works best for their schedule? What type of trip suits their personality best – cruise, tour, all-inclusive resort?

You know where they want to go – now what? Planning a trip can be overwhelming, especially if it’s abroad. Using an online tool can only do so much – especially when it comes to organizing the activities you’d like to do while abroad. You’re best bet? Contacting a travel company to take care of the nitty gritty details for you.

There are few different creative ways you can reveal the gift you’re giving. A nice option? Put a suitcase with a bow under the tree, and fill it with things that hint at the trip you’ve planned. Going somewhere with a beach? Throw a bikini and suntan lotion in there. Planning a French escape? Put a beret in it.

A trip is a great gift for the holidays and equally as exciting to look forward to in the coming new year. The more details you iron out now, the less your loved one has to worry about them. Good luck – and happy New Year!

Enjoy the pageantry of golden light as it reflects off the azure blue of the Adriatic and off the marble cliffs which serve as the wall for this great city.  At the corner, notice Saint Blaise carved into the cliff side as he guards this heavenly display and protects the city within.