Just the two of us

Whilst we’d argue that more is often merrier when it comes to holidays, sometimes the most memorable of trips don’t involve travelling with a partner or the whole family in tow. Whether it’s a mutual love of travel, celebrating a special occasion or simply spending quality time with a loved one that inspires your holiday à deux, we’ve got just the ticket when it comes to planning a trip for two. Good things come in pairs after all.

Travel with a sibling

Whilst for some, travelling with a sibling conjures up memories of back-seat squabbles and poolside skirmishes, a brother or sister can in fact be the best travel companion you could ever wish for. Here, we've shortlisted our favourite itineraries for two, designed with siblings in mind.

A road trip in California

Roof down and sat nav at the ready for a Californian road trip, Thelma and Louise style. From the laid back beaches of Santa Barbara to the cosmopolitan hub of San Francisco and the cool Cali vibes of LA, this is the ultimate girls-on-tour itinerary and perfect for two sisters. Hit the road, stay in some of the state’s most picturesque spots, follow the iconic Pacific Highway and indulge in some retail therapy on the trip of a lifetime with the one you do really love to love.

A ski weekend in the Alps

A ski weekend is a fantastic way to squeeze a short getaway into a jam packed schedule and perfect for a bout of brotherly bonding. Fuelled by delicious Savoyarde cuisine, two and a half days on the slopes will be complimented by Scott Dunn chalet service, leaving you with nothing else to do except put your feet up for a few blissful days in the mountains.

A hiking holiday in Norway

For an epic adventure not far from home, Norway’s spectacular fjord land is an unrivalled destination. Long gone are the days of boozy boys-only breaks, instead, this Nordic tour promises sensational cuisine, exceptional hiking and stunning scenery, confirming it as the perfect itinerary to sate a serious sense of adventure. This is a truly brilliant trip for two brothers, unequivocally off the grid.

Travel with a parent

Taking mum or dad on a holiday often requires meticulous planning and many a compromise along the way. To help, we've compiled a few of our favourite itineraries, perfect for foodies, nature enthusiasts, culture vultures and everyone in between.

A culinary tour of South Africa

This South African adventure is bound to tempt the travel taste buds of both young and old. From the world class restaurants of Cape Town, to the wineries of South Africa's foodie capital of Franscchoek, this is the ultimate gastro getaway in South Africa. Taking in some of the Cape's most stunning and varied scenery at a leisurely pace, this itinerary is ideal for travelling with a parent in tow.

A Mediterranean retreat in Puglia

Coined one of the Med's most luxurious hotels, Borgo Egnazia is the perfect place to hunker down on a mother-daughter escape. This beautiful little bolthole, tucked away in the hills of Puglia is one of our ultimate favourite retreats thanks to its authentic Italian charm. Spending a week tucking into delicious food, basking in the Mediterranean sunshine and exploring the hotel's extraordinary locale makes for a superb summer getaway.

A grown up getaway in Russia

Treating ma or pa to a long weekend in Russia is a fantastic way to spend some quality time with one another in one of Europe's lesser discovered gems. In the summer, when the weather is fair and the days are long, spending a few days soaking up the cultural diversity and fascinating history of Moscow and St Petersburg is a brilliant way to get under the skin of Russia's old and new capital cities.

A detox in the Maldives

Be lulled into a leisurely pace of life at the luxurious St Regis Vommuli on a truly special spa retreat for mother and daughter. With an Ayurvedic doctor on site, some of the most impressive over-water treatment rooms in the world and the largest Thalassic spa in the Maldives, the resort has it all for a girls-only getaway. Mum's the word.

Travel with a friend

Often the best travel partners are right under our nose and a holiday with a friend is sure to be unforgettable. We've shortlisted a couple of holidays, perfect for an uninterrupted catch up.

A spa escape in the Himalayas

A girls get together means only one thing; heading straight for the spa. Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, a world away from civilisation, Ananda is one of the world's greatest spas and the ultimate place to press the reset button on routine. Here, an extensive range of treatments, healthy organic cuisine and morning yoga sessions are all offered under the expert eye of nutritionists for a wholesome and restorative stay.

A festive break in the USA

From the sun soaked, ultra-chic and uber-trendy shores of Miami to the boutiques and shopping malls of New York, this twin centre itinerary is the perfect way to kick off the festivities. This tried and tested combination is perfect for a couple of friends looking to shake the winter blues in style. Christmas shopping never looked so good.

Travel with a child

We know that spending quality time with a youngster is precious and sadly doesn't last for long, so we've chosen a selection of holidays that are ideal for celebrating a special occasion with a son or daughter.

An education in Italy

This tale of three cities takes you back in time through the cobbled streets and iconic waterways of Italy’s most fascinating cultural cities. Bringing the magic of Italy to life in the Renaissance galleries of Florence, the Gothic architecture of Venice and the Baroque style piazzas of Rome makes for a history lesson a child will never forget.

A graduation gift in Namibia

It seems fitting that the Schoeman safari is in itself, a family affair, and one of the most unique safari experiences in Africa. We can think of no better way to celebrate passing exams with flying colours than soaring above the spectacular landscapes of Namibia's Skeleton Coast.

An outdoors adventure in Argentina

We all know that nothing compares to a no-holds-barred adventure when it comes to a trip for a dad and his doppelganger. Tipiliuke Lodge, set in the greatest of all adventure playgrounds, Patagonia, has the answer for an adrenaline fuelled holiday for two. Offering some of the best fly fishing in the region alongside fantastic horse riding, spectacular hiking and white-knuckle rafting experiences, Tipiliuke is the ultimate destination for an unforgettable boys-only trip.

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