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Five Reasons to Travel Abroad

Five Reasons to Travel Abroad

Five Reasons to Travel Abroad

Take #OneMoreDay of vacation.

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Why is it that vacation days tend to speed by as if on fast-forward? Before you know it you're back at the office, scratching your head and feeling as if you never left. So why not take #OneMoreDay of travel to experience a destination to its fullest? Using the MasterCard Concierge app and Priceless Cities experiences, MasterCard can help make your vacation unforgettable.

1. Arts and Culture

Seeing new arts and embracing different cultures is one of the most rewarding reasons to travel but sometimes you need help figuring out just what you should be doing when you go abroad. Take a woodcarving class in Istanbul and craft anything from linden to figures. Or if you want something less hands-on but still as memorable, there’s always the Philharmonic in Bogota, where you can watch rehearsals and chat with the talented musicians. A day of music should never be passed up.

2. Unique Dining
There’s no better way to feed the soul than with, well, food. Chow down on international fare at Expo Milano 2015 on the terrace of the Palazzo Beltrami. Various sections of the event will be dedicated to food trucks, the James Beard American Restaraunt (spotlighting award winning chefs), and other culinary programs. If that's not filling enough, there is also a gastronomic tour of Paris. Grab a seat on this double-decker bus and soak in the stunning Parisian architecture while feasting on dishes that harmoniously blend local produce, aesthetic, and tradition all on one plate.

3. Adventures Over Land & Sea

Channel your adventurous side and head into nature. Sail and snorkel in the Bahamas, while enjoying a cruise dinner—think fresh fish and beautiful aquatic views. For land dwellers, there’s plenty of diverse plant life deserving #OneMoreDay of exploration. Tour Gardens by the Bay in Singapore— recently voted one of the Top 10 Indoor Gardens of the World! Gardens by the Bay features wonders from every continent except Antarctica; there are cooled conservatories, vertical gardens, and some of the most advanced and sustainable architectural designs.

4. Guided Tours
Traveling is a great opportunity to meet new people. Make your way to London for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Harrods, Europe’s largest department store. You’ll be able to learn from the staff, as well as chat and shop with other attendees. But if you’d rather do something more active, grab a bike and take a breathtaking guided tour of Jamaica’s mountainsides and rolling hills. Bond with your fellow bikers over stunning views and sore muscles.

5. Total Relaxation
Never get too busy traveling that you forget the most important reason you got on that plane in the first place: to treat yourself. Decompress as you overlook the rolling Indian Ocean at the Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa where you can relax in a totally serene environment. Then there’s also the Hotel Rural Los Ánades in Madrid where you can strike the perfect mind & body balance. This hotel’s therapeutic private spa will have you striking inner harmony in no time.

See more. Explore more. Travel more. Take #OneMoreDay of vacation. 

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