Who says you have to get married—or be in a relationship—to plan a flawless trip abroad with someone you love? A bestiemoon, aka, a major vacation you take with your best friend(s), will bring you closer like nothing else. And with plenty of hacks to find affordable airfares, what better time than the present to plan a getaway? Here are 11 spots where you can live your best bestiemoon life:
IF YOU LOVE TAKING LONG WALKS TOGETHER:
IF NEITHER OF YOU ARE PLANNERS:
IF YOU BOTH LOVE FRESH AIR, BUT AREN’T OUTDOORSY:
This absolutely gorgeous coastal city has one of the world’s largest fountain parks and is rightly hailed as the “Garden City” for, well, do you see that photo?! If you want a city with a six-mile stretch of parks overlooking the ocean, and actual beaches right below it, Lima is your place. It’s also a culinary haven due to its high volume of world-class chefs with local restaurants—meaning you’re always one outdoor table away from a delicious meal and A+ quality time with your bestie.
IF YOU BOTH HATE COLD WEATHER:
IF ONE (OR BOTH) OF YOU IS GETTING OVER A BREAKUP:
Denmark is consistently voted one of the happiest countries in the world, so it’s no wonder it’s the home of “hygge“–the warmth one feels from spending quality time with loved ones, or cozying up by themselves. Going to the capital of the place that coined the concept is perfect in general, but especially when either of you needs some post-breakup vacation therapy. There, you can chill by Nyhavn, a waterfront neighborhood known for the way its colorful buildings reflect in the water (see above), visit the famous Little Mermaid statue, and redefine fun at the Tivoli Gardens, a retro amusement park. Take it slow, and have fun together, because bestiemoons heal all wounds!