It’s a Leap Year! We’ve been given an extra day to enjoy this year so why not take a leap, take the plunge or try something new and travel somewhere you’ve always wanted to go!
We want to inspire you to make the most of this 366-day year and spend those extra 24 hours doing something unique or going somewhere sensational! If you could spend an extra day anywhere in the world where would it be and what would you do?! We have a few suggestions for traditionalists, thrill-seekers and those of you with irrepressible wanderlust!
AN ADRENALINE-PACKED 24 HOURS IN CAPE TOWN!
Maybe you want to try something that makes you feel truly alive with your extra 24 hours this year? For the thrill-seeking contingent, why not head to Cape Town, where you can experience more extreme sports in one day than you can anywhere else on the planet? In Cape Town you can go paragliding off of Table Mountain, Great White Shark cage-diving off of the Western Cape and leap 216 meters off the Bloukrans Bridge (otherwise known as the highest bungee jump in the world)! Seize the day and book one of these amazing properties for an adrenaline rush you won’t forget!
LIVE ‘LA RIVE GAUCHE’ IN PARIS!
Times have certainly changed but perhaps the most well-known of leap-year customs is that on February 29, women were traditionally encouraged to propose to men. This is believed to have been introduced in Ireland to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how Leap Day balances the calendar. If you’re a stickler for tradition and decided to pop the question to the man in your life on February 29, why not whisk your beloved away to the most romantic city in the world? Immortalized in art, literature and film, Paris brims with old-world charm, oozes romance and has rightfully upheld its title as the City of Love. Lovers spending 24 hours in this intoxicating city, can stroll along the Champs-Elysees, enjoy a bottle of Chateaux Margaux in a cozy bistro and share a passionate embrace on the banks of the Seine. Choose from nearly 2000 of our beautiful Parisian apartments and start planning your 24 hours in Paris!
ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME IN PERU!
Maybe you want to venture further afield and pretend you’re Indiana Jones on your extra day this year? How about an exhilarating getaway to Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca city in the Peruvian Andes, otherwise known as the ‘Lost City of the Incas’? From the Sun Gate to the Temple of the Sun and its surrounding temples, there’s so much to explore here that your visit to Machu Picchu will be an unforgettable experience which will last you a lifetime! These Wimdu properties could be the perfect retreat while you’re on the adventure of a lifetime!