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Guernsey Trip Report – A French Island Paradise in Britain

Guernsey Trip Report – A French Island Paradise in Britain

The lovely island of Guernsey, a unique blend of French and British culture is located in the English Channel, 30 miles off the northwestern coast of France and only a 50-minute flight from London Gatwick. Guernsey is a self-governing British Crown dependency, that has been influenced by nearby France through the centuries. Why am I telling you this? Personally I feel it is this fusion of French and British cultures that makes Guernsey so unique and attractive. The language spoken is English, but there is still a Guernsey patois French spoken by some of the population. You’ll also find the majority of the roads are named in French. Every aspect of island life is a charming Anglo-Franco fusion.

July 2, 2013 | By More
Take A Bite Out of Bogata – Guide To Delicious Regional Dishes

Take A Bite Out of Bogata – Guide To Delicious Regional Dishes

As we all know, one of the best parts of travelling is discovering new delicacies. If you are one of those people always up for something new, time for you to get cheap flights to Bogota just to try their outstanding local food. Bogota offers a wide range of restaurants that serve regional and international foods – just hearing about it will have your mouth watering.

Local Flavors
In Bogota, their key traditional dishes are based on pork, beans, potatoes, corn, rice and soups. Below are the top five dishes one should always try in this divine place:

July 1, 2013 | By More
Discover Viking History and Danish Charm In The Faroe Islands

Discover Viking History and Danish Charm In The Faroe Islands

Located between the North Atlantic and Norwegian Sea, halfway between Iceland and Norway, the windswept Faroe Islands are under the jurisdiction of Demark, yet they are very much like their own magical world. The islands are self-governing, but they have been part of the Kingdom of Denmark since 1948. The islands’ closest neighbours, however, are the Northern and Western isles of Scotland. With their other-worldly charm and singular attractions, the Faroe Islands lure travellers from far and wide to discover the beauty of their northern scenery.

Many tourists plan their visits to the Faroe Islands well in advance of the warm season, and there are also cruises that make visiting these extraordinary islands more convenient than ever. From the unique capital of Torshavn to breath-taking ocean views, the islands are the ideal natural get-away and the island culture is as rich and vibrant as ever. The following must-see attractions and experiences are what make the Faroe Islands so evocative and impossible to forget!

June 28, 2013 | By More
A Traveler’s Guide To Shopping In Hong Kong

A Traveler’s Guide To Shopping In Hong Kong

Whilst on a journey through Hong Kong, I encountered some of the most exquisite and beautiful places. You can’t quite imagine it without seeing it for yourself, but I’ll do my best to tempt you with my portrayal of this striking city.

My adventure began at the Temple Street Night Market, not far from the ancient temple of Tin Hau. The Night Market is alive with locals of an evening, selling all sorts of wares. There are cute little tea sets, watches, and charming antiques made out of Jade and other precious materials. For me personally the finest of these wares was the traditional food sold at some of the market stalls, such as the Five-layer Roast Pork and the Roast Pigeon.

June 27, 2013 | By More
Where To Find The Most Entertaining Irish Pubs in London

Where To Find The Most Entertaining Irish Pubs in London

Gradually this summer people are moving towards pubs instead of going to seashore or beaches. Why? According to research pubs fulfill the psychological need of men and it gives lots of relaxation , a chance to enjoy friends and family in a casual atmosphere, a place where people make new friends and connect socially with the local population.
Are you fond of Irish ales and whiskey, pub food and even some dancing, and are looking for that in London? Then look no further. London has many Irish pubs and we’re here to help you choose the best one where you can enjoy the real fun of summer. Let’s make it easy by categorizing Irish pubs in terms of their niceties and atmosphere, and of course, where to find a pint of Guinness along with music.

June 26, 2013 | By More
Top Chicago Sightseeing Attractions For A Memorable Visit

Top Chicago Sightseeing Attractions For A Memorable Visit

There’s no place like Chicago! The Windy City is known for more than just the weather. Chicago is also known for the number of skyscrapers it has, which is why it is also known as the city of big shoulders. The museums and theaters in Chicago are some of the greatest in the world. While there are hundreds of interesting places to visit in Chicago, below is a list of the must-see attractions for any first-time visitor to this exciting city.

June 25, 2013 | By More
Aruba Restaurants With Fabulous Oceanfront Views

Aruba Restaurants With Fabulous Oceanfront Views

Dining in Aruba is nothing short of a compelling flavor experience filled with excitement and surprise. Aruba is not only known for its wonderful white sandy beaches and breathtaking scenery, but this island also presents a delectable local flavor. Your vacation wouldn’t be complete if you haven’t tried to taste the local cuisines that this island has to offer. Dining venues are just as different as the menus with new and unusual themes popping up everywhere. Resorts have elegant restaurants, both chic and casual, with bountiful buffets and a night full of entertainment. You can also take pleasure dining on the beach, poolside, in landscaped gardens, panoramic terraces and on moonlight piers. And even the small local establishments in this island also offer good quality of food and delish flavors.

June 24, 2013 | By More
BnB Road Trip Getaways Along America’s Favorite Byways

BnB Road Trip Getaways Along America’s Favorite Byways

Ah, summer… There’s something about the bright sunshine and warm weather that makes you want to pack up your car and head out onto the open road. If you need another reason, the classic road trip comedy, Vacation, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. So, you may want to take a cue from the Griswolds and plan one of your own!

While the idea of spending countless hours in a car might strike fear in your heart, it’s an adventurous way to get up close and personal with the wondrous, natural beauty of North America. When you’re ready to veer off-road to recharge and refresh your batteries, make a pit stop at one of the many B&Bs near these famous byways before mapping out your next excursion:

June 20, 2013 | By More
Discover The Natural Side of Cyprus

Discover The Natural Side of Cyprus

A holiday in Cyprus can be full of surprises. Cyprus is the perfect place for a sophisticated beach holiday with a touch of historical culture. Paphos is the prime location for experiencing the ancient side of Cyprus and has many wonderful sights to see. Paphos Harbour offers stunning views of the Medieval fort that overlooks it. The best time to visit is during the summer festival when the sounds of opera echo around the ancient walls.

The Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station is a natural attraction that is well worth visiting whilst you’re in Paphos. This beach is an area of conservation where turtles lay their eggs and their nests are protected. It is quite tricky to get to but if the stunning views and warm sea weren’t appealing enough, the chance to see some endangered creatures in their natural habitat surely will be.

June 19, 2013 | By More
Staycations..Neighcations, Do You Know The Latest Travel Buzzwords?

Staycations..Neighcations, Do You Know The Latest Travel Buzzwords?

In an effort to further compartmentalize, re-market and glamorize the kinds of trips we travellers enjoy, it seems that the emergence of a new generation of travel buzzwords has only just begun. In May 2013, one of the latest additions to the colourful dictionary of modern travel was added: a ‘flocation’. The word, coined by boating holiday specialist lateboat.com and originally reported by Travel Mole, puts a spin on the concept of a ‘staycation”.

With so many travel buzzwords being coined these days, perhaps we should be asking ourselves if this is all just a bit of fun, or whether there really is some clever marketing in action. Here Are Our Favorite Travel Buzzword Hits

June 18, 2013 | By More
10 Most Entertaining Things To Do In Marbella

10 Most Entertaining Things To Do In Marbella

Spain is more than just a holiday destination offering a sun kissed lifestyle for over 3.8 million expats. The city of Marbella on the southeastern coast of Spain is generally regarded as the crème-de-la-crème for vacation properties in Spain. Marbella is well known for its champagne lifestyle and indulgent quality of life. We have listed the best things to do in this area showing why it has remained a premium safe-haven for foreign investors.

Marbella is famed for its golf championships and beautifully manicured golf courses. There are over 50 golf courses on the coast to choose from all within a 30 minute drive from Marbella.

June 17, 2013 | By More
Why Island Hopping In Croatia Is The Ultimate Choice For A Luxury Vacation

Why Island Hopping In Croatia Is The Ultimate Choice For A Luxury Vacation

It’s time for the French Riviera to step aside and make way for Croatia. With hundreds of islands nestled in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea this is the new destination for luxury travel. Let’s take a look at why Croatia is making its mark as the must visit destination for luxury travel enthusiasts.

Croatia is quickly emerging as the glamorous jewel in Eastern Europe’s crown. Set in the Mediterranean Sea, or more accurately the Adriatic Sea which is the most northerly subdivision of the Mediterranean, Croatia has hundreds of beautiful islands offering miles of beautiful coastline (over 2,500 miles to be exact!).

June 14, 2013 | By More
St. Augustine Florida, A Perfect Blend of History and Seacoast Fun

St. Augustine Florida, A Perfect Blend of History and Seacoast Fun

Located approximately 30 miles south of Jacksonville is the coastal city of St. Augustine, Florida, a city rich in Spanish colonial architecture and North American history.

St. Augustine the oldest city in America, is home to 450 years’ of history from its founding by Spanish explorers in the 16th Century, to the elegance of Flagler College founded in 1968. A great deal of North American history can be discovered in St. Augustine as well as sun and fun sea coast activities that attract families from across the country. Of the many delights of St. Augustine, here are my favorites:

June 12, 2013 | By More
How to Turn a Short Break into an Adventure of a Lifetime

How to Turn a Short Break into an Adventure of a Lifetime

If, like me, you work full time and only get a precious few days off but also have an insatiable desire to travel, then the chances are you want to make the most out of any trip.

Those on extended trips have the time and space to go in search of adventure unlike those of us who may only be able to take a short three day break. These shorter excursions requires a certain kind of rigid planning to ensure you see and do everything you want to within your limited timeframe. For some people, this may blitz any sense of adventure but, from experience, there are a number of ways you can guarantee an adventurous break without having to sacrifice a whole lot.

June 11, 2013 | By More
Intriguing Derinkuyu, Ancient Underground City of Cappadocia Turkey

Intriguing Derinkuyu, Ancient Underground City of Cappadocia Turkey

There are many interesting and strange places around the globe that should be seen at least once and Derinkuya Cappadocia should on that list.

While most of us are familiar with Turkey with the allure of its vibrant cities and beautiful seaside locations, there is so much more to intrigue visitors. A group of underground cities present in Central Anatolia (Turkey) date all the way back to the times of the Hittites in the 18-14th centuries BC. Visiting these fascinating underground cities is a wonderful opportunity to explore an ancient culture. There are a total of 36 of these amazing constructions found throughout Cappadocia, but Derinkuyu is the deepest one.

June 7, 2013 | By More
Portugal’s Biggest Seafood Festival – Lisbon Fish and Flavours

Portugal’s Biggest Seafood Festival – Lisbon Fish and Flavours

I had heard about “Lisbon Fish & Flavours” which is held in Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon in April, and committed to attend this year. It was a great experience and real fun attending the festival.

This was the sixth year of “Lisbon Fish & Flavours” festival and it was a joy to taste freshly prepared seafood delicacies offered by some of the most famous chefs from Portugal and abroad. Renowned chefs who displayed their culinary skills included Vitor Sobral, Marlene Vieira, Tomoaki Kanazawa, Miguel Castro Silva, Alexandre Silva, José Avillez (Portugal), Mauro Uliassi, Nuno Barros, Nuno Diniz (Italy), Adrien Trouilloud, Bertílio Gomes (France), Bella Masano, Virgilio Martinez, Fausto Airoldi (Brazil), among others.

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Guide To Ko Phi Phi Thailand, Beauty and Fun To The Max

Guide To Ko Phi Phi Thailand, Beauty and Fun To The Max

What a wonderful island Ko Phi Phi is. Located on the South-West coast of Thailand, cradled within the marine-rich Andaman Sea, the island of Ko Phi Phi is full to the brim with some serious scenic abundance!

Getting to Phi Phi island couldn’t be easier. If you’re coming from Bangkok then you can get a train down to Surat Thani, which will take about eight hours, then get an air conditioned bus from Surat Thani across the country to Krabi. The bus journey will take about three hours and is usually quite comfortable. Once you get to Krabi, you then hop onto a ferry for a two hour journey that will take you to the little island of Ko Phi Phi.

June 3, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Five Thrilling Adventure Activities in Singapore

Five Thrilling Adventure Activities in Singapore

It’s not all architecture, shopping and food that attracts travelers to Singapore, you’ll also find great adventure activities as well. Vacations offer everyone a great opportunity to unwind and relax, and some vacationers tour holiday destinations for the architectural grandeur and beautiful sights.

But for adventure junkies trapped inside a monotonous schedule of work, a state of relaxation (read complete inactivity) may not be as pleasurable as a fun-filled adventure vacation. One of my most adventurous trips was to Singapore. It was a bold plan, as Singapore is known for its cultural heritage, architectural marvels and great food. I never thought Singapore could appease my adventure hunger as well, but as I went in the search of adventure, I was amazed by the choices I found.

May 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Top Things To Do in Bridgetown Barbados

Top Things To Do in Bridgetown Barbados

It’s often hard to choose a place to go on holiday and then there’s the task of actually planning your supposedly ‘relaxing’ time away with things to do and see. If your destination is Barbados, we have great advice on what to do and how to spend two days in the capital city of Bridgetown.

Day One: A bit of historical sightseeing would be the perfect way to start your day off, so pop along to see the bronze statue of Admiral Lord Nelson in what was known as Barbados’ Trafalgar Square (renamed later as National Hero’s Square). The statue is situated across from the Barbados Parliament buildings and was erected there in 1813. Remember to keep your wits about you however, and avoid wearing flashy jewellery in order to escape the attention of any pickpockets who may be operating in the area.

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Dubai in Summer – Cool Summer Sightseeing Activities

Dubai in Summer – Cool Summer Sightseeing Activities

You must have heard that winter is the best time to plan Dubai trip, as temperature is moderate during winter and allows visitors to enjoy several outdoor activities like sunbathing on white sandy beaches, desert safari and sand boarding. But I can assure you, Dubai offers ultimate opportunities of leisure and entertainment activities even during hot summers for people of all age groups, including kids. Hotels, resorts and airlines announce discount packages during summer season to attract families and friends to visit Dubai during summer. If you are planning to visit Dubai during summer, you need to prepare yourself to survive high temperatures.

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