A trip to Paris is reason for excitement whether it’s your first time or your 5th. But to experience Paris at its best, put down your guidebook and think outside the box. The Louvre, Eiffel Tower and the Orsay Museum are on everyone’s list of things to do in Paris, but don’t forget there are plenty of other options to see Paris differently. Paris is a playground and one that’s begging to be explored; from picnics in verdant green parks to bike tours and book shops – go off the beaten tourist routes with this list of unique things to do in Paris.
Where To See The World’s Most Dramatic Cherry Blossom and Spring Tulip Festivals
This year more than most, everyone is desperate for a glimpse of spring to help them forget what a disgusting winter 2015 has been. All across the world cherry trees are in bud and ready to burst with pink perfusion to create lacy canapes dancing on spring breezes. Likewise, fat garden bulbs are sending their shoots toward the sunshine and soon gardens will sprout with spring tulips painting the landscape in impossibly bright colors. Oh yes, we need a dose of beautiful spring flowers right now! Here’s our master list of the best Cherry Blossom and Tulip Festivals across the globe.
6 Unforgettable Kayak Adventure Tours at some of the world’s best kayak destinations.
Kayaking offers an immersive, up-close experience with some of nature’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. The sense of excitement and freedom, moving through the water and paddling towards the horizon, is counterbalanced by an equal sense of peacefulness and quiet. Whether you are a beginner or experienced paddler, here is a roundup of some of the most stunning destinations whose splendour is best revealed by kayak.
Great Cities For The World’s Best Surfing Experiences – Grab Your Board and Soar!
Waves not only produce beauty and excitement, they create magic for those who ride their power. If you are looking for a great surf town for your next vacation then the following list of the world’s best surf towns will guide your way. All are not necessarily picked because they have the best waves, but because they also have superb hotels, welcoming locals, amazing nightlife, soul-satisfying cuisines and lots of fun activities!
Will This Be The Year You See The Northern Lights? Incredible Sale – Norther Lights Tour to Iceland for just $699 per person!
For the next 8 days, go-today is offering an unbeatable vacation package to Iceland for travelers wanting to enliven the 2015/2016 fall/winter season. For just $699 per person, ordinary Americans can transport themselves from the dreary boredom of a cold, blah East Coast to an Arctic world of thermal pools, glaciers, geysers and frozen waterfalls. Bookings must be made by March 30, 2015 – so get cooking.
The national history of Wales is told by its dramatic medieval ruins, abandoned castles, thrilling mountainous landscapes and horrific coastal cliffs. Wales is also valued for its pristine waters and primeval flora and fauna. Thanks to these natural wonders, Wales turns out to be a perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Here are eight activities that guarantee an unforgettable weekend in Wales.
Scandinavia has all the elements your need for the most exciting and stylish holiday of your life!
Scandinavia is a vast Northern European territory with a diverse culture and a wide range of wildlife. The classic image of this beautiful region is the endless fir forests, maybe the wilderness and definitely the coastal amazing fjords. Scandinavia is situated in Northern Europe and is comprised of Norway, Denmark and Sweden. It is a unique place where you can experience an almost endless choice of different delights.
Come on a with us on a fascinating historic stroll through Warsaw, Poland.
What fascinates me about Warsaw is the immense and depth of of its cultural history. Warsaw is the capital city of Poland after the medieval capital city of Krakow. What is more eerie, is that Warsaw was completely destroyed during the World War II, with many lives perishing in the town. But humanity’s spirit never wanes and Warsaw is a symbol for that; today almost every standing structure in the city is postwar era renewal. Thanks to the ingenuity of the city’s talented engineers, the quaint old district of Stare Miasto still stands fully-restored.
They Eat Horses, Don’t They?… The Truth About the French, is a delightful book examining popular myths about the French.
Who among us hasn’t fantasized about putting life on hold and spending a year or two living in FrancThe Truth About The Frenche? Ahhh, I can imagine it all now; croissants at daybreak, long walks through lavender fields, stopping for a picnic of wine, bread and cheese… But I’m also imagining dealing with the infamous French stand-offish attitude, poor plumbing, and trying to dress with the chic ease of French women. Need I worry about the myths and rumors about quirky French lifestyles or is it all just hooey?
Take this fun quiz to find your perfect road trip in Ireland. Then download the map, directions and all the sites to see from Lonely Planet. This is your perfect Ireland Road Trip helper!
Reasons Why Easter in the Baltics Should Not be Missed
Easter in the Baltic States is all about painted eggs, traditional food, and festive gift giving. Egg knocking is common in all of Europe throughout the holiday, as well as going to church on Resurrection Night, lighting candles and gathering around the table to enjoy special dishes that end the fasting period. Don’t miss out Easter in the Baltics. The religious holiday has a rich historic background that marks all sorts of periods with different rulers that had an impact on holiday traditions.
The National Geographic Society has a well earned reputation for capturing the essence of a destination in vivid detail while igniting our imaginations about what it would be like to visit there. Now their team of experts have scoured the world to identify the most extraordinary places in the world to stay. The initial selection of 24 Unique Lodges of the World include properties that demonstrate a dedication to authenticity, sustainability, excellence in service and outstanding guest experiences.
An Insiders’ Guides to Delightful Dublin
Dublin, Ireland’s capital and most famous city, is packed with charm, culture, history and an enviable nightlife. Tourists flock from all over the world to experience the many attractions and beautiful architecture of the city. UK-based London City Airport has been working with travel and lifestyle bloggers to find top tips and advice for a trip to Dublin. We’re sharing some of their thoughts here to help inspire our readers for their own Irish city break.
Eastern Europe in winter offers something different that will amaze you. Europe is an amazing continent to explore, regardless of the weather conditions. The museums, the history, the different cultures, the food, and ultimately, the people, should be enough to convince you that this territory it worth seeing. Packed with hidden attractions, puzzling landscapes and […]
Emirates Airlines has announced an unbelievable sale for flights from JFK to Milan, Italy – with prices so low you will probably never see a sale like this again!! Emirates is offering two airline tickets for the price of one when tickets are purchased by June 22, 2015. That means two tickets from $799 in […]
The French word for “buddy” (“mate”) is “copain”: the person you share your bread with. When you’re traveling, you often meet people and ask for their advice, assistance, sometimes they will even offer you a place to stay for a few days. In many countries, hospitality is an obligation, and people you’ve never known before will do all they can to help you, just because they feel it’s something they have to do. And as for you, you feel obligated and perhaps grateful beyond words. So…. you can just go to the next supermarket (or the next bookstore) and buy them a present just to show how much you appreciated their attitude. But there’s also something better you might want to try… cook for them!
Ever since the Olympics (I know that is old news but stick with me) London’s Theatreland has had a newer fresher feel to it.
There were a lot of shows that were hanging around a bit for no other reason than they could. But in 2012 many shows that were not cutting the ice closed and some others that just came in to town to reap the rewards of an Olympic year, rightly disappeared into obscurity! Since then visitors to London have enjoyed a plethora of new and exciting productions.
8 Secret Getaway Spaces for Visiting Barcelona
Don’t be afraid to call yourself a tourist, it is not a bad word. There is nothing wrong with indulging yourself in the chaotically long queues to see the world’s most famous sights, in fact, you’ll regret it if you don’t. However, there will come a time when you will want to escape to find peace and quiet and more out of the way sites. Here I will share with you my 8 secret getaway spaces that kept me going during my time in Barcelona.
Get mesmerized this winter by the “best of a decade” Northern Lights displays and tick ‘see the northern lights’ off of your bucket list! Here’s why this year will see the best northern lights display in many years.
The Northern Lights are a magnificent sight that takes place in the far north during the wintertime. Also called the aurora borealis, this phenomenon is caused by solar activity, and scientists are predicting a superb viewing opportunity late this year. Scientists from NASA have foreseen that this December the sun’s maximum solar activity will once again reach its highest peak. Thus, travelers from around the world will be able to see the aurora borealis in its full bloom.
The nightlife in Madrid is never dull, it’s one of the world’s favorite cities for a great night on the town. Here’s a look at the top spots for memorable Madrid night life!
Madrid, the grand city of luxurious architecture, fine hotels and fancy restaurants has a lot to offer for tourists who want to play at night as well as during the day. There are places that literally never close and others that keep the party going until 2:30 a.m. Nightlife in Madrid can be characterized by a single phrase – “Mucha Marcha” which translates as “a lot of action”. Madrillenos explain it as there is too much see and to much to do, so sleeping is not an option.