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Give The Gift of Multi-Generational Travel This Year

Give The Gift of Multi-Generational Travel This Year

Give a gift of multi-general travel this year for the holidays ahead. It’s a gift your family will remember for generations!

Conventional gifts can be overrated, and rather than offer gadgets, flowers or toys to the kids, why not take them on a trip? If you’re not in the mood to spend Christmas at home, pack your bags and head out on an adventure. Or put together a package of maps and information on a vacation spot where you can all spend time together. The world is your oyster! Pick a destination that best matches with your family’s preferences, and have the time of your life enjoying time together in a new destination. Make plans in advance so that you don’t spend a fortune on accommodation and flights, and check out the following destinations.

December 16, 2016 | By More
Family Beach Vacations in Zanzibar – Unforgettable

Family Beach Vacations in Zanzibar – Unforgettable

Holidays for Families in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is home to some of the most beautiful, idyllic destinations on the continent of Africa. With turquoise waters, soft white sands beaches and mouth-watering local food , there are many simple reasons to be attracted to this serene archipelago.

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Located off the coast of Tanzania, the top attractions include magnificent beaches like Paje, Kiwengwa and Nungwi. Beaches of Zanzibar provide the best tourist experiences with stunning palm trees, tropical blue seas and best accommodation facilities.

September 19, 2016 | By More
Africa’s Big 5 Safari Animals and Where To See Them

Africa’s Big 5 Safari Animals and Where To See Them

The Big 5 Animals To See While On African Safari

The “Big 5” is a term often used synonymously with African Safaris by most tour operators as a lure to attract safari and wildlife enthusiasts. And, why shouldn’t they be! An African safari is on almost everyone’s bucket list. Anyone who has ever dreamt of visiting the land of vast landscapes, plush greenery, and of course these wildly renowned beasts hopes to go on an African Safari one day. Before we get into planning details, let’s get a quick introduction to the Big 5 Animals to see while on African Safari.

August 10, 2016 | By More
Family Friendly Wine Farms and Activities in South Africa

Family Friendly Wine Farms and Activities in South Africa

Don’t leave the kids behind…. Visit South Africa with your family and plan a getaway in the Franschhoek Valley with child friendly Wine Farms and activities.

I clearly remember the first time I drove to the Franschhoek Valley. We were driving on the Helshoogte Pass from Stellenbosch and I was in awe: the entire valley, so green and lush, surrounded by stark and imposing yet beautiful mountain ranges, under a clear blue sky opened itself up to me and I was, simply put, mesmerized. I fell in love and Franschhoek, with its fields of lavender, awe-inspiring wine farms and quaint little French-inspired village, has since become my holiday destination of choice.

July 14, 2016 | By More
Top Holy Land Sites For Christian Travelers to Israel

Top Holy Land Sites For Christian Travelers to Israel

Top Tour Sites for Catholics and Christians When Visiting Israel.

When speaking about Catholic Israel tours, the first thing we have to understand is that many places and historic sites in the Holy Land are equally important for all three major monotheistic religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It is not something that should confuse you because this country is a true meeting point of different cultures, traditions and religions. And that’s why it is not unusual to see people from different creeds going to pilgrimage and visiting the exact same places.

July 8, 2016 | By More
3 Destinations To Savor The Simple Life and Leave The Modern World Behind

3 Destinations To Savor The Simple Life and Leave The Modern World Behind

Leave the Modern World Behind When You Visit These 3 Countries

For people living in the United States, Canada, Europe, and other major developed regions of the world, it’s easy to forget that not all of humanity lives with the ubiquitous innovations of the 21st century. There are plenty of places that the internet doesn’t extend, where cars cannot drive down city streets, and where electricity is considered a recent luxury if it is available at all. These pre-modern standards of living don’t mean that these nations are backward – in fact, this sort of living is one of the most exciting things that a traveler can experience. If you’re looking for a simpler way of life, if only for a holiday, then here are three nations where life is a little simpler and slower than it is in your part of the world.

June 17, 2016 | By More
13 Iconic Monuments Cloaked in Mystery

13 Iconic Monuments Cloaked in Mystery

13 Historic Monuments Where Mystery Prevails

The world is a rich and wonderful place that’s full of surprises. Mysteries can be found in the most unexpected corners of the Earth – and many of them are left unsolved despite centuries of speculation.
Here are 13 mysterious historical monuments, from those well-loved in pop culture, to lesser known curiosities from ancient times, all waiting for your exploration:

June 13, 2016 | By More
Traveler’s Guide to Dubai – Local Customs and Expectations

Traveler’s Guide to Dubai – Local Customs and Expectations

The United Arab Emirates values hospitality and welcomes visitors with luxurious beaches, awe-inspiring architecture, flavorsome dishes, and rewarding historical sites. Dubai, the most sophisticated and progressive state of the UAE, is a wonderful place to experience the magic of a mysterious culture, but travelers must be aware of local customs and traditions. While all may appear to be glitz and glitter, travelers must be aware of local conservative customs of the area.

With this guide of practical advise about the lifestyles in Dubai, you will have a wonderful journey without offending any local moralities.

April 18, 2016 | By More
Which Region of Africa Is Right For Your Journey?

Which Region of Africa Is Right For Your Journey?

Unique natural beauty and traditional cultures define the Regions of Africa

Africa is a massive continent, made up of over fifty countries. There is a huge variety of things to do, from the more obvious choices such as a wildlife safari to visiting Cape Town and experiencing the sights and sounds of the city from the plateau at the top of Table Mountain. However, many visitors return to Africa as they become enthralled by the culture, traditions and the beautiful landscape. Visiting Africa is truly an amazing experience and one that you will remember for the rest if your life. The following suggestions will help you to get the most out of any trip you plan:

April 11, 2016 | By More
Mugs and Coffee Traditions From Across The Globe

Mugs and Coffee Traditions From Across The Globe

Mugs and Coffee Traditions vary all cross the world and make a fascinating study of our coffee drinking customs.

Everything gets better with coffee. It doesn’t ask questions, it understands, especially during mornings when we’re not even sure how to face the world. Coffee is that one thing that we have in common with the rest of the world. For coffee lovers out there, cups and mugs are the best travel souvenirs. These tokens represent a culture more uniquely and deeply than refrigerator magnets and key chains can ever do.

March 30, 2016 | By More
Port Elizabeth, Unknown Jewel of the Sunshine Coast, South Africa

Port Elizabeth, Unknown Jewel of the Sunshine Coast, South Africa

Port Elizabeth: The Eastern Cape’s Unknown Jewel

Port Elizabeth on the Sunshine Coast of South Africa is often overshadowed by its far more popular sister, Cape Town. Called both the Friendly City and the Windy City, a lot of Port Elizabeth’s best attractions make it onto ‘Top 10’ lists, but the truly amazing gems are relatively well guarded secrets that most tourists stumble across by accident. And when a friend recently mentioned that they were planning a vacation there, I started browsing through old photos and made a list of my personal ‘Port Elizabeth Must Do’s’ which I’ll be sharing with you all.

December 7, 2015 | By More
Safety Tips For Women Traveling To Dubai

Safety Tips For Women Traveling To Dubai

Important Safety Tips for Women Traveling to Dubai .

Dubai is a beautiful destination which travel enthusiasts aspire to visit at least once in their lifetime. This wonderful city beats any place in the Mid-East in terms of its luxury offerings. Whether you wish to enjoy great sightseeing or love art and culture, want to indulge in varied entertainment and fun or relish finest gastronomy and shopping, Dubai never fails to impress. On top of all these, Dubai is an advanced and mostly crime-free city, making it one of the most incredible destinations to travel and explore as a female solo traveler. That said, there are certain things that you should necessarily know before and during your visit to Dubai.

November 6, 2015 | By More
Unforgettable Adventures in Exotic Morocco

Unforgettable Adventures in Exotic Morocco

How To Make The Most of Your Adventure to Exotic Morocco. Morocco proudly stands as one of the most sought-after exotic getaway destinations in the world, thanks to its year-round warm weather, surfer-friendly coastlines, colourful traditions and diverse panoramas.

Many of Morocco’s visitors stay within the limits of Marrakech, or the popular city of Casablanca, but there are many other cities and landscapes you can visit in Morocco that remind you of the country’s ancient allure. From the cinematically impressive Ouarzazte to the museums in Fez here’s how to make the most of an adventure in Morocco.

October 28, 2015 | By More
What To Do In South Africa After You’ve Admired The Wildlife

What To Do In South Africa After You’ve Admired The Wildlife

There is far more to see and do in South Africa than just viewing the wildlife and abundant flora. This beautiful territory is packed with some pretty amazing cities as well. The legendary beaches and ultimately, the nightlife, will transform your visit to South Africa into a one-of-a-kind holiday. Out of all countries spread across the African continent, South Africa is the most developed. Urbanism is thriving here, and so it tourism. People from all around the world choose to come to Cape Town to explore the coastlines, visit the renown vineyards and enjoy the luxurious resorts.

April 20, 2015 | By More
World’s Most Breathtaking Cherry Blossom and Tulip Festivals

World’s Most Breathtaking Cherry Blossom and Tulip Festivals

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.

March 30, 2015 | By More
World’s Most Dramatic Kayak Destinations – 6 Unforgettable Kayak Adventures

World’s Most Dramatic Kayak Destinations – 6 Unforgettable Kayak Adventures

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.

March 26, 2015 | By More
Why Turkey Is The New Spain

Why Turkey Is The New Spain

For years, a premiere destination for sunshine and a great value package holiday has been Spain. But with the Euro in trouble and wildcat strikes halting flights in Spain, a new contender has entered the holiday arena – vacations to Turkey. Flights from US to Britain are comfortingly affordable during the winter season and exotic […]

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Getting To Know The Culture and Traditions of Turkey

Getting To Know The Culture and Traditions of Turkey

Go Beyond The Tourist Sites and Find A Traditional Experience in Turkey

There’s plenty to see and do in Turkey. We all know about the famous Blue Mosque, the gorgeous cascading Pammaluke terraces, and incredible views of Cappadocia. These are on your list, but what about getting to know the traditional things of the country a bit more? Here are a few extra things to add to your travel list so you’re experiencing more than just the mainstream sites of Turkey.

December 3, 2014 | By More
Discover A Wonderful World of Birds in Cyprus

Discover A Wonderful World of Birds in Cyprus

Cyprus, an intriguing island in the eastern Mediterranean, has a rich and diverse bird population living many different habitats, making this island a mecca for birdwatchers from all over the world.

Cyprus is hosting The World of Birds exhibition which is runs until 15 November in The Leventis Municipal Museum in Nicosia. The exhibition displays photographs of the birds of Cyprus in their natural habitat, as well as showcasing objects from the Museum’s collections, which depict birds or have the shape and form of birds. Taking the world of birds to these further levels makes the exhibition something for everyone to enjoy – you don’t have to be a ‘twitcher’ to get a lot from this fascinating exhibition. The Leventis Municipal Museum is well known for its excellent exhibits which explain the history and prehistory of Cyprus and this temporary exhibition is typical of the high quality interactive approach of the curators.

November 13, 2013 | By More
Exploring The Many Fascinating Faces of Istanbul

Exploring The Many Fascinating Faces of Istanbul

Traveling across the world means you will experience many iconic places, but in our personal experience there is certainly no other place in the world like Istanbul. The hustle and bustle of the crowds, the ancient and modern architecture wrought together in a strange harmony is compelling. It is certainly a place of great variety, the strange and the beautiful intertwining together in a one-of-a-kind way. In many ways the Orient can look like another planet if you’re used to the western world, the crowded and loud markets, the call to prayer by the local muezzin that echoes through the streets, the colorful and unforgettable stores and traditional goods: all of these contribute to what makes Istanbul unique and beautiful for us and undoubtedly part of the experience you’ll see, hear and sense for yourself as well.

August 19, 2013 | By More