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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
Art, History and Culture Shine in Safed Israel

Art, History and Culture Shine in Safed Israel

Safed was named as one of CNN’s ten most beautiful towns in May 2012. The charm of the mountaintop town is, however, only one of the many reasons it attracts enthusiastic visitors. Safed is known as one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities due to its history as a center of Jewish Mysticism.

Today visitors can wander around the narrow lanes and alleyways of the city to experience religious, cultural and historical sites of the area.

July 26, 2013 | By More
Feel The Healing Powers of Ancient Travertine Infinity Pools in Pamukkale, Turkey

Feel The Healing Powers of Ancient Travertine Infinity Pools in Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale means Cotton Castle in Turkish. This is a place where hot calcium- laden waters spring from the ground, fall over a cliff and form magnificent shining white terraces and pools filled with warm water. In this place of natural beauty, Roman royalty once created at spa center in the second century BC. They built the spa city of Hierapolis around a holy hot-water spring. The Sacred Pool is still present today and travelers can bathe there for a fee.

Calcium carbonate, also known as travertine, is created with the reaction of calcium to hydrogen carbonate, which are present in the water. This makes the whole area brilliantly white and the sediment has created the pool formations.

July 19, 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
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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Discovering The Magic of Cape Town South Africa

Discovering The Magic of Cape Town South Africa

This city is sheer magic and be forewarned, it can weave a spell around you! No doubt the trip will involve a long haul flight from your country all the way to South Africa, but trust me the time spent on the airplane will be well worth the journey. Cape Town, located in Western Cape […]

May 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Most Popular Sites For Red Sea Holidays

Most Popular Sites For Red Sea Holidays

I first took a Red Sea holiday in the late 1990s, having studied Arabian history and culture, and spent the six weeks following my graduation travelling around the region with three friends. Much has changed in the 15 years since we took our tour, and some of the countries that we visited, such as Sudan […]

May 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Discover The Eternal Beauty of Cappadocia

Discover The Eternal Beauty of Cappadocia

Located in the central parts of Anatolia in Turkey, Cappadocia seems taken out of a dream. Before we arrived in Turkey we had only read about the local caves and seen them in documentaries.  The industrious spirit of the local population should be praised as some of these caves have been converted into dwellings and […]

April 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
My Vote For Best Restaurant In Jerusalem

My Vote For Best Restaurant In Jerusalem

I love to eat good food.  One of my favorite styles of cuisine is Arabic.  Cous-cous, hummus, lamb, roasted potatoes, tabouli, kafta, kibbeh, and more are among my favorites.  The spices are delicious, the meals well prepared, and for the most part, healthy. If you like this style of food, one of the most outstanding […]

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Touring The Historic Forts of Oman

Touring The Historic Forts of Oman

The Forts of Oman – A Walk Through History Oman is known for many things, but among the most grand attractions are its forts and palaces. The state has a colourful history comprising of influences from Islamic rulers, the Portuguese and even parts of east Africa. Due to its diverse environment, various tourist destinations and […]

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World’s Most Thrilling High-Country Drives

World’s Most Thrilling High-Country Drives

The world’s great high-country drives offer unparalleled scenery through the windshield. From the bear-prowled highlands of America’s Northern Rockies to the glacier-thick buttresses of New Zealand’s backbone, mountain roads are rich in scenery—and, with sheer drop-offs, avalanche delays, and tempestuous weather often the norm, a fair sprinkle of danger. Here are five glorious high-elevation routes—but […]

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Dubai On A Budget – Where To Stay, Shop and Play

Dubai On A Budget – Where To Stay, Shop and Play

Here are our secrets to make the most out of your trip to Dubai on a limited budget. Dubai is designed to target wealthy visitors and hardworking expats.  You’ll find a good range of activities and places to stay in the city. From the world’s most expensive hotels and exquisite cuisines to affordable accommodation and […]

April 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Come On Kids – We’re Off On A Sailing Vacation!

Come On Kids – We’re Off On A Sailing Vacation!

A family sailing holiday is a fantastic way to build confidence in and on the water, and also enjoy a fun and exciting vacation together.  Sailing encourages team work and helps each member of the family stay active and healthy, whilst enjoying an entertaining family holiday that gets everyone off the sun-loungers and onto the […]

December 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
5 of the World’s Most Unusual Budget Hotels

5 of the World’s Most Unusual Budget Hotels

If you are tired of the run-of-the-mill hotel chains which make up a sizable chunk of the budget to mid-range hotel sector, there are a number of ways you can give your vacation the edge but still get a bargain by staying in an unusual cheap hotel.

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