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.
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.
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?
We all know the big three St. Patrick’s Day cities that grab all the attention each year for gala green celebrations and boisterous parades. Boston, Chicago and New York are hard to beat for their St. Paddy’s Day enthusiasm and Celtic traditions.
But with more folks claiming to have Irish heritage in the United States than in Ireland, there are lots of other cities that go all out to celebrate their Gaelic connections and hoist more than a few pints of green beer and Guinness. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the top places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day across the United States:
Great Travels tips for Free Things To Do in Sydney! As Australia’s foremost global city, Sydney is considered one of the planet’s most green and connected cities. Sydney offers an excellent choice for numerous tourists, business leaders, and thousands of students each year. Blessed with a sunny climate along with stunning beaches, Sydney is one of the most vibrant and dazzling cities in the world.
And the good news is that visiting doesn’t require a plump purse to enjoy the sights and sounds of Sydney. Here are our best travel tips to explore Sydney and see the sites – for Free!
Shanghai sites to have the most fun during your 48 hour visit.
Shanghai is a city that expertly mixes ancient culture with today’s extreme technology. You can visit historic areas that blend European styled architecture with Asian influences or get in touch with your Zen at temples that are over 1,000 years old. Since there are so many things to do, let’s narrow down your choices by checking out our best-of list below.
The exotic markets of Byron Bay are a fanfare of culture, music and color ingenious art and craftworks, freshly-harvested and home-made produce; handy massages to soothes away your aches and pains. All this and much more greets you in the Markets of Byron Bay.
Also called the Style-Capital of the Northern Coast, Byron Bay is the easternmost beach-town of New South Wales, Australia and is located around 180 km south of Brisbane and around 780 km north of Sydney, just off the Pacific-Highway. This region is one of the major tourist attractions of Australia famous for its whale-watching, beach-surfing, scuba-diving, rural-beauty as well as a laid-back lifestyle. The entire Byron Bay region comes alive on weekends with its exotic markets.
Deliver Decadence for Valentine’s Day… Give the Gift of a unique Chocolate Getaway at The Chocolate March 2015.
Does your significant other live for chocolate? Do you want to give them the ultimate gift of sweetness? We aren’t just talking about one box for Valentine’s Day, either. Instead, how about an immersive experience over multiple enticing destinations? In other words, taste your way through a parade of chocolate delights at delightful Bed and Breakfasts in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
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.
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 […]
Yes, travelers returning from Cuba can now bring up to $100 worth of alcohol and tobacco into the United States. With the new U.S. government regulations easing restrictions for travel between the United States and Cuba, travelers can enjoy easier travel to the island of Cuba and can return home with some of Cuba’s most revered products – cigars and rum. You should be aware that these products may not be resold in the United States.
The Best of Northeast Skiing Country Inn Getaways
One of the best perks of winter in the Northeast is ski season and all the great chances to get out and play in the snow. Whether you prefer cross-country or downhill skiing, romantic sleigh rides or just sitting in the lodge by the fire with your drink of choice, ski trips are something everyone looks forward to. Here are some terrific country inns that make a perfect place to stay while you hit the slopes this winter.
Where Are The Best Places In The World To Celebrate New Years Eve? – we’ve got the best spots as rated by a company that should know… RatedDJs.co.uk So whether you’re looking for a great party this week or destinations to put on your bucket list for future celebrations, here are some of the […]
Solo Ski Trip – Should You Go It Alone?
As the ski season sets in, many snow-sport lovers are faced with a dilemma – love of the slopes inspires them to book a holiday to the mountains, but perhaps friends or family don’t share the same passion. Maybe this is a problem you’ve faced yourself; should you miss another year on the snow or should you brave the slopes by yourself?
Any kind of holiday can be intimidating when you’re alone, but a ski or snowboarding trip can be particularly intense. Here are our thoughts on what makes a solo ski trip great.
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.
We’ve found some sensational Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. BUT, it’s important to keep your eye on Facebook and Twitter this weekend as all the major travel brands will be popping up great discount promotions and giveaways to win your devotion and dollars. So give some thought to where you want to go and then zero in on the social media pages of hotels, airlines and tour companies that service that destination.
Here’s a look at some of the best travel promotions you’ll find for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Get to Know These 3 Caribbean Gems For A Fascinating Island Vacation
Beaches, crashing waves, and beautiful people in bikinis are just a few of the things that pop in people’s minds when thinking of islands in the Caribbean. While these islands can certainly serve up some of the best island relaxation and tropical attractions, how about getting to know some these islands a bit more than what’s on the surface? What are islands known for? Do they have something unique about them? What’s a random fact about the idyllic dot of land in the middle of the Caribbean? Well, you can find out first hand with a Luxury Travel with Elegant Resorts. Book yourself a place on one of these islands and take your new found knowledge with you. Here are a few tantalizing bits of information to get to know the islands of Granada, Bermuda, and Barbados a little more.
Every time I book a hotel stay in Europe, I have to stop and try to figure out just what those meal plan initials mean…. EP, MAP? While All-Inclusive and BnB are pretty self explanatory, who can figure out the meal plan difference between European Plan and American Plan? I know one of them includes lunch, but for the life of me, I can never remember which one it is. Here’s a great Infographic prepared by itravel2000.com that walks you through the differences in meal plans and how to determine which plan is the best for your next vacation.