For many visitors to Italy, Tuscany is the region that surpasses all others. The cultural and historical significance of Florence and other Tuscan towns rival the most popular locations anywhere in Europe. In addition, the famed rolling hills of vineyards and olive groves provide a plethora of excellent walking routes that balance beautifully with the man-made splendour of the cities. These scenic walks will not only reveal the natural beauty of the landscape, but enables travelers to feast on the fine rustic cuisine of the area and sample the superb wines produced in this exquisite part of the world. In the past decade Tuscany has become one of, if not, the most popular tourist destination in Italy.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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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