I discovered New Caledonia when searching for a perfect honeymoon destination. It was the closest to the image of a perfect tropical paradise I had in my head. It is also heavily influenced by French culture, including cuisine and architecture, so discovering New Caledonia was like Paris, the city of love, only with heavenly beaches and turquoise seas. I could not have imagined a better combination, so that’s where we spent our honeymoon.
Naturally, I wanted to make sure we made the best of our experience there, and I’m sharing my tips and insights to help you do the same.
Spoil Mom this Season! Celebrate Mother’s Day the BnB Way!
Mom’s big day is on its way, so there’s no time like the present to start thinking of a gift that you know she would want to get. At inns across the country, mothers can indulge in weekend escapes and enticing events with family and friends that really show her just how much she’s loved.
The Ramblas: the changing face of Barcelona’s most famous street.
I remember the first time I walked down the Ramblas well. It was February 1998 and Barcelona’s most famous street was full of tourists and locals alike. There were silver-painted human statues, stock still until a coin clattered into their collection boxes, buskers of varying degrees of talent, and card tricksters keeping a keen eye out for the first sign of the law. Whether taking a stroll, people watching, or on their way elsewhere, the street was bustling with activity as people went about their business.
The first Sherlock Holmes story (A Study in Scarlet) was published in 1887 and it took London by storm. It combined cold logic, meticulous observation, forensic science and the now-familiar format of the detective story. Did you know that although Holmes uses fingerprint analysis in his first case, Scotland Yard didn’t introduce the technique until 1901?
Join the team from the London Pass on a Sherlock Holmes self guided walking tour across central London.
Want to explore wild west? Western Iceland remains off the beaten track and well worth exploring.
Iceland has become a popular tourist destination in the recent years. It has some of the most stunning landscapes in the world and fantastic views of the Northern Lights; the capital city Reykjavik is also well known for its vibrant, bustling atmosphere and welcoming locals. However, just an hour from the city is the relatively unexplored ‘Wild West’. There are an abundance of ice caves, lava tubes and small villages which offer an amazing glimpse if traditional Icelandic life. Places to visit in this part of Iceland include:
Wealth of pampering options for healthy holiday in Australia
Holidays are no longer just some time spent by having fun and simply resting. Due to the hasty life pace, people are turning to vacations that are favorable for their health, both physical and mental. And as a country that covers an entire continent, Australia is rich with beautiful nature, urban cities and rural landscapes, where you can find wealth of pampering options. Eastern shore of the continent is especially filled with spa resorts and it is becoming a popular choice not only for Australian citizens. Everything from pure pampering, beauty treatments to personal empowerment can be found in Aussie’s spa wonderland. Let’s dive in deeper in the possibilities of such vacation.
Play Fair in New York Is The Ultimate Play and Toy Experience, Consider It The Willy Wonka of Toys and Play
In early February, WickedGoodTravelTips was invited to attend the first annual Play Fair and Toy Fair (http://playfairny.com and http://toyfairny.com) at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. With my husband and son in tow, I headed to Manhattan on the coldest day of the year so far. This experience was like being a kid in a candy store, but instead of candy, there were toys, play activities, and everyone’s favorite characters from favorite shows, plus so much more. If you have children, this is one event you won’t want to miss.
Your guide to reaching the unforgettable Crown-of-the-Continent in Glacier National Park
I remember standing on a boardwalk atop a glacier. Besides the brown and gray weather-beaten boardwalk, the entire landscape was white. The sky was incredibly blue. A crowd of people lined the boardwalk, snapping pictures.
Top 6 Amazing Places for a Families to Visit in Toronto
Toronto is the right place for your family vacation with lots of exciting places for families to visit. Toronto is a green city with lots and lots of parks, gardens and children’s playgrounds. All of them are in apple-pie order. You can also visit the wilder part of nature. Many parks are naturally wild, looking like forests. You can meet deer, foxes, beavers there on a condition you are attentive. On the tamer side, there are cultural city parks, with a nice lawn, picnic tables, and never-ending pathways. You can meet lots of local people there, walking, playing and admiring nature at its best. Which of them will suit you the most? Here’s a look at the best family friendly open spaces in Toronto:
What’s New in Camping Equipment? New equipment and gadgets are making camping easier than ever.
The right camping equipment can go a long way in improving your experience when you’re out there roughing it in the wild. From core camping gear that will improve your ability to tackle challenging conditions to gadgets and tech that caters to the modern camper – the range of camping equipment available nowadays is nothing less than amazing.
To many people the world over, Utah is an undiscovered treasure, often overshadowed by the more famous Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks. It’s time to discover the four unique and scenically dramatic National Parks in the state of Utah. You can enjoy unbelievable sights and sounds from stunning secret canyons to breathtakingly beautiful springtime wildflowers. The four drool-worthy national parks in Utah will not disappoint any visitor lucky enough to experience their vast canyons and sand sculpted arches. Start planning your adventure to Utah now!
Limassol is the second largest city on the island of Cyprus. Stretching along the Mediterranean coast in southeastern Europe, it offers a wide range of activities and landmarks to visit. Limassol is a city on a mission. It has been one of the busiest port cities in the Mediterranean for quite a few centuries but it hasn’t always been a top-of-mind- vacation destination. This is rapidly changing of course, thanks to the dedicated effort of local authorities, citizens and the business community. A large-scale urban remodeling programme has endowed the city with a brand new marina and a beautiful beachfront park. These attractions complement the Old Port and the Medieval Castle, forming a metropolitan area worth exploring and photo shooting
For Family Adventures, Head for Eastern Europe For Best Holiday Bargains
Every year thousands of people pick up the travel brochures and attempt to decide the best destination for them. Unfortunately, many of the places in Europe, which are now in the Eurozone, have become increasingly expensive. This can place a huge amount of stress on your wallet. Fortunately there are some alternatives, eastern Europe in particular offers some amazing places to visit at reasonable prices:
The Most Romantic Wedding Destinations in Great Britain
Whether you’re a native to Great Britain or you’ve got your sights set on a destination wedding, you couldn’t possibly ask for a better place to get married. Great Britain’s charm isn’t comparable to anything, with beautiful landscapes and classical architecture. If you’ve been dreaming of the perfect fairytale wedding, you’d be surprised at how many options you have available in Great Britain. The hardest part will be narrowing down the list to just one final location.
Now that the New Year’s festivities have finished, it’s time to get ready for the next big holiday to warm our hearts this winter – Valentine’s Day! This is an easy one to fall for since it involves several things we adore including romance, chocolate, flowers, and champagne. Because many BnB’s across the country are known for romantic getaways, this is the time of year they shine even brighter.
Take a look at our pick of romantic inns offering special pricing and packages for Valentine’s Day.
Traveling by train is an experience I cherish! Train journeys allow my mind to travel through the childhood memories I cherish, like the mock trains we used to make by holding on to our friend’s shoulders and chugging along in long lines, or the fights with siblings to get the window seat on real journeys!
The adventure and thrill of train travel has always been an amazing experience! To take this experience further, here is a rundown on the 10 most beautiful & most fascinating train routes that cover enthralling and diverse landscapes in South India.
Although winter can be a daunting season, it is also filled with gala celebrations including Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ day. It seems there is no shortage of reasons to celebrate and have a party during winter months, so we’ve gathered together a guide to America’s Best Winter Festivals to temp you off the couch. Grab your mittens and slip into you Ughs and head on out to a gala WinterFest, Ice Fest or Brew Fest from New England to California!
Guide To America’s Very Best Winter Festivals
Ha Long Bay in Vietnam is truly a scenic paradise that nature enthusiasts and adventure travelers should not mmiss. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprised of about 1600 islands and islets of limestone formation. It is a distinctly scenic seascape with spectacular pillars cascading throughout the bay. Located off Ha Long city (on the northern tip of Vietnam), it takes around half an hour to reach from the main Bay area. Halong literally translates as ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’ and according to local legend, this ethereal seascape was gouged out by a great dragon with its thrashing tail.
Here are 5 adventurous takeaways from Ha Long Bay:
Home is Where the Slopes Are This Winter: Top Inns For a Stay & Ski Getaways
Now that winter is coming, it’s time to indulge in some of our favorite seasonal activities. Among the top contenders for family, friends, and fun is of course hitting the slopes. Whether its downhill or cross-country, on beginner trails or Black Diamonds, there are plenty of options for guests headed to BnB’s who want to ski.