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.
Himalayan Hikes (Treks) That The Average Fit Traveler Can Tackle – Yes You Can!
You may be surprised to learn that the Great Himalayan Mountain range has treks for all types of travelers, from epic and challenging to the easiest and most accessible. Many people avoid this travel destination because they assume that it’s all covered in snow. In reality, many paths are actually blooming with greenery: flower fields, plain plateaus and camping sites that are not positioned at extreme altitudes, are easy to find.
Lake Erie Wine Country stretches for 50 miles along the southeastern edge of Lake Erie (Erie, PA to Chautauqua County in up-state New York) and wine tasting is just one of the awesome activities that attract in-the-know travelers to this bucolic corner of America.
What’s that you say….you never heard of it? Well, I suspect everyone has been trying to keep it a secret for themselves. Come along as we discover what makes this region a fun and “spirited” getaway destination well worth discovering.
Let Us Share Exclusive Travel Secrets of Beautiful Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a gorgeous place that is rightfully recognized as the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’. Sri Lanka is attracting the interest of more and more travelers across the globe thanks to its scenic beauty and courteous culture. Sri Lanka is a handsome and exotic destination alive with striking culture, distinctive language, nature, wildlife, picturesque landscape, beaches and tradition.
Tallinn, The journey from soviet ruins to hipster paradise.
Whenever you think hipster you probably think Shoreditch in London, Fitzroy in Melbourne, Williamsburg in New York or some other well-known trendy hipster location out there. Do you really think those pop hipsters are “real” hipster? I don’t think so… As a matter of fact I am sure they are not, especially after I visited Tallinn a few weeks ago.
Mid-Atlantic Roadside Oddities Worth Stopping For
If you’ve got your RV or SUV fueled up and fully loaded, you’re always ready for a road trip – the real question is, where do you want to go? It’s easy to pick a well-worn tourist route, or return to a favorite vacation spot, but if you truly want something off the books, hit the roads of America. The United States is home to more one-of-a-kind roadside oddities than anywhere else.
Here are our picks for some of the weirdest and most entertaining roadside attractions in the Mid-Atlantic States:
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.
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:
In stark contrast to most other parts of the Mediterranean, North Cyprus is a comparably untouched gem. While that is partially due to the politics of the region itself, for holiday-goers it presents a unique opportunity to enjoy the Mediterranean as it once was.
While North Cyprus in itself is actually rather small (encompassing about 38% of the island), there is certainly a lot to see there. Southern Cyprus in Greek, while Northern Cyprus is Turkish. From calm and sandy beaches to numerous architectural marvels, North Cyprus is a unique and interesting place to visit.
It would seem that media superstars know a thing or two about glamorous experiences and luxury surroundings. After all, if you had mega-millions at your disposal, you’d definitely have a taste for the finest luxury goods and most breathtaking settings. So it should be no surprise that many media celebrities have purchased resort properties to reflect their personal vision of resort utopia. While some have failed, many have succeeded in becoming the most glamorous and sought after resort properties in the world.
Here’s a look at The World’s Most Glamorous Celebrity Owned Resorts
Going to France by ferry can be quite an adventure but is often overlooked since flying and the Chunnel are faster options. Flying has its own delights no doubt, but the ever annoying delays on arrival, to airport car parks make it less than a fulfilling experience. Crossing the Channel by ferry however lets you watch the Isle of Wight fade into the haze, watch the waves made by the ferry as it moves, and best of all, you get to travel with your car, motorhome or caravan from one country to the other. Ferry crossing is a thrill that needs to be rediscovered.
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:
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:
Top 5 Most Fascinating Cities in Croatia
Drawing influences from both the Mediterranean and Central Europe, Croatia is a country with many beautiful cities and towns. It’s coastline stretches over 1,000 miles along the Adriatic Sea, encompassing more than a thousand islands, and is crossed by the Dinaric Alps and dotted with castles. With a rich history dating back to the 7th century, Croatia retains much of the influence of early rulers from the Greeks and Romans. If you’re planning to visit, be sure to research your many choices; I offer you a description of the country’s top must-see cities.
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!
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.
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:
How to spend your day in Malta: A Small Island With a Lot to Offer.
Malta is so well known for its rich culture and unique history that it might surprise some to learn its landmass is smaller in size than most European capitals. Yet, due to its location between Italy and North Africa, Malta has been subject to countless occupations. Its many influences have resulted in a most unique mix of architectural styles, cuisine and tradition – even the Maltese language has been shaped from a combination of Italian, Arabic and English. There is much to learn about Malta, and plenty to entice you regardless of whether you’re interested in geology, history, art or cuisine – or perhaps just looking for some quality time in the sun.
Unique Locations to Celebrate New Year’s Day (& What Not to Forget when you Go)
New Year’s Day is one of those celebrations you can enjoy the world over. No matter where you head you will see people ringing in the new year, celebrating the last 12 months and getting ready for the next 12 ahead of them. While there are many things in common with how people do this – fireworks, TV shows and a sense of community, there are a few places who know how to celebrate New Year like no other. If you’re looking to celebrate New Year’s Day like you’ve never celebrated before, here are five unique locations to put on your bucket list.