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Slovenia, Europe’s Hidden Mediterranean Jewel

Slovenia, Europe’s Hidden Mediterranean Jewel

Today I am going to tell you about a small but very beautiful country in Europe that is called Slovenia. If you haven’t heard of it before, don’t worry because you are surely not the only one! It is such a small European country that not many people know about it, but once discovered, visitors return time and time again!

The country is located in central Europe and has many well known neighbours like Italy, Austria and Croatia. Slovenia is a very diverse land with natural wonders from caves, to soaring alps, to a small coastline on the Mediterranean sea which is only 42 kilometers long. With such diversity, there are many things to see and do in Slovenia.

July 3, 2013 | By More
Discover Viking History and Danish Charm In The Faroe Islands

Discover Viking History and Danish Charm In The Faroe Islands

Located between the North Atlantic and Norwegian Sea, halfway between Iceland and Norway, the windswept Faroe Islands are under the jurisdiction of Demark, yet they are very much like their own magical world. The islands are self-governing, but they have been part of the Kingdom of Denmark since 1948. The islands’ closest neighbours, however, are the Northern and Western isles of Scotland. With their other-worldly charm and singular attractions, the Faroe Islands lure travellers from far and wide to discover the beauty of their northern scenery.

Many tourists plan their visits to the Faroe Islands well in advance of the warm season, and there are also cruises that make visiting these extraordinary islands more convenient than ever. From the unique capital of Torshavn to breath-taking ocean views, the islands are the ideal natural get-away and the island culture is as rich and vibrant as ever. The following must-see attractions and experiences are what make the Faroe Islands so evocative and impossible to forget!

June 28, 2013 | By More
Discover The Natural Side of Cyprus

Discover The Natural Side of Cyprus

A holiday in Cyprus can be full of surprises. Cyprus is the perfect place for a sophisticated beach holiday with a touch of historical culture. Paphos is the prime location for experiencing the ancient side of Cyprus and has many wonderful sights to see. Paphos Harbour offers stunning views of the Medieval fort that overlooks it. The best time to visit is during the summer festival when the sounds of opera echo around the ancient walls.

The Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station is a natural attraction that is well worth visiting whilst you’re in Paphos. This beach is an area of conservation where turtles lay their eggs and their nests are protected. It is quite tricky to get to but if the stunning views and warm sea weren’t appealing enough, the chance to see some endangered creatures in their natural habitat surely will be.

June 19, 2013 | By More
Why Island Hopping In Croatia Is The Ultimate Choice For A Luxury Vacation

Why Island Hopping In Croatia Is The Ultimate Choice For A Luxury Vacation

It’s time for the French Riviera to step aside and make way for Croatia. With hundreds of islands nestled in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea this is the new destination for luxury travel. Let’s take a look at why Croatia is making its mark as the must visit destination for luxury travel enthusiasts.

Croatia is quickly emerging as the glamorous jewel in Eastern Europe’s crown. Set in the Mediterranean Sea, or more accurately the Adriatic Sea which is the most northerly subdivision of the Mediterranean, Croatia has hundreds of beautiful islands offering miles of beautiful coastline (over 2,500 miles to be exact!).

June 14, 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
Guide To Ko Phi Phi Thailand, Beauty and Fun To The Max

Guide To Ko Phi Phi Thailand, Beauty and Fun To The Max

What a wonderful island Ko Phi Phi is. Located on the South-West coast of Thailand, cradled within the marine-rich Andaman Sea, the island of Ko Phi Phi is full to the brim with some serious scenic abundance!

Getting to Phi Phi island couldn’t be easier. If you’re coming from Bangkok then you can get a train down to Surat Thani, which will take about eight hours, then get an air conditioned bus from Surat Thani across the country to Krabi. The bus journey will take about three hours and is usually quite comfortable. Once you get to Krabi, you then hop onto a ferry for a two hour journey that will take you to the little island of Ko Phi Phi.

June 3, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Five Thrilling Adventure Activities in Singapore

Five Thrilling Adventure Activities in Singapore

It’s not all architecture, shopping and food that attracts travelers to Singapore, you’ll also find great adventure activities as well. Vacations offer everyone a great opportunity to unwind and relax, and some vacationers tour holiday destinations for the architectural grandeur and beautiful sights.

But for adventure junkies trapped inside a monotonous schedule of work, a state of relaxation (read complete inactivity) may not be as pleasurable as a fun-filled adventure vacation. One of my most adventurous trips was to Singapore. It was a bold plan, as Singapore is known for its cultural heritage, architectural marvels and great food. I never thought Singapore could appease my adventure hunger as well, but as I went in the search of adventure, I was amazed by the choices I found.

May 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply 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.

May 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Santa Barbara Castle Alicante – Dramatic Romance in Spain

Santa Barbara Castle Alicante – Dramatic Romance in Spain

  In a castle courtyard, at the Fountain of Cats, a beautiful young woman collects drinking water. By chance a young man sees her there and falls deeply in love… This story of youthful passion is in fact an old Catalonian folk song, but the setting is no figment of imagination! The Font de Gats […]

May 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spooky Charleston Ghost Tours Get a Thrill and a Chill

Spooky Charleston Ghost Tours Get a Thrill and a Chill

Why do we love to go on ghost tours?  Believe it or not, people like to be scared. That’s why we read (and like to listen to) ghost stories and scary books, watch scary movies, and seek out experiences that we hope will make the little hairs on the backs of our necks stand up. […]

May 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Take A Glimpse Into The Heart of Old Japan in Takayama

Take A Glimpse Into The Heart of Old Japan in Takayama

Takayama  is also known as Hida-Takayama or 飛騨高山 for those of you willing to brave the difficult Japanese language.   I highly recommend visiting this little piece of Japan located in Gifu Prefecture.  It is something special compared to the more traveled locations around this lovely country. Takayama offers a more quiet and serene experience compared […]

May 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Stop and Smell The Roses on a BnB Garden Getaway

Stop and Smell The Roses on a BnB Garden Getaway

Have you taken a peak outside from under the warm covers yet? The days are getting longer and warmer and the birds have begun their early morning serenade. After a winter that seemed like it would never end (and still hasn’t for some), spring finally is upon us. Need another sign? The flower buds have […]

April 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Missing These London Sights Would Be Criminal

Missing These London Sights Would Be Criminal

London has a dark and grimy side hidden beneath the cosmopolitan city and has played home to some of the most infamous criminals throughout history. A large number of these famous crime scenes are still standing and make a great place to visit for fans of the macabre. In this article I share with you […]

April 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Discover The Beautiful Fishing Village of St. Ives in Cornwall For An Unforgetable Family Holiday

Discover The Beautiful Fishing Village of St. Ives in Cornwall For An Unforgetable Family Holiday

The small town of St. Ives is the most popular holiday destination in Cornwall and it is easy to see why.  We first travelled to St Ives for a summer break a few years ago, having been encouraged to visit the area by close friends who also have young children. Like them we fell in […]

April 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cycling Through The Dramatic Landscapes of South Wales

Cycling Through The Dramatic Landscapes of South Wales

Mountain Biking in South Wales With its close proximity to the M4 and an excellent variety of terrain, South Wales is a first class destination for keen mountain bikers and cyclists. Thanks to an abundance of valleys carved hundreds of millennia ago by melting glaciers, the landscape there rivals the Scottish highlands and the Peak […]

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Antigua – Where Rockstars Go To Vacation

Antigua – Where Rockstars Go To Vacation

Antigua, the Rockstar’s Caribbean Retreat What is it that attracts the rockstar element to the island of Antingua? Whether you’re a guitar god, an ex-Beatle, or even the founder of the Virgin Group, chances are you’ve spent a considerable amount of time on Antigua and its neighbouring islands. Certainly, the 365 pristine beaches and consistent […]

March 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Guide To Activities in the Beautiful Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Guide To Activities in the Beautiful Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Guide to Wonderful Water Activities in the Whitsundays A visit to Queensland would not be complete without a journey to the spectacular Whitsunday Islands, located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.  The Whitsundays is a collection of 74 tropical islands, a true paradise with endless white sandy beaches surrounded by fresh warm waters. […]

March 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Parador Amour!  Fall in Love with Spain’s Most Enchanting Accommodations

Parador Amour! Fall in Love with Spain’s Most Enchanting Accommodations

Parador Amour! Fall in Love with Spain’s Best Kept Accommodation Secret Staying in an historic Parador of Spain is an infinitely more exciting way to see the country than staying in a hotel that is indistinguishable from any other resort.  A Parador stay will give you a much deeper inside into the past, present and […]

February 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Travel Book Review – Lonely Planet’s Cooks, Clowns, and Cowboys is a Winner!

Travel Book Review – Lonely Planet’s Cooks, Clowns, and Cowboys is a Winner!

Today it is my great pleasure to write a travel book review for Lonely Planet’s newly published, Cooks, Clowns and Cowboys – 101 Skills and Experiences to Discover on Your Travels. A travel book review can sometimes be a chore trying to put a new spin on a typical compilation of ‘must-see’ sites and reviews […]

February 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Wildwoods Lodge of Maine – Snowmobile and ATV Nirvana

Wildwoods Lodge of Maine – Snowmobile and ATV Nirvana

Now that winter has arrived in earnest and snow blankets the hills and valleys of New England, it’s time to don your winter woolies and venture out to make long lasting family memories in the snow. Last fall we visited an amazing outdoor sports wonderland tucked in the woods of Brownville Maine – close to […]

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