Have you ever made a fanciful sandcastle that is so enchanting you wanted to step inside and spend some time? Well now your daydream has become a reality in the Dutch cities of Oss and Sneek. As last winter’s Ice Hotels slowly melted into the landscape, the Dutch came up with a new challenge for their talented ice sculpture artists….create a Sand Hotel for the summer season! Now childhood fantasies are coming true as the world’s first sandscastle hotels, complete with drawbridge and turrets open for occupancy.
Canggu is fast becoming the hottest destination in Bali. This once sleepy coastal district – where swathes of unbelievably green paddy fields sweep down to meet beaches of black volcanic sand and the swell of the Indian Ocean – has seen seismic change in recent years. The rice fields are still there, and still just as beautiful, but they are now punctuated with hot bars, cool cafés, classy restaurants, transcendent yoga barns and a liberal sprinkling of gorgeous private villas.
Experience The Grand Pageants and Festivals of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka (formerly know as Ceylon) is an island country located off the southeast tip of India that is filled with a vibrant, colorful, and energetic culture. The population is a beautiful composition of different races, religions, and cultures, making the country’s festivals and celebrations a melting pot of everything Sri Lanka has to offer.
Oktoberfest 2015 begins this coming weekend! The largest Beer Festival in the world, Germany’s Oktoberfest, has been going strong for over 200 years and in all that time, appetites for good fresh beer, giant pretzels and grilled meats have grown every year. Today Oktoberfest in Munich welcomes over 7 million people during its 16 day beer fest. With 34 beer tents that seat 100,000, you would think that there would be a seat for you….but don’t dare go without making advance reservations at a table, or you’ll be standing the whole time. The good folks at Viator.com can coordinate everything for your visit. Have a peak at their article “25 Things To Know About Oktoberberfest” with links for reserving tours and tickets at the bottom.
Top Ways To Make Your Honeymoon Magical in the Maldives
The Maldives have become a honeymooner’s paradise – pristine, exotic and stunningly beautiful. They are the ideal place to celebrate life with sun, sand, water and tranquility. Add to this luxurious over-the-water bungalow resorts and you have a destination that attracts affluent honeymooners from around the globe. But you can’t spend every waking hour sitting in a hammock by the beach, so here are 8 ways to add some magic to your exotic honeymoon in the Maldives.
Wild Summer Nights: Take A Look At Europe’s New Party Capital, The Best Croatian Islands for 24/7 Entertainment. Move over Ibiza! Croatia’s coastline is full of great party destinations; the country is especially popular among young tourists, who are attracted by its clubs, beach bars and music festivals held all over Dalmatia and Istria. Still, there are two islands especially known for great parties which last virtually the entire summer – Pag and Hvar.
Picture in your mind an island paradise that features sprawling sheer rock cliffs, dense tropical jungles, and pristine white sand beaches. What you are picturing is the reality in Koh Mook, an island off the coast of Thailand, just a stone’s throw away from the popular tourist islands of Koh Kradang and Koh Ngai.
While there are dozens of wonderful islands off the coastlines of Thailand, perhaps none is as special as Koh Mook. It’s a magical, mysterious place where every trip will bring you different wild and wonderful experiences. Locals say that you can visit Koh Mook a dozen times and never see the same island twice.
Norway has some of the finest and most dramatic coastline in the world. It is a place of dreamy landscapes, framed by fjords and mountain ranges. It is a travel destination of immense beauty; and somewhere to learn a new respect for Mother Nature and the power of the earth. There are a huge range of activities to undertake and there will be something for everyone. The following are just a few of the best places to visit:
Important Insider Travel Tips To Know Before Heading Off To Cuba .
Since the United States and Cuba have restored diplomatic relations, many have expressed the wish to visit the Caribbean island before the new political course changes its character for ever. I think it is going to take a good while for Cuba to overcome its long isolation, yet, I also believe that anytime is a good time to visit this incredible country.
Destination Jaipur: A Full And Enchanting Holiday Experience
Nestled snugly in the east of the arid state of Rajasthan, is its gorgeous capital city right in the midst of the Thar Desert – a global favorite tourism hotspot called Jaipur. Also called the Pink City after the pink coloured stones used in the buildings in its walled city area, Jaipur has a tremendous lot to offer to visiting tourists in terms of sight-seeing, cuisine, photography, shopping, art, culture, and wildlife to name a few
Top Spots for Exotic Glamping in Australia
Glamping is one of the latest trends in camping. If you are not familiar with the term, it stands for “glamour and camping”. Glamping is especially popular in Australia because there are so many scenic spots where travelers would love to experience the great outdoors, but don’t love the idea of bush camping with limited facilities. Glamping allows travelers to experience their natural surroundings without giving up the creature comforts in order to do so.
Where To Next? 15 Amazing Places in Italy That You Didn’t Know Existed But Are Well Worth Discovering
When visiting Italy, tourists usually find themselves caught between the charming atmosphere of Rome’s Trastevere, the busy markets of Florence, or romantic evenings at the Venetian Piazza San Marco, never getting the chance to experience the real feel of Italy. Living in this peculiar country for a few years now, I’ve learned the best of Italy can be found in small villages, hilltop towns and seaside communities that aren’t crowded and offer a real glimpse into Italian culture – which is not just about beautiful piazzas and delicious pizzas.
In New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington Valley granite cliffs and glacier carved ravines produce an abundance of beautiful, easily accessible waterfalls just waiting for you to explore.
Follow us to discover 9 spectacular waterfalls in the Mt. Washington Valley that are easily accessible just off paved roads and in short distance from each other. Plan an unforgettable adventure to explore these cascading waterfalls and don’t miss the chance to see them in their full spring rushing glory!
Top Seven Ways to Travel Like a Jedi With Star Wars Inspired Vacation Rentals. In a nod to Star Wars Day which occurred this week, we bring you fantastic vacation rentals where you’ll feel just like your in a Star Wars film. Grab your light saber and here we go:
Baseball season is back! There is nothing better than hearing the crack of the bat on a long warm summer night as you watch the game with some friends and share refreshments. Instead of viewing it on TV, why not get off your couch and see one of America’s favorite pastimes firsthand at one of the celebrated stadiums steeped in tradition? While you are at it, you can stay at a B&B that has just as much history as some of these treasured parks because nothing beats seeing a great win front and center, except maybe a home-run experience in hospitality.
Top Reasons to visit Fraser Island, The Largest Sand Island in the World
‘Where is paradise?’ – one may ask. K’Gari, literally meaning ‘paradise’, is how local Butchulla people call their homeland, Fraser Island. The island is the largest sand island in the world and offers numerous attractions and beautiful landscapes to welcome tourist. The unusual mix of untamed rainforest and peaceful beaches guarantee a memorable holiday experience. Read on to find out why you should choose Fraser Island as your next holiday destination.
Re-Discover the Forgotten Movie Locations of Venice Beach California
Picture Venice Beach… Are you seeing surfers, hippies, lifeguards and skateboarders? How about Muscle Beach, the basketball courts, tattoo parlors and world-famous Ocean Front Walk?
But what if you could see it as it was in its hay-day in the early 1900’s when dozens of movies and later hundreds of TV shows chose Venice Beach as their ideal location? Don’t worry if you left your time machine at home, because it just so happens that Venice has been one of the world’s most filmed movie locations for over a century and you can tour to discover its most iconic film locations.
6 Unforgettable Kayak Adventure Tours at some of the world’s best kayak destinations.
Kayaking offers an immersive, up-close experience with some of nature’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. The sense of excitement and freedom, moving through the water and paddling towards the horizon, is counterbalanced by an equal sense of peacefulness and quiet. Whether you are a beginner or experienced paddler, here is a roundup of some of the most stunning destinations whose splendour is best revealed by kayak.
Great Cities For The World’s Best Surfing Experiences – Grab Your Board and Soar!
Waves not only produce beauty and excitement, they create magic for those who ride their power. If you are looking for a great surf town for your next vacation then the following list of the world’s best surf towns will guide your way. All are not necessarily picked because they have the best waves, but because they also have superb hotels, welcoming locals, amazing nightlife, soul-satisfying cuisines and lots of fun activities!
Guide to Boracay Island: Pride and Paradise of the Philippines
Boracay has the most perfect white sand beaches, turquoise blue water, and tall coconut trees. No wonder it’s considered one of the best beach destinations in the world.
Boracay is in the heart of the Philippines, about 300 km south of Manila , 1 km northwest of Panay Island and 10 minutes distance to Caticlan Jetty Port by boat. It has a breathtaking view as it is surrounded by the deep blue water of Sulu Sea westwards and Sibuyan Sea in the east. The warm and crystal clear water is perfect for scuba diving, snorkeling, and other water activities.