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Why Turkey Is The New Spain

[caption id="attachment_6455" align="alignleft" width="184"] Image: whl.travel, Flickr[/caption] For years, a premiere destination for sunshine and a great value package holiday has been Spain. But with the Euro in trouble and wildcat strikes halting flights in Spain, a new contender has entered the holiday arena – vacations...

Bazaar in Turkey
Getting To Know The Culture and Traditions of Turkey

Go Beyond The Tourist Sites and Find A Traditional Experience in Turkey There’s plenty to see and do in Turkey. We all know about the famous Blue Mosque, the gorgeous cascading Pammaluke terraces, and incredible views of Cappadocia. These are on your list, but what about...

Discover A Wonderful World of Birds in Cyprus

Cyprus, an intriguing island in the eastern Mediterranean, has a rich and diverse bird population living many different habitats, making this island a mecca for birdwatchers from all over the world. Cyprus is hosting The World of Birds exhibition which is runs until 15 November in...

Istanbul Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Exploring The Many Fascinating Faces of Istanbul

Traveling across the world means you will experience many iconic places, but in our personal experience there is certainly no other place in the world like Istanbul. The hustle and bustle of the crowds, the ancient and modern architecture wrought together in a strange harmony...

Art, History and Culture Shine in Safed Israel

Safed was named as one of CNN's ten most beautiful towns in May 2012. The charm of the mountaintop town is, however, only one of the many reasons it attracts enthusiastic visitors. Safed is known as one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities due to its...

Atlantis Dubai
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...

Discovering The Magic of Cape Town South Africa

This city is sheer magic and be forewarned, it can weave a spell around you! No doubt the trip will involve a long haul flight from your country all the way to South Africa, but trust me the time spent on the airplane will be...

Aqaba Castle
Most Popular Sites For Red Sea Holidays

I first took a Red Sea holiday in the late 1990s, having studied Arabian history and culture, and spent the six weeks following my graduation travelling around the region with three friends. Much has changed in the 15 years since we took our tour, and some...

Discover The Eternal Beauty of Cappadocia

Located in the central parts of Anatolia in Turkey, Cappadocia seems taken out of a dream. Before we arrived in Turkey we had only read about the local caves and seen them in documentaries.  The industrious spirit of the local population should be praised as...

Canela Restaurant
My Vote For Best Restaurant In Jerusalem

I love to eat good food.  One of my favorite styles of cuisine is Arabic.  Cous-cous, hummus, lamb, roasted potatoes, tabouli, kafta, kibbeh, and more are among my favorites.  The spices are delicious, the meals well prepared, and for the most part, healthy. If you like...

Al Mirani Fort
Touring The Historic Forts of Oman

The Forts of Oman – A Walk Through History Oman is known for many things, but among the most grand attractions are its forts and palaces. The state has a colourful history comprising of influences from Islamic rulers, the Portuguese and even parts of east Africa....

World’s Most Thrilling High-Country Drives

The world’s great high-country drives offer unparalleled scenery through the windshield. From the bear-prowled highlands of America’s Northern Rockies to the glacier-thick buttresses of New Zealand’s backbone, mountain roads are rich in scenery—and, with sheer drop-offs, avalanche delays, and tempestuous weather often the norm, a...

Dubai Market Shopping
Dubai On A Budget – Where To Stay, Shop and Play

Here are our secrets to make the most out of your trip to Dubai on a limited budget. Dubai is designed to target wealthy visitors and hardworking expats.  You'll find a good range of activities and places to stay in the city. From the world’s most...

San Lucianu Corsica
Come On Kids – We’re Off On A Sailing Vacation!

A family sailing holiday is a fantastic way to build confidence in and on the water, and also enjoy a fun and exciting vacation together.  Sailing encourages team work and helps each member of the family stay active and healthy, whilst enjoying an entertaining family...

China Circle Hotel
5 of the World’s Most Unusual Budget Hotels

If you are tired of the run-of-the-mill hotel chains which make up a sizable chunk of the budget to mid-range hotel sector, there are a number of ways you can give your vacation the edge but still get a bargain by staying in an unusual...

Exuberant Spring Festivals

It feels like only yesterday when we were celebrating Christmas and yet Pottsitauny Phil has promised that Spring is already fast approaching. Now is the time to plan your escape to another part of the world this Spring.   Why not take this opportunity to plan a journey to one of the world’s best spring festivals?  Here’s a look at  some of our favorite Spring festivals that are well worth putting our your bucket list.

Brazil (Mardi Gras Carnival)

Brazel CarnivalIf lavish carnivals are your thing then head down to Brazil where the world famous Mardi Gras carnival will be taking place on 5 March. Here Rio de Janeiro comes alive with people dancing in the streets all day and night. Extravagant parades feature colorful floats and costumes that surround you as everyone dances to the rhythm of a Samba beat. Come together with the locals to celebrate this African-American tradition and leave all your worries behind.