A guideline on where to go on a tour of South Africa.
Backpacking in New Zealand ‘ How to Get Amongst the Locals & Experience Things Off The Tourist Trail
A great way for backpackers to get a taste of the real New Zealand is to seek out local events and festivals. One festival not to be missed is the legendary Wild Foods festival held annually in a small town on the West Coast of the South Island called Hokitika.
Italy as one of the most ancient European civilizations is unknown to none. Italy had been the land of Roman Empire for long. Today the country has a rich history and tradition that speaks for itself and gathers tourists from all round the world
For most of the year you will find that the Alicante weather in is very pleasant for just about anyone. It gets hot in the summer and you will have a very mild winter as with most Mediterranean cities in Spain. Due to the lovely weather it is quite an attractive vacation spot for many people especially Torrevieja. Because of its location this helps with the weather. The hills and mountains to the North protect Alicante from the wind in the winter. This makes nice year rou...
Countless words have illustrated the Colosseum, and its fearless gladiators; the Pantheon, and its gateway to the gods; and the Roman Forum, once heart of the mighty Roman Empire. But what of the hidden tourist attractions of Rome and those that receive fewer column inches? For a taste of the macabre try the Capuchin Crypt, the original haunted house. Ghoulishly decorated with the bones of long dead monks, the Crypt is sure to leave a lasting impression. Those monks pri...
If you are looking to take a relaxing vacation with your family, loved one or simply by yourself for some peace and quiet, a cruise is definitely one of your top options. If this is going to be your first cruise, there are a number of issues that you need to define to help you with your planning.
Sicily has made an indelible mark on the European traveling scene. Is it because of the Volcano that is still burning, or is it because of the rich cultural heritage that the city carries?
National Geographic magazine recently released an updated version of its top travel lists, and the destinations listed all have the advantages of unparalleled scenery, a developed economy geared towards tourists, and the advantages of careful exploitation, tempered by the fact that they are usually adjacent to more popular destinations in terms of volume.. Here are the final five in the list of the best places to travel to. 6) Rocky Mountain parks, Canada: There are four N...
Thinking about traveling to Spain? Spain - located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula - continues to be one of the most popular tourist attractions and vacation spots just as much today as it has always been in the past. Maybe you're wondering about where to visit in Spain... Maybe you want to learn more about its history and experience its tremendous influence in European art... Whatever your reasons for wanting to visit are, you're certainly bound to enjoy the rich culture, customs, and history of this country once you've arrived there.
The first point you will need to consider is where you want to spend your vacation in Spain? Are you someone who prefers to be in the heart of things, say living in a town, or are you someone who would prefer privacy and tranquility, therefore you may decide to rent a vacation home in the country you may even wish to rent a holiday house in the mountains, or villa by the lakes or on the Coast.
Besides the strenuous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, which usually takes 3 days of hard trekking through a beautiful yet arduous landscape, train transport is the best option to travel from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Ok, you can reach the Inca citadel by helicopter, but only the few can afford it 'besides, you'll miss the beautiful Andean scenery that comes with the journey.
Table Mountain is probably the biggest tourist attraction in the Western Cape Province. Whenever anyone lands, the first port of call is most definitely this magnificent mountain with its 'table top'.
The mountains of Winter Park, CO are a powder filled haven for the spring break skier or snowboarder. Ranked in the top 3 snowy spring break destinations, Winter Park is full of activities for families and students alike. Lodging information is provided.
Scotland is one of the most amazing and breathtaking places in the world. Imagine being able to play a round or two in the shadow of the glenn. Sheer bliss.
A Hawaiian vacation really is a dream come true. There are endless beaches, spectacular sunsets and exotic images everywhere you look. For tourists and nature lovers alike, Hawaii is heaven on earth. If you have the time and the money to spend, you can fly in and take your own little taste of heaven. Hawaii has a land area of nearly 6,500 square miles, however it's actually made up of a series of volcanic islands. In total, there are 124 islets that make up Hawaii, stretch...
The Barcelona Travel Guide Barcelona is one of the most popular visited cities in Europe with its own unique character and culture. The city is very much alive and offers an array of entertainment from cultured museums, dining in the night, quality beaches, and the Catalan interests. Traveling to Barcelona Flying there is easy as the large international airport is only 14kms to the west of the city. Taxis, train and buses are other less popular options. Brief His...
The northern part of the Costa Blanca has many lovely cities, and Denia is surely one of the loveliest. The Costa Blanca extends from Denia in the north to Torrevieja in the south. The weather in this area is typical of the rest of the Costa Blanca: hot summers, warm springs and falls, and temperate winters. There is very little rainfall in any part of the Costa Blanca, so the city of Denia boasts an average of about 320 sunny days every year. Since Denia is located bet...
Worthless to say, in Rome you will feel you are in the heart of the Italian cuisine where everything from a simple pizza to a dish of spaghetti, meat balls or parmesan aubergines are advertised and cooked everywhere.
Bali is to everyone not only known for it's indigenous culture, people, but also known for it's nature, i.e.: magnificent mountain, alluring sea, beaches, pristine forest, waterfall, hot spring, rice fields, flora, fauna, traditional villages, etc are the great asset that Bali has to offer. It attracts the tourists to come to Bali especially to those who are fond of travelling. They like to go to the places where they can recharge their souls, unwind, release the tension from...
From the adventure lover to the historically inclined tourist, everyone has something to do in Greece. It has places that are frozen in a different time zone altogether. At the same time, it has places that have the exuberance and the vibrancy of today.
The charisma and aura of the European country Scotland is unknown to none. It is the land, which was a surface to numerous significant historical battles, is the mother of cherished sport 'golf' and is globally appreciated for its Balmoral Castle
Whether honeymoon or a get-together of families or friends, a Bermuda cruise is the perfect way to enjoy. No matter what your likes or dislikes are; from pink sand beaches and shopping alleys to colorful nightclubs, Bermuda will have something to offer for the traveler looking for something extraordinary. A Bermuda cruise is the best way to unearth the jewels of Bermuda, the total land area of which is about 22 square miles only. A variety of cruise options are offered ' f...
With over 5.8 million visitors in 2005 and occupancy rate in excess of 83% Dubai is fast becoming one of the world's premier tourist destinations in the world with tourism business reaching unprecedented levels.
Don't you like going through your vacations photos? We all take pictures when we go on a vacation. It is a great way to perpetuate the experience and remember it for years to come. However sometimes taking pictures is not smooth. Unexpected problems pop up such as running out of film, running out of battery or just forgetting the camera in the hotel. In this article we will provide a few easy to follow tips that will help you in carrying your camera and taking pictures.
What better way to see Maui than on the company payroll? If you are planning a business trip to Maui, you can still take advantage of the opportunity to have a mini-vacation and enjoy the magnificent Maui without sacrificing the work you know you are there to do. There are many different things that you will need to take into consideration if you are planning a business trip to Maui. First, you will need to know if your company will be booking the travel and accommodations...
France has been described as the market of Europe and the names of the products speak for themselves - Chanel, Cartier, Yves Saint Laurent...Here's a look at the shopping scene in Paris and Nice.
The beautiful island of Sardinia is situated off the west cost of Italy and just under the island of Corsica. This island is the second largest island in Mediterranean. Italian is an official language of this place. But, people of Sardinia also speak French and English. The landscapes, beaches and sceneries of Sardinia are simply stunning and enough to take your breath away. There are several places to explore in this part of the world
In Rome you do not have to miss the famous 'pizza al taglio': basically in Rome you can live with it! And it will help you a lot to save monay expecially if you are a traveller on a budget.
If you are going on holiday in North Wales you may well wish to ascend to the summit of Snowdon, either on foot or by the Snowdon Mountain Railway. This article gives you interesting information about the mountain, railway and the buildings on the summit.
Read about few top holiday destinations, how to get there at the low cost cheap flights from London and Birmingham airports. Learn about what makes those cities famous as they are.
Rome is a city that requires no introduction. The name alone invokes images of leaf-crowned emperors, mythical gods and majestic architecture.
The city of Tampa is situated on the western coast of the state of Florida in the USA. With a thriving commercial seaport and many waterfront areas, Tampa is also close to a number of notable beaches, such as Clearwater and St. Pete. Located across from St. Petersburg and within easy reach of Orlando, the city has much to offer visitors, including many historic sites, family attractions and major sporting venues.
Holidays in Spain have been popular with tourists from many different areas of Europe for many years, and these days this country has become popular amongst visitors from other parts of the world too. This is because this is a destination that offers a unique and exciting blend of recreational opportunities, wonderful places to relax and kick back, natural beauty, colourful Spanish culture, rich and varied history, and exciting entertainment. No matter what your idea of the p...
You hear about the Kruger National Park from all over the world and you cannot help to wonder what you are missing out on. Now is your opportunity to experience it all. Choosing a visit to South-Africa, Mpumalanga province, which means 'The place where the sun rises' and home to the Kruger National Park, is a great choice for an unforgettable experience. This province has so much to offer and a great variety of visitor attractions, as well as interesting towns and a great variety of private game lodges and accommodation facilities. The most fascinating attraction in this province which is well worth visiting over and over again is the Kruger National Park
The distinctive regional culture of Barcelona is largely due to geography and a plentitude of national pride and elitism. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, one of Spain's 17 semi-autonomous states. The regional language is Catalan, along with the national language of Castilian Spanish.
is a city of 80,000 plus people and is a tourist attraction city that is overlooked by many tourists. This city is home to Knotts Berry Farm, "With over 165 wild rides, shows and unique attractions just steps from Knott's Resort Hotel, Knott's Theme Park is the place to go for family fun and thrill seeking adventure!", Knotts Soak City, "Knott's Soak City Water Parks are acres of waterlogged fun for everyone.", Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, "A place where knights battle for their kingdom's honor while an exceptional feast is served in a magnificent setting.", Movieland Wax Museum
The Catalan town of Alghero is located on the Northwest coast of Sardinia. Known throughout the world for its stunning beaches and characteristic old town centre it is fast becoming one of Europe's holiday hotspots.
Not many places on earth get the opportunity to be discovered twice, but the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo have. These two islands together with Las Desertas and Las Selvagens islands make up what is called the Archipelago of Madeira. They are found 1000 kilometers southwest of Lisbon, Portugal and half that distance from the African continent. Since their discovery around 1419 and founded in 1425 by Joao Goncalves Zarco, little was known about these islands but in the l...
Visit Chester and discover a delightful cultural mix that evolves when a 21st century city has been shaped by 2,000 years of history. Within the city walls Chester combines five star luxuries, exclusive stores, excellent dining and a vibrant nightlife with attractions such as a Roman Amphitheatre and Gothic Cathedral.
Visiting Alaska by cruise ship has become one of the most popular ways to experience Alaska's breathtaking beauty and diverse culture. Cruises incorporate all that Alaska has to offer including glaciers, wildlife, exotic ports of call, entertainment and fine dining. Some of the most popular Alaskan cruises are glacier cruises. Much of the Alaskan terrain consists of gorgeous, formidable glaciers and ice fields which cover over 5% of Alaska's land surface. This natural beau...
Mexico travel is one of those things that a good many people only dream about. Long thought to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet, Mexico is a shining star among those that travel the world.
Ask me which Pacific island has the most to offer hikers and I'll probably answer Easter Island. Here on an island 11 km wide and 23 km long you'll find nearly a thousand ancient Polynesian statues strewn along a powerfully beautiful coastline or littering the slopes of an extinct volcano.
Many people take a holiday on the Greek island of Crete and enjoy the fantastic beaches, charming villages and endless sunshine. But Crete offers the visitor much more than this. As if welcoming people, charming mountain villages, rocky bays, sandy beaches and one of Europe's best climates were not enough reasons to visit Crete, it is also a historian's and an archaeologist's paradise. Its fascinating archaeological ruins and world-class museums are surely a bonus. And in...
Cambodia is a land on the mend. From 1977 through 1980, the Khmer Rouge ruled the country, fanatics bent on genocide. Millions were killed and the period was put to film in the movie, 'The Killing Fields.' Fortunately, those days are over and the country is becoming a tourist destination.
A look at the Spanish archipelago of the Balearic Islands or Islas Baleares in the western Mediterranean. This island group comprises Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.
You stand on the beach on Fano Island with your back to the sand-dunes looking out towards the North Sea and you wonder if what you're seeing is real. The beach is so wide you cannot guess how far it is to the sea. You can see little black figures on the shoreline; sometimes they resemble the figure eight and sometimes they break in half, just for a fleeting moment, so that you see two ovals, one above the other. Everything about this island is dream-like.
Overview of Toronto, the largest and most multicultural city in Canada.
People who often travel would like to have as much discount as possible on you airfares, hotel stay, and tourist hot spots. Discount fares allow you to travel at affordable rates.
Swansea is located in the heart of Swansea Bay, one of Wales' most beautiful regions, with landscapes incorporating sandy beaches, waterfalls, rolling countryside and deep valleys. Swansea itself is the second largest city in Wales, and a highly popular tourist destination, widely known for providing excellent shopping facilities and plenty of things to do. Places of interest Swansea has a diverse array of places to visit. The many attractions found in and around the ci...
Goa is quite distinctive among India's west coast tourist spots. A former Portuguese colony separated from British ruled India by a mountain range, Goa has become well established as a unique and exciting holiday destination.
If you decide to go to Africa, you surely shouldn't miss the opportunity to see its nature, its animals and birds, its savannas and deserts, its jungles and waterfalls.
In this continuing series, we cover my move from San Diego to Chita, Siberia to be a professor at Chita State Technical University. We pick up the story outside the airport in Khabarovsk, Russia.
Becoming ill in a foreign country is a concern for everyone, especially if you cannot understand the health system or speak the language.
Spain is a popular destination for tourists from all over Europe and around the world. There are many Spain attractions in larger cities and small villages throughout the country. Museums, palaces and old churches give the traveller an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the various regions in the country. Popular Spain Attractions in Large Cities Barcelona is located near the border of Spain and France. In this city, you can see a mixture of the vario...
If you are planning on travelling to Murcia you will be able to look forward to an exciting and satisfying vacation experience that will leave you with many treasured memories. There are many wonderful places to explore in Spain, from the exciting and beautiful Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol resorts to the richly historic cities such as Seville and Barcelona. Within easy reach from the airport, Murcia is another of this country's treasures and many tourists travel here each y...
Zap! The lightning bolt flies through the air, barely missing the huge aircraft as it wobbles through the sky. In the cockpit, the pilot furiously makes adjustments on the control panel in front of him. His objective is simple and urgent: to regain control of the 747 as it struggles through the heart of a storm. Zap! Another bolt strikes one of the plane's engines, putting it out of commission. With half of the aircraft's four engines destroyed, it cannot remain airborne much...
Olu Deniz, a beautiful inland bay that stretches behind the cape, is now closed to yachts. The reason this heavenly place is called Olu deniz ("Sea of the Dead")
Are you planning to visit London in June? It's probably one of your best choices in order to avoid tourist crowds and bad British weather whilst cherishing some the most interesting open air cultural events.