If you wish to go where locals go and experience some traditions.
Therefore millions of people view the front of the museum each year as they watch the Rose Parade. What most of these viewers do not know is that "The Norton Simon Museum of Art holds one of the world's finest and most prestigious private collections of European, American and Asian art."
Still wondering why Florida is one of the best holiday destinations for the entire family? Just go through all that America's 'Sunshine State' has to offer and you'll understand.
Take a break from your day's frantic pace in Disney World or Universal Studios with an evening adventure you are sure to remember for years to come. Orlando offers some of the most exciting and unique Dinner Theaters in the world. Do yourself a favor and book yourself a night of excitement on your next Orlando vacation.
Today, many of the communities in and around the Palm Springs area are hot tourist spots and boast of extreme wealth. Rancho Mirage, California is just one of the cities that have benefited by the world's attraction to this beautiful desert area. Incorporated in 1973, Rancho Mirage is relatively young but has experienced tremendous growth over the past few decades. Rancho Mirage is situated in Riverside County and became the 16th city in that county. It may have seemed li...
South America: vast continent of jungles, rain forests and some of the world's most exciting cities. Miles and miles of fabulous beaches, soaring mountains and passionate culture that thrives on music and dance make the region a must for a holiday.
So, you're finally going away for your well-deserved vacation. Don't let careless packing spoil a great holiday. Airport security systems have changed and has become much tighter. You might want to think about leaving some items at home and there are also some items that you might want to think about taking along. Here are some items to think about taking with you for a smoother trip and holiday:
Taking a trip to a foreign country can be a bit different than a short shuttle flight between two cities. But, with a little pre-planning, you can make the long flight as pleasant as possible.
As you approach Altea, Alicante either from the south coming from Benidorm or from the north from Calpe or Denia, the blue mosaic domes of the church are its landmark telling you that you have arrived at one of the most beautifully landscaped tourist areas on the Costa Blanca, Spain. Altea seems to have it all; the year round mild climate, cute little corners, its whitewashed houses, the marvellous views of the sea and the tranquil atmosphere that you breath when you are here...
The capital city of the State of Bahia, Salvador, is alive with African influence that can be seen in locally prepared dishes, ancient ceremonies and rituals that are still being conducted, as well as in the churches and schools of the area. Salvador has approximately 2,250,000 residents, and is widely known as 'The City of Joy.' The history of Salvador can be traced back to 1549, when the city was founded by a group of Portuguese settlers. During this time, Salvador was B...
The ancient streets and breath-taking architecture of Istanbul offer an unusual destination for the discerning traveler
General summary of city: Genk, a city in Belgium, is part of the Limburg province. Other cities contained within the province of Limburg include Hasselt: As, Beringen, Diepenbeek, Gingelom, Halen, Ham, Hasselt, Herk-de-Stad, Heusden-Zolder, Leopoldsburg, Lummen, Nieuwerkerken, Opglabbeek, Sint-Truiden, Tessenderlo, Zonhoven, and Zutendaal. In terms of locality, Genk is situated nearest to Hasselt in the province of Limburg. The city of Genk has a population of over 63,0...
Liverpool is, of course, most famous for being the city that spawned The Beatles. But there is much more to this fascinating city's past than just the Fab Four. Recent years have seen extensive re-development in the city and Liverpool is once again on the up swing in terms of popularity.
Visitors to the Florida Keys always find something unique and exciting to do, especially in the summer and fall. The choices range from watching championship offshore powerboat races to enjoying culinary, musical, historical and cultural celebrations.
Yogyakarta province is one of the most densely populated areas of Indonesia. The city came into being in 1755, after the division of Mataram into the Sultanates of Yogyakarta and Surakarta (Solo). Gamelan, classical and contemporary Javanese dances, the wayang kulit leather puppet theater and other expressions of traditional art will keep the visitor spellbound. Local craftsmen excel in the arts of batiks, silver and leather work. In the middle of south Central Java lies t...
I've just got back from Lugansk, where I was meeting some pen pals of mine. And I must say I know all about Lugansk! So let me tell you about this wonderful city.
Portsmouth is located on the south coast of the scenic county of Hampshire. The city has a long established historic naval presence. The city of Portsmouth was established in the year 1623, being a community that swears by its influence to world history. As well as being an important naval town, Portsmouth has a nostalgic feel with it's cobblestone streets, horse drawn carriages, museums and famous historic buildings. Boasting over one hundred restaurants, an...
Whether you're planning a weekend away or spontaneously hitting the road, some of the best lakeside vacation destinations reside within our own National Park system.
As one of England's newest cities, Sunderland is a city with a difference. It combines a modern, bustling centre with a relaxing green environment, stunning coastal scenery and a refreshing attitude to life. In Sunderland, quality of life and quality of environment go hand in hand.
Mijares Mexican Restaurant in Pasadena, California is extremely well known for two things, their margaritas and their all you can eat Sunday champaign buffet brunch, both of which are excellent. This restaurant has been around for what seems like forever and has developed a crowd of very loyal patrons.
Every New Year's Day, except when that holiday falls on a Sunday and the Rose Parade is held on January 2nd, millions of viewers around the world enjoy the Rose Parade and think about Pasadena, California. The citizens of Pasadena are justly proud of this spectacular event and the fame it brings their beautiful city, however, there is more to Pasadena than the Rose Parade.
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.
It is quite interesting when one consider diverse reasons people love cruising holidays and what such moments have to offer. On a general level, however, cruising holiday is attractive because it provides a bunch of peculiar benefits other holiday routes lack. Cruising is perfectly ideal for both family and single travelers, while the environment oozes romantic and exciting moments. Without doubt, the entire service evokes sophistication and gives a sense of well-being to cus...
Occasionally, there is a magical time when mom, dad and the kids all have nothing on the schedule. In such times, I highly recommend a trip to Georgia for some fun.
Set in Austria, the Sound of Music is an epic film spurring dreams of a heavenly land in every child that sees the movie. In truth, they should have filmed the movie in Halstatt, Austria.
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.
If you are traveling to Hawaii in January, here are a few annual local events for you to consider adding to your itinerary. The Ka Moloka'i Makahiki (Ancient Hawaiian Games) is celebrated in the Kaunakakai Town Baseball Park & Mitchell Pauole Community Center on the island of Moloka'i. Every year around, January 21, you can enjoy this week-long celebration of ancient Hawaiian sports competitions. It features Hawaiian games, music, hula dancing, arts & crafts and food. F...
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.
Germany has long been a mover and shaker of European history, creating waves in time for the rest of the continent to ride out. From Charlemagne and Otto von Bismarck to Nazism and the Cold War, Germany has become the epicenter of cutting-edge culture and music, and centuries of tradition and fine arts. The juxtaposition of medieval towns against ultra-modern industrialism is a fascinating reality to experience.
JJ Steak House, which is fairly pricey for a Pasadena area restaurant is inexpensive when compared to comparable restaurants in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. There is an old saying, You get what you pay for, however in this case, with JJ Steak House you get more than you pay for.
It is difficult to think of a modern industrialized city that has been through quite as much upheaval and stress in recent times as Berlin. The German capital has been undergoing a massive reunification effort and cultural explosion since 1989 that has held an awe-inspired and utterly captivated audience of visitors since then.
What makes this Hungarian capital an endlessly diverse adventure is the fact that in 1873, two towns (yes, Buda and Pest) on opposite sides of the Danube River united to become known as the Queen of the Danube and one of the largest cities in the European Union today.
For a great adventure, travel Australia from coast to coast and see both sides of the big country. Sydney offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the Gold Coast is surfers paradise and Perth has a modern city surrounded by natural countryside. As you travel from east to west, experience the unique feeling of each state.
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
For a couple of days the London trendiest neighbourhood, Notting Hill, celebrates an extravagantly Carnival party. For this year the incriminated dates you need to write down are 24th and 25th of August.
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.
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.
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.
The road branched right into a trail named on the map as Llanberis Pass. In my experience anything labelled as a Pass meant spectacular scenery and a tinge of excitement stirred within me. What began as a gentle shower was now a torrential downpour. As I progressed through the valley the walls rose steeply and threatened to engulf me. At one point they rise almost vertically to nearly two thousand feet. It's easy to find a sense of claustrophobia surrounded by these imposi...
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.
New Zealand has such a variety of natural beauty all in one country. From icy glaciers, hot geysers, mountains, forests, beaches and deep bays. Active, outdoor lovers are spoilt for choice with skiing, boating, hiking, fishing and much more.
Switzerland is the land of skiing, chocolate and very private banking. Ah, but there is so much more to experience in the land of neutrality.
Travel report of a western Caribbean cruise aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.
Its that time of year again, time to plan a family vacation. If gas prices haven't put the squeeze on you, a car trip to a local "off beat" vacation destination may be just the vacation that you and your family are seeking.
Holland America's Signature of Excellence program is just about completed. What does this mean for vacationers who choose Holland as their cruise line?
Much has been written about the favorite dream island of Bali. But how does it actually look like, and what's more important - is it the right destination for a visit or for a honeymoon?
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 are traveling to Hawaii in February, here are a few annual local events for you to consider adding to your itinerary. When you are on the Big Island make a stop at Hilo, home of The Hilo Mardi Gras. Also known as The "Hula Capital of the World', Hilo loves to put on a parade. This is their annual New-Orleans style parade, festival and party all wrapped in one. The streets are full of elaborately costumed dancers, festive music and local foods. One of the longest ...
Tulips, windmills and wooden shoes might still be a draw to this Dutch region for some travelers; however, Holland is a far more versatile locale with an international and maritime history extending farther back than most of the rest of Europe, including the establishment of New Amsterdam as a major trading city, which became New York when the British took over. Holland, particularly Amsterdam, is also well known for its diamond manufacturing and polishing industry. If that t...
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.
Carnivals new elaborate ship "Freedom" opens the door for Carnival to sail the Greek Isles for the first time ever.
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...
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.
Morocco is a place where sand embraces the sea and snow. The charismatic beauty of the place is such that it lures visitors from around the world. The southern coast of Morocco converges in the Western Sahara
Shopping in Germany may not have the cachet of France or Italy, but it's still great fun to pick up some local and imported treasures. Berlin and Munich are the major shopping centers in Germany and you'll be sure to find something that pleases. Here's a look at the shopping scene in these two great cities.
Krakow is a very fascinating city. There are many curiosities and treasures hidden in its chapels, churches, streets, cemeteries and museums.
Steeped in antiquity yet bursting with all that's fashionably modern, Italy is the birthplace of La Dolce Vita - the sweet life that celebrates beauty and happiness.
Cabo San Lucas is becoming a sought after vacation destination, and that's a fact. It's popularity is steadily increasing. Cabo San Lucas offers something for every vacationer, including: private secluded getaways, beachfront weddings, nightlife and activities.
The Welsh capital, Cardiff, is really a city on the move. Home to over 350, 000 people, this city underwent a tremendous and progressive development over a period of time. It is home to an impressive coal empire and has evolved into one of Europe's most beautiful maritime cities, embraced by lovely countryside. Of all the major reconstruction that the city has witnessed, a prominent mention should be given to the impressive appearance of the Millenium Stadium...