Ever wanted to travel to an exotic locale but the pocketbook says otherwise? Below is a list of top ten travel destinations which combine history and culture as well as value for the traveler on a budget:
1. Nepal – Offers trekking, guided jungle tours, and temples of Kathmandu which date back to the 8th century. Hotels for under $10 are easy to find.
2. Belize – One of the cheapest Caribbean resort destinations offers scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, jungle expeditions mixed with Mayan culture.
3. Jordan is a safe and welcoming country where most people speak some English and offers the ancient city of Petra and stunning desert scapes of Wadi Rum.
4. Sicily is noticeably cheaper than the main tourist cities in northern Italy and offers plentiful seafood, abundant wine, the capital of Palermo, ancient Greek ruins and Mount Etna.
5. Queenstown, New Zealand – Offers snowboarding and skiing during winter along with bungee-jumping, hiking, and nightlife all
Kenya, which lies in East Africa has a lot to offer. The various national parks and wilderness are the leading tourist destinations in the country. Wildlife has made this East African country one of the most favorite tourist attractions in the world. A part from this, there are other Best travel destinations where you can spend your holidays and have complete adventure. For instance, the coast along the Indian Ocean in Mombasa is one of Africa major attraction site. A combination of the exotic beaches, marine life, world-class hotels, beautiful Islands and the friendly people of Mombasa make your travel a complete adventure. The Mamba Village is a unique attraction crocodile farm situated near Nyali. This is the largest crocodile farm in the country. Here, you will see different crocodile species, learn their behavior pattern and lifestyle.
Malindi is another travel destination with so much to offer. The long coral beaches and the Malindi National park are the highlights of this beautiful Island. The residents of Malindi rely on cotton, sisal and fishing for their living. This place is ideal
Planning any travel should be a fun and exciting experience. I sometimes enjoy reading about travel destinations so I can dream then plan. If you are not sure where to go for your next holiday, then check out a sample of some popular vacation destinations that have withstood the test of time.
New York City is a long time favorite because there is something for everyone. No matter if you travel for cuisine, city life, arts, culture or even nature you are sure to find something to make your vacation enjoyable.
The most famous places to visit are the landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Also check out the Rockefeller Center where you can tour the “city within a city.” Other fun things include Broadway show, Carnegie Hall, Harlem Spiritual’s Gospel & Jazz Tours, and Radio City Music Hall.
Looking for an exotic beach vacation? Then check out Cancun, Mexico where you can find family fun in an all-inclusive vacation package. Visit the
What do you imagine when you think of luxury travel destinations? Do you think of excellent accommodations, spectacular food, and the chance to relax and enjoy the exotic or sophisticated location you have chosen? Most people do, but do you also think of adventure? Of new and interesting sights? Of being able to travel where few ever do? Today’s luxury travel is about more than superior accommodations and comforts; it is about venturing a little further from the beaten path and enjoying the surprises you are sure to find. When we think of luxury, several cities come immediately to mind, such as New York, Paris, London, or Rome. But where else can you find luxury that is perhaps a bit less traveled?
Dubai. This “Pearl of the Persian Gulf” is the most luxurious city in Asia and offers guests an incredible variety of excursions, sights, and opportunities. From the gorgeous architecture of the Jumeira Mosque to the world-class shopping in the contemporary metropolis, there is a never-ending wealth of experiences. Tour the Dubai Desert Conservation and take in one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see. Listen to enchanting Arabian music
Across the world there are a number of great holiday breaks where senior citizens are taken care of and guaranteed to have a welcoming break from the usual daily lives they live.
New Zealand is a popular tourist destination for the elderly, particular a good spot to go for if you are over 80 years old. Auckland has a high percentage of elderly retired folk and you will find no shortage of tour guide companies that can take you on trips to see some of the outstanding beauty that New Zealand has to offer.
Here you will find a relaxed way of life with no bustling night life and drunken clubbers on every corner. The pace is slow and relaxed and there is a great deal to see that will be of interest to those in their twilight years. Travellers over 80 would have to shop around for medical insurance as there are times when companies are reluctant to cover travel insurance over 80.
So, for citizens over 80 hoping to travel to a holiday destination that will cater for folk in that age group in Europe
Destination tips serve as a guide for a luxury vacation. Always remember the reason as to why you want to travel. Remember that travelling is always a good idea. It helps you see the world in a new and different perspective. You get a glimpse of their must try and to die for cuisines and the different tourist destinations.
Remember these travel destination tips when planning a trip.
Be open-minded. Try to learn about the place that you want to go to. With Internet access, it is very possible to get a grasp of what to expect from that place.
Be creative and consider underdogs: Try to pick locations that aren’t very familiar with tourists and be a little creative when visiting their tourist spots.
Be decisive: Don’t let peer pressure get to you. If your friends tell you that they’re going to visit the Eiffel tower and you’ve plan to visit the Maldives go for your first choice. Never regret so you don’t miss out on what you could experience in a certain place.
Ask yourself why: Remember to ask
One of the world’s most exotic and mysterious travel destinations, Tibet is the ultimate spot for climbers, trekkers, adventures and those interested in Buddhism. Located in the main part of the Qinghai Tibet Plateau, China’s southwest frontier, and covering an area of 463,320 square miles, at an average of elevation of 13,123 feet above seat level, Tibet is known as the Roof of the World for good reason. Isolated from the Indian subcontinent by the Great Himalayan, this fabled land is home to many of the world’s highest summits, with over 50 peaks that are more than 22,996 feet above sea level.
Although Tibetan history can be traced back thousands of years, the written history dates back to the 7th century when King Songtsan Gampo, who united Tibet, sent his minister Sambhota to India to study Sanskrit. On his return, Sambhota invented the present Tibetan script based on Sanskrit.
The majority of Tibet’s population is native Tibetan, with good numbers of ethically related minorities and smaller numbers of ethic Chinese, Mongol and Kazakh. An agrarian society, farmers make up 90 percent of the population.
Mahayana Buddhism is
The popularity of adventure excursions are one of the major trends in the travel industry that continues to grow. Combining everything from trekking and mountaineering to rafting, zip-lining and bungee jumping with uniquely individual cultures and exotic surroundings, these destinations have just about everything an adventure traveler could ask for. The following are some of the very best places to fulfill your desire for adventure.
British Columbia, Canada
Situated in Western Canada, British Columbia is a year round adventurer’s Eden offering mountain ranges, the Pacific coast and a myriad of lakes. Possibilities for invigorating outdoor activity include mountain biking, hiking, and climbing your way through the Canadian Rockies. Had enough of all this fun on dry land? The Pacific Ocean beckons with an array of wonderful sailing and sea kayaking experiences. Don’t forget to visit Vancouver while in this region as well. With spectacular views as well as multicultural charm and celebrated Canadian generosity, you’ll have all you need for a memorably adventurous trip.
With its rich cultural history, Croatia’s place as a communications hub is marked with countless monuments ranging from Ancient
The world is a big place, full of amazing locations. Often, people get so caught up in carrying on their daily activities that they forget there is much more to life than going to work and making money. However, when you get an itch to do something extraordinary, many times, money does prove to come in very handy.
Traveling is notorious for being expensive, especially when you decide you want to trek far beyond the area in which you live. Nevertheless, there are ways to explore the world without causing yourself financial ruin. If you do not have the funds to travel overseas, it is possible to find adventures close to home, (no matter where you happen to live) but most people who crave adventure, cannot help but to find ways to get themselves to as many exotic locations as possible.
For those who live in the United States, there are numerous theme parks located all over the country. Packing everyone up in the car and driving to your destination can be an interesting experience, by itself. Theme parks are a great way for the whole family to have fun
Your friend sends you a postcard telling you he’s doing great in some country in Europe. After reading the message, you flip the card over and you see a picture of a popular landmark from that country. And then you begin to wonder, what lies beyond this picture?
Travelling is a great way of discovering the different wonders of the world. It is also a great way of spending your hard-earned money on a well-deserved vacation. So the question has to be what travel destinations are worth visiting? Well actually, it depends on what you want to experience. Do you want to be on a white sand beach surrounded by beautiful exotic women or trekking in the thick jungles of Africa for a n unforgettable adventure that you have been searching all your life?
When looking for a travel destination, understand that each country can bring that special kind of experience for you and your companions. If you’re the type who enjoys white sandy beaches, why not try South America? Not only are countries like Ecuador, Chile and Peru known to have great shorelines, they also quite affordable. And along
If you are in the Europe and wish to explore the top European destinations, then consider traveling by Eurostar.
Paris is the first most exciting travel destination of Eurostar. It is a dream for every traveler to embark upon a journey of a lifetime. Paris is synonym to fashion, exotic tourist attractions and lovely streets. The landmark of the city is the Eiffel Tower.
Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is another famous destination of Eurostar. It connects many European countries and cities like Amsterdam, Cologne and many more. The city is a reflection of tradition, architecture and exquisite taste of fine arts. You can also go for the exhibitions at the Belgian Comic Book Center and the Palace of Brussels. When you are in the Brussels, do check out Royal Art and history Museuma and fine arts Palace.
The Disneyland Paris resort is one of the most sought after destinations in Europe. When traveling with your family and especially small kids, do not forget to include the place in your tour itinerary. Not only kids but also people of all age groups are seen reveling at the
There are several things that might help you pick your first destination. What interests you? What fuels your curiosity?
Do you have a hobby that you could incorporate into your trip? Do you have a passion that drives your everyday life that has a history, or origins in some foreign destination?
Have you always been fascinated with the Roman Empire? Consider traveling to Italy and visiting the Roman Forum, and the most well-preserved Roman arena in Verona.
Have you always loved French wine and cuisine? Plan a trip to Paris, and the Bordeaux region of France.
Did you major in architecture in college? Plan a trip to Spain, and see Gaudi’s Cathedral Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
Or do you want to see the village your grandparents came from in Poland?
You get the point. Pick a destination that you’re going to be excited about, not just one that you feel is a place that you “should go”. It will add a whole new dimension to your journey!
Do you have friends or relatives that have
Although small, Ecuador offers a vast array of diversity when it comes to geography and various indigenous people with unique languages and cultures. From tropical coastlines to volcanoes that spend much of the year covered in snow, Ecuador is home to varying landscapes that make any time of year a great time for exciting gay adventure travel.
While the Galapagos Islands are perhaps the most frequently visited attraction in Ecuador, the mainland is also filled with numerous activities and sightseeing opportunities that ensure gay tours to Ecuador will be exciting, fulfilling and memorable. Whether you seek an outdoor adventure, a spiritual journey or gay travel that consists of exploring the LGBT community in Quito, trekking through the rainforest and spending lazy afternoons on the beach, you will surely see why so many travelers return to this popular tourist destination year after year.
Quito is the main city where you will find an LGBT community, particularly in the bohemian neighborhood of La Mariscal. This is where the Quito Pride celebration is held each June and is home to the various community nightspots, cafs and friendly establishments that Quito has on offer.
Just a few hours from the center of the contiguous United States is an amazing travel destination. A destination located within a day’s drive from one third of the nation’s population. There are Broadway-quality shows, sprawling lakes and theme parks not to mention great shopping and dining. With its convenient proximity and year round activities, Branson, Missouri has become a favorite of savvy travelers.
There are over fifty live performance theaters within the Branson city limits. The shows, which pride themselves on having entirely wholesome content appeal to any age group. Children are allowed in all theaters in Branson and most have special accommodations with windows and speakers so that parents can still watch and enjoy the show if their small children get irritable during a performance. These acts have a long running record and will satisfy even the most discerning taste. Theaters offer the musical talent of some highly recognizable names, comedy clubs, acrobatics and plays just to name a few of the local venues.
Branson is home to three lakes, which are Table Rock Lake, Bull Shoals and Lake Taneycomo. Each one offers a unique recreational outlet. Table
How popular a country is as a travel destination, has as much to do with image as it has to do with how interesting a place is to visit or how accessible or affordable it is. Some simply want to go somewhere because it looks nice while others are drawn to specific locations – whether it’s Tuscany, India or Mauritius – as the image presented by these destinations fits their own personal aspirations. While popular tourist magnets, such as Australia or New Zealand, excel at self promotion, other equally deserving destinations fare less well in the image stakes; they may be a little of the beaten track, have suffered from poor leadership, or simply have failed to sufficiently promote their own attractions. Nevertheless, some of these less appreciated destinations have far more to offer curious independent travellers, than their more adeptly promoted rivals.
Here are some of the world’s most underrated destinations:
The three great Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva are architecturally outstanding, incredibly atmospheric and great value for money. Majestic mosques and medressas, and huge, ornately tiled minarets seem to reach for
South American travel destinations are growing in popularity, and offer the travel some unique ecological and cultural places of interest. We chose Latin America because we love the food and culture of Latin America.
We began traveling to Mexico in the early 1970’s as kids, way before the million dollar condo projects…or roads for that matter. As adults we continued vacationing in Mexico and often traveled with our kids. It was really a natural extension for us to push further south and include Central America and South America in our travel plans.
There are many great South American travel sites, we only include a few here that our family hopes to visit. All of these are easily visited by arranging the trip yourself or tour companies will have these available in their South America travel packages.
Visiting the Amazon is on the list of everyone that travels to South America. Beginning in Peru, the Amazon winds its way out of the Andes through many South American countries and through Northern Brazil before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Amazon is
There are pros and cons to both taking a tour and to planning a trip on your own and being in control of your own destinations. I have done both and have enjoyed each one.
Pros of Tour Travelling:
– Everything is looked after for you, i.e.: your large pieces of luggage. You just have to look after your personal items and get where you’re supposed to be on time. When travelling on your own, you are in charge of all your luggage and it can be a lot of hard work depending on the type of travel and places you are going.
– Many of the meals are included. You don’t have to scout around or find suitable restaurants. For the meals not included, restaurants, or at least areas, will be recommended to you with suggestions of places to stay away from.
– You have a pretty good idea of what your trip is going to cost you. There will be extra costs but you can limit them because you know what they will be, i.e.: optional tours, the meals that are not
Nova Scotia is a unique province situated in Eastern Canada. Here are the “Top 10” reasons to visit this great Canadian Province.
There are many places and things for you to enjoy while spending time in N.S. Here we are only going to talk about a few “Top 10” destinations and things that one must experience in this province.
Having lived here for all of my 52 years, I have traveled throughout most of the province, and every now and then I find myself surprised at the things I find. It may be something as simple as a look-off that I had never been too, or great scenery “that my wife enjoys to great extent so she can add to her huge database of pictures she has taken from travelling along Nova Scotia shores throughout her life”, it never ceases to amaze me what a true gem this province really is.
1. The Bay of Fundy is a natural in itself, but taking in a whale watching tour will surely bring a tingle to your soul, there are many species of whales that play in Bay of
Rajasthan, the largest state of India, is one of the most sought after Indian state in terms of travel and tourism. It is widely acclaimed for its rich culture, tradition and glorious past. This royal and imperial Indian state has lots to offer its visitors. Magnificent monuments, invincible forts, elegant palaces, beautiful temples, splendid havelis, wildlife sanctuaries & national parks, desert, rippling sand dunes, historical cities, traditional villages, heritage & palace hotels, etc are key attractions of Rajasthan tourism. Thought the state is the largest Indian state, it has many exciting and interesting travel destinations. This article gives you brief ideas about some of desirable travel destinations of this state.
Jaipur: Jaipur is the capital and largest city of Rajasthan. It is a beautiful royal city and lovingly known as the Pink City of India. Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds), Jantar Mantar Observatory (world heritage site), Govind Devji Temple, Rambagh Palace, Albert Hall Museum, Birla Temple, etc are key attractions of Jaipur tourism.
Udaipur: Udaipur is a beautiful and royal city in Rajasthan. Also known as the City of Lakes &
While you have been to Shimla, Kashmir, Kerela and other sought after Indian travel destinations, there may be few places which are still hidden under the canopies. Bhutan is a place that may not be on the ‘Frequently Visited Places in India” list, but people who have visited the place need no testimonials of Bhutan’s tranquil halo. For those who haven’t been on the land of pseudo Shangri-La, let us embark on a brief journey to this compact place.
Under the covers of rich history, spiritualism and ethnicity, Bhutan offers a stimulating combination of imposing mountains (often clad with snow), placid sceneries and pleasant weather. Bhutan is known by several names like Land of the Thunder Dragon, Shangri-La, Bootan and Druk Yul. Each name contributes to its features, making it mystical and enigmatic.
The heart of Bhutan’s culture is its capital Thimpu. This place has a scenic beauty that is enough to set your soul free on the serene mountains! Thimpu also lends an excellent location for trekking, hiking, river rafting and other wildlife excursions. Besides, it also offers various local markets selling exotic items at unbelievable prices. Or more yet, you can just saunter in