Monday, December 3, 2012

Travel in Thailand: Top Travel Destinations

Thailand is renowned all over the world for being a popular business convention destination and a traveler's paradise.  Millions of people travel in Thailand each year to witness the crystal blue sea, the gorgeous beaches, the exquisite cultural and historical sites and the bustling inner cities.  With a mild continual temperature, delicious food and hospitable people, this Southeast Asian paradise is a treat for every traveler.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Experiencing the Tower Falls of Yellowstone

Camping near the Tower Fall in Yellowstone National Park is a glorious experience. The Tower Creek feeds in to the Yellowstone River with thunderous applause, the waterfall filing the air with a constant noise. This waterfall is in the north end of the park, at the end of the snake-like meanderings of the Dunraven Pass road. This area is full of a variety of trees and a variety of wildlife. At any moment, a traveler can see a bear

Monday, November 12, 2012

Natural Holiday Spots for Amazing Clicks

Planning a holiday this season? Why not get closer to nature? There are spellbinding places for all types of travelers  Why not explore these places on your next trip? It is sad to notice that most prefer to visit the important commercial hubs. Awaken the adventurer within you and pack your bags and take off on a trip to the most amazing places the mother earth has to offer. Man works hard to

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Piramyds around the world

Pyramid of Djoser
The most known pyramids are in Egypt, but the pyramids were built around the world in diferent exotic places that includes Europe. This fascinating constructions were made by diferent ancient civilizations and as incredibly as it may sound they had no connection between each other.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Gran Canaria - a Popular Holiday Destination

Mention the word Gran Canarias, or even the Canary Islands, and you will get a different reaction from each person you ask. Most people who have never been to Gran Canaria will tell you of their preconceived notion that it is an island somewhere near Spain. In fact it is more than 1,500 kilometres away from the mainland much closer to Africa than anywhere else being only a 150 kilometres off the coast off Southern Morocco.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Short Haul All Inclusive: Dream Destinations

Looking for a little bit of luxury for your next summer escape? Upgrading your break to an all inclusive package is the simplest way to get a taste of a limitless luxury lifestyle.

Most short haul destinations offer a range of hotels covering all types of board basis. From holidays to Cyprus to all inclusive holidays to Tunisia, wherever you fancy traveling, there will be an all inclusive accommodation choice available.

Typically, all inclusive holidays ensure that guests are given three full meals per day, local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks. Holidaymakers are usually free to make the most of the bars on site, with cocktails, beers, spirits and soft drinks available for a minimum of 12 hours per day.

All inclusive hotels also offer a comprehensive itinerary of activities and entertainment. Evening productions, some water-sports and use of any spa facilities are generally included in the cost of your holiday.

Where to go? That really depends on the type of holiday you’re looking for. Tunisia and Turkey are both fabulous destinations for the traveler who is hoping to enjoy a rejuvenating beach retreat.

Mixed with a good dose of cultural highlights – including traditional baths, bazaars and historical sites – there’s ample opportunity to discover a little bit more about the area if you get itchy feet.

The Greek Islands are some of the most peaceful in the world. The islands’ natural beauty, luscious flora and fauna are complemented perfectly by hillsides adorned with white cubic builds and ancient monuments. Rhodes is an excellent choice for a Greek Island first-timer.

If you've done Greece and fancy a change, Cyprus is a top spot in the sun with fabulous food, extremely enticing beaches and a wonderfully rich heritage.

Make things more manageable for next summer and book your all inclusive holiday today. With a lot longer to clear your balance in small affordable installments, you’ll be set for a perfectly stress-free luxury holiday.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Interesting facts about Majorca

The Balearic Island Majorca (Mallorca) offers an astonishing variety of things to see and do. Around-the-clock partying in famous Magaluf, walking the broad plains and rolling countryside of beautiful Es Pla and extended tapas lunches in cosmopolitan Palma. There's something for everyone in magnificent Majorca - here are a few interesting Majorca facts to get you started on your holiday.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Things to do in Istanbul, Turkey


With 13.5 million inhabitants, Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, and by population, one of the largest in Europe. It is packed with history and culture, and offers amazing attractions for both the seasoned traveller and the informal city breaker. Below you will find a mix of must-see attractions suited to most tastes!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The phenomenal Dubailand theme park has it all

The world has watched the coastline of Dubai evolve from a desert village into a global city the size of which rivals international city spectaculars in sheer size and development. And now Dubailand, which started development in 2003 and halted in 2008, is back on track to be completed and have an opening date in 2014. The massive structure will feature international draw cards, such as a replicate of the Taj Mahal, amongst many others, but bigger.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Holiday Heaven: Cyprus

Holiday heaven comes in many different forms. From the white sandy beaches and crystal clear shores of the Maldives, to the bustling experiences and diversity of Atogo holidays in Tenerife, everyone’s got their favourite. If you love nothing more than holidaying on a beautiful island, where the sun shines down on

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Romantic Destinations around the World

It doesn't have to be a honeymoon to be romantic. Some couples celebrate their silver, golden or diamond anniversaries by getting away for a romantic break. Some want to celebrate their retirement by taking a well-earned break with their beloved spouse. And of course you don’t have to be married to enjoy a romantic holiday with the one you love (although let us hope that if you’re not married, neither is he or she). So there are very many couples from very many places, from various age groups and with various budgets, looking for romantic destinations where they can spend a little quality time with their partners. The choice, depending of course on one’s budget, is extremely diverse and can be a bit daunting or bewildering.

The West Country, Devon or Cornwall, London, Paris, Rome or New York, Southern Europe,The Bahamas, Florida, Costa Rica, Pacific islands or South America, The Orient, South-East Asia.

For those who don’t have the financial resources for a trip abroad but are looking for cheap holidays there are some lovely, quiet and quaint places in the south-west of England where the climate is a bit warmer or milder than most of the rest of Britain and where it is possible to have a truly romantic getaway among truly impressive moors, meadows and mountains. Think cream teas and scones or cider and local ale, sitting in a beer garden in a little village or on a beach.

Big Cities

London is another option within the U.K. but not quite the same deal as a country village or quiet beach. Western Europe’s capital cities offer romance of another sort. There is so much history, architecture, art and culture to be experienced in these historical cities, dating from the ages of empires through the Renaissance and including some modern architectural wonders. They also contain some of the world’s finest urban parks where you can get away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy some peace and quiet among a myriad of flowers in some very fine gardens Apart from its parks Paris, for example, has cafes, museums, churches, palaces and of course the Seine. On the other side of the Atlantic is the enormous New York City, without much history but making up for that with its artistic, architectural and fantastic cultural diversity. The range of international restaurants is second to none. And you can really, completely escape from it all in Central Park.

The Mediterranean and Aegean

Try talking about Venice without mentioning romance, with gondola rides along the canals, under those bridges, or over them into the piazzas for coffee. Further down the Italian coast and all around the Mediterranean is a huge assortment of seaside resorts catering to all sorts of tastes. Portugal, not quite but almost Med, has so much more to offer than beaches, with a rich history and heritage influenced by its many former colonies. Spain is famous and even infamous for its beach resorts but again there are places where one can find serenity. To the east, Santorini is a particularly fine example of one of those Greek islands in the Aegean with their ancient and quintessentially romantic hillside villages.

Caribbean Sea

Another sea attracting many honeymooners is part of Central America. The island of Nassau is a typical example of the Bahamas, with turquoise water and its associated water-sports, delightful places to eat and electrifying nightlife in each of its numerous resorts. Florida is also in this part of the world and has a huge variety of attractions, from alligators in the everglades to roller-coasters in Disney World. Within the same waters and with similar characteristics are the Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados and so on. Not far away on the mainland is Costa Rica with lush tropical rain-forest and big volcanoes with waterfalls, butterfly farms and mountain-top cloud forests. Not to mention the beaches.

South Pacific

If you consult a travel agent like Travel Republic and say that you’re looking for an unforgettable holiday, they may suggest something as far afield as Polynesia. Apart from the white beaches, Tahiti has colourful valleys between its peaks, with waterfalls and lovely little villages. The Great Barrier Reef is a world wonder and also has some great resort islands such as the Whitsundays. There you can snorkel or dive among the reef and its wildlife in crystal-clear water, and then relax with a cocktail on the resort’s beach. There are a huge number of islands in the South Pacific and many of them have resorts facilitating romantic vacations, but don’t forget the mainland to the east – South America. For the more adventurous couples what could be more stimulating than Peru, for example, Ecuador or Argentina?

The Orient

Finally, a load more beach resorts. Thailand, for example, has the island of Phuket on the west side of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Samui on the east. Up near the Cambodian border is Elephant Island and all three have outstandingly beautiful central regions. Each is surrounded with beach resorts catering to a variety of budgets. Indonesia and the Philippines consist of literally hundreds of islands each, so here is a good place to look for a reasonably undeveloped and unspoilt (and romantic) resort.

This article was written by Ted Hunter on behalf of Travel Republic. Travel Republic is a cheap holidays specialist with holidays to suit all tastes available. Ted lives in London, and likes writing about travel and technology. He is a cat lover and he loves to run.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

4 city points to visit in Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile is one of the most important capitals of South America. A very modern city with lots of attractions and very near to the Andes mountains. If you are planning to travel to Santiago there are some places that you should schedule in your visit.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Why I Love The UK Rail Network

The UK rail network seems to be in the news all the time, usually for negative reasons. The recent confirmation that the HS2 high speed rail network will go ahead has caused even more controversy with critics arguing that the project is a white elephant which is likely to cause British tax payers billions.
However, people seem to forget that our rail system is one of the best and safest in Europe and the world and although I agree train tickets can be pricey, locomotive travel is still one of the best ways to get around.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Exploring Glasgow: A Weekend Itinerary

Are you looking for your next city break destination? Glasgow is full of architectural delights as well as public parks and attractions suitable for adults and children alike.

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Most Beautiful, Historic Homes For You To Visit In London

London is known for many beautiful attractions and tourists from around the world influx this city for its culture, history and sites. London is rich in history and culture and the city is scattered with stunning, historic homes waiting to be explored. If you are a history enthusiast that has an interest in architecture, then London is your playground with many historic homes to enjoy. Whether a tourist or a Londoner here are some of the most stunning historic homes for you to visit.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

5 Exotic and Amazing Hotels around the world

Just imagine being in your hotel room and looking outside the window and look that exotic fishes pass through, or having dinner while you look at spectacular views of reefs and marine life, or that the room is made of ice, or having breakfast and that a giraffe is staring at you, all of that can be done as there are hotels around the world that offer this kind of experiences.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Exploring Egypt

The Nile River is one of the most significant elements in ancient Egypt civilization. Aside from holding an important role in their history, this is also one of the best places to get a good view of all the awe-inspiring attractions that this country has to offer. Whether you opt to ride on the traditional felucca or a modern vessel, you should be able to appreciate the beauty of its temples and other scenarios.

A Journey through the Nile River

To jumpstart your journey, start in the legendary Old Cataract Aswan where you can enjoy its magnificent views, enjoying a drink as you sit atop the terrace. After a good rest, take a tour of Upper Egypt where you can watch a performance at Karnak or take a walk in the Avenue of the Sphinxes. In Luxor, you can visit the pharaoic buildings which were built under the reign of Amenhotep III and then extended by Ramses II.
Further down the river is the Kom Ombo, a temple that made in dedication to two gods, Horus and Sobek. There are also the buildings of the temple of Edfu, which is considered as the perfect example of sacred architecture in ancient Egypt.
Down in Aswan is where the valley of Nile ends as cultivated fields are replaced by wide and sandy shores. It is in this area where the Elephantine Island is found along with other wonders like the Nubian Museum and the humungous unfinished obelisk. On an island are Lake Nasser, the Aswan High Dam, and the Philae complex. There is also the Abu Simbel.

Temperatures during the summer can go from 26 to 41 degrees Celsius. Therefore, it is recommended that any sightseeing is done early in the morning before the sun is up high. The time between October and April would be the best time to visit the country with comfortable temperatures ranging between 11 and 30 degrees Celsius.

Tourist Information and Practicalities

In Cairo, Egypt’s capital, is where the world-famous Great Pyramids of Egypt can be found, along with the Solar Boat Museum and the Sphinx, which gives a sneak peak into Egypt’s rich history. In the royal Saqqara necropolis with its interesting artworks and the nearby Memphis which is the Old Kingdom’s first capital. Highlights in this place are the Step Pyramid of Djoser and the Serapeum. Back in the modern city is the Egyptian Museum housing a vast collection of objects. Once of the most significant are the treasures of Tutankhamen.
Vessels that sail on the Nile range from the simple feluccas to small luxury cruise vessels called dahabiyas to large cruise ships. Most of the cruises are tied with excursions to temples and arrangements have to be made with regards to payments and other services. Going to Abu Simbel can be reached by plane and bus. There are also boats that sail through Lake Nasser.
There are a number of hotels where tourists can stay in while in the area. In the Sofitel chain are two elegant colonial hotels Old Winter Palace in Luxur and Old Cataract in Aswan. There is also the Four Seasons Hotel in Nile Plaza, Cairo.

Hayes & Jarvis Travel Photo competition

Would you like to win a 6 night holiday in Mauritius? you can if you decide to participate in the Hayes & Jarvis Travel Photo Competition.
This is a great opportunity for all of you to share your holiday experience and win a Holiday to the spectacular Mauritius.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Top Tips for Going Abroad for the First Time

Travelling abroad for the first time can be both an exciting and a daunting prospect. If you've just booked your flight to escape to some exotic foreign lands, then you might be wondering what you need to do to make sure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Guide To Camping In Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the largest sand island of the world, a protected World Heritage Site stretching for 123 kilometers along Queensland’s southern coast. Known for its exceptional beauty, Fraser Island has long white beaches surrounded by colorful sand cliffs, ancient rainforests and over 100 freshwater lakes.

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Theater Lovers Guide To New York City

New York City is the place to be if you love the theater, whether it’s musical theater or not, you’re bound to find at least a couple of shows that you’ll want to see.
Broadway Theaters are known throughout the world for their amazing shows, famous cast and the level of entertainment they provide for approximately 12 million visitors from all over the world every single year.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lille City Break

Lille in France is one of the country’s more under-sung destinations, yet it is also one of its more interesting ones, and over recent times it has had a huge facelift which has transformed it from what once was a decaying post-industrial city to the sparking busy and attractive metropolis it is today. It is also much easier to get to than Paris; London to Lille on the iDBUS takes just five hours and forty minutes, making it an ideal destination for a city break. The bus leaves London from the Victoria Coach Station and arrives in Lille at the Boulevard de Leeds right in the heart of the city.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Where To Go and What to Know! - Traveling to Romania.

Iron Gate, Romania
The Danube River

A country rich in culture, natural environments, tasty foods and beautiful women, Romania is a beautiful place with lots to offer tourists. With its three main landmarks, the Carpathian Mountains, the Danube River and the Black Sea, Romania has all it needs to offer a wide range of touristic activities and destinations to the visitors from abroad.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Explore Western Australia's Hidden Gems by Car

If you love to travel by car and you've always wanted to visit Australia, book an airline ticket to Perth. Perth is Western Australia's biggest and most energetic city, but to get a real appreciation for the Western part of the country, travel outside of the city. Hire a vehicle, and maybe look into getting an international driver's license, as there are many areas surrounding Perth that you must see while you're down under. Below are just three areas that you should visit while you're driving and exploring outside of Perth.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Seven Tips for Staying Safe When Traveling Solo

One of the many misconceptions surrounding traveling solo is that it is significantly more dangerous than traveling with friends. In reality however, the difference in terms of danger is somewhat minor. Pick pockets and scam artists have no preference when it comes to groups or solo travelers. And you can get lost just as easily with friends as you can when you are on your own.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Toronto's Top Attractions and Sites of Interest

Historic, dynamic and truly multicultural, Toronto is a world-class city with much to see and do. The city, the largest in Canada, offers everything from world-renowned museums and cultural institutions to historical landmarks to a vibrant theater scene to explore. For travelers in search of a fascinating and unique city to explore, Toronto is just the place to go.

Monday, August 27, 2012

A Guide to Some of the Less Popular but Equally Breathtaking Attractions in Sydney

Sydney is the largest and most popular city for tourists visiting Australia.  As well as being home to the renowned Opera House there is also the Gallery of NSW, the remnants of the 2000 Olympics that were hosted in Sydney and gorgeous beaches like Bondi. While it would be a shame to avoid these iconic places, if you are planning on holidaying in Sydney at the busy period of their summer which falls between December

Saturday, August 25, 2012

10 Best Places to See in Madrid

Spain has always been an amazing destination to visit and will most certainly be on many traveler’s lists. The heart of Spain resides in none other than its capital city which is Madrid. Madrid is known the world over for amazing culture, mouth-watering scrumptious and overall simply delicious food, great hospitality and extremely friendly people; and of course the world famous football team – Real Madrid. There are a plethora of things Madrid to see and do.

Unfortunately, most travelers may be on a tight schedule. In order to have a great trip and get your fill of Madrid, here is a list of the top 10 things that are a “must see” -

1. Madrid's Royal Palace

When most people think of Europe in the 18th century what will come to mind is Spanish royalty, decedent palaces and adorned with masterful pieces of art. Such expectations can be easily fulfilled at the Royal Palace in Madrid. It is a major attraction itself as it proudly holds the title of being the largest palace in Western Europe. Open to the public on all days of the year except on days with special ceremonies this palace doubles as an art gallery as it houses amazing artistic furniture and painting done by famous artists of the time.

2. La Puerta Del Sol 

Do you want to have a warm memory to hold on to for the rest of your life? Then get yourself and a few friends to the central square of Madrid for the New Years Eve celebrations. It is at a walkable distance from the Plaza Mayor. On New Year’s Eve, the grand clock at the square is the most important aspect of the square. Thousands gather and on each of the twelve chimes at midnight on New Years Eve individuals at the square knock back a glass of wine. The combination of great lighting, architecture, jolly people, a safe environment and the blistering cold will ensure that this is one memory which will be engraved in your mind.

3. The Debod Temple

Among all the Spanish culture and architecture sometimes it is very refreshing to have a contrasting experience, yet new altogether. The perfect contrast to the bustling city of Madrid would be the ancient Egyptian temple called the Debod temple. The temple had to be shifted from its original location in Egypt in order to avoid submersion due to the construction of the Aswan dam. The Egyptian government gifted this temple of Amon and Isis built in 2BC to the Spanish people in 1968. Above all this heavy historical significant the Dopod temple in Madrid rests on grounds which were host to incidents of the civil war in Spain in the year 1936.

4. The Prado Museum in Madrid

The Prado Museum is the most beautiful host to some of the greatest works of art in the world. At the point in history when the museum was yet to be constructed, the Louvre in Paris had many masterpieces on display which drew in art enthusiasts in with tremendous vigor. In those days when art was a dominating factor in a region’s intrinsic worth; in order to rival the Louvre in Paris, the queen of Spain decided to boast a grand collection of marvelous paintings by the likes of Rubens, Bosch, and Raphael along with many others.

5. Retiro Park

If you can comprehend the immense importance of Central Park to the people of New York City, only then can you understand the relationship of Retiro Park with the rest of Madrid. This is a great hangout place for several of the locals in Madrid as well as a great place to meet new people and fellow travelers. Located near the Prado Museum, the park has a splendid lake where people enjoy peaceful boating sessions.

6. La Gran Vía

If you have seen Hollywood movies where metropolitan areas of Spain are shown then you probably have seen the Gran Via. Originally made to solve a traffic problem in the same area it is now known as the single most trendy and famous street in Madrid it is host to buildings with spectacular architecture.

Hotels in Madrid

7. The Rastro Flea Market

As a traveler or when you are on a trip with a budget, you will have to have a strong sense of bargaining. To get great buys and watch bargaining transcend into an art form it is must visit the Rastro, Flea Market. On every Sunday morning from nine in the morning to three in the afternoon you can get great items for sale at marvelous prices. Originally started in the middle ages, this is now the largest Flea market in Europe with more than 3500 stalls weaving through various neighborhoods.

8. Plaza de Cibeles

For football (soccer) fans the world over who want a chance to see the Real Madrid football team in the flesh, you may want to visit this fountain after a major tournament or match as the team visit often here when they win. The fountain’s statue is the Greek god of fertility known as Cibeles and this is also the icon for Real Madrid.

9. The Basilica of San Francisco el Grande 

No one goes to Spain and misses out on the beautiful churches which have withstood the challenges of time. In close proximity to the Royal Palace, this Basilica is of Our Lady of the Angles. It hosts the very intimidating third largest dome in Europe. Within it are 3 different chapels, each of which has beautiful artwork done inside by brilliant artists of that era.

10. Fountain of Neptune 

The royal Spanish navy is known very well throughout history as being the best of sailors. This cannot be symbolized more than the fountain of Neptune in Madrid – The God of the Seas. This statue and the Cibeles originally faced each other

Friday, August 17, 2012

5 Top Landmarks of Hong Kong

Hong Kong view from Victoria Peak

Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic places to visit in the world. The island of Hong Kong and its outlying islands are part of China, but function more as a semi autonomous province with a far more capitalist driven identity and global reach. Formerly a British colony, Hong Kong is divided into Central to Mid Levels, the peninsula of Kowloon, the New Territories, Lantau Island and the Outlying Islands. Hong Kong has a subtropical climate, and combines a densely packed urban center with areas of significant natural beauty. Some of the best landmarks to see if visiting Hong Kong include:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Milan, the Fashion capital of Italy

Milan is the second most populated city in Italy and also its economic capital, but it is most known to be the fashion capital of Italy and one of the worlds fashion capitals.
Milan is located in the northwestern section of the Po Valley, between the rivers Ticino and Adda, among the river Po and the first relief of the Alps.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

What to do in Delhi in 3 days

Delhi, situated in Northern India, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city. It is a city of extremes - beautiful, yet sometimes heartbreaking; hectic and confounding, with its busy crush of people and traffic, yet fascinating and captivating. It is a melting pot for culture, where the fascinating sights of the old meet the splendour of the new.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Save While You Sleep: Lodgings for under $100 around the world

Planning on taking a vacation this summer but worried about breaking the bank? Lodging can make for one of the deepest gouges in the traveler’s wallet and scares off many prospective vacationers from enjoying their time off to the fullest. But don’t let the price of hotels deter you! Following these four tips can land you great accommodations for under $100 a night.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is one of Tasmania’s natural treasures. This expansive national park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. Covering more than one million hectares, the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is like two parks in one. The northern areas of the park include the picturesque Cradle

Monday, February 27, 2012

A guide to Famagusta, Cyprus

Famagusta has an intriguing and romantic past, with its picturesque, unspoiled landscape of islands, clear blue lagoons, mountains and lofty peaks. Its beauty, as if the gods themselves created it for you and your loved ones, must be seen up close and personal. Famagusta is situated on the eastern side of Nicosia, Cyprus.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Top 5 Family Attractions in Ibiza

The beautiful Balearic island of Ibiza is one of Europe’s top holiday destinations for families and children. The island enjoys beautiful Mediterranean weather, and there are plenty of kid-friendly accommodations for families seeking Ibiza villas torent for the week. Here are five of the island’s best destinations and attractions for family-friendly fun.