Beyond fun and relaxation, vacations also provide opportunities to explore, learn, and grow. While these sights are breathtaking at any age, there's something extra special about seeing them as a child—or just through the eyes of one
Most countries have their unique festivals and events that can be once in a lifetime experience for the tourists. Festivals are really useful for that countries economies. They don’t last more than 3-7 days but the money amount left behind is huge. Tourists don’t care about spending money for that kind of entertainment events. Having a popular festival for a country is way more profitable than having lots of historial places.
In a new golden age of long-distance train travel, classic luxury tours are more popular than ever, and new routes are opening up some unexplored parts of the world. Table Mountain, South AfricaIt may be almost 80 years since Agatha Christie immortalised the Orient Express in her most famous novel, but it seems that a whole new generation is embracing the concept of train travel for pleasure. For some, this is the result of nostalgic mental snapshots from childhood day trips to the seaside; for others, of Christmas viewings of films such as Some Like it Hot. Personally, I blame Marc Jacobs-clad Adrien Brody in Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited. There’s also the growing trend for a slower, more experiential way of travelling, where the journey is as important as the arrival – a reaction against those ridiculous long-haul short breaks that have become so popular among ‘high rollers’ over the past few years. And then there is the sheer number of opportunities out there – from the ‘luxury touring train’ servi
What is it about an island that immediately invokes a daydream? That feeling of seclusion, for sure, but also those sprawling beaches, those rolling waves, and those untouched pockets of wilderness. For an island to be considered one of the "best," it must have that je ne sais quoi—that magical spark
Berry Pomeroy Castle, Totness There are a number of legends associated with this 14th-century castle, and it has a reputation of being haunted. It has 2 famous female ghosts; the White Lady and the Blue Lady. According to legend the White Lady is the spirit of Margaret Pomeroy, who starved to death while imprisoned in the dungeons by her jealous sister. Apparently she haunts the dark dungeons, and rises from St Margaret’s Tower to the castle walls. The Blue Lady is not confined to specific areas and is supposed to lure people into parts of the ruin. Apparently it’s a very bad idea to follow her!
Alaska's Seward Highway If all the billboards along Alaska's Seward Highway were laid end to end, they'd reach—nowhere. There are no billboards here, no tollbooths, few towns, and fewer gas stations. But if you're looking for whales and waterfalls, blue glaciers and sharp-toothed mountains, calm trout ponds and stormy ocean fjords, there's enough visual overload here to fill a hard drive with digital pictures.
The Digital Age. Surely, more than a few record execs have wept mulling over that phrase. Streaming services and YouTube are taking over. One-hit wonders of past generations have sold more albums than some of today's biggest artists. Yup, the times are a-changing. But you know what's standing firm in the midst of all this piracy bullsh-t? Live music. It's irreplaceable in our opinion. Even with your fancy 3D, HD TVs and your thundering surround sound, it doesn't matter. Seeing music live is THE epitome of the music experience. And thanks to our culture's evolving tastes, you can go to a festival and experience your favorite playlist in person over the course of a couple days. It's pretty incredible. But there are hundreds of festivals in the world. every year -- how does one possibly choose?! They're all known for booking stellar lineups, so we've pulled out some telling details about each festival's atmosphere and vibe. Whether you wanna shake your ass in furry boots, mosh away your high school drams or just
Ibiza is nightclub mecca and every party hound must make a pilgrimage there at least once. The venues in Ibiza aren’t as much clubs as they are life experiences.Nowhere else have I seen a stripper rock a saxophone solo hanging from the ceiling naked, or the blast of a wind tunnel built into a dance floor, or parade floats and foam dropped from the ceiling like it’s the Fourth of July indoors.Enjoy the beach parties during the day, hit the hotel bars in the evening and dance to the best DJs in the world all night.Sleep not recommended.Best place to have an out-of-body techno experience: Shell out the extra money for the clubs in Ibiza Town (rather than San Antonio). They're worth it.
Kenya Part of what's known as East Africa, you can expect golden lions, red-robed warriors, snowcapped mountains, pristine white beaches, orange sunsets, and coral-pink dawns. You'll also experience some of the world's most famous safari destinations—Masai Mara, Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Rift Valley—and world-class beach destinations like Diani Beach and the tiny town of Lamu.Tanzania Also part of East Africa, Tanzania attracts far fewer tourists than Kenya and South Africa, which is remarkable especially since it boasts some of Africa's greatest tourist attractions—the Serengeti, the Great Migration, Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Crater, Selous Game Reserve, and Lake Victoria.South Africa Africa's most developed country, at the very tip of the continent, is many worlds in one: modern bustling cities, ancient rock art, gorgeous beaches, fabulous game lodges, well-run national parks, mountain ranges, desert, and winelands. It's home to Kruger National Park and the Kwa-Zulu Natal reserves.Botswana The country itself is
You might think of amusement parks as being noisy places with overpriced food where your kids want to drag you off to every year--and you'd be right. As any parent knows, enduring amusement parks is as much a part of raising children as braces and funny haircuts. The only thing you can do is suck it up and hope that at least there's a decent golf course nearby. Amusement parks such as Coney Island, the pier at Santa Monica and even the Atlantic City boardwalk have become iconic symbols of Americana because of their blend of outdoorsy wholesomeness combined with adrenaline thrills, and unhealthy (but tasty) fast food. But most people would be surprised to learn that the oldest operating amusement park in the world is not American but Danish: Bakken, in Klampenborg, Denmark, opened in 1583. The oldest in the U.S. is Lake Compounce in Bristol, Conn., which opened in 1846, according to Susie Story of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. Parks are a growing industry, and U.S. parks acc
Paddling over whirlpools of turbulent water and watching the landscapes go by can be such an adrenaline rush. Aside from the high energy buzz, white water rafting also makes for an exciting way to explore and immerse deeply in the backcountry.
A HONEYMOON IS a once in a lifetime trip, and choosing a romantic destination requires careful planning. While other trips might focus on an activity, like skiing, the honeymoon is a chance for newlyweds to focus on each other.
For every personality there is a perfect scuba destination. But with 70 percent of the globe consisting of water, and thousands of scuba destinations around the world, even the pickiest travelers will have trouble narrowing it down.
As a young child (or perhaps even an adult) who hasn’t dreamed of living tree houses? Some structures are built on trees or hung from trees, but some unusual tree house building designs are even grown from trees or built right into a tree. Some people live in trees as a luxury, some to help save the environment and others out of tradition or necessity.