Top 5 Europe Destinations for Summer Travel 2014

The summers are almost here and everybody is busy planning for that perfect trip outside town with your family or friends. Europe is without a doubt one of the best travel destinations in the world with world class hotels and spectacular sites.  In Europe, there is virtually something for everybody making it a perfect destination for everyone. Whether you want spend your day just lazing around or go for some lovely sightseeing, Europe has got you covered with a mixture of stunning landscapes and a blend of cultures. Before you backpack Europe, start by taking a look at these top Europe’s destinations for the 2014 summer holidays:

a)      Cyprus

Cyprus

Cyprus

Summer holidays in Cyprus are simply superb. The most fascinating thing about the weather in Cyprus is that it is amazing throughout the best part of the year. Those people looking to drench themselves in the warming sun can most definitely make their trip down to this wonderful European country. If you love hiking, cycling or any of the water sports, then heading down to Cyprus can be perfect for you. The white sandy beaches offer travellers with a wonderful opportunity where they get to enjoy coastal walks. For sightseeing experiences, the Troodos Mountains offers tourists a great range of way-marked trails to experience the beauty of the nature. Make your way here using the cheapest way to travel Europe and enjoy what would turn out to be one of your best summer holidays.

b)      Monaco

Monaco

Monaco

 

Monaco ranks amongst the best travel destinations for luxury in Europe. The French Riviera is one of the top summer destination spots. Over the years, multi-millionaires have been spotted at the Riviera showing off their fast sports cars and their luxury yachts. With plenty of sightseeing, Monaco boasts of having some of the best fine dining spots and high end shopping centers. The Monaco-Ville remains one of the hot spots for tourists who wish to share some cultural experiences and enjoy some history lessons.

c)       Ibiza 

Ibiza

Ibiza

 

Ibiza is also another luxury destination for those people willing to spend a few thousands. Despite this; with proper planning and budgeting, you can still make the holiday trip affordable.  Enjoy the stunning views, the luxury hotels and world class restaurants and get to shop in some of most stunning boutiques around. Most visitors who travel to Ibiza come here to flaunt. The Island also hosts people who come to enjoy water sports, relax, enjoy great foods and have a piece of the music festivals.

d)      Odense

Odense

Odense

 

You cannot backpack Europe without considering this amazing holiday destination that is found in the Island of Funen, Denmark. The 3rd largest city in Denmark offers a variety of sightseeing experiences to travellers. The city’s rich cultural heritage and a vibrant nightlife are part of the strongholds of the city.

e)      Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

Italy is one of Europe’s top holiday destinations. Amalfi Coast is definitely one of the spots putting Italy on the spot. The coastline stretches from the mountainous coast, south of Naples to give tourists a wonderful experience of the coast life.

Top 5 Places for Newlyweds to visit in Malaysia

Are you a newlywed? Are still high up on the wedding spirit? Are you looking for a honeymoon destination to go enjoy with the love of your life? If your answer to all of the above questions is YES, then perhaps you should make your way down to Malaysia. It has been revealed that Malaysia boasts of having some of the best honeymoon destinations 2014 for couples looking for a little bit of adventure. The country prides for this because it is known to have some of the best tourist destinations that attracts both the local and international travellers.

Malaysia popularity as a budget friendly honeymoon destination is second to none. Add to the fact that it has stunning sites and you can understand why thousands of newlyweds make Malaysia one of their top must visit destination. While in the country, the best place for honeymoon where you are likely to find other newlyweds is the city capital of Kuala Lumpur. As travel guide, we have compiled a list of the top destinations for newlyweds to visit.

a)      Langkawi   

Langkawi

Langkawi

 

Off the coast of Malaysia lie a numbers of spectacular small and large Islands commonly known as the Jewel of Kadah. Langkawi is known throughout Asia for her numerous spectacular five star resorts, the white sandy beaches, world class spas, jungle trekking among other stunning features. Everything about Langkawi is honeymoon oriented and gives the newlyweds that which they’re looking for. The food is superb with lovely cafes and restaurants, great nightclubs to add a little bit of fun to the experience. If you are looking to add a little bit of adventure to your honeymoon, make your way to Langkawi.

b)      Pulau Redang  

Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang

 

The Pulau Redang Island is located off the coast of Kuala Terengganu and provides the newlyweds with an out of the world experience that offers clear blue waters, kayaking, jungle trekking experiences among other things. With the aforementioned features, the Island is without a doubt amongst the best honeymoon destinations 2014. You want to have a blast outdoor experience? Why don’t you start by taking a romantic walk down the white sandy beaches with your soul mate?  Or better yet choose to rent scuba diving equipment and head to the bay for a diving experience and explore the ocean.

c)       Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas

Another best place for honeymoon is at the Pulau Kapas Island. The Island is best known for her relaxed atmosphere convenient for a low key honeymoon. Some of the most engaging activities that one can take part in include; windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving, swimming or simply lying on the beach.

d)      Port Dickson

Port Dickson

Port Dickson

The world famous 18 km beach is located in Seremban. The beach presents honeymooners with an out of the world experience where they get to surf, Scuba dive, kayak and swim. For couples who love some history lessons can also visit to learn about the 16th century lighthouse.

e)      Pangkor Laut Resort

Pangkor Laut Resort

Pangkor Laut Resort

The 300 acre privately owned Island is located along the Strait of Malacca and ranks amongst the best tourist destinations in Malaysia. If you are looking for privacy, this is the place to be. The beaches are secluded hence guaranteeing an ideal environment.

Top 5 Best Ski Resorts for Summer Vacations 2014

Both Europe and America are known for their top ski resorts that attract thousands of tourists from all the corners of the world. The best thing with the summer season is that it marks the end of the snow fall and presents skiers with an amazing opportunity to go out and enjoy one of their best leisure sports. Most of the best ski resorts in America are usually frequented by both the local and international tourists who only have one thing in mind; to ski the best way they know how. As for these top 5 ski resorts, they have come to acquaint themselves with a skier’s pressing needs hence have designed their resorts to meet these needs.

a)      Chamonix, France

Chamonix, France

Chamonix, France

When it comes to skiing, Chamonix is the motherland. The valley stretches about 10-miles to give you that steep slope that’s vital for skiers. To help you reach the top fronts of the Mont Blanc, you can use the Aiguille du Midi cable car that raises 9,187 feet to deliver you. You can either choose to go for a 2,600 foot down the valley or go for a less spicy 13 mile long rolling schuss. Throughout France, Chamonix is best known for the best lift-accessed steeps.

b)      La Grave, France

La Grave, France

La Grave, France

The La Grave is popularly known as one of the best resort for Ski mountaineering. The resort came to light in the 90s when Doug Coombs set up a camp site here. What is even interesting about the resort is the presence of a 500-person town that is located about an hour from Grenoble, La Grave. The village provides an intimate family feel for visitors. There are no tour guides to help you but if you want, you can hire one to help you survive La Grave.

c)       St. Anton, Austria 

St. Anton, Austria

St. Anton, Austria

 

St. Anton is most definitely one of the top ski resorts in the region and is popularly known for its charming slopes. The resort offers a 200 mile stretch of runs. To help you manage to transverse the area, you are best advised to hire a guide. Besides skiing, St. Anton is also known for her partying abilities. To have a blast, make sure you head down to the Mooserwirt. You’ll be surprised by how people love partying. Most of the clubs here are usually full by four o’clock in the afternoon.

d)      Timberline Lodge, Oregon  

Timberline Lodge, Oregon

Timberline Lodge, Oregon

This lodge is without a doubt one of the best ski resorts in America. In North America, the lodge runs one of the longest seasons. The lodge is usually open on a daily basis starting somewhere between late May and early September. The resort is known to have a number of lanes across the Plamer Snowfield.

e)      Zermatt, Switzerland 

 Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland

 

The resort gives you a 25 km of summer skiing experience above the Theodul Glacier. To access thepeak of the resort, use the Klein Matterhorn cable car. The resort is usually open every day from May to mid-November.  Zermatt has 13 runs all of which are divided into reds and blues.

 

Top 10 Best Destinations for Family Vacations Summer 2014

The summer holidays are here which makes it obvious that people are looking for best vacation spots in the world to take their families on vacation. After a hectic schedule in school, kids are also looking forward for the holidays and see what is in store for them. Whether you are looking for the top vacation spots in the US, this piece will help you make incisive decisions.

10) Riviera Maya, Mexico   

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Riviera Maya, Mexico

If indeed you are looking for perfect vacations for kids, then you should most definitely try the Riviera Maya. The rich culture of the residents will act as a perfect learning experience for your kids. The can also have a lot of fun on the beautiful beaches.

9) Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Its location is what makes it perfect for family vacations. Santa Fe is situated amidst the Tesuque valley on a 450 acre of land. The resort offers visitors an extensive line up of both family and friendly activities. Some of the activities include; sunset cookouts, kids camps and multi-sport kids programs.

8) West coast of Vancouver Island, Canada  

West coast of Vancouver Island, Canada

West coast of Vancouver Island, Canada

 

Visit the Island and we can guarantee that you’ll have a blast! You’ll be amazed by what you will be able to see within a single day. Do not be surprised to see dozen bald eagles, a pod of whales and a trio of bear all within a single day.

7) Singapore

Singapore

Singapore

The small size of the Garden City has little to do with what it offers. There are tons of family friendly fun activities that people can enjoy. The Singapore Zoo provides visitors with world class wildlife attractions and the lush gardens offers a one of a kind scenic view.

6) Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, California/Nevada 

Lake Tahoe's North Shore, California/Nevada

Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, California/Nevada

 

Throughout the seasons, Lake Tahoe’s North Shore has something to offer for everyone. Skiers and snowboarders can have a blast during the winter while water enthusiasts have a lot of stuff to do during the summers.

5) Kansas City, Mo

Kansas City, Mo

Kansas City, Mo

 

For top class vacations for kids, a visit to Kansas City is a must. Some of the kids friendly spots to visit include; Planet Snoopy at Worlds of Fun and the LEGOland Discovery Center. In 2014 Kansas City aims to become of the top must go destination for families with the opening of Verruckt.

4) Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL

 

Over the years, Orlando has remained as one of the most favoured family travel destination. The slew of theme parks is what put Orlando on the radar. With the expansion of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom taking place this year, Orlando is surely a top attraction for kids.

3)   Norway

Norway

Norway

Norway is also known to have some of the best vacation spots in the world for families. If you have watched the latest Disney’s animated film ”Frozen”, you’re likely to have a feel of what Norway has to offer.

2) Aruba

Aruba

Aruba

 

Also known as ‘one happy Island’ Aruba stands out as one of the top destinations for families. There are a number of wide range activities on offer including windsurfing, cave exploration among others. You can choose to attend the Aruba’s Carnival one of its treasured activities.

1) Sonoma County, CA

Sonoma County, CA

Sonoma County, CA

 

The Sonoma County forms part of top vacation spots in the US. Come and explore a number of outdoor adventures with your kids and to hike the redwood forest.

Top 5 Beaches to Visit for Summer Vacation 2014

Beaches are part of the top attractions for visitors who intend to make the most out of the coastal life. They are perfect when it comes to offering the best beach family vacations where families can connect, bond and re-establish their family ties. What we can all agree on is that each and every traveller has their own fantasy about what an ultimate beach vacation entails. As for the adventure seekers, they are always on the lookout for the best beach vacation spots; spots that can guarantee them both excitement and beautiful attractions. The jersey shore beaches are a perfect example of the most sought after beach vacation destination. Here is a list of some of the top beaches that are most ideal for the summer vacation.

a)      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Soccer fanatics are busy making plans to attend the summer FIFA World Cup which are going to be held in Brazil starting June-12. Even if you are not a soccer fan, you can still plan your to Rio de Janeiro and still have a blast. Rio’s chic beaches are amazing to be around and fun to watch.

b)      Ocean Grove, New Jersey Shore

  Ocean Grove, New Jersey Shore

Ocean Grove, New Jersey Shore

 

Jersey Shore receives thousands of tourists every year all of whom have one objective in mind; to come and see what the jersey shore beaches have to offer. The numbers though should not frighten you; you can still plan your trip for this summer and still have a blast while at it.  Despite the fact that Jersey Shore has not yet rebounded from the category 3 Hurricane Sandy that hit it in October 2012, there is still a lot on offer. The 130 miles stretch of the beautiful beaches offer travellers wonderful opportunities for enjoying some beach sports and amazing sunbathing experience.

c)       Ambergris Caye, Belize

Ambergris Caye, Belize

Ambergris Caye, Belize

 

Nature lovers can make their way to the Central American nation to see what Belize has to offer. With non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Belize provided by Delta, you have more reasons to head down to the country. The Ambergris Caye is one of the largest Islands in Belize and provides home to travellers visiting the country. The one mile stretch of the white sandy beach provides perfect beach family vacations.

d)      Soufriere, St. Lucia    

Soufriere, St. Lucia

Soufriere, St. Lucia

Soufriere is perfect for honeymooners. It is the allure of the small but vibrant town that is appealing to thousands of tourists. In the 1700s, the Soufriere was a domain of French plantations but over the years the Island has transformed into an epicenter for tourism. The gorgeous beaches, the laid back resorts, the natural attractions and the luxurious state of the Island are what attract travellers here.

e)      Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena boasts of having some of the most alluring beach vacation spots in South America. The numbers of tourists are gradually increasing even as the economy continues to stabilize. The city is known as a historic center with the Spanish architecture and monuments giving you a bit of history lessons.

Top 5 Tourist Attractions in the United Kingdom

Although London does not quite get as many tourists as Paris, the most popular city destination in Europe, the United Kingdom as a whole certainly does take some beating in the number of visitors per year. There are popular tourist attractions across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom although London, as the capital and with its history, probably has the top attractions in the UK.
As the United Kingdom is fairly small in size, the UK top travelling destinations outside of London are reasonably quick and easy to reach, especially from London.
Many of the best destinations in UK are history related but there are some attractions that are because of their natural beauty alone or perhaps because of their uniqueness.
Here are 5 of what may be the most popular destinations for visitors to the UK:
5:The Lake District

 District

The Lake District


Situated in North West England, the Lake District is the largest National Park in the country. Each year 14 million visitors come to see the inspiring scenery of mountains, hills and Lakes forged into magnificence by thousands of years of glacial erosion
4:Stratford-Upon-Avon
Stratford-Upon-Avon

Stratford-Upon-Avon


This is one of the most visited destinations in the UK. This is a relatively quiet Market town in central England that is situated, as the name would suggest, on the banks of the River Avon. The popularity of this town came about because of its links to the writer William Shakespeare and it is due to his enduring fame that Stratford remains a popular tourist attraction.
3:Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle


This is the largest and oldest permanently inhabited castle in the world and still is one of the official residences of HM Queen Elizabeth 11. The surface area of the castle alone is 13 acres and as it is still the residency of the serving monarch, it is often the scene for formal pageantry. The town of Windsor built up around the castle and also has a lot to offer the visitor or you can just sit by the river and watch the elegance of the magnificent Swans, all of which belong to the Queen.
2:Stonehenge
Stonehenge

Stonehenge


One of the most famous landmarks in the world, yet one about which probably the least is known. Millions of tourists over the centuries have wondered over this circle of rocks but still little is known as to what purpose they served or to whom. The rocks have stood tall in the one place for 5,000 years; placed there 1,000 years before the Pyramids of Egypt were built yet still it can only be speculated as to why.
1:London
London

London


This capital city is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world and has something for almost everyone. There is the history of the Tower of London and Big Ben or the pomp and ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. There are at least a dozen world class museums plus the incredible wax works of Madame Tussauds and cruises down the famous River Thames starting from the foot of the magnificent London Eye.

5 Top Tourist Attractions in Italy

Italy was the home to the Roman Empire and so as you would expect is drenched in history. Rome the capital also houses the Vatican City, the smallest country in the world with all its Papal magnificence. It is not though, just a place of architectural beauty but also having a long Mediterranean coastline and the Dolomite Mountains in the North, it is also a place that has sights of great natural beauty. Although many of the things to see in Italy are not related to the once great Roman Empire, most of the top tourist attractions in Italy are.
Because of both its heritage and its beauty, Italy is among one of the top countries for visitors in the world. No longer is it necessary to row a galleon to reach what was the heart of the Roman Empire but neither is it necessary to pay high air fares. Cheap flights to Italy can always be found on-line but don’t forget to also ask the national airlines if they have cheap seats available, sometimes the major airlines offer specials that can easily match those on the internet and are usually more comfortable.
Here are 5 of the top tourist attractions in Italy:
5:Florence

Florence

Florence

is known as the birthplace of the renaissance and as such is popular with tourists. The Cathedral, that is symbol of the city, is of huge Gothic design and its dome was for many years the largest in the world. The dome today, stills holds the record for being the largest brick dome in the world.
4:Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii

A victim of the volcano, Mount Vesuvius, in 79 AD, Pompeii was buried in ash but this ash able to perfectly preserve this ancient city. Today it is a popular tourist attraction, with ¼ of a million people visiting it annually, to try and experience or at least witness what life was like 2,000 years ago.
3:The Amalfi Coast
Italy_AmalfiCoast
Sorrento, on the Southern coast of Italy, has been a major sea port for hundreds of years and so has a rich history of its own but more recently it is being better known as the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. This rugged stretch of coastline is rich in beauty and spread all along the coast are little picturesque villages, one as diverse as the next.
4:Venice

Venice

Venice

This city, with its 150 canals is known as the City of water and is said to have more tourists than residents much of the time. Whether you are riding a Gondola through the canals or walking through the narrow streets, Venice allows an experience that can rarely be repeated. The Grand Canal with its magnificent architecture is of special attraction. Venice is most popular as a romantic getaway for couples.
1:Rome
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This is one city that most tourists would wish to see at some time in their lives. Whether it is going to hear a mass from the Pope in the Vatican City or visiting the awe inspiring Coliseum, there is something for every one in Rome. Just as ‘Rome was not built in a day’ nor is it possible to visit all that Rome has to offer, in just one day.

5 Top Tourist Attractions in Mauritius

Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean 500 miles from Madagascar and along with the islands of Reunion and Rodriguez, makes up the Mascarene Islands. First discovered in the 10th century, the island has been ruled over by the Dutch, French and the British till finally receiving independence in 1968 and becoming a Republic in 1992. The countries long history of colonial rule provides some of the interesting tourist attractions in Mauritius. Other attractions on the island are the magnificent scenery that the island offers but of course one of the top things in Mauritius is the beaches, some of them among the best in the world and nearly all being excellent spots for pursuing water sports of all types.

The government of Mauritius actively play a role in the tourism on the island, which assists in making sure that any visitor is not only treated to the great attractions that the island has to offer but is also  a recipient of a friendly and helpful service for the duration of their stay. Mauritius is thought to be, by many, one of the premier tourist destinations in the world.

Here are possibly the top 5 tourist attractions in Mauritius
5:Le Chateau de Labourdonnais

Le Chateau de Labourdonnais

Le Chateau de Labourdonnais

Built in 1856, this combination of restaurant, gardens, distillery and museum, is always an attraction to tourists who visit Mauritius.

4:Le Morne Brabant

Le Morne Brabant

Le Morne Brabant

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a peninsula on Mauritius. The peninsula is home to an abundance of lagoons that in turn are home to some of the rarest plant species in the world but what is probably the attraction for most tourists is the sight of the spectacular single standing rock, soaring 1,821 feet above sea level which can be seen from the peninsula
3:Black River Gorges

Black River Gorges

Black River Gorges

This is a National Park spreading over 16,244 hectares of impressively beautiful landscape, which is home to some equally impressive wild life. There are Mauritian Flying Foxes, Pink Pigeons, Kestrels and Parakeets. Apart from rare species of animals and birds, there are also rare species of fauna and in all makes a remarkable treat for any nature lover.
2:Chamarel Village

Chamarel Village

Chamarel Village

This village located along the Black River is famous for its “Seven Colored Earth”. The village is a popular tourist attraction, as it is here that visitors can witness the Dune made of Red, Brown, Purple, Yellow, Orange, Blue and Green sands, fused together to create a sight worthy of many photos. The village is also home to Chamarel Falls, a magnificent waterfall whose beauty could mesmerize any visitor for several hours.
1:Grand Baie

Grand Baie

Grand Baie

Also known as Grand Bay, this is long white beach bordering a blue sea and offering a wide variety of water sporting activities. As the most popular of tourist destinations on the island, it also the place for shopping and hosts a great night life, which in turn of course, serves to make it an even more attractive destination for tourists. Grand bay also services as the departure point for any helicopter excursions.

5 Top Tourist Attractions in Germany

At one time Germany was perhaps not considered such a popular tourist destination as other countries in Europe but since its reunification, its popularity by tourists is growing. The most popular German city for visitors is Berlin but many of the other cities are almost as popular as in their history, they were independent city states or capitals of small kingdoms. Cologne is famous for its Cathedral, one of the best Gothic Cathedrals in Europe. Heidelberg is one of the few cities that was spared from allied bombing and so the charm of the old narrow streets and beautiful buildings, is also a popular tourist attraction. In Germany though, it is not only the cities that have the top destinations in Germany for tourists, the Jasmund national Park on Ruggen Island, with its majestic cliffs and undisturbed forest is also a popular attraction.
Here are probably the top 5 tourist attractions in Germany today:
5:Berlin

Berlin-City

Berlin-City

This is the capital of Germany and is home to 170 museums. Among the tourist attractions are remnants of the Berlin Wall and the Checkpoint Charlie, also the Brandenburg Gate is probably one of the most famous landmarks in all of Europe. The nearby town of Potsdam is also a tourist favorite with its beautiful Palaces and gardens.

4:Bodensee

Bodensee

Bodensee

This is one of the top attractions in Germany and is also known as Lake Constance, which is the largest lake in Germany. This lake also shares its coastline with Switzerland to the south and Austria to the East. A popular tourist attraction here is the medieval town of Lindau. This town that has about 3,000 inhabitants is full of half timbered buildings and located on an island in the lake, connected to the mainland by both road and rail.

3:The Rhine Valley

The Rhine Valley

The Rhine Valley

This stretch of the Rhine extends from the town of Koblenz to Bingen and is steep sided with vineyards and old castle ruins covering the sides of the hills. Because of the terrain here, the towns are small and have retained their old world history. River cruises are a popular tourist attraction in this region along with, of course wine tasting, sampling the wines of the different vineyards.

2:Neuschwanstein Palace

Neuschwanstein Palace

Neuschwanstein Palace

This magnificent castle is probably the most photographed site in the whole of Germany. Built for King Ludwig 11 of Bavaria, on a rugged hill in the foothills of the Alps near the City of Fussen, it was completed in 1886 and has been an inspiration to many since. It is probably best known for being the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castles in each of their Disneyland Parks around the world.

1:Oktoberfest, Munich

Oktoberfest, Munich

Oktoberfest, Munich

Although this festival only takes place between the end of September and the first weekend in October, it still attracts more than 6 million visitors annually, which makes it the largest festival in the world. Whilst in Munich, also famous for its football, you may wish to take a walk through its old town to see some of the beautiful old buildings including the famous town hall.

5 Top Tourist Attractions in Mexico

Mexico is an incredibly beautiful country, well known for its exquisite beaches, mysterious ruins, and Aztec pyramids. But this fascinating place, so rich in history, traditions, and interesting people, has many more things to offer. The following article is but a humble insight on the wonder which is Mexico. It is no error that Mexico is number ten in the worldwide tourist destination top. When you think of the history of Mexico, the first things that come to mind are the Mayans, Hernan Cortez and the pre-Columbian civilizations. Mexican music is also much cherished, and the most popular songs belong to the infamous mariachi. The cuisine is world renowned, and it is not only the tacos, fajitas, burritos and spicy food that make it irresistible, but also dishes like corn tortillas and sea food. Here is a list of the must see places.

5: Cancun and the Yucatan peninsula

Cancun and the Yucatan peninsula

Cancun and the Yucatan peninsula

If we take a step back in time, we will encounter one of the most popular attractions in Mexico, the Mayan Pyramid, or better said pyramids. These medieval wonders can be found in the thick jungle near Cancun and the Yucatan peninsula. These architectural wonders, hidden in the rich jungle see thousands of curious visitors every month, and if you are passionate about the ancient Mexican legacy, there is no better way to understand it, than by seeing it with your own eyes. Another feast for the eyes is the Ruins of Tulum, which is, in the opinion of most visitors, the crown jewel of the Mayan culture.

4: Mexican La Cuervo Tequila

Mexican La Cuervo Tequila

Mexican La Cuervo Tequila

If you want to have fun, there are a lot of ways to accomplish your goal. One of them: tequila. This type of drink has become notorious all over the world, and La Cuervo is probably the most appreciated tequila at present. It doesn’t matter if you are a fan of tequila or not, because this drink is so deeply embed in the Mexican culture that you absolutely have to taste it, at least once.

3: El Arco, in Cabo San Lucas

El Arco, in Cabo San Lucas

El Arco, in Cabo San Lucas

El Arco, in Cabo San Lucas is without a doubt one of the best attractions in Mexico. This “Arc” is basically a rock situated at the end of a mountainous region called Finisterra (dubbed: the end of the world) which was created by the erosion of a cave. Although the landscape is very picturesque, its true beauty is revealed as you step closer to it.

2: La Quebrada, Acapulco

La Quebrada, Acapulco

La Quebrada, Acapulco

The sharp cliffs of La Quebrada, Acapulco, have rendered many visitors speechless, firstly due to the spectacle of the restless water smashing in the cliffs, and secondly due to the show offered by brave cliff divers.

1:Los Azufres National Park

Los Azufres National Park

Los Azufres National Park

There are a lot of tourist attractions in Mexico, some natural, some built by man, but all breathtaking. Besides the spectacular beaches, of which I am sure you already know about, Mexico is filled with mountains and volcanoes. The country is actually home to some very important mountainous chains like the Sierra Madre Oriental, Occidental and del Sur. If you wish to behold the unspoiled beauties of this exotic destination, you should definitely visit Los Azufres National Park and the Chapala Lake in Jalisco.

Mexico is the kind of country where there is always something to see and no matter how much time you have decided to spend here, it is never enough. For those in search of natural beauty, historical monuments, nightlife and spicy cuisine, it is paradise!

5 Top Tourist Attractions in Brazil

Brazil is the largest most influential country in South America which occupies approximately half the continent. It is a major economical center, adored for its football stars, coffee production and traditional music. The main essence of the country is its people, and while Brazil is home to a multitude of ethnic groups with different traditions, there are two things which unite them all: energy and passion. Besides the largest tropical forest of the Amazon, Brazil is also home to many great attractions. Here are a few of them:

5:Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

A definite must see is the Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The world famous festival held every year before Lent is one of the best attractions in Brazil, if not the best. Many travel sites such as http://www.latinamericaforless.com will usually incorporate the festivities into most traveler’s agenda. During a period of four days the people in Brazil overflow the streets of the city and celebrate with dance and music. The exuberance and energy emitted by locals attracts countless tourists every year. According to tradition, anyone who wishes to take part in the celebration must wear a costume.
4: Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha Brazil

Fernando de Noronha Brazil

Fernando de Noronha is a spectacular archipelago of untamed beaches, turquoise waters and unspoiled natural landscapes situated 350 kilometers off the northeastern coast of Brazil. The islands discovered by Amerigo Vespucci in 1503 are now the Mecca for divers and snorkelers all over the world. It is a paradise for people in search of exotic and relaxing destinations.

3:Iguacu Cascade

Iguacu Cascade

Iguacu Cascade

The Iguacu Cascade is undoubtedly one of the most popular attractions in Paris, and one of the most powerful spectacles of nature. Situated at the confluence of three states: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, the cascade attracts thousands of tourists every year and it has recently become one of the seven wonders of nature.

2: Oscar Niemeyer, Brasilia

Oscar Niemeyer, Brasilia

Oscar Niemeyer, Brasilia

Visit the futuristic town of Oscar Niemeyer, Brasilia. The capital of Brazil, designed by the famous architect is home to many monuments which are part of the UNESCO Patrimony. Brasilia is basically a vast “artificial” city formed from a huge public boulevard and two wings endowed with identical markets. The Capital of Brazil is a very interesting city which was designed with vigor. It is a masterpiece of modernist architecture, a real display of architectural landscaping and perfectly designed structures.

1:Manaus

Manaus Brazil

Manaus Brazil

is an exotic city situated in the heart of a tropical forest, near the Rio Negro and 11 kilometers away from the mouth of the Amazon. Most visitors are probably expecting a small village lost between trees of green, but they will be shocked at the sight of a modern city. There are a lot of great tourist attractions in Brazil, Manaus. For example the Praca de Saudade is a fun plaza equipped with a small amphitheater, an amusement park and local restaurants. If you want to find out more about the Caboclos you should visit the Museo do Homen do Norte, and if you are into tribal weapons and handicrafts, the Museu de Indio is not that far away.

Besides these beautiful things there are also nice attractions like Christ the Redeemer which has become iconic for Rio, Panatal which is the world’s largest wetland, and the attractive colonial town of Bahia which is home to the Salvador beaches.

5 Top Tourist Attractions in Canada

Few countries in the world offer as many opportunities as Canada. Whether you are passionate about ski, sailing, sightseeing or local cuisine, Canada has it all. While the western part of Canada is known for its extraordinary natural landscape, the East is an interesting combination between the charm of Europe and the exuberance of New York City. There are so many things to visit, and do, that it might be difficult to choose. As such we have narrowed it down to five main attractions.

5: Old Montreal Port

Old Montreal Port

Old Montreal Port

Last on our list is the Old Montreal Port (Vieux Port Montreal) which lays hidden in the historical center of Montreal. The port was once the economical center of North America, but after the decline in the field of maritime activities the Canadian government decided to recondition the area. Today it is a major artistic and touristic destination filled with picturesque buildings and beautiful old boats.

4: Jasper National Park

Jasper National park

Jasper National park

The Jasper National Park in Alberta Canada is the largest National Reservation of the Rocky Mountains. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 together with the other national and provincial parks of the Canadian Rockies. The Park is home to a large variety of stunning natural scenery, waterfalls, canyons, lakes, glaciers and mountains. Some of its attractions include the Pyramid Lake, the Athabasca Glacier and the Columbia Ice field. It’s definitely one of the most magnificent tourist attractions in Canada which offers visitors the chance to hike, fish, river raft or camp. If you ever decide to visit this National Park you should check out the Miette Hot Springs.

3: CN Tower

CN Tower

CN Tower

The CN Tower is the tallest structure in the world, and a highlight for the otherwise flat cityscape of Toronto. Completed in 1976, the 553m tower offers breathtaking panoramas of the city and the Ontario Lake

2: Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Canada

Niagara Falls Canada

The next attraction on our list is the Niagara Falls. It is situated in the province of Ontario and it stretches from the Big Lakes to the Hudson Gulf. It is considered the natural wonder of the continent and according to specialists it was formed 12000 years ago during the Ice Age. It is without a doubt the one of the best attractions in Canada which attracts millions of visitors every year. Travelers who wish to see the spectacle benefit from parks, platforms and observation towers.

1: Algonquin Provincial Park

Algonquin Provincial Park

Algonquin Provincial Park

Located between the Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River is the Algonquin Provincial Park. In terms of size it is approximately half the size of Prince Edward Island, and because it is very close to the centers of Toronto and Ottawa, it is one of the most popular attractions in Canada. The area has become acknowledged by nature preservationists because of its stunning beauty. It is home to many year-round outdoor activities and it is also equipped with 1200 campsites. Visitors can learn more about the natural and cultural history of the country; they can enjoy a fishing or horseback riding experience or simply view the beautiful landscape from the Algonquin Room.

So there you have it, our top five attractions in Canada. If nature and sports are your soft spots, do not waste any more time! Book your ticket and prepare for an unforgettable experience in the rugged lands of this natural jewel.
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